Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Admission is free for NJEA members and their immediate families. Spouses, civil union or domestic partners, and children must be registered by the member they accompany and are only permitted on the exhibit floor. No guests are permitted in classroom areas.

What if I forgot my badge?

NJEA members without badges must present one of the following for free admission: a current NJEA/NEA unified card, the receipt for your membership dues (if you are a new member), or a current pay stub indicating a dues deduction to NJEA.

I’m not a member; what are the fees?

$75 – Nonmembers (per day)

$50 – Affiliated group members who are not NJEA members (per day)

$40 – Student affiliated group members who are not NJEA members (per day). PLEASE NOTE: Student NJEA members are NJEA members and pay no admission fee

What are the on-site registration hours?

Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How do I get my badge?

Badges will be mailed to members’ homes. Make sure NJEA has your correct address by going to and logging in to the website. Then click on My Profile to see the address NJEA has on file. If the address is incorrect, change it immediately. If you do not receive a badge in the mail, make sure you bring one of the forms of ID listed above to Convention.

Where can I get a Certificate of Attendance?

Certificates of Attendance are distributed on the main exhibit floor in the rear of Hall B on Thursday and Friday.

Is child care available?

This year, NJEA has enlisted the services of ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements to offer NJEA members attending the convention low-cost child care. ACCENT is the official child care provider at the NEA Representative Assembly and has over 20 years of experience providing child care at conventions and other large-scale events. Up to 200 children, preschool to age 12, can be accommodated. Children must be toilet trained. Only children of NJEA members will be admitted. The cost is $20 per child, per day. Parents/guardians have the option of providing lunch or ordering lunch through ACCENT for an additional fee. To take advantage of this service, you must pre-register at No telephone or online registrations will be accepted. Pre-registration at will open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 and will close when the 200-child limit is reached.

Is there a coat check?

Private coat check concessions operate during convention hours on the second level near the on-site registration area in front of Hall C. The charge is $3 per item.

How do I make a hotel reservation for Convention?

To obtain information about accommodations, contact Atlantic City Central Reservations at 800-524-1706 or go to The deadline for hotel reservations is Oct. 3.

What are the dates for the 2012 NJEA Convention?

Plan to attend the 2012 NJEA Convention on Thursday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 10.

What are the Exhibit Hours?

Exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

Is there a Guest Services Center?

A guest services booth is located in the Atrium of the Convention Center for on-site assistance with transportation throughout the city, restaurant reservations, and other services available in Atlantic City.

Is there an Information Center?

The information center is located on the second floor of the Convention Center. Calls can be received during the hours of the convention at 609-449-3952 or 609-449-3953.

What if I get separated from my group?

Security personnel will escort lost persons to the NJEA Information Desk, which is centrally located on the exhibit floor. Due to the size of the Convention, you are advised to determine a meeting place ahead of time in case you are separated.

What if I need emergency medical assistance?

A first aid station will be maintained on the second level. Contact security if you have a medical need or emergency. there is a security/concierge desk in the Atrium.

Will there be a pension booth this year?

There will not be pension consultations at Convention this year. However, information on a variety of pension and post-retirement health benefit issues will be available. NJEA staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Can I attend the Convention if I have special needs?

If you have a special physical or communication need that may affect your participation in convention activities, contact Annalisa Russell, NJEA PD and Instructional Issues Division, by Oct. 23 at 609-599-4561 ext. 2257.




4 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

    • Please bring the Convention badge that you were mailed with you to Atlantic City. When you get to the Convention Center, badge holders will be available. If the exhibit floor is already open (9 a.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday), you can proceed right to the exhibit floor or head up to the classrooms when they open.

      If you forgot your badge at home – or did not receive one in the mail – there will be a registration area where we can look members up and generate a new badge.

      It’s very important to keep your mailing address current so NJEA can send you member information such as your badge.


    • Not every county has a hospitality suite. They do limit the guests at these events to their own members. There are many other places where you can purchase beverages and food around the Convention center. Hope this helps! Have a great day at the Convention.

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