Hotel and Travel

 

COVID-19 Travel and Safety Planning

At NICERC, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We understand that there are heightened concerns surrounding travel and conference attendance due to COVID-19. As of March 11, 2020, CEDF is still scheduled to occur as planned. The current risk assessment for COVID-19 during the event in June is considered low. We are actively evaluating the situation and will communicate any important updates immediately through our regular communications channels including this page, email and social media. You may also contact us directly at info@nicerc.org.

Hotel Reservations

CEDF attendees are responsible for their own lodging accommodations.

For convenience, NICERC has reserved a limited block of rooms available for a special conference rate on-site June 21-24 at the Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport.

Group rate booking is available until May 31, 2020.

Transportation to the Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport

Located just 10 minutes from the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, Hilton offers a complimentary airport shuttle, 4am-12am. Call 952-854-2100 on arrival to request.

Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd E.
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425

NICERC Travel Reimbursement Grant

Our goal is to remove barriers for teachers seeking training and resources.

That’s why we’re proud to offer assistance to teachers and administrators seeking to attend Cyber Education Discovery Forum. Complete the form below to apply for a $400 travel reimbursement grant* to assist with travel and lodging expenses.

*To receive travel grant funds, participants must attend all sessions during the Cyber Education Discovery Forum.

 

Round 1 of travel grant reimbursement grant applications opens February 1, 2020. Apply below.

NICERC Travel Grant Terms and Conditions

If you are awarded a travel grant and accept it, you agree to:
  1. Register for the CEDF within 2 weeks of award notification
  2. Attend all CEDF 2020 sessions
  3. Submit only approved travel expenses (Hilton Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport lodging; airfare or rental car)
Travel Reimbursement Grant: Important Information
What expenses are covered under NICERC's travel reimbursement grant?

Acceptable expenses include:

  • Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport lodging
  • Airfare or rental car

Non-accepted expenses include:

  • Local transportation (taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.)
  • Hotels, Airbnb, or lodging outside of Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport Hotel
  • Meals
  • Mileage or gas
  • Baggage fees

To receive travel grant funds, participants must attend all sessions during the Cyber Education Discovery Forum.

What are the qualifications for being awarded a travel reimbursement grant?

Application date, past attendance, geographical diversity, and other factors are considered when awarding travel reimbursement grants. They are awarded on a rolling basis as determined by volume and acceptance rate of applicants.

What is the process for receiving funds from a travel grant?

You will be notified of your award status within 7 days of applying for a travel grant. To accept your travel grant, you must register for the Cyber Education Discovery Forum within 14 days of notification. You must then submit the following at or after the Cyber Education Discovery Forum in order to receive reimbursement:

  1. Receipts from travel expenses (acceptable receipts include airfare or hotel)
  2. A completed expense report which you will receive from NICERC by email

Once these items are submitted at or after the Cyber Education Discovery Forum, you will receive a check by mail within 14 business days at the address you provide at registration. Receipts and expense reports must be submitted by July 17, 2020  in order to receive reimbursement.

To receive travel grant funds, participants must attend all sessions during the Cyber Education Discovery Forum.