Why Attend NCEA 2020?
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has come to the difficult decision to cancel the NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo planned for Baltimore, MD, April 14 - 16, and modify it into an online professional development program. The health and safety of Catholic school teachers/administrators and the students and families they serve is paramount.
While the full Convention will not take place this year, NCEA will make available to registrants an online event with professional development sessions, small group chats, prayer opportunities and resources. This program will take place April 14 - 16, the same dates, so please don’t make plans for those days now you are not coming to Baltimore! We will keep you updated by email and on the NCEA website with more information on how to participate. Please be on the lookout for this information.
We ask those who have registered for Baltimore, both participants and vendors, to please be patient as we properly assess the many questions around refunds and logistics. We will reach out to you with more information in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols set by public health officials, Please join us as we continue to pray for those who have been impacted by the virus and the healthcare workers dedicated to their communities.
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Terms and Conditions
- Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
- Send checks payable to NCEA, c/o Convention Data Services, 7 Technology Park Drive, Bourne, MA 02532.
- In order to ensure proper credit; please be sure to include the name of the attendee and/or the badge number in the memo of the check.
- Purchase Orders will be accepted until March 13, 2020. As of March 14, 2020 only checks or credit cards will be accepted.
- Fees associated with tickets to any special event must be paid in full prior to or upon arrival at NCEA 2019. If there is an outstanding balance for special event tickets you may not be allowed to attend the special event.
- Schools will be responsible for all registration fees if payment is not made by the LEA by June 30, 2020.
- Registration fees do not include meals or hotel accommodations.
- Please send cancellation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals requesting a refund prior to or on January 14, 2020 will receive a refund of 50% of the fees. Refunds will not be granted after January 15, 2020.
- Cancellation of convention registration does not constitute cancellation of a hotel room. Please be sure to handle both separately.
- No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend NCEA 2020.
- Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and agree to accept responsibility for their own personal actions and conduct while at a NCEA 2020 related event. If you ever feel that NCEA staff needs to be made aware of an event, situation or individual acting strangely or inappropriately at NCEA 2020, please visit the show office and/or speak with an NCEA staff member.
- While all meeting attendees are invited to NCEA 2020, any individual who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, in another company's booth, or in violation of any portion of the Expo Rules and Regulations, will be asked to leave immediately.
- Badges will not be mailed in advance. Bring a copy of your email confirmation as it will be used at the on-site registration kiosk to produce your name badge.
- Attendees will be charged a $25 fee to reproduce any name badge that has been misplaced onsite.
- Title II-A funds for professional development under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may be available for you to attend the NCEA Convention & Expo. These funds may be used to pay for the "secular, non-ideological" sessions that the participant attends. Funds may be used for registration as well as travel, lodging, etc. Requests must be made to the local school district office (LEA) that controls the government funding for these programs. According to a new Department of Education directive, the registration fee can be paid directly to NCEA by the LEA.
- Attendees must remember to select either the "printed program only" or "mobile app and printed program" option to be ensured a NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo printed program onsite. If one of these options is not selected, no program will be ordered for you.
About Title II-A
Title II-A funds for professional development under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may be available for you to attend the NCEA Convention & Expo. These funds may be used to pay for the "secular, non-ideological" sessions that the participant attends. Funds may be used for registration as well as travel, lodging, etc. Requests must be made to the local school district office (LEA) that controls the government funding for these programs. According to a new Department of Education directive, the registration fee can be paid directly to NCEA by the LEA.
Working with your Local Educational Agency
The ESSA law and available guidance clearly state that the professional programs supported by Title II-A funds must be designed to meet the learning needs of private school students. Title II-A funds may be used to attend conferences sponsored by a faith-based organization, but only secular, neutral, non-ideological portions of programs can be funded. Please find resources for applying for Title funding below. A justification letter for NCEA 2020 is available via the button below.
Applying for Title II-A Funding Justification Letter