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[school-discuss] [Fwd: NECC 2004 Super Early-Bird Registration Reminder]--Anyone going?

I just got this via email. Is anyone on the list going to this conference? If so, we should talk about how to work together to promote open resources there!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: NECC 2004 Super Early-Bird Registration Reminder
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:58:50 -0800
From: NECC 2004 <neccinfo@iste.org>
To: Educational Leader <sgubernick@iste.org>

*The 25th Annual
National Educational
Computing Conference ~ NECC 2004
/*Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana ~ June 20-23, 2004

*Dear Educational Leader,
Join the Ed Tech jam session in *New Orleans, June 20-23, 2004*, at the
Silver Anniversary of the *National Educational Computing Conference*.
Immerse yourself and your team in best practices and solutions presented
by educational technology leaders from all over the world.

This update contains important information about *upcoming NECC 2004
* Learn how your group can register at the Super Early-Bird rate of $150
per person after the March 31 deadline.
* Be aware of upcoming housing reservation deadlines and how you can
avoid the $100 cancellation fee.
* Find out about NECC 2004 workshops, special events, and tours that are
still available and filling up fast.


*Super Early-Bird Registration Ends March 31

_Just a quick reminder that March 31 is the last day to register under
the Super Early-Bird rate of $150 (just $105 for ISTE and LACUE members).

*Bring a Team and Save!**
*After March 31, rates go up to $175 for the general public, or $130
for ISTE and LACUE members (until April 30), and $199 after that for
the general public, $155 for ISTE and LACUE members. *BUT, teams of
10 or more can register for the Super Early-Bird rate of $150 no
matter when you register*. Just agree on a group name and a group
contact name, then follow the appropriate links on the NECC Web site
to get started. If you have questions, call 1.800.280.6218.

* A team room will be available onsite where groups can meet on a
first-come basis beginning Sunday, June 20. Many groups can gather
at the same time, so plan daily meetings to keep in touch with your
team goals.

*Tip to the Budget-Conscious:* Title II A & D Professional
Development funds may be available for conference registration fees!
See our *"Ideas for Funding"* at

for more information about these and other grants.

*Extend your NECC experience year-round with ISTE membership** --
*you can add membership to your NECC registration and take immediate
advantage of the ISTE discount, or join online via ISTE at



*Housing Cancellation Deadline Is Fast Approaching
*_http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2004/housing/default.php_ (to
access Online Reservations/Cancellations)
(to view Cancellation Policy)

*The date to cancel any unneeded hotel reservations WITHOUT penalty is
April 1, 2004. *To cancel your reservation online, please do so by
accessing the Online Reservation System from the NECC Web site. Should
you wish to submit your request in writing, you may do so via fax at
1.330.963.0319 or e-mail _necc04@conferon.com_.

While many of our hotel rooms are sold out, rooms are still available at
some wonderful properties, and shuttle service to and from all
designated conference hotels and the convention center will be provided
complimentary to all paid registrants, exhibitor personnel, and badged
guests. A listing of the hotels and their amenities is available on the
NECC Web site.


*Tickets for Workshops and Special Events are Selling Fast -- But are
Still Available!
*Registration is still available for:

* 3-hr, 6-hr, and 2-day workshops (Saturday - Tuesday)
* Special forums for administrators and those interested in issues
of assessment and technology.
* Three Tuesday night "Super Tours": An Evening on the Natchez ($61
per adult; $54 per child under 21), Ghost and Vampire Tour ($64
per person), and Cajun Spice at the Bayou Barn ($64 per person)
* Wednesday Keynote Luncheon with Peter Reynolds, CEO and founder of
FableVision ($30 per person)
* Tours
* Kids' Camp at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Don't miss your chance to sign up for these sell-out activities and
more. Space is limited! Register online or call 1.800.280.6218
(toll-free) or 1.541.346.3537 (International).


*We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in June!
Best wishes,

*Leslie S. Conery, PhD
*NECC 2004 Conference Chair

*Donella Evoniuk
*NECC Conference Director

PS: Invite your colleagues to join in the success of NECC 2004. Use the
"Invite a Friend" e-mail available at
_http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2004/invite_a_friend.php_ to
encourage friends to meet you at NECC -- systemic change depends on
teamwork! Feel free to post the invitation to educational list servs or
message boards as well.

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**Thank you to our Tier One Sponsors:
Gateway, Sprint, and Texas Instruments

The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)
245 West Fifth Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401
*_neccinfo@iste.org_* * 1.800.280.6218 * *_http://www.iste.org/necc
_*Presented by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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