Don't Miss the 2011 NAAE Convention
November 15-19 St. Louis
We’re working hard to pack as much as we can into our conference. Expect great professional development, networking, teacher recognition, NAAE business and updates on agricultural education in the U.S. Visit this page http://www.naae.org/convention/schedule/ to view or download a schedule.
New this year!
NAAE Networking Reception
Arriving at the convention on Tuesday? Be sure to attend the newest NAAE event – the Networking Reception, hosted by the Teach Ag Campaign and sponsored by Pioneer HiBred International. Kick-start your convention experience by meeting other attendees in a relaxed setting. The reception will feature several activities designed to promote meeting your colleagues and learning about their programs and teaching philosophies, plus time to mingle and make connections you can strengthen throughout the rest of the week.
The reception will be from 9-10pm on Tuesday, November 15th, so whether you have a late flight or are attending one of the awards dinners that evening, you should still be able to make it. All registered convention attendees will receive two free drink tickets for this event when you check in at the convention registration desk. If you’ll be arriving after registration closes on Tuesday (at 7pm), but still want to attend the reception, email National Teach Ag Coordinator Ellen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can pick up your tickets at the entrance to the reception.
Ways to Get from the Airport to the Hotel
AIRPORT - LAMBERT - ST. LOUIS INT’L (STL)
10701 Lambert International Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63145
Lambert-St Louis International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis
Go Best Express is a shared shuttle service. Shuttles depart from airport every 20-30 minutes. Fares are $21 one way and $37 roundtrip. Reservations can be made online in advance.
If you wish to take a cab from the airport, estimate approximately $36.00. Cab lines may be found curbside outside the baggage claim areas of the airport. Please note: Each Taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $3.00 per pickup
MetroLink is St Louis’ light rail system. It is located on the upper level of the Main Terminal at Exit MT1 and the East Terminal through the parking garage on all levels. MetroLink operates daily from 5:00am to 12:00am. Tickets are priced at $3.50 for an adult one-way trip from the Airport. Take Eastbound train from the airport to 8th and Pine exit.
Hotel is four blocks east at 4th and Pine. Return trip to the airport is $2.00
Host State Social
The Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association is planning to have the Host State Social on Thursday, November 17, at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 6:30-10:00pm. This event is open to anyone who is attending the NAAE Convention. The evening will consist of a brewery tour and meal. Tickets are $25 per person, and include transportation to and from the hotel, brewery tour, meal, and beer and soft drinks. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. If you have not yet purchased your ticket, you may at the registration desk at NAAE Convention. The cutoff for on-site ticket purchases will be noon on Thursday, November 17. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.naae.org/convention/hoststatesocial/
Another very important part of NAAE Convention is the work that happens in the committees. Get prepared for your committee work by reviewing previous reports, the guide for committee chairs, and other operational details here.
Professional Development Workshops
NAAE convention is the place to get professional development geared just for agricultural educators. Make plans to attend as many workshops as you can. Topics range from agriscience to creating a more engaging classroom, and everything in between. Click here to see descriptions for a select few, or to download the complete list so you can plan your schedule in advance.
Organizational Members & Business Partners Reception
This event is a great opportunity to see what vendors are offering for your program in a relaxed setting, with plenty of time to talk, browse, and socialize. This year’s reception is sponsored by Army, steadyGROWpro, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. For a complete list of exhibitors, click here.