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The 2012 Philadelphia Annual Meeting’s presentations and activities will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Get all the essentials on the Annual Meeting, including locations, schedules, and more right here!

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Get the Essentials to Plan Your Trip  

ADA Information 

Attire for the Meeting  

Bookstore & Member Showcase 

BuzzHub 

Exhibit Hall & Exhibitor Workshops 

Location & Facilities 

Online Conference Planner 

Program & Presentations 

Schedule Overview 

Shuttle Bus Service 

Transportation & Parking 

Volunteer 


Location & Facilities  

Philly Con Center  All Annual Meeting Activities will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Below are details for each of the facilities to help you plan your trip.

Pennsylvania Convention Center 
Registration, Exhibits, Internet Station, Bookstore, Member Showcase, and Concurrent Sessions and Gallery Workshops 

1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 418-4750

 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 

Research Presession and Concurrent Annual Meeting Sessions and Gallery workshops. 

1201 Market Street, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Book your hotel room now! 

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Exhibit Hall Details & Exhibitor Workshops  

Visit the NCTM Exhibit Hall. The hours allow ample opportunity to explore, try out, and purchase products and services for use in your classroom or to help you meet your career goals. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the people who produce these products, get fresh ideas, and see demonstrations of how products work. Click here for a map of the exhibit hall and current exhibitor listing.

Exhibit Hall Hours:  
Thursday— 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday—10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday—9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 

ewicon   Exhibitor Workshops 

Looking for more in-depth and personal interaction with exhibitors? If you do, plan to attend the Exhibitor Workshops. These workshops are held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and offer a wide variety of topics.

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Online Conference Planner   

Conferenc Planner Icon SmallCheck out a complete list of gallery workshops and sessions available for your grade level in our Online Conference Planner. You can also look for the topic you’d like to focus on and the speakers you’d like to hear—It’s everything you need to plan a rewarding conference-experience.

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NCTM Bookstore & Member Showcase 

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Check out all of the books NCTM has to offer and purchase the newest resources. All conference attendees receive a 25% discount on their purchases. Then be sure to stop by the NCTM Member Showcase to pick-up activities, lessons, and sample journals to use back in the classroom.

Bookstore Hours: 
Wednesday—10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday—7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday—7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday—8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon 

Member Showcase Hours:  
Thursday—8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday—10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday—9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

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ADA Information 

NCTM is committed to ensuring that our annual meeting is fully accessible to all persons. For any ADA requirements, please contact the NCTM Conference Division at 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, fax (703) 295-0956; or email ada@nctm.orgRequests must be made prior to March 16, 2012.  

American Sign Language Interpreters 
If you require an interpreter please submit your request by March 16, 2012. After this date, requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed, however every effort will be made to accommodate requests. Please note that on site requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed without advance notice.

Visual Impairment 
For blind or visually impaired registrants that require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate the Annual Meeting, NCTM will register your aide as a complimentary guest as long as they are a nonteaching individual.

First Aid Station 
A first aid station will be located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will be staffed during conference hours. Medical Technicians are available to assist with minor medical problems. However, if you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

NCTM Shuttle Bus Service 
Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided to those that have booked their hotel room through NCTM’s housing bureau, from hotels in our housing block to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Hotels that are within walking distance of the convention center will not be serviced by shuttle buses.

handicapIf you require wheelchair accessible transportation on the shuttle, contact Kushner & Associates at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting at (310) 274-8819 or e-mail j.hoffmann@kushnershuttles.com.

 

Wheelchair and Scooter Rentals 
Due to the large size of the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, sessions are sometimes spread out and distances between sessions can be considerable. If you can get along without a wheelchair but feel that you may need one to navigate the distances at the Convention Center, electric scooters can be rented from Scootaround or Liberty Wheels.

Scootaround  
888-441-7575 (toll-free)
www.scootaround.com 
48-hour advance notice is preferred to ensure equipment availability. 

Liberty Wheels  
888-7-LWHEELS (toll-free)
www.libertywheels.net 
One-week advance notice is preferred to ensure equipment availability. 

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Attire  

Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events. We recommend that attendees dress in layers because of the variation in room temperatures. Comfortable shoes are essential.

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Shuttle Bus Service 

Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided to those that have booked their hotel room through NCTM’s housing bureau, from hotels in our housing block to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Hotels that are within walking distance of the convention center will not be serviced by shuttle buses.

The shuttle service will be available for NCTM attendees from specific hotels beginning on Wednesday, April 25, and end on Saturday, April 28.

Shuttle Schedule 

Hotel List & Map 

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Schedule Overview: Annual Meeting & Research Presession    

Monday, April 23 
Research Presession Opening, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
(Separate Research Pressession registration required.) 

Tuesday, April 24 
Research Presession Concurrent Presentations, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Research Poster Sessions, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
(Separate Research Pressession registration required.) 

Wednesday, April 25 
Annual Meeting Registration, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Research Presession Linking Research and Practice Plenary Session, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Research Presession Presentations & Afternoon Poster Sessions, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
(Registered Annual Meeting attendees may attend Research Presession offerings free of charge on Wednesday.) 
Bookstore, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Regional Caucuses, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
New Member and First-Timers’ Orientation, 4:00–4:30 p.m.
Opening Session featuring Diane Ravitch, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Western Caucus, 7:30- 9:00 p.m. 

Thursday, April 26 
Annual Meeting Registration, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Bookstore, 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
New Member and First-Timers’ Orientation, 7:15–7:45 a.m.
Delegate Assembly, 7:30–9:00 a.m.
Concurrent Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Member Showcase, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Learn↔Reflect Strand, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New Teacher Workshop and Kickoff, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by NCTM President Mike Shaughnessy, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27 
Annual Meeting Registration, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Bookstore, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Concurrent Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New Teacher Strand Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Member Showcase, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Address by NCTM President Elect Linda Gojak,  2:00-3:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 28 
Annual Meeting Registration, 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Annual Meeting Registration, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Bookstore, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Member Showcase, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Exhibit Hall, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Closing Session with speaker Edward Burger, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

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Transportation & Parking 

Plan your travel and transportation carefully to save money while you're in Philadelphia. Below we have outlined various methods of transportation to the convention center, as well as parking information. 

Parking Near the Convention Center 

There are a variety of parking lot and garage locations near and around the convention center. Review the online list of parking options with rates to find the right location for you.  Please check irectly with your hotel for rates and information on parking in your hotel’s garage or lot.    

Airport Shuttle Services 

Several shuttle and limousine companies are available for rides from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City. Costs range from $8-$10 one way. For more information please see the service counters in the airport terminals. 

Taxi Cabs 

A cab from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City is a flat rate of $27.00. Cabs are easily accessible throughout the downtown Philadelphia area.    

SEPTA Rail Lines  

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) operates numerous rail, subway, and bus routes throughout downtown Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban area.

  • Coming from the Airport? Airport line brings travelers from  the Philadelphia International Airport to Center City in 20 minutes. Disembark at the Market East Station to get to the Convention Center.
  • Coming from Amtrak? Train travelers can ride from the 30th Street Station to Center City for free with their Amtrak tickets.

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