Conferences

REGISTER HERE | Registration Fees | Cancellation & Refund Policy | Conference Objectives
SET Training | SEE Training | NSEA Above and Beyond | Conference Newcomer's Session
Hotel Information | Community Service Project | What to Bring
Conference Schedule & Workshops | Submit Program Proposal

Registration Fees
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-- CONFERENCE & TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM --

Member is defined as a paid member of NSEA or NEASEA. Information about becoming an NSEA or NEASEA member is available online at http://www.nsea.info/docs/forms/memApp.html and http://www.neasea.org/joinrenew-now respectively.

Conference registration includes: ONE admission to conference general and breakout sessions, plus all meals noted on the conference schedule.

NSEA or NEASEA Member Registration submitted by September 23, 2016 $415
NSEA or NEASEA Member Registration submitted after September 23, 2016 $465
Non-Member Registration submitted by September 23, 2016 $565
Non-Member Registration submitted after September 23, 2016 $615
One Day Registration for NSEA or NEASEA Member (October 12 or 13, 2016) $260
One Day Registration Non-Member (October 12 or 13, 2016) $285
SEE Training Track A Registration $189
SEE Training Track B Registration $189
Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training Registration for NSEA/NEASEA Members $ 59
Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training Registration for Non-Members $ 69

Cancellation & Refund Policy
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NSEA hopes everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, NSEA knows extenuating circumstances do occur. The NSEA Cancellation and Refund Policy will be followed to assure consistency.

Conference registration canceled on-line on or before 09/23/2016, is refundable and subject to a $20 administrative fee. If you have not paid your conference registration by this date and are canceling, you will be billed a $20 administrative fee.

Registrants canceling after 9/23/2016 will be responsible for the full amount due whether they have paid or not. If you fail to attend the conference after registering without officially canceling, you will be liable for the full amount due whether you have paid or not.

Refund eligibility for training session cancellations or non-attendance is decided by the individual region that is hosting the training.

Registration fees may be transferred to another individual at your college/university who is a member of NSEA or the regional association co-hosting the conference and or event.

Conference Objectives
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  • Enhance a common understanding of the roles student employment professionals play and how we enhance student learning.
  • Discover methods and means for recognizing and promoting student employment at our campuses.
  • Understand how and where change is occurring within student employment, higher education, and federal regulations.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to execute ethical and effective student employment programs.
  • Refresh your individual and community spirit.

Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training: Legal Issues in Student Employment
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David Lichtenberg, an attorney with Fisher Phillips and expert in the field, will discuss how labor laws affect student employment in this half-day SET training to be held post-conference on Friday October 14, 2016 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Like any employer, colleges and universities must adhere to federal laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX, as well as state and city laws that may apply. With compliance a major concern on campuses today, those attending will receive the knowledge necessary to help ensure their student employment programs and their schools remain in compliance with employment laws.

"Legal Issues in Student Employment" SET Training is a must-attend for supervisors and anyone involved in student employment.

Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training
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SEE Training is comprised of two one-day, professional seminars that will teach you the skills critical to the success of every student employment professional as well as to your university's student employment program. These "hands-on" workshops immerse participants in all aspects of running a successful student employment office and provide a framework for you to sharpen existing skills and acquire new ones.

Track A: Legal Issues in Student Employment
  • Employment Regulations
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Employing International Students
  • I-9's and W-4's
  • Interviewing & Selection
  • FERPA
Track B: Job Development & FWS in Student Employment
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) - Program Management and Administration
  • FWS - Student Eligibility
  • FWS - Job Location and Development (JLD) Administration
  • Marketing Your Student Employment Program
  • FWS - Allowable employment
  • FWS - Off-Campus Programs
  • FWS - Community Service

Expert trainers will provide you with well-researched, practical information you can apply immediately. You will receive a wide range of the most important student employment information, access to an expert, the opportunity to share information with colleagues, a training manual, and a Certificate of Completion. Click here to learn more about SEE Training.

NSEA Above and Beyond Certificate Program
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This professional development program combines the best of NSEA's conference sessions and volunteer opportunities into one unique program that honors the commitment of members to not only explore areas within student employment but to expand their own personal growth.

Program participants will be awarded an NSEA Professional Development Certificate for completing the requirements.

Conference Newcomer's Session
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NSEA is all about people sharing their ideas, time and energy. If you are new to the association or you are interested in getting involved, we would like to meet you. This is your chance to meet the NSEA Board of Directors, other members, and learn more about the association. Refer to the actual conference schedule for meeting location and time at the beginning of the conference.

