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What to know before #JSNEC17

  1. You will receive your hotel confirmation via e-mail just about a week before the event.  The confirmation will come directly from the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel.  If you requested extra hotel nights, those should be included in the confirmation and you’ll be responsible for your extra nights when you check out. 

  2. Networking and interaction are important goals for #JSNEC17; so if you’re bringing a mobile device—and we certainly encourage that you do—we hope you’ll download our free conference app before you arrive.  Shortly after you registered, you should have received an invitation to download the app on your Apple or Android device. If you didn’t or if you still need some help, contact my colleague Heather.McElrath@jumpstart.org or ask for help when you arrive onsite at the conference.

      • Download CrowdCompass AttendeeHub
      • Open the app
      • Search for Jumpstart National Educator Conference
      • When you see our conference logo, click Download
      • You’ll see the AttendeeHub app icon on your device

Take some time to look around and let us know who you are by logging in as an attendee!

Also, new this year in the app is a scavenger hunt – called Click Game in the app – that you can start playing and earning points even before you arrive. The game begins on Nov. 1 and takes you through earning a series of badges and points for various tasks. It’s a way for us to help you meet each other, to interact with exhibitors, and to get the most out of the conference. Each task asks you to post a picture – for example, you and a new friend from the conference. The photos will be featured at the conference on our social media wall. The player with the most points will win a Cabo San Lucas vacation.

  1. The Renaissance is offering free Wi-Fi onsite, if you’re a Marriott Rewards Member.  Sign up for a free Marriott Rewards Member account at: http://bit.ly/2yeiB4Y.

  2. If you registered your spouse or adult guest but have not yet paid for the Guest Badge, you may pay us when you check in at the conference, using cash, check, or credit card. The $100 Guest Badge lets your guest attend all six meal/reception events with you.  Payment is needed only for your guest—as a registered conference attendee, your participation in all meals and receptions is already included.  If you did not already register your guest, we regretfully will not be able to add guests at this time as the event has reached capacity.

  3. Airport Shuttle Discount: The Renaissance Hotel does not provide courtesy transportation to or from any of the local airports; however, #JSNEC17 participants have been offered a $5 discount for airport transportation through ShuttleFare.com.  To use ShuttleFare.com, click on the link below for the DC-area airport that you plan to use.

Enter the Coupon Code on the bottom right of the checkout page before you submit payment.  Coupon Code: JUMPSTART17

Once you complete your reservation, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you, which will serve as your travel voucher for airport ground transportation.  The e-mail will include instructions on where to meet your shuttle when you arrive at the airport, as well as important phone numbers for the day of travel.   SHUTTLEFARE CUSTOMER SERVICE:  For reservation changes or questions contact customer service: Phone: 800-851-4528, E-mail: customerservice@shuttlefare.com Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm EST, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 8pm EST

  1. Other Ground Transportation Options: The hotel offers both valet parking and onsite self-parking, but note that this fee is not included in your conference registration. We encourage you to visit the hotel website for more information. Visit the WMATA website for more information about using the Metro rail system. The Gallery Place/Chinatown station is about 3 blocks from the hotel. Exit Metro at 9th and G.

  2. Let’s get this party started! The #JSNEC17 Welcome Reception and Dinner kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3.  Please note that this is slightly different from the time that was shown on the registration site—but we’re so excited, we can’t wait! Be sure to join us for this very special event, including a performance by the American rock band GOODING, courtesy of Jump$tart National Partner, Funding the Future. All registered conference attendees and registered guests are invited.  

  3. Bring along some Team Spirit!  Don’t forget to pack your favorite football jersey or other team gear to wear to the Tailgate Party on Saturday evening.  Sport the colors of your favorite school, college, pro, or other team.