ITEEA 2016 Conference

Conference FAQs

What hotels have been reserved? What are the rates?

The official ITEEA headquarters hotel is the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. See the housing page for details on making your reservation and receiving the ITEEA room block rate.

Why is the hotel cut-off date so important?

After February 12, 2016, you cannot be guaranteed a room in the ITEEA housing block. You take the risk of both not getting a room, and paying a much higher price than the special rates negotiated on your behalf by ITEEA. The ITEEA rates are substantially lower than other rates you would find in close proximity to the Convention Center, and to secure your room at these rates, you must confirm it by the hotel cut-off date of February 12, 2016.

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my hotel reservation?

Yes, so long as you cancel within 48 hours of your date of arrival. Otherwise, you will be charged one night’s room and tax.

What does my registration fee include?

Your registration includes: admission to the Program and Teacher Excellence General Sessions, sponsored Friday lunch, and all professional development learning sessions. Additional breakfast, lunch and tour activities are available for you to participate in for additional fees. Check the ITEEA registration form for these costs.

What is the registration refund policy?

ITEEA conference registration refunds will be honored when requested in writing prior to February 12, 2016. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee, which will be deducted from the total. Refunds will be issued following the conference. After February 12, no refunds will be granted. Meal functions, workshops, and the educational tours are nonrefundable.

Where do I find information about the Council programming and their special sessions?

There is a heading called “Council and Other Programming” on the conference guide on the ITEEA website. Click on the logo you want, and their complete program of events will be visible.

What is happening in the evenings that I can participate in?


What is the best way to make my travel arrangements to the meeting at the best rates?

We recommend that you secure your air travel at least 60 days in advance of the conference in order to receive the best rates and the schedule that best suits your needs. You can find travel information on the conference website.

What is the dress code?

The conference dress is business casual. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center anchors the 300-acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district, located just eight miles south of DC, and offers visitors everything they are looking for i.e., fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center.

Will all programs/sessions be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center?

All conference events will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Program scheduling and locations are detailed in the preconference brochure.