Hotel Information
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Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Standard Bedroom View

Hotel Entrance

Hotel Lobby

Located in the heart of the downtown business district, the renowned AAA Four Diamond award-winning Omni William Penn Hotel is an historic landmark elegantly renovated for the 21st-century traveler. The hotel is just steps away from the Convention Center, sporting and cultural venues and a variety of shopping. Adjacent to the Pittsburgh Metro Rail System, you will have the convenience to explore the city at ease with stops in Downtown, North Shore Stadiums and Station Square.

Hotel Reservation Information
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI or on-line at this link. If calling, inform the reservationist that you are attending the NSEA Conference to ensure the NSEA room rate. All reservations must be guaranteed by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be billed the first night's room rate and tax cancellation fee. Check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is 12:00 noon.

Hotel Omni Select Guest Rewards
Enroll in Omni Select Guest Rewards Program prior to your arrival and receive free 3MB guestroom WIFI! Click here to be directed to the Omni Loyalty page to sign up.

Hotel Early Departure Fees
In the event a member, who has requested a room within the Group Block, checks out prior to the reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee in the amount equal to one night's room and tax to the member's account. Members wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Omni William Penn Hotel at or before check-in of any change in their planned length of stay.

Reservations made after the deadline may be accepted depending on the hotel space and rate availability.

Hotel Room Rates
Room rates are per night and do not include applicable state and local taxes. The NSEA conference rates are as follows:

$165 - Single or double occupancy $189 - Triple occupancy
$209 - Quadruple occupancy $20 for each additional person

Guestroom rates will be available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates based on availability at the time of reservation.

The last day to reserve a room at the NSEA conference rate is Friday September 9, 2016.

Hotel Parking
Parking at the hotel is approximately $35 per day and is limited.

Driving Instructions

From Pittsburgh International Airport - 30 minutes/19 miles
Follow the signs to Pittsburgh via I-279 North (Fort/Pitt Bridge and Tunnel). Go through the tunnel. Take the Liberty Avenue Exit (straight off the bridge). Proceed approximately 3 blocks and turn right on Sixth Avenue. At the third intersection, turn right onto William Penn Place. The hotel is located on the left.

From the North - via I-79 South
Take I-79S to I-279S. Proceed on I-279S to I-579S (Veteran's Bridge). From I-579S take the Sixth Avenue/Exit (Mellon Arena), bear right on Sixth Avenue and cross Grant Street. Go one block and turn left on William Penn Place to the hotel's main entrance on the left.

From the South & West -via I-79 North
From I-79N, follow the signs to I-376 East to Pittsburgh. Follow I-376E to Pittsburgh (Fort/Pitt Tunnel.) Go through the tunnel. Take the Liberty Avenue Exit (straight off the bridge). Continue for approximately 3 blocks. Turn right on Sixth Avenue. At the third intersection, turn right onto William Penn Place. The hotel is located on the left.

From the East - via I-76w & I-376W
Take I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and exit on to I-376W towards Pittsburgh. Take the Grant Street Exit (on the left) to Grant Street. Follow Grant Street 6 blocks to Sixth Avenue and then turn left onto Sixth Avenue. Immediately turn left onto William Penn Place to the hotel's main entrance.

Options from the Pittsburgh International Airport

  • Taxi Service: Approximately $40
  • Private Car Service: $65 - $70
  • Shuttle Service: Approximately $25 one way per person/$50 round trip per person
    • Shuttle service is available 24 hours - an appointment is needed after 6:00 PM
    • Shuttle reservations must be made 6-12 hours in advance

Metro System
Adjacent to the hotel is the "T" or Pittsburgh Metro System (links all points of downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square). The metro is free in the downtown area and stops include:

  • Steel Plaza at One Mellon Center (hotel station)
  • Gateway Center
  • Wood Street
  • Station Square - located across the river (entertainment complex, restaurants and shopping)

Community Service Project - Beverly's Birthdays
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Each year, NSEA and its members give back to the community by adopting a local charity and organizing activities to benefit it. This year's charity is Beverly's Birthdays, whose mission is to provide birthday celebrations for homeless children in the Pittsburgh Region - http://www.beverlysbirthdays.org/.

Beverly's Birthdays

A little bit about Beverly's Birthdays...

