Banquet Seating

With much consideration, there is a new process in place for Banquet Seating. We hope that this new process will help tame the urgancy to run into the hall and find a table. Please review the information below very carefully.

The Banquet Hall will be divided into four (4) sections. Each section will be assigned a specific entrance door, seating time and colored banquet ticket. (See Diagram)

Banquet Floor Layout

Wednesday evening (February 20), doors will open at the times specified below. Be prepared for the time to fluctuate 5 to 10 minutes in either direction.

Group 1 - 5:50 PM
Group 2 - 6:00 PM
Group 3 - 6:10 PM
Group 4 - 6:20 PM

Note: Yellow section is for VIPs, Blue section will be used for Founder's Finalists and the orange tables are overflow

For your convenience, the lobby doors will have roped off sections to help facilitate group lines. Each table will have a tent card matching the colored banquet ticket in the designated section. EAST/Each school(s) or attendees/guests will not have an assigned table or seat but will be required to sit in the assigned section. Ushers will be on hand/available in the banquet hall to help facilitate this process.

Choosing Your Group

After the banquet payment deadline on February 6th, conference registration will be closed.  Your Program Impact Assessment Online Submissions have a date and time stamp and we will use this information and the number of registered attendees to assign each school to a section beginning with the middle two sections (Group 2 and 3). Once a section is full, we will move to the next section until all the sections are filled. If you prefer Group 1 or 4 specifically, please email Melanie Ridlon directly and we will do our best to accomodate this request.

Banquet tickets will still be in the registration bag you receive at the conference. Minor changes to your registered attendees can be made at the registration desk. We will do our best to accomodate additional attendees by placing them in the overflow tables within your assigned group. If at that point all of the tables in your group are full, you will recieve the additional tickets needed in a different section.

(New) Facilitators will be asked to verify that the number of banquet and t-shirt tickets within their registration bag are accurate. If after registration you find you were actually missing a ticket one will have to be purchased.

Banquet Tickets

Visit the Banquet Ticket section for information on how to purchase tickets.

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