NEA RA 2014

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NEA Convention 2014 in Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center

July 1-6, 2014      Watch this page for updates!      Watch the NEA website for updates!

Tentative NEA 2014 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly Agenda    

Travel Dates:  Plan your travel to arrive in Denver on June 30 and depart on July 7.  GROUP DRESS DAYS:  July 3 ~ wear your Seahawks gear or other Washington team gear;  July 4 ~ wear your Red, White, and Blue; July 6 ~ wear Red for Education!  Bring your favorite red shirt.  The WEA Store has red shirts and most are on 50% off!  Check out www.washingtonea.org/store.

Informational meeting was held at the 2014 WEA Representative Assembly. View Handout from that meeting.

 

In January 2014, local presidents received TWO emails from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The emails were titled "NEA RA Delegate Allocation Notification" and "NEA RA Allocation Information."  The Delegate Election Report Form and other related information can be found at http://www.nea.org/delegaterequirements.  The number of delegates for your association will be listed at the top portion of the "NEA RA Allocation information" email

Official election forms are due to WEA by April 10, 2014, attention Christina Martinez.   Mailing address is Washington Education Association, PO Box 9100, Federal Way, WA 98036-9100.  Email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NEA delegates will receive their credentials packet from NEA in mid-June in their US mail.  Delegates will also receive a WEA Delegate Handbook in their US mail.

Delegates with Physical Challenges ~ Those registering as a Delegate with Physical Challenges will need to request any services right away at:  http://www.nea.org/grants/anual-meeting-delegate-resources.html.  Space is limited, the deadline will be on May 31, 2014.  Do not wait until you arrive on-site to request such services.  The website noted contains requirements and guidelines for the services offered.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Nzinga Damali-Cathie, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (202) 822-7009.

Washington's Headquarter Hotel ~ Delegates will be staying at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  Our conference rates are $159 plus 14.75% tax per night for single or double rooms.  Lodging reservations will launch as online reservations system at 7 a.m. on April 14 for LOCAL DELEGATES. The system closes at midnight on June 8.  Reservations may also be made during this same time frame by phoning 1-888-627-8405...to get the discounted nightly rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the NEA Convention with the Washington delegation.  Conference rates are also available five days prior and five days after the NEA Convention, based upon availability.  The hotel will require each guest at check-in to pay $100 for incidentals for their entire stay and replenish the account back to the $100 level should it fall below $50.  Remember...Link and phone reservation line are not active until 7 a.m. on April 14.

Association credit card payment for hotel stay ~ Association credit card paying for multiple hotel rooms?  Association paying for hotel room for delegate who is not an authorized signer on that credit card?  No problem with a little preplanning.  Avoid slowdown at hotel front desk on day of arrival.  The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel requires credit card preauthorization by midnight June 25 for these situations.  Download their credit card preauthorization form and FAX to the hotel.  Instructions are on the form. 

Why book reservations at our contracted hotel?  Here's why...

STATE DELEGATES ~ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , WEA Meeting Planner, will make hotel reservations for STATE DELEGATES.  Return the State Delegate Hotel Reservation Form to her by Monday, May 19, 2014.  Lodging is based on double occupancy.

WEA will pay roundtrip transportation expenses up to $450 for State Delegates.  Use the WEA travel site Egencia.com if you have a profile.  Need help...contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 509-324-2162.  State Delegates making and paying for their own airline reservations will be reimbursed up to $450 and are encouraged to shop for roundtrip airfares priced at no more than $450. 

Childcare Services ~ Need childcare while attending NEA Representative Assembly?  NEA can help!  Check out this website for further information and instructions.      

NEA hotel shuttle bus routes ~ NEA will provide complimentary shuttle bus service between the NEA contracted hotels and the Colorado Convention Center.  Our hotel is located on the BROWN ROUTE EIGHT route.  Map of downtown Denver NEA contracted hotelsMap of metro area Denver NEA contracted hotels.

Handout at 2014 WEA Representative Assembly

                                                         

Tentative Washington Delegate Event Schedule ~ NEA Representative Assembly 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014   Delegates arrive in Denver and check into hotel
     
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration and exhibits  ~ Colorado Convention Center
  9:00 a.m. New delegate orientation  ~  at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
  10:00 a.m.-noon Caucus meeting  ~  at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
  noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch break
  1:00-3:00 p.m. Caucus meeting  ~  at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
  3:00-5:00 p.m. Registration, exhibits, open hearings  ~  Colorado Convention Center
  8:00-10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception  ~  at hotel in Tower Bulding South Convention Lobby (not Colorado Convention Center)
     
Wednesday, July 2, 2014   No caucus meetings
  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration, exhibits, open hearings  ~  Colorado Convention Center
  6:30-10 p.m. Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner  ~ location TBD (formal dress occasion)
     
Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:00-9:00 a.m. Caucus meeting ~ at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
 Seahawks Gear Day! 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. NEA Representative Assembly ~ Colorado Convention Center
     
Friday, July 4, 2014    
  7:00-9:00 a.m.  Caucus meeting ~  at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
  10:00 am. -6:00 p.m. NEA Representative Assembly ~ Colorado Convention Center
  8:30 a.m.-noon Washington delegates' voting time to be confirmed ~ Colorado Convention Center
     
Saturday, July 5, 2014    
  7:00-9:00 a.m. Caucus meeting ~ at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
  10:00 am. -6:00 p.m. NEA Representative Assembly ~ Colorado Convention Center
     
Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:00-9:00 a.m. Caucus meeting ~ at hotel in Plaza D-E Meeting Room
 Wear Red Shirt Day! 10:00 a.m.-adjournment     NEA Representative Assembly ~ Colorado Convention Center
     
Monday, July 7, 2014   Travel home with wonderful memories!

 Future NEA Annual Meeting and Representataive Assembly:

  • July 1-6, 2015  Orlando, FL
  • July 3-8, 2016  Washington, DC
  • June 30-July 5, 2017  Boston, MA
  • June 30-July 5, 2018  Minneapolis, MN
  • July 2-7, 2019  Houston, TX