In March of 2011, Beverly's Birthdays founder, Megs Yunn, met a young girl, Beverly, who shared with Ms. Megs that she had never had her own birthday party or even her own slice of birthday cake. Inspired by Beverly's story, Megs decided to start an organization that provides birthday celebrations for homeless children in the Pittsburgh Region. Beverly's Birthdays became an official nonprofit in February 2012 and received our 501c3 status in August 2012. Today, Beverly's Birthdays currently partners with 54 agencies across the Pittsburgh region operating five programs to ensure that no child is forgotten on his/her special day. Since our inception we have provided birthday experiences for over 10,000 children.

Birthday Cheer Bin Wish List - These are the presents our kids receive on their actual birthdays.

Five Below and Giant Eagle Gift Cards Toddler Books/Toys
Headphones Coloring Books
Size 1 Diapers Infant Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Teen Beauty Kits (perfumes, make-up, lotions etc.) Art Supplies (crayons, markers etc.)
Superhero Toys/Activity Books Card Games
Lego Kits Snack Size Food/Candy
Pittsburgh Sports Accessories (hats, posters, bags etc.) Teenage Activity Books (Sudoku, journals)

These are gift suggestions. Beverly's Birthdays serves children ages 0-21 so don't be afraid to donate other creative toys and presents that YOU think are neat too!

What to Bring
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  • Items for the resource table (program manuals, handouts, marketing tools, etc.) that you want to share with other attendees
  • Item(s) for the Silent Auction and/or items for the charity
  • Business cards for networking with other attendees

Those attending their first NSEA conference should know that the membership goes all out to make them feel welcome and at home! Many new student employment professionals enhance their training and develop valuable contacts at the conference. Returning participants agree that they get great ideas and solve pressing issues by networking with colleagues so remember to bring plenty of business cards.

The weather in Pittsburgh in October is in the low to mid-60's. Layer, layer, layer. NEASEA members will no doubt find the weather quite enjoyable whereas our southern and west coast NSEA members may feel like there is a chill in the air. It is autumn and the weather can be unpredictable but the foliage is spectacular in western Pennsylvania.

Conference Schedule & Workshops
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The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Annual Conference co-hosted by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) provides pertinent training through a variety of relevant workshops geared towards the participant's professional development.

Attending this conference provides the opportunity for professionals to learn and train with other administrators from a wide range of states and types of institutions. Student Employment professionals come together to connect and collaborate on best practices, emerging trends and, most importantly, to build long-lasting relationships. There is always a wide a range of training topics, including the latest federal update.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Twenty Engaging Session Presentations
  • ABC's of JLD, Federal Work-Study & Community Service
  • Marketing and Promotion Ideas
  • International Student Employment
  • Professional Development Tools & Strategies

Tentative Conference Schedule

Monday, October 10, 2016
9:00 AM-5:00 PM SEE Training-Track A
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
9:00 AM-5:00 PM SEE Training-Track B
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-10:15 AM Keynote Address - Conference Kickoff
10:30 AM-11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM-1:45 PM Lunch
Community Service/Silent Auction Benefitting Beverly's Birthdays
2:00 PM-3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions #1: Choose from 4 sessions
3:30 PM-4:45 PM Concurrent Sessions #2: Choose from 4 sessions
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Welcome and Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 13, 2016
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM-9:15 AM Business Meeting
9:30 AM-10:45 AM Concurrent Sessions #3: Choose from 4 sessions
10:45 AM-11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM-11:45 PM Concurrent Sessions #4: Choose from 4 sessions
12:00 PM-1:45 PM Lunch
Federal Update/NASFAA
2:00 PM-3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions #5: Choose from 4 sessions
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Concurrent Sessions: Regional meetings
4:15 PM-4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM-5:45 PM Concurrent Sessions #6: Choose from 4 sessions
5:45 PM Conference Ends
Evening Dinner - On Your Own - "Dine Around"-Join new colleagues for dinner at area restaurants
Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast on Your Own
9:00 AM-1:00 PM SET Training-Employment Law for Student Employment Administrators

The conference will begin at 8:00a.m. Wednesday October 12, 2016 and will end late afternoon Thursday October 13, 2016.

On Friday October 14, 2016, from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., David Lichtenberg of the law offices of Fisher Phillip will conduct a post-conference Student Employment Tutorial (SET) training. David is returning for this half day session at the request of many members who attended his employment law session at the 2015 NSEA Conference. There will be a nominal fee for this SET training. Plan to stay in Pittsburgh through this session. You will be glad if you do. For more information, see SET Training above.




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