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NEA Representative Assembly

June 30 – July 5, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street
Boston, MA

The 2017 NEA Representative Assembly (RA) will convene at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). The first caucus of the Illinois Education Association-NEA (IEA) delegation will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017. Morning meetings of the IEA caucus are scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on July 1, and each morning thereafter. Delegates should plan on attending all caucus meetings. The first NEA RA business session will be held on July 2. Based on recent experience, delegates should expect the final session to adjourn no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on July 5. Please schedule your travel so you can be at the RA until the final gavel. More information available at ra.nea.org


Westin Boston Waterfront – SOLD OUT
IEA Caucus Hotel, connected by sky bridge to the BCEC
Room Rate – $217/night ($248.36 including tax)

Renaissance Boston Waterfront – SOLD OUT
A luxury hotel, 5-minute walk to the Westin Boston Waterfront
Room Rate – $229/night ($262.09 including tax)

Illinois Night and Other Options

Use the button below to book:

  • Order IEA “Illinois Night” dinner tickets (Reception at 5:45 p.m., June 30)
    This year, Illinois Night will be “A Farewell to Cinda,” including a sit down, plated dinner (with a cash bar and the option to buy bottles of wine for your table), a live comedy show performed by the zany and hilarious Improv Asylum. Tickets are $78.00 and include a pre-dinner reception with one beverage ticket.
  • Pre-order IEA-Logo Sweatshirts (red or black)
    Due to increased shipping costs, sweatshirts will not be available for sale at the IEA Caucus. All sweatshirts must be pre-ordered.
  • IEA Foundation T-shirts for the NEA RA (long or short sleeves)
    A limited number of this year’s T-shirt will be available for sale at the IEA Caucus.
  • To note any dietary restrictions
  • Volunteer to be a State Contact

Please note: This link is not a “registration” site for the IEA Caucus. Caucus check-in will occur onsite in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Book RA Options

Event Schedule

An up-to-date schedule for the 2017 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. View the NEA schedule.

Download IEA Highlighted Schedule

Community Outreach Volunteer Activities in Boston
Each year delegates have the opportunity to volunteer part of their time by participating in organized activities that give back to the Host Community. The NEA Community Outreach Committee has planned volunteer opportunities primarily for the two days before the NEA RA. View the details.

Guidelines for Delegates with Physical Challenges
Registration for Delegates with Physical Challenges is now open. To receive transportation services, delegates who qualify for Physically Challenged Services must fill out the online form for Physically Challenged Services and submit it by June 1, 2017. Transportation is provided for official Annual Meeting events only and does not include airport transfers or State-affiliate sponsored functions and events. Go to the registration link to sign up, or go to the 2017 Guidelines for Physically Challenged Delegates for more information.

Camp/Club NEA: 2017 NEA RA Childcare Registration
Follow the links below for Annual Meeting childcare services information. Use these links to register for Camp/Club NEA and view the 2017 Club NEA Code of Conduct Agreement.

Flight/Amtrak Information
NEA has arranged for discounts for travel on United and Amtrak. View travel information.

Getting from the Airport to the Hotel
For all delegates attending the NEA RA, information about public ground-transportation options to and from Boston Logan International Airport, including bus, shuttle, and taxi. View ground-travel information.

Public transportation is a good option for IEA delegates trying to get from the airport to the Westin Waterfront, Renaissance, or Aloft/Element. The Silver Line has luggage racks, is free from Logan into the city, and you don’t have to transfer to get close to our hotels. View the Silver Line schedule and interactive street map.