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Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is Convo 2019?
We’re glad you asked! Convo will take place October 24–26, 2019 at the Marriott Waterside in Norfolk, VA.

Why should I attend?
We believe that as educators, YOU hold the power to shape the future. Your influence on students through your voice, actions, and thinking builds a foundation they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Attendance at #KDPconvo19 will provide you with unique, innovative experiences that support the work in the 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.

What meals are included with registration?
A full registration includes the following food and beverage events:

Where can I submit a presentation proposal?
The deadline for proposal submissions has passed. Notification of acceptance will go out in late April or 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 3. After that date, you must register on-site in Norfolk, VA.

What is the dress code for attendees?
Conference attire is business casual. Suggested attire for the closing banquet is cocktail or business.

What is the cost for a guest room?
Both the Marriott and The Main are offering a guest rooms rate of $149 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 Norfolk while at Convo. The hotels offer the KDP room rate 3 days before and 3 days after Convo. Thursday and Friday evenings are free to explore the surroundings as well. 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.