Biennial Conference 2012

Thursday, November 15 - Saturday, November 17, 2012

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street [map]
Baltimore, MD 21202

The registration period for this meeting has ended.

See You in Baltimore!
We're on! We can't wait to see you in Baltimore to explore The Gift of Joy and Wonder in All Your Works.

On-site Registration Available
So, there's no excuse. You can still join us in the "Charm City."

Badge and Ticket Pick-up On-site
Our registration company is located here in New York City, but in the part of Manhattan that was without power. As a result, the previously announced badge-mailing will not take place. An email will be sent to all registrants on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, with pick-up instructions and other important information. Please be on the lookout for it.

As presenters submit handouts and presentations to NAES, materials will posted online in the Library. Check this page periodically for updates and new items.

Related Files:

Biennial Conference 2012 Presenter Manual
Biennial Conference 2012 Final Program - Print (4.7 MB)
Biennial Conference 2012 Final Program - Online (1.7 MB)

Registration Includes:

Biennial Conference 2012 features registration packages for the full conference and Friday only as follows:

  • Full Conference: Includes Thursday's community service project, 4 Special Focus Sessions, and the Wine and Cheese Reception; Friday's breakfast with Krista Tippett; 3 additional featured speakers; Friday's luncheon; two coffee breaks; over 50 workshops; 3 Deep Dive Sessions; and access to resources, the bookstore, and exhibits. (Thursday's Off-Site Sessions and Saturday's Networking Breakfasts require the purchase of additional tickets.) This package will be offered at a variety of individual (member, non-member, presenter, spouse, and seminarian) and group rates.
  • Friday Only: Includes all events on Friday: 3 additional featured speakers; Friday's luncheon; two coffee breaks; over 40 workshops; and access to resources, the bookstore, and exhibits. (This package is available only to 2012-2013 members of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association [MAESA].)
Registration Deadlines and 2012-2013 Membership:
For Biennial Conference 2012 member rates of any kind, 2012-2013 NAES membership dues must be received on or before the following dates.

  • Individual: Early Bird - September 21
  • Group: 5 or More Individuals (mail registrations only) - September 30
  • Regular - September 30
  • Friday Only - September 30
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding your applicable rate.

Who Should Attend:

Heads of school, early childhood education program directors, rectors, trustees, vestry members, chaplains and teachers of religion, senior administrators and faculty members, diocesan and regional school leaders, education professionals and consultants and friends are encouraged to come together to learn, teach, share, network, celebrate, and give thanks.

Biennial Conference, held in the fall of even number calendar years, is the premier gathering of Episcopal school leaders from around the Episcopal Church, as well as a small but growing number of leaders from other parts of the Anglican Communion. The Conference's professional development opportunities are designed to support and strengthen the leadership and governance of our schools and the articulation of their Episcopal identity.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/20/2012
Name Price Available To
Individual: Regular $599.00   Members
Individual: After October 19 $699.00   Members
Group: 5 or More Individuals $479.00   Members
Friday Only $369.00   2012-2013 MAESA Members
Non-Member $799.00   NonMember
Presenter $469.00   Presenters
Seminarian $395.00   Seminarians
Spouse/Guest $379.00   Spouses/Guests

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax at (212) 460-5460 on or before 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 12, 2012 are entitled to a full refund, less a $75 processing fee. Requests received after this deadline or by any means other than fax will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations and reservations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

NAES or its contractors may be photographing or videotaping sessions and events at Biennial Conference 2012. By attending the NAES Biennial Conference 2012, attendees understand and agree to allow their image to be used by NAES in Association publications, on its website, and in marketing or promotional materials. Photo images may also be shared with the media. Attendance at the meeting waives NAES from liability resulting from these uses.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Located in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront sits on the water's edge. You'll enjoy spectacular views from this Inner Harbor hotel, as well as easy access to the city's finest shopping and restaurants. Choose from over 50 dining options within a few blocks of the hotel or explore the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and more.

The room rate is $199 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.

Individual Reservations
The cut-off date for individual reservations is October 12, 2012; after this date the unreserved portion of the room block will be released for general resale. Accommodations requested after this date will be offered on a space- and rate-available basis.

  • Telephone: (800) 266-9432 (ask for the National Association of Episcopal Schools and give the dates and hotel name).
  • Online:
Group Reservations of Four (4) or More Reservations
All group reservation rooms must be fully pre-paid on or before October 1, 2012. Any group rooms not pre-paid on or before October 1, 2012 will be returned to the Conference room block and made available at the conference rate to individuals/groups attending the Conference. Once paid, group rooms are non-refundable.

  • Telephone: (800) 266-9432 (ask for the National Association of Episcopal Schools and give the dates and hotel name).
  • Online:
By staying at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, you"ll not only be where the action is, but you"ll help the conference succeed and hold down the cost of future Biennial Conferences! NAES must guarantee that a certain percentage of the contracted sleeping rooms will be used and that the Association will pay in full for any unused rooms below this threshold. "Attrition" payments negatively affect Biennial's bottom line and make it necessary to budget for "attrition" at future Biennials. Thank you for staying at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. We look forward to seeing you there!

Travel Information:

Events on Thursday, November 15 include that morning's Community Service Project, the day-long New Heads program, the afternoon Special Focus Sessions, and the Opening Eucharist that begins at 5:00 pm. Closing Noonday Prayers will conclude at approximately 12:45 pm on Saturday, November 17. Both worship services will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Don't forget to consider this schedule when making your travel arrangements.

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located approximately 13 miles southwest of the hotel, making it the airport of choice. Airlines serving this airport include Air Canada, airTran, American Airlines, British Airways, Cape Air, Condor Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, United, US Airways. For general information about the airport, go to

Traveling from the Airport to the Hotel
For information about ground transportation options between the airport and the hotel, go to

Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station is approximately 2.5 miles north of the hotel. For attendees along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, traveling by rail to Biennial couldn't be easier. For Amtrak information, go to

Driving to Biennial
For driving instructions to the hotel, go to

As of March 1, 2012, on-site parking at the hotel is $8.50 per hour, $26 per day. Valet parking is $40 per day. The parking garage does not accommodate oversized vehicles.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE