Monday, October 01, 2018

Fwd: RAED Logistics

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From: Williams, Colin

Hi RAED session presenters,

We're so excited for Regional Arts Education Day and hope you are, too! In advance of next Monday, I'm sharing with you some important logistical information that will be helpful as you prepare for our day of learning. I'd also like to note that, if you requested materials for your sessions, we have provided what you requested, but please bring any other materials you may need to facilitate your sessions. Please also send me information/PDFs of handouts/etc. for inclusion on the Convene app ASAP if you would like to provide digital resources to our participants.

Where: As you're probably aware, we'll be meeting at Pittsburgh Greenway Professional Development Center. The building is situated at 1400 Crucible St., Pittsburgh 15205. A map of the building is attached. 

When: Please plan to arrive at 8am for breakfast. Our day will officially kick off with a performance by the Pittsburgh Miller African-Centered Academy drum ensemble at 8:45 and run until around 4pm.

Transportation: There is some parking on site, but if you're able to carpool with friends or colleagues, that will save on gas and prevent the lot from filling up too quickly! The bus routes G2, 26, 27, and 29 all stop relatively close to Greenway if you prefer to use public transit. The building's floors are numbered in descending order. You'll enter on the first floor through the Gifted Center, and we'll be on the second floor down (see the attached building map).

App: Please download the Thomson Reuters Convene app if you haven't yet (see attached image) for all things Regional Arts Education Day! You can use code RAED2018 to access our event.

Sessions and affinity groups: Your assigned sessions will be listed on your nametags when you arrive. As much as possible, we have tried to accommodate your preferences. During lunch, we will also have casual affinity groups to foster further discussion. Please navigate to this survey to indicate which sessions most interest you (choose three):

Dress: Business casual or whatever you're most comfortable with, with the caveat that some of you will be in hands-on sessions that may be a little messier (e.g., fiber arts).

Food: As noted, breakfast and lunch will be provided! We have made every effort to consider dietary restrictions, including by providing vegan and vegetarian options. You are welcome to bring a snack along if you think you'll be hungry between meals.

What to bring: Please bring a laptoptablet, or other device with you. You may also bring promotional materials from your organization or school district to share on our promotional table. We also encourage you all to tweet about RAED by using #RAED2018 and shouting us out @ArtsEdCollab.

That's all of the most important stuff to consider. Please reach out by the end of the week if you have additional questions or concerns, and otherwise we look forward to seeing you all next week!




Colin Williams (he/his)
Manager of Programs and Communication
Arts Education Collaborative
Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1965
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
p: 412.201.7431
f: 412.201.7401

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