Registration for the must-attend, educational-technology-focused event of the year for teachers and administrators across the globe opens September 8. There are changes you need to know about for registering early to make sure you secure your spot, as well as if you are registering a large group of attendees. Read on to get all the details.
The Registration Process
Registration will open September 8 at 9 a.m. Central. We have enhanced the system this year to expedite the registration process for all TCEA members. A recap of all of the enhancements for this year is available here. Below are some critical pieces of information to know before you begin registering.
- If your profile is up to date, you will be able to breeze through the registration system. Your membership profile is linked to your email address, and we will pre-populate the pertinent details for you. If you want to check your profile ahead of time (and we recommend that you do), you can do that by logging in at www.tcea.org. Make any needed changes in your profile there.
- Save time by having your payment (credit card, school purchase order, or check) ready in advance. New this year: If you are paying by purchase order, you can upload a copy of your PO during the registration process. Be sure to have a copy saved on your computer prior to starting your registration. If you don’t have a copy available, don’t worry. You will have 30 days to submit the PO.
- If you are responsible for registering multiple people from your campus or district, you can use this Group Registration Cheat Sheet to collect all the information ahead of time. Once you have collected the required information, you can register all of the individuals by using the “Add Attendee” function after you complete the first registration. (Are you responsible for registering the group? Keep reading for more helpful tips.)
- The only events you will need to pre-register for this year are Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. The registration policy for academy and workshop seating for Premium registration has been streamlined to provide a better experience for convention attendees. All academies and workshops are open on a first-come, first-seated basis to allow you flexibility in your schedule. In other words, you don’t need to plan for what you want to attend until you arrive onsite at the convention.
Once your registration for the convention is complete, you will be able to make your hotel reservation. More hotels have been added this year to accommodate the diverse needs and budgets of our attendees. You can view the hotel list and pricing here.
Hotel reservations require a credit card to confirm the reservation. You will need the following information:
- Name on Credit Card
- Card Number
- Expiration Date
- Security Code
If you have registered multiple people, you will be able to make up to five hotel reservations at a time. If you need more than five reservations, you will have the option, once complete, to make an additional five reservations. All reservations must be under a registered attendee’s name.
If you’re responsible for registering a group of individuals (five or more at one time) for convention, you should start gathering the necessary information long before September 8. The most common problem during group registration is incomplete information. Use the Group Registration Cheat Sheet to gather all the needed data. Make sure all fields are complete before starting the registration process. If you don’t have complete information for one person, you should register the rest of the group and come back later to process additional registrations when you have their missing information.
We expect that this convention, like its predecessors, will be huge with tons of learning, excitement, collaboration, and innovation. You won’t want to miss it!