DCU Center Worcester - December 2, 2019

2019 New England Section Annual Meeting – December 2nd, 2019



Why is the Annual Meeting in Worcester, I thought it was held in Warwick?

Based on survey this past spring the NEITE membership, the Annual Meeting Committee has strived to develop a new meeting in keeping with organization goals. The new location is more central to the membership and at the crossroads of New England, with access to multiple transportation options.

Does the conference have a hotel or room Block?

No, there is no formal block. However, The Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and The AC Marriot are all within two blocks of the DCU Center.

Where do I park and does it cost anything?

Parking is available at the Major Taylor Blvd. Garage.
30 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608

What are the other transportation options for attending the meeting?

Union Station is a quarter mile/5-minute walk to the DCU Center.
The MBTA Framingham / Worcester Line runs from 4:40 AM to 1:51 AM (M-F). There are departures from South Station every ~85 minutes during off-peak hours 7:30 – 11:55 AM and departures from Worcester in the evening at 7:20, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:35 PM. Please see MBTA schedule here.
There are also intercity bus lines of Peter Pan and Greyhound to/from Boston, Hartford, New Haven, and Providence.

There are also intercity bus lines of Peter Pan and Greyhound to/from Boston, Hartford, New Haven, and Providence.

What is new about the meeting this year?

  • Parallel Technical Tracks
  • Training Lite Track (2 hours)
  • Networking Hour with engaging new group competition activity
  • New Annual Awards Format

Will there be all day training or PDH opportunities?

New this year will be lite training track for those who training but can’t commit a whole day. Technical sessions will also provide professional development credit. A total of 4 PDHs are available.

Will there be a social networking hour?

Yes, we expect the duration to be similar but new this year will be an interactive competition for those looking to socialize in a different way. Don’t worry there will be plenty of time to catch up with colleagues and meet someone new along the way.

When will the agenda come out/how many speakers?

Check back soon!

When will registration open? How will it occur?

Expect registration to open in early October. Please check back here for electronic registration. New this year, payment by electronic forms in addition to check.