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On-Site Conference Services

Registration Hours

Level One, Austin Convention Center, near the corner of 4th & Trinity Sts.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:00AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 7:00-9:30AM

Name Badges

All conference participants must register, including chairs, presenters, exhibitors, and committee members. Badges must be worn at all times to gain access to conference sessions, exhibits, and events.

If you received your badge and tickets by mail If you register before November 1, badges and tickets for any clinics, tours, or other events you chose have been sent to you by mail. There is no need to wait in the registration lines. Simply pick up your program, badge holder, and tote bag in the registration area.

If you registered but did not receive your badge If you register after November 1, or did not receive your materials by mail, go to the name badge counters to pick up your name badge and/or tickets.

If you forgot or lost your name badge If you lost or left your badge at home, please visit the name badge counters to have a badge reprinted.

Clinics and Tours

You can add one of the many interesting pre-conference clinics. The list of available options is at www.socialstudies.org/conference/clinics

You can also add one of the great Austin tours/field trips. The list of tours is at www.socialstudies.org/conference/tours

If you have already registered and want to add any ticketed event, please contact the NCSS Meetings Department at 1-800-296-7840 and conference@ncss.org. We will need to add that for you.

Clinics If you have registered for a clinic, you'll find the location in the Conference Program.

Off-site clinic details have been sent by email to all attendees registered for the clinic. Please check the email account you provided, including your spam filter, when you registered.

Bus Pickup Buses will pick up on Trinity Street.  Look for the directional signs.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to facilitate on-time departures.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Exhibit Hall 4, Level One, Austin Convention Center

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Coat Check

Coat check will be available on Friday and Saturday for $2.00 per item. Look for coat check near the registration counters on Level One.

Lost and Found

If you misplace an item during the conference, please go to the registration counters on Level One, to file a report on your lost item.

You will need to provide the following information when filing a lost item report:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Date you last had the item
  • Location where item was last seen
  • Complete description of the lost item and its contents, if any

Getting to the Austin Convention Center

Are you driving or taking public transportation to reach the Austin Convention Center? Click here to get all the details on directions, parking, MetroRail, and more.

Accessibility at the Austin Convention Center

The Austin Convention Center is committed to a convenient, accessible, and enjoyable experience for all.  To learn more about accessibility click here

Stay Connected

NCSS provides several ways to stay connected with your colleagues, and keep up-to-date with events, at the conference.

  • download the NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference app! Details coming soon!
  • follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions. Add you voice by tweeting about your conference experience and see other tweets about the conference by using hashtag #ncss19
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