AAEE 2017 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. Who should attend this year's events?
Our annual conference covers professional development and networking opportunities for professionals from: career services, Colleges of Education, academic advising, K-12 recruitment, school system administration, non-profit and for-profit education-related organizations, and state departments of education.

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2. I have registered for the conference, does that also include a table at the Education Career Fair?
Each event is separate, so you will need to register for the conference and career fair individually.

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3. Are there separate locations for the conference and fair this year?
Yes. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (Use AAEE link for conference discount.) The Career Fair is located at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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4. Why is the Fair at the Wyndham and not at the Conference Location?
We are co-sponsoring the 2017 AAEE Fair with the national education honorary, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP).  Because KDP’s conference venue is the Wyndham, the AAEE fair will be held there to try to make it as easy as possible for KDP’s future teachers to attend the fair in-between their conference events.  

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5. Are there recommendations for transportation from the Pittsburgh Airport to the Embassy?
Public Transportation: 28X Airport Flyer

  • Super Shuttle: If booked online, receive a $4 roundtrip discount (DISCOUNT CODE: 83YN2)
  • ExecuCar Private Sedan: If booked online, receive a $6 roundtrip discount (DISCOUNT CODE: 83YN2)
  • Uber: approximately $30 one way
  • Yellow Cab/zTrip: approximately $40 one way

6. What can I expect if I need to park my vehicle?

  • Self-parking – Across the street from the Embassy, self-parking is available in the Mellon Square parking garage. The fee is $19/night Monday through Friday and $5/night on Saturday and Sunday (does not include in and out privileges).
  • Valet Parking at the Embassy Suites - Offered to overnight guests for $32 per night and includes in and out privileges.

7. I need to ship materials for the career fair/conference, where do I send it?
Materials to the hotel: Boxes can be sent to the Wyndham hotel no more than three days prior to the start of the conference, 11/9/16. We are awaiting the proper address and will update shortly.

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8. Are my meals included in the conference fee? - All meals are included in your conference registration except for Monday evening, “Night on the Town,” which involves dinner on your own.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the registration table to attend some featured restaurants as a group, or you can explore on your own.

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9. What's the weather like in Pittsburgh? – Here’s an AccuWeather link.  As is typical for INDOOR hotel temperatures, we would suggest you wear layers of clothing so that you can adjust as needed.  

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10. Should I bring business cards? – Bring lots!  We’ll be doing a networking event Wednesday and throughout the conference it is common practice to exchange business cards.  Building professional relationships is an intentional goal of our AAEE conferences!

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11. What time is check in for employers at the Job Fair? - If you are attending the job fair, check-in is 1:30-2:30 pm at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  The doors will open to candidates at 3:00pm and will stay open until 6:00pm. 

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12.
 Why would I bring Giveaway Items from my organization – Everybody likes some swag!  We’ll give you an opportunity to tout your organization (or city/state!) with your giveaways. Please bring several items for our popular AAEE Competition for Giveaways on Thursday, and you’ll walk away with some new swag, too.

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13. And don't forget — we have Special Drawings on Thursday!
 – At the conclusion of the conference, we will be giving away special items like a free AAEE membership and free AAEE 2018 conference registration. You must be present to win!

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14. I am unable to attend the conference and/or career fair, can I receive a refund?
Our Refund Policy: All refunds must be requested in writing. Refunds will be processed after 10/24/17. A $50 cancellation administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. Refund policy is based on day registration cancellation is received. September 8, 2017 and before: 100% refund minus $50; September 9-30, 2017: 50% refund minus $50; October 1 and after: no refunds.

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