STANYS Conference November 5th-8th, 2011

posted Oct 23, 2011, 6:44 PM by Parvez Jamal

Conference Information

Where is the STANYS 116th Annual Conference held?

The STANYS Conference is held at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.

Workshop sessions:
1 through 18 – Riverside Convention Center
20 through 34 – Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
40 through 55 – Hyatt Regency

Sign-up online now or download a Sign-up form to mail-in.

What do you get for your Conference fee?

Dinner on Sunday and Monday evening and one Subject Area Breakfast (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary, Environmental, Physics) or one special luncheon (Intermediate, NYSSELA, Retiree, College). $3 coupons will be included in the Conference Program that can be used Sunday and Monday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the concession area, Empire Hall South (Exhibit Area) in the Convention Center.

Your Conference registration fee allows you to register for up to 10 workshops of your choice. Attendees are scheduled into each workshop. In this way, presenters know how many to expect. Since you are scheduled into each workshop, it is important for you to select three workshops for each session. If one of your first choice is filled when your registration form is processed, your second, then third choices are used, respectively. We strive to give each attendee their first-choice selections for each session. Despite our best efforts, however, some sessions may be canceled, or filled to capacity, and we will have to go to an attendee’s alternative choices. Your Conference registration also allows you to sign up for the Saturday special events.

Your Conference badge will admit you to your workshop sessions, Conference events, and the Exhibition Hall. You will receive a tote bag sponsored by Pearson Prentice Hall. Look for more information about the exhibits elsewhere in the brochure.

Each year the Conference features two major speakers. The Keynote Address opens the Conference, and the Fellows Address follows the presentation of individuals receiving the highest honor that STANYS bestows. Look for descriptions of the speakers and the topics elsewhere in the brochure.

Why must I pay a STANYS membership fee to attend this Conference?

The Annual Conference is organized and run as a service to members of STANYS, and is the official Annual Meeting of the general membership. If you are not a member when you register, you pay a higher registration fee, which includes the current year’s membership fee. Learn more about STANYS membership categories and rates here.

This year’s dinners will be served buffet style.

A concession area will be open in the Convention Center:

Lower Level – Riverside Court on Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m.–10 a.m.

Empire Hall South (Exhibit area) on Sunday and Monday from 2 p.m.–5 p.m.