2014 NCSS Annual Conference

Registration Hours

Convention Center Second Level

  • Wednesday, 11:00AM–7:00PM
  • Thursday, 7:00AM–6:00PM
  • Friday, 6:30AM–5:30PM
  • Saturday, 7:00AM–4:30PM
  • Sunday, 7:00–10:00AM

Badges Required

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

What's up with the Barcode?

Many NCSS exhibitors use lead retrieval (a paperless tracking system) to receive quicker, more accurate information about conference attendees who have visited their booth. With the lead retrieval system, an exhibitor asks to scan your badge as you visit the booth, capturing the registration information encoded on your badge. This allows exhibitors to send you information while the conference is still fresh in your mind.

Clinics and Tours

If you have registered for a clinic, you'll find the location in the clinic schedule on this app.

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.

  • Off-site clinics traveling by bus will pick up on Boylston Street in the Drop-Off area.
  • Off-site clinics traveling by subway will meet at the meeting spot at the Prudential Center entrance to the Hynes Convention Center.

Tour Pickup

Bus tours will pick up on Boylston Street in the Drop-Off area. Follow the NCSS signs.

Walking tours will begin with a subway ride. Look for the meeting spot at the Prudential Center entrance to the Hynes Convention Center. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to facilitate on-time departures.

Coat Check

Coat and bag check is available outside the exhibit hall, on the second level. The fee per item is $3.

Lost and Found

If you misplace an item during the conference, please go to NCSS Registration on the Second Level of the Hynes Convention Center 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

Exhibit Hall Hours

Hall C and Auditorium Second Level

  • Friday, 9:00am–5:30pm
  • Saturday, 8:30am–5:00pm

Free Coffee and Tea!

Free coffee and tea are available on Friday morning in the exhibit hall, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Share Lesson.

NCSS Bookstore

Be sure to make time to visit the NCSS Bookstore, located out- side the exhibit hall. You’ll find copies of books by major confer- ence speakers, among many valuable resources. Book signings will take place immediately in front of the Bookstore. You can pick up a free book from the NCSS Bulletin series outside the NCSS Bookstore, using the coupon on page 41 of your program book.

Public Transportation

The MBTA (the "T") Green Line has two stations serving the Hynes Convention Center. The B, C, and D branches serve the Hynes Convention Center station and the E branch serves the Prudential Center station. For more details, go to www.mbta.com

You have several options to get between Boston Logan Airport and the Hynes Convention Center. Go to the Travel page on the NCSS website for details.