The NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO Annual Workshop Conference will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 25-27.

The largest training and information event for New Jersey school officials, Workshop will offer more than 200 learning opportunities, with more than 100 sessions accessible on the exhibit floor. Training will address the latest information on policy, negotiations, school law, curriculum, technology, integrative STEAM education, sustainability and other areas vital to effective school district leadership. The conference is a destination where educational leaders from across New Jersey can find solutions to the challenges they face in their school districts. Updates on Workshop 2016 programs are available at the Workshop website.

This year’s theme, Recognizing the Value of Every Student,” highlights the importance of working together to ensure that every student has the tools he or she needs to achieve and that we value each of their unique contributions in the classroom.

Registration/Pricing Workshop 2016 registration will open on May 2. The cost of Workshop group registration for boards of education and member charter schools is $1,400. The group registration covers up to 14 team members, which may include school board members, the business administrator, superintendent, facilities manager, curriculum coordinator and technology director. Registration must be handled by the school business administrator. Individual member registration is $275. Business administrators are encouraged to download and review the registration instructions prior to registering.

Housing Information Housing for Workshop 2016 will open on May 2. Blocks of rooms have been secured at a number of hotels in Atlantic City for Workshop 2016 attendees. Hotel information will be listed on the Workshop website on May 2. Housing must also be handled by the school business administrator.

Badge Pilot Program NJSBA is also proud to announce that Burlington, Middlesex, and Union counties have been selected for participation in our on-site badge printing pilot program. Workshop attendees from these three districts will be able to print their own badges at registration outside of Hall D at the Convention Center in Atlantic City using a barcode they receive via email. (Accommodations will be made for attendees who forget to bring their barcodes.)

The on-site badge printing process has worked well for attendees at other statewide conferences and national-level conventions. The goal is to increase efficiency, and provide convenience to Workshop attendees, by streamlining the process.

Check the Workshop 2016 website often for updates and to learn more about this year’s conference .