VEA at the 2014 NEA Convention
If you’re a VEA delegate to the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly in Denver, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ll post resources and updates here to help you plan and make the most out of your NEA convention experience. The most recent posts will always be at the top of the page.
The NEA publishes its own home page for the RA, located here. That will contain additional info that may be of interest to you.
RESOURCES POSTED APRIL 17
Camp/Club NEA. Camp NEA welcomes children ages 6 months - 9 years. Club NEA welcomes youth ages 10 years - 16 years. For more information on childcare services and registration, click here.
RESOURCES POSTED APRIL 16
Denver Wellness Tips.
Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because it is located exactly one mile above sea level. Most travelers commonly require a few days to adjust to the low humidity and decreased air pressure.
Click here to read guidelines for delegates with physical challenges.
Denver sits at 5,280 feet, so those of us from Virginia may suffer the effects of altitude sickness. Symptoms of altitude sickness are severe headache, weakness, nausea, lack of appetite, or dizziness. Get ready for your trip by drinking extra water beginning three days before your trip and continue to hydrate often while you’re in Denver. For more on altitude sickness and its prevention, click here.
RESOURCES POSTED APRIL 8
Order Convention Shirt. All delegates are encouraged to purchase an attractive black VEA polo shirt to use on the “wear black” day of convention. The shirt was the choice of our NEA Convention Planning Committee. Shirts are pre-ordered and then delivered to our host hotel in Denver. To place our bulk order, please don’t miss the deadline of May 2. Fill out your order now.
RESOURCES POSTED APRIL 4
Agenda. This is NEA’s working agenda, with additional information for Virginia highlighted. Travel day out to Denver is June 30. Read more.
Hotel. VEA Delgates will stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202. Online registration is now open. Click here to register or call 1-888-233-9527 and ask for the discounted rate for Virginia Education Association.
Air Travel. Learn more about airline options including NEA-secured discounts from American and Delta. Read more.
Shuttle Service. Get the scoop on a discount on NEA’s preferred service to shuttle you between the airport and your hotel. Read more.