Your FAQs about the NJEA Convention answered

In-person admission, registration & workshops

How do I register for the in-person convention?

Registering in advance for the NJEA Convention will speed your entry. To register, go to njea.org/njeaconventionsessions.

You will need:

• An email address.
• Your NJEA personal identification number (PIN). You’ll find your PIN on your membership card. Your PIN has six characters in a two letter-two number-two letter combination.

After you register, you will receive a follow-up email with additional information. Note that in-person registrants may also attend virtual sessions. However, you will need your own device— it is recommended that you use a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet or phone, to attend your virtual workshops.

Where do I pick up my badge for the in-person convention?

Go to the second floor of the convention center. Each morning, the first 700 members to pick up their badge will receive a $10 lunch voucher that may only be redeemed in the convention center—the limit is one voucher per member until the limit is reached, and the voucher is distributed only when you first receive your badge.

If I didn’t register in advance, can I still come?

Yes. Be sure to bring your membership card with you. Again, registering in advance is recommended to save time upon arrival at the convention center.

I did not receive my membership card. How do I gain admission?

There will be a location available at registration for members to verify their membership. Bring photo identification. You can also access an image of your membership card on your phone. Visit njea.org. After you log in, tap “Menu,” then tap “My NJEA.” (To log in, use your PIN or the email address you have registered with NJEA as your PIN. Your password is the last four digits of your Social Security number unless you’ve changed
your password.)

Do I need to register for in-person workshops?

There is no preregistration to enroll for in-person workshops. Arrive at your preferred workshop as early as possible to ensure your seat. You may wish to select a second-choice workshop if the room for your first choice reaches capacity before your arrival

Virtual workshops

How do I register for virtual workshops?

Preregistration is required to enroll in virtual workshops and to access the keynote livestreams. The workshops listed on pages 21 to 24 of the Convention Program will be presented in a virtual format. Three of the four keynote speakers, LeVar Burton, Nyle DiMarco and David Hogg, will be livestreamed for members not attending in person. Register for the virtual NJEA Convention here.

To register you’ll need an email address and your PIN as listed on your NJEA membership card. If you do not have your NJEA membership card, see the question above, “I did not receive my membership card. How do I gain admission?’ which explains how you can find your card on the NJEA website.

After you register, you will receive a follow-up email to enroll in the workshops you select. It is recommended that you use a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet or phone, to attend your virtual workshops.

Proof of attendance: in person and virtual

How will I get my certificate of attendance?

In-person attendees will receive a certificate of attendance when they receive their convention badge at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Virtual attendees must log in to the NJEA Convention on Nov. 10 or Nov. 11. At the end of first day on which you log in, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to you.

How do I get a record of the sessions I’ve attended?

Professional development certificates will be issued electronically after the end of each session. Be sure to have your badge scanned when you enter a session on the third or fourth floors or in Digital Boulevard session. You will receive an email with a link to your certificates after each session ends.

What if my district requires me to be at my school on NJEA Convention days rather than at the convention?

New Jersey law provides certain school employees the opportunity to be absent from school without loss of salary or time for the purpose of attending the convention. N.J. Statute 18A:31-2 states, “Whenever any full-time teaching staff member or any secretary or office clerk applies to the board of education for permission to attend the Annual Convention of the New Jersey Education Association, such permission shall be granted for not more than two days in any one year; and they shall receive full salary for days of actual attendance upon filing with the secretary of the board a Certificate of Attendance, signed by the Executive Secretary of the Association.”

Workshop descriptions and program changes

The convention program lists workshop titles and locations and other information, but not workshop
descriptions.  Where are the descriptions?

To view workshop descriptions visit njea.org/njeaconventionsessions.

How can I learn of any changes or updates after this program went to press?

Visit njeaconvention.org for the latest information.

Transportation

Will there be shuttle service to the convention center?

Yes. Shuttle service to and from the Atlantic City Convention Center will be available at Atlantic City High School, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Resorts and Tropicana.

Is it true that there’s free parking at Atlantic City High School?

Yep! Free parking at Atlantic City High School and complimentary shuttle service to the Atlantic City Convention Center is available. The shuttle leaves every 15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Remember to make allowances for Atlantic City traffic.

To reach the high school, take Exit 2 off the Atlantic City Expressway to Rt. 322/40 South. The high school will be on the right.

Additional parking options in Atlantic City can be found at njeaconvention.org/travel.

Is it true that you can take a train right into the Convention Center?

It sure is! NJ Transit provides rail service from Philadelphia to the Atlantic City Convention Center with stops in Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor City and Absecon. Purchase tickets using the NJ Transit Mobile App (njtransit.com/app) or from a ticket vending machine at any station. For Access
Link accessibility information, call 973-491-4224.

Guests

May I bring immediate family members along?

Members may bring immediate family members onto the Exhibit Floor. Immediate family members are defined as spouse, civil union or domestic partner, parent, child or sibling. You may pick up guest badges on the second floor of the convention center. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Child care is available for children ages 3-14. See Page 25. No guests or children are permitted on the third and fourth floors of the convention center. Guests do not receive certificates of attendance.

Special-needs accommodations

How do I make arrangements for special-need accommodations?

A limited number of scooters are available and can be rented from the Copiers Plus store located at the first-floor atrium in the Atlantic City Convention Center. Contact the store at 609-449-2480 or rglover@copiersplus.com or visit copiersplus.com.
For other disability-related needs, call the NJEA Convention office at 609-599-4561, ext. 2263 before Oct. 19.

Health and safety protocols

Do I have to wear a mask inside the convention center? What about other COVID protocols?

Every person attending the NJEA Convention will be required to wear a mask. Capacity in workshops and meeting rooms will be set at a level that accommodates social distancing. As of press time, proof of vaccination or the results of a recent PCR test are no longer required. Workshop presenters will be permitted to unmask during their sessions, but they must remain at the front of the room and maintain an appropriate distance from the audience.

NJEA will adhere to the safety protocols established by the New Jersey Department of Health, which may alter the above practices.

Visit njeaconvention.org regularly for any possible changes to these protocols.