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STANYS 124th Annual Conference 
November 2 - 4, 2019

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THINGS TO DO AND KNOW ABOUT

Saturday and Sunday

STANYS Store

Visit the STANYS Store -Exhibits Area
Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 pm,
Sunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
and Monday 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Convention Center Lobby near Registration.

On sale are numerous items featuring the embroidered STANYS logo such as fleeces, golf polos, and denim shirts, as well as our STANYS cap. The Store will continue to carry men’s ties and the hot science themed socks. Back by popular demand, a fine selection of science theme jewelry will be available - shop early for these gems!!

Book Signings: link to information
Mr. Shawn Otto, Dr. Amy Vedder

NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of items in the STANYS Store will benefit the STANYS Foundation. 

ACCEPTS CASH, DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS

SOLAR OBSERVING

What's happening on the Sun?
Peer through a solar observing telescope to find out!

A member of the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy will help you observe and answer questions.

Saturday and Sunday
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This takes place on the terrace overlooking the Genesee River, Rochester Convention Center.


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CHESS CAFE & TEAM COMPETITION
Hosted by Syracuse Chess


Play chess or get a free lesson!
or
PLAY CHESS AS A SCHOOL TEAM!!
The school team that completes the most games will win a tournament chess set.

Enter your team at the Cafe to have your game total recorded. Minimum of two players required. Winner announced at the
Door Prize Giveaway event.

Upper Rochester Riverview Lobby
Saturday & Sunday 3 to 5PM.

VENDORS and EXHIBITS

Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall S, where you will find more than 50 Booths tended by representatives from over 45 companies. 

In addition, there is the STANYS Store as well as the NSTA booth.

Here under one roof, you’ll have the opportunity to view the latest in:

  • textbooks, 
  • audiovisual equipment, 
  • software, 
  • scientific equipment, 
  • microscopes,
  • science classroom materials 
and STANYS T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, fleeces, etc.

Representatives from Environmental Groups and Centers, and Scientific societies will also be on hand.

Saturday: Noon to 5pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm



CONCESSIONS/FOOD TRUCKS
Schedule 
Saturday:
Lower Lobby (Riverside Court):
7am – 12pm
Exhibit Hall: 11:30am – 5pm (Coupon)

Sunday:
Lower Lobby (Riverside Court)–
Coffee Cart from 7am – 10am
Exhibit Hall: 9am – 3:30pm (Coupon)

Monday:
Lower Lobby (Riverside Court)
7am – 11am


Rochester Food Trucks:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 am -2:00 pm Front of the Convention Center

4 TRUCKS!!

Saturday: Chefs Catering, Eat Greek, Wraps on Wheels, Meat the Press

Sunday: Chefs Catering, Eat Greek, Wraps on Wheels, Effortlessly Healthy

Located at the front of the Convention Center


PICNIC in HOSPITALITY AREA

Join your fellow attendees in the STANYS Hospitality Lounge located in the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall South. 

You are invited to:

  • redeem your Complimentary Food Coupons located in the back of the Conference Program at the concession stand located in the Exhibit Hall 

OR 

  • take advantage of the Rochester Food Trucks located at the front of the Convention Center (11:30 - 2:00pm)

Saturday and Sunday

"Visit Rochester" Reception

Wine, beer and cheese receptions
are sponsored by "Visit Rochester".
Exhibit Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 3 – 4 pm 

Join all your friends - meet new friends for a drink and visit the vendors.

Saturday and Sunday,  3 - 4pm

Saturday

HALL OF SECTIONS
Saturday in Exhibits Hall.

It's the best time and place to come and visit your Section as well as other Section members.  You can:

  • receive your section sticker and meet the Section Leadership
  • participate in the friendly competition of Section Spirit T-shirts 

Saturday 3 - 4:00 pm

"Visit Rochester" Reception
Wine, beer and cheese receptions are sponsored by
"Visit Rochester".

Join your friends, meet new friends for a drink and make time to visit the vendors.

Exhibits Hall, Saturday from 3 - 4 pm

STANYS Section T-Shirt War

Does your section have a unique Section T-shirt? Does your section want to be known as the “most spirited” Section? 

If so, have your Section members wear their T-shirts at the Wine and Cheese Reception and Hall of Sections

Judges will award prizes in the following categories:

  •  the section with the most T-shirts in attendance at the General Meeting 
  • the section with the most innovative section T-shirts. 
In order for your section to be eligible to win these bragging rights, participants must be wearing their Section T-shirts during the General Meeting.

Exhibits Hall, Saturday 3-4:00pm 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Master Teacher Social

8:00 pm –9:30 pm ​
Rochester Riverside Hotel,
Riverview Lounge

Section Socials

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
various locations to be posted

Music and Dancing​
Saturday & Sunday

10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Riverview Ballroom


Sunday

Subject Area Director at Large

Content Extravaganza

Meet the Director at Large of each of the subject areas and see what the SAR’s are doing in the state.
Sunday 3 to 4:00 Exhibits Hall

"Sap, Syrup, and Sugar"
New York Sugar Maple History
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Convention Center, Upper Lobby Sunday Noon to 1:00 pm

"Visit Rochester" Reception

Wine, beer and cheese receptions are sponsored by
"Visit Rochester"
Join all your friends and meet new friends for a drink and take some time to visit the vendors.

STANYS Geeky T-Shirt Contest

Get your “geek” on at the Sunday Wine and Cheese Reception

Wear your favorite geeky science T-shirt to the reception in order to be eligible for the contest.*

 Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Geekiest/Most Unusual T-shirt (possibly on obscure topics that only a scientist or science teacher would understand).
  • Funniest T-shirt which made the judges laugh the most.
  • Corniest T-shirt which made the judges groan the most (including puny shirts).
  • New! Best Science Accessory includes hats, capes, jewelry etc.
 Each winner will get a small prize, a certificate and most importantly, bragging rights for 2019-20.
*Please be advised that obscene or offensive T-shirts will be disqualified from the contest.


Exhibits Hall, Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 
Wine and Cheese Reception


DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS

Ward’s Science Giveaway is Sunday at 8:30.  Come to the Lilac Ballroom & join in the Giveaway frenzy as the people from Ward's Science target the heart strings of science teachers with "free stuff".

STANYS Raffle
The giveaway mode is continued as the very entertaining STANYS "Raffle" takes the floor with generous donations from our Conference Vendors, Exhibitors and Sections. 

You will need to deposit your ticket from registration in the barrel and be present to be eligible for the drawings. 

We thank the vendors, exhibitors, sections and the always generous Ward’s salesmen for their generous contributions to the raffle.

Sunday 8:30 pm




Contact information:
STANYS
P.O. Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089

webmaster@stanys.org


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