Where’s my badge?

ConventionBadge2016Your NJEA Convention badge is one of the best benefits of your NJEA membership—you get it because you’re a member. Nonmembers pay as much as $150 to attend the convention.

This year, recording your attendance at a professional development session or providing your contact information to an exhibitor will be simple—you’ll just “tap” your badge and go! Your attendance will be recorded, and NJEA will deliver your PD certificates electronically (see below).

How do I get my badge?

All members who attended the NJEA Convention in 2014 and 2015 will receive their badges in the mail during the week of Oct. 10.

Any NJEA member who comes to Atlantic City without a badge will be able to print one on-site at the convention center or any NJEA-contracted hotel beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. All you’ll need is your NJEA membership card or a picture ID.

New members who aren’t yet in the NJEA membership system, or members with expired membership cards, will be able to talk with staff from NJEA’s membership processing office at the Convention Center to ensure NJEA’s records are accurate before they obtain their badge.

Members may request guest badges onsite by scanning their convention badge.

What’s so special about these badges?

Using the technology embedded in the new badges, Professional Development certificates will be issued electronically after members scan into each classroom.

Using the existing NJEA PD Transcript system, NJEA will record and report your attendance at convention sessions. You’ll receive an email with a link to your certificates early in the week following the Convention.

I need my PD certificate when I get back to school. How can I get one?

Grab your smartphone or tablet. On the NJEA Convention mobile app you’ll find your transcript and see that NJEA has captured your attendance as soon as the session ends.

NJEA is also providing self-serve printing stations in the Atlantic City Convention Center where you can print a transcript before you leave.

Certificates of Attendance at the convention will be issued in the same manner as the recent past. You’ll scan your badge to print your Certificate of Attendance.