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The 2012 Regional Conference & Exposition presentations and activities will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Get all the essentials on the conference, including location, schedules, and more right here! Hartford 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  

Online Conference Planner 

Program & Presentations 

Schedule Overview 

Transportation & Parking  


Location & Facilities

All Regional Conference presentations will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center and the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Connecticut Convention Center  
 

Connecticut Convention Center 

100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 249-6000

Hartford Marriott Downtown 

Hartford Marriott Downtown 

200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 249-8000

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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

Conference PlannerCheck 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.

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 24, 2012. 

American Sign Language Interpreters 
If you require an interpreter please submit your request before September 24, 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.

Website: www.medi-equip.com 

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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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Schedule 

Wednesday, October 24
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 25      
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 26         
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

Hartford is easily accessed by car, air, train, and bus. Once you arrive, it’s easy to get around by foot. Hartford is the thirteenth most walkable city in the entire United States and the downtown has a walkable score of 90 out of 100.

Plan your travel and transportation carefully to save money while you're in Hartford. 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 Connecticut Convention Center garage for $19 per day. Parking at the Marriott Hartford (headquarter hotel) is shared with the Connecticut Convention Center.

Airport Shuttle Services:
Several shuttle and limousine companies are available for rides from the Bradley International Airport to the convention center and official conference hotels. For more information please see the service counters in the airport terminals. 

Bradley Flyer Bus:
Semi-express bus service is available between the airport and downtown Hartford. The bus stops at all terminals at the airport and at Union Station and the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford. One-way fare is $1.25. You must have the exact fare. The trip from Bradley Airport to downtown Hartford takes about 30 minutes.

Bus Routes and Schedules  

Taxi Cabs:
A cab from Bradley International Airport to the Convention Center or Hartford Marriott Downtown is approximately $42.00 one-way.  

Getting Around Hartford:
It’s easy to get around Hartford using the free Hartford Star Shuttle.

Hartford Star Shuttle route map 

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