2013 PTA Convention—FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates of the conference?
- National PTA Annual Convention and Exhibition dates are June 20-23, 2013
- Pre-convention meetings will be held Tuesday, June 18, Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20.
When will the Exhibit Hall open?
- Thursday, June 21 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. (Exhibition Hall Opening Reception)
The exhibit hall opens immediately after the plenary sessions.
- Friday from 11:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.
- Saturday, 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Can I register for the Convention onsite?
Yes, you may register for the convention onsite. The cost will be slightly higher.
After June 1 the rate will increase:
- $65 for Student
- $220 Full Member
- $150 Full member / One day
- $395 Full Non-member
- $275 Full Non-member / One Day
- $25 Guest - Exhibit Hall Only
Can I register for the convention for one day?
Yes, the cost for a one-day registration is $275.
Can I bring a family member or friend into the exhibit hall?
Yes, there is a $25 fee for an exhibit hall guest pass available to the guest of convention registrants. Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the exhibit hall. This guest pass is for access to the exhibit hall only. This guest badge cannot be used to attend other convention functions and/or sessions.
Can I submit my registration by a purchase order?
Yes. In an effort to assist our Title 1 funded participants, the purchase order payment option will be available again in 2013. Please note this option is only available online, and your registration and payment must be received by May 1, 2013 to avoid registration cancellation.
Where can I pick up my Convention materials?
All convention materials will be available for pickup at the onsite registration station located at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Convention materials include your badge, ticket(s), ribbons and Tote Bag.
Where will the National PTA Convention activities be held?
All National PTA meetings and special events such as state presidents’ training, board meetings,
committee meetings, and receptions as well as the First Timer Orientation and the Arts in Education Luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (the headquarter hotel). The convention keynote, registration, plenaries, workshops, and exhibits will be held at the Duke Energy Conference Center.
What are the National PTA hotels?
There are two convention hotels in Cincinnati, one of which will be the convention headquarter hotel:
- Hyatt Regency Cincinnati—Convention Headquarters
- Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
What is the dress code for the conference?
In an effort to maintain a professional atmosphere, we require business casual attire. Please refrain from wearing shorts, baseball caps, flip flops, halter cut tops, sun dresses, torn/frayed denim, club wear and any other inappropriate workplace attire.
What food options are available for purchase in the area?
There are many food options and restaurants available within walking distance to the Duke Energy Convention Center.
How do I access the Internet at the Duke Energy Convention Center?
Free Wi-Fi areas are available inside the building:
- First floor in Espresso Café
- National PTA Internet Café’ on the second floor by the escalators
Public wireless internet is also available in other parts of the convention center for a fee of $12.95 for 24 hours.
Is there available parking at the Duke Energy Convention Center?
There are several parking lots or parking garages located around the Duke Energy Convention Center. You may contact the parking systems at the numbers below:
Central Parking: 513-345-4461 or Systems Parking: (513) 684-9341
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