Frequently Asked Questions

Before the Conference

When does registration for NCTIES 2020 Conference begin? 

Registration begins November 11, 2019. See below for early bird and other rates:

What is the cost of the Wednesday Leadership Retreat? 

Full cost- $100 per Administrator

Discounted cost- $75 per administrator with two or more teachers from the same school having full paid conference registration for Thursday-Friday. This applies to up to two administrators from the same school with at least four teachers having full paid conference registration. Teacher’s confirmation #s are required for administrators to register at the discounted rate.Teachers must complete registration first to get the confirmation #.

Any other questions, contact Donna Jessup (

How is the leadership strand different from the Leadership Retreat?

The leadership/COSN strand provides concurrent sessions during the Thursday-Friday conference days geared to school and district leaders. Session topics are specific to the needs and interests of school based leadership and district level leadership who desire to learn and progress their thinking for leadership. Leadership strand sessions will be noted in the app and will be held in the Sheraton hotel.

Any other questions, contact Nancy Mangum (

Vendor Information

Where do I unload for the Convention Center?

The Raleigh Convention Center is adjacent to the Red Hat Amphitheater and is located at 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

From Points West: I-40 east to exit 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points East: 64/264 to I-440 east; merge onto I-40 west and exit at 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points South: US-1 north to I-40 east; exit at 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points North: US-1 South into the city - left on Lenoir Street.

Any other questions, contact Jane Houde (

How can I connect with NCTIES through Social Media?

Twitter: #ncties2020  Follow us: @NCTIES


When will the sessions be loaded in the Sched App?

All efforts will be made to have conference sessions loaded into the Sched app two weeks prior to the conference start date. Please understand that changes could be made up until the conference, so update your app periodically.

Can I cancel my conference registration?

NCTIES will accept conference and workshop registration cancellations through January 17, 2020 for a $15 cancellation fee. Between January 17 - February 3 the cancellation fee is $50. After February 3, 2020, no refunds will be granted. Emergency situations will be considered but there is no guarantee. No refunds will be granted for inclement weather. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute another individual in your place at no extra charge. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Send an email to NCTIES will review on a case by case basis "personal emergency" cancellation requests received after the stated deadline, but please remember that we are a non-profit organization.

At the Conference

What transportation is available?

Information will be posted closer to the conference.

Which hotels have shuttles? (Which hotels are included in the shuttle route?)

Information will be posted closer to the conference.

Where do I park if driving to the conference?

View a map of parking decks in Downtown Raleigh.

The closest public parking decks to the Raleigh Convention Center are located at

Where can I eat during lunch?

Concession stands are located in the Vendor Area. There are also many restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center. See the link for options:

How can I find the sessions offered?

All sessions will be linked on the webpage as well as the app.

I am a first-timer.  What do I do when arriving at the conference?

Registration is downstairs in the convention center. Registration will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, and 7:00 am on Thursday and Friday.

How do I register for a hotel room?

When you register for the conference, you will receive information with your registration confirmation on how to book your hotel accommodations. Groups larger than 20 people may want to contact the hotel directly. Be sure to notify the hotel that you will be there for the NCTIES conference. All other hotel questions should be directed to your hotels after you have received your registration confirmation.

How do I get CEU forms for past conferences?


How do those award winners who get to attend the ISTE conference get reimbursed for those expenses?  Award winners are required to pay for everything up front. Then they send up to $2000.00 in receipts to Alicia Ray (

I only want to attend one day at the conference, how do I do that?

We do not offer single-day registrations.

Is there a discounted rate for students to attend? (Pre-service ?) 

We keep our conference registration costs low in an attempt to make it affordable for all.

How can I have my students participate in the Student Showcase? 

All of the information about the NCTIES Student Showcase can be found here:

How can I connect with others at NCTIES?

Follow NCTIES on Twitter (@ncties) and see the conference hashtag #ncties2020. Attend TIES Together on Thursday evening from 7:30-10:30 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Ballroom C!

What services are available for special needs and requests?

All facilities are ADA compliant.

Spaces are available for nursing mothers.

Although we offer a variety of food choices, we encourage anyone with special dietary needs to plan accordingly.