About this guide
Convention Center Level One
- Wednesday 5:00-8:00PM
- Thursday 7:00AM-6:00PM
- Friday 6:30AM-5:30PM
- Saturday 7:00AM-4:30PM
- Sunday 7:00-10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Hours
- Friday 9:00AM-5:30PM
- Saturday 8:30AM-5:00PM
All conference participants must register. Badges must be worn at all times for access to conference sessions, exhibits and events.
Exhibit Hall (Hall 1)
Be sure to make time to visit the NCSS Bookstore. You'll find copies of books by major conference speakers, among many valuable resources. Book signings will take place immediately in front of the Bookstore.
Internet service is available in all Convention Center meeting rooms and public areas. Look for the NCSS WiFi network to connect.
Coat and bag check is available outside the exhibit hall. $1 per item fee.
Lost and Found
Please return lost and found items to NCSS registration.
Visit the Tinker Tour Bus
Mary Beth Tinker is currently on a cross-country tour to bring real-life civics lessons to schools and communities through her story and the stories of how students today are keeping the First Amendment alive. Please visit the Tinker Tour bus in the exhibit hall to collect First Amendment resources and learn more about the tour.
The NCSS "Unconference"
Join the conversation at the NCSS "Unconference." At unconference sessions, participants create the agenda. Anyone interested in initiating a discussion can claim time and space by signing up on the unconference schedule board. Unconference sessions feature open discussions with facilitators and participants.
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with colleagues not addressed on the program or not developed enough for a formal presentation? NCSS attendees have a high level of expertise and knowledge in the field and crave time to share and network around topics of interest. At the unconference there is no agenda until you decide what it should be. Sign up to lead or just join the discussion, in the teacher's lounge opposite the 800 aisle in the exhibit hall. You're sure to benefit from the connections you make.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The St. Louis chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive on Saturday between 10:00AM and 2:00pm in the exhibit hall. Look for the signs to direct you to the donation area. Walk-ins are welcome, though attendees who have already scheduled appointments will take priority.
Thank you to the students from Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School, and their principal Michael Blackshear, for assisting in the blood drive.
Book Donations—Educators Helping Educators
Donate a book to St. Louis Public Schools! Here’s how:
- Visit the exhibit hall
- Get books
- Drop off books at the donation table just outside the exhibit hall
The donation table will be open on Friday and Saturday, 9:00am–3:00pm
Charging Station/Photo Kiosk
Stop by booth 621 in the exhibit hall to charge your mobile device and take a photo at the conference to post on Facebook and Twitter. The charging station/photo kiosk is generously sponsored by the new IMAX film, We the People. You might get your picture taken with a founding father.
MetroLink light rail, which has been called one of the best mass transit systems in the country, provides access to many St. Louis attractions and to Lambert-St. Louis Inter- national Airport. The Convention Center station at 6th Street and Washington Avenue is just two blocks from the Convention Center. For more information, visit www.metrostlouis.org
Parking is available in garage and surface lots throughout downtown St. Louis. The closest facilities are the garage and lot located on Seventh Street between Washington Avenue and Convention Plaza.
Restaurant Concierge Desk
The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Corporation can provide restaurant recommendations and reservations at their Concierge Desk on Level 1, near the Washington Avenue entrance to the Convention Center.
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