2010 NABT Professional Development Conference
Wednesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 6
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Welcome! This page is for people who have never attended the Annual NABT Professional Development Conference and would like to know more about it.
NABT holds an Annual Conference in the fall and locations vary from year to year. The NABT Professional Development Conference draws 1000-1200 attendees from across the country and around the world to this exciting event: dynamic speakers, stimulating sessions, wonderful workshops, and exciting exhibits cover everything from bird flu to bioterrorism, from forensics to fossils.
Here is what some past attendees had to say:
As a new teacher, [I] appreciate getting ideas from the "trenches" - tried and true activities and strategies that I can begin to implement.
It is a wonderful convention and I am glad I spent the $ to come!
Useful vendor exhibits, wonderful talks—Barb Bancroft, especially.
News ideas, tips for success, networking were all most useful.
First Timers Breakfast
Thursday, October 12, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
If this is your first NABT Conference, this is the place to be! We invite you to learn more about the association and the events of the Conference over a complimentary continental breakfast, LEARN some helpful Conference “tips” to make the most of your experience.
Tips for First-Timers
Make sure you pick up your 1st Timers Ribbon at the Conference Registration Desk.
Conference Registration desk hours
Wednesday, Oct. 12 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 13 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 14 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 15 7:30 AM – 12 Noon
There are concurrent sessions each day which are included in the cost of Conference registration. Special Workshops (ticketed events) will have a seperate cost listed. You will need to sign-up for the Special Workshops in advance.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, Oct. 13 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 14 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 15 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
As a First-Timer, make the most of your Conference experience:
MEET your Conference Mentor. Introduce yourself, ask questions.
MEET your Board Members. They are your elected officers. Ask questions about the association and tell them what's on your mind.
MEET Exhibitors. Use the Exhibit Hall as more than a meeting place: Talk to the Exhibitors and learn about their products. Develop relationships with these companies that can help you be a better teacher.
MEET a Local Representative. Where's a good place to buy jewelry? What's the best place for a quick bite to eat? Denver volunteers delight in expounding the virtues of their city. Give them a chance!
MEET a Staff Member. NABT's staff members are there to make your experience a positive one. And it's fun to meet the face that goes with the voice on the telephone.
MEET other First-Timers at the First Timers Breakfast on Thursday, November 4th.
Energize your career ...
Take home memories!
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How To Get the Most From The NABT Conference