Convention FAQs

Answers to Your Questions about the MSEA Convention

I’m not a delegate. Can I attend the MSEA Convention? 
Absolutely! Admission is free and registration takes place at the door. Mark your calendar for October 21-22, 2016.

What are the convention hours? 
Workshops are scheduled from 8:30 – 1:30 on Friday (with a special session on institutional racism starting at 1:30) and 8:30 – 11:45 on Saturday. Exhibit halls are open Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:0 p.m.

Is it really free? 
Yes!

What activities can I attend as a non-delegate?
Visit all of the exhibits located throughout the first floor of the convention center, including professional education exhibits, the annual health fair, and the all-member trade show. You can attend any of the professional development workshops. And don’t miss the president's reception on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Convention Center Ballroom!

How do I attend the workshops? 
Show your MSEA membership ID card or simply sign in at the non-delegate registration booth inside the Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. both days.

Are the workshops free, too?
Yes, workshops are free too.

Can I get CEUs and/or certificates of completion for attending workshops? 
Contact your district’s certification/staff development office for information about credit.

How can I become a delegate to the convention and participate in MSEA’s business and policymaking meetings at a future convention? 
Contact your local association to learn more about becoming a delegate candidate in your next local election.