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Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is Convo 2018?
We’re glad you asked! Convo will take place November 1–3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.

Why should I attend?
Much time and thought went into choosing the theme “Designing the Future.” Teachers are creating the future, so we believe they should be designing it as well! Attendance at #KDPconvo18 will provide you with unique, innovative experiences that support your work in designing your classroom, community, and career—all elements that contribute to the creation of a future that is sustainable, equitable, and promising for ALL learners.

What is the cost to attend?
Pricing varies depending on your role and when you sign up. Please visit the Registration page for fees and more information.

Are there any scholarships available to attend?
Yes, there are 10 - $750 scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students as well as newer Pre-K–12 teachers (in first 5 years of classroom instruction). Applications were due May 31, 2018, and we anticipate letting recipients know by June 15, 2018.

What meals are included with registration?
A full registration includes the following food and beverage events:
How do I identify any special needs?
We want to make your conference experience as smooth as possible. If you have special dietary needs please be sure to identify them during the registration process. All other needs such as hearing impaired or handicap accessibility should be communicated to Tina Paris at tina@kdp.org or 317-829-1535.

Where can I submit a presentation proposal?
The deadline for proposal submissions has passed. Notification of acceptance went out in early May.

When should I register?
Now! You’ll want to register by August 31 to ensure you receive the lowest rate. However, online registration will be open until October 10. After that date, you must register on-site in Indianapolis, IN.

What is the dress code for attendees?
Dress is business casual.

What is the cost for a guest room at the Hyatt Regency?
The cost for guest rooms is $139 plus tax.

Is there transportation from the airport to the hotel?
Yes, you can learn more about ground transportation options on our Hotel & Travel page.

Will there be any free time at Convo?
There is plenty of time to explore Indianapolis while at Convo. Thursday and Friday evenings are free, as well as Saturday afternoon after the luncheon. Be sure to check out the registration page for additional opportunities!

Can I be a conference sponsor or exhibitor?
Yes! Many sponsorship options are available. Head to the Exhibit page to learn more.

My question isn’t listed. Who should I contact?
Please send your question to Tina Paris, Event & Executive Coordinator, at tina@kdp.org or call the Headquarters Office at (800) 284-3167.