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The 2012 Regional Conference & Exposition presentations and activities will take place at the Dallas Convention Center. Get all the essentials on the Regional Conference, including location, schedules, and more right here! Dallas Program Book (8MB PDF) is now avaliable!

Get the Essentials to Plan Your Trip 

ADA Information 

Attire for the Meeting 

Bookstore & Member Showcase 

Exhibit Hall & Exhibitor Workshops 

Location & Facilities  

Location & Facilities  

Online Conference Planner 

Program & Presentations 

Schedule Overview 

Transportation & Parking  

Location & Facilities

Dallas Convention Center  All Conference activities will take place at the Dallas Convention Center. 

Dallas Convention Center 

650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 939-2700

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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.   

Exhibit Hall Hours:  

Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Exhibitor Workshops  

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

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Online Conference Planner

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Check 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

Save 25% in the NCTM Bookstore. Check out all of the books NCTM has to offer and purchase the latest resources, from new titles to the bestselling Essential Understanding Series. 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. Members who renew their membership onsite will receive a t-shirt. Renew for two years and receive a $25 NCTM gift certificate you can use at the Bookstore. Renew for three years and receive a $50 NCTM gift certificate!

Bookstore & Showcase Hours:  

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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ADA Information

NCTM is committed to ensuring that our Regional Conferences are 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 September 10, 2012. 

American Sign Language Interpreters 
If you require an interpreter please submit your request before September 10, 2012. After this date, requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed, however every effort will be made to accommodate requests.   

Please note: Onsite 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 Regional Conference, NCTM will register your aide as a complimentary guest as long as they are a non-teaching individual.   

First Aid Station 
A first aid station will be located at the America’s 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. 

Wheelchair and Scooter Rentals 
Due to the large size of the NCTM Regional Conference & 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

Medi Equip
Phone: 314-965-9300
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


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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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Wednesday, October 10
Registration, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Bookstore & Member Showcase, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Opening Session featuring Scott Flansburg, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11     
Registration, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Bookstore & Member Showcase,  7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
New Member and First-Timers’ Orientation, 7:15 a.m.–7:45 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Educational Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Learn↔Reflect Strand, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New & Preservice Teachers Workshop, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

Friday, October 12         
Registration, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Bookstore & Member Showcase,  8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
New Member and First-Timers’ Orientation, 7:15 a.m.–7:45 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Educational Presentations, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New & Preservice Teachers Workshop, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

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Transportation & Parking

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

Parking at the Convention Center:
On-site parking is available at the Dallas Convention Center garage for $12 per entry vehicle (no in-out). Disabled access parking is available in the Level 1 Parking Garage (designated spaces on C side only) and Level 2 Parking Garage (designated spaces on A and C sides).

Taxi Cabs:
Fares from Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) to the Dallas Convention Center are approximately $45 one-way; fares from Love Field to the Dallas Convention Center are approximately $18 one-way.

Airport Shuttle Services:
Several shuttle and limousine companies are available for rides from DFW and Love Field to the convention center and official conference hotels. For more information, please see the service counters in the airport terminals or visit DFW Ground Transportation or Love Field Ground Transporation.

Public Transportation:
The Dallas Convention Center has installed an electronic kiosk in Lower C Lobby where guests can order transportation.

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Rail:
DART Rail stops at the ground level of the Convention Center Station under Exhibit Halls E & F. DART provides transportation to locations throughout the city, including the Dallas Convention Center, hotels, and destinations that feature shopping, restaurants, and attractions. DART Light Rail runs every five minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes during off-peak hours. The cost for local bus and rail service is $1.75 one-way or $4 for a day pass.

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M-Line Streetcar:
Also known as the McKinney Avenue Trolleys, these cars travel along McKinney Avenue and connect the Uptown neighborhood with the Dallas Arts District in downtown. Line service operates seven days a week, every 15 minutes during peak hours and every half-hour during off-peak hours and weekends. The M-Line trolley service is free.

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