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2014 NEA ESP Conference

March 7-9, 2014

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


Due to the high demand of this conference, on-site registration will be open pending space availability.

Important Conference Updates

  • Personal checks will not be accepted as form of registration payment on-site.
  • Hotel reservation availability, under the NEA ESP National Conference rate, for the San Francisco Marriot Marquis Hotel will close February 10.
  • Due to the high volume of conference registration, guest tickets to Friday night's award banquet will be limited and granted on a first come first serve basis. 

Now Available

  • Official 2014 NEA ESP Conference Program (PDF icon PDF, 44 pgs.)
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis Floor Plan (PDF icon PDF, 5 pgs.)
  • 2014 ESP Conference Tips for Travelers (PDF icon PDF, 1 pgs.)
  • 2014 NEA ESP Conference Groupsite
    The NEA ESP Conference has an official Groupsite page. This page will house conference information, real time conference pictures, discussion areas for conference participants, conference tweets and more! All online conference registrants have already been sent invitations to join. Conference participants registering on site can request access. Access will be granted based on registration confirmation in the NEA ESP Conference database.
  • Join the First Timers Session
    Is this your first time attending the NEA ESP Conference? Join your fellow colleagues, make new friends and get your questions answered at the First Timers session, location to be announced.  

General Information

Conference Description

The 2014 NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference will be held March 7—9, 2014, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco, CA.

The NEA ESP conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation. The goal of this conference is to enhance the skills and knowledge of ESP members to positively impact student achievement, build community relations, organize members, advocate for educators, build stronger locals, and help our members do their jobs better. The conference offers more than 50 different hands-on workshops over the course of four days. Pre-Conference workshop opportunities are offered in topics ranging from social justice, membership recruitment techniques and leadership development to communication skills training, membership empowerment, and creating strategic alliances with other labor organizations. Special pre-conference workshops specifically targeted for emerging and advanced Association leaders are also offered.


The conference registration fee of $150 includes lunch, dinner and entertainment on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Online registration is now open until January 31, 2014. NOTE: Personal checks will not be accepted as a form of payment.

As a reminder, pre-conference spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on your spot. Visit this page often for regular conference updates. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Jeannette Jackson.

The deadline to request a 100 percent refund of fees is typically two weeks after online registration closes. A specific refund deadline date will be posted once online registration opens.

Hotel Lodging

2014 NEA ESP National Conference Hotel Room Reservations
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Conference participants can now make hotel reservations for the San Francisco Marriot Marquis Hotel by calling 415-896-1600 or 1-877-622-3056 and referencing the "NEA ESP National Conference" to receive our special conference rate of $149 plus tax. To receive the NEA ESP National Conference rate you must reserve your room by February 10, 2014.

NOTE: For attendees wishing to extend their stay in San Francisco following the conference, please note that the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel is completely sold out for the night of Monday, March 10 due to a city wide event. If you plan to stay through Tuesday you will need to make alternative hotel arrangements. If a room should become available at the Marriott Marquis on Monday due to cancellation the conference rate will NOT be in effect.  

Hotel Parking

Host hotel parking costs $62 a day for valet parking.This service includes in and out garage privileges. Off-site parking is available across the street for $30-$35 a day.

Hotel Internet and Telephone Charges

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis offers a discounted daily, in-room internet rate of $7.50. Wireless internet is available for FREE in the hotel lobby for all registered guests.

Airport Taxi and Shuttle Services

Taxi service from the airport to the hotel range approximately $55 - $60 each way. Shuttle service from the airport to the hotel range $17 - $25 each way. We encourage participants to reserve shuttle services ahead of time or to make arrangements to carpool with colleagues to and from the airport.

Note: All non-contractual fees and tax rates are subject to change.


2014 ESP of the Year Award Information

2014 NEA ESP Conference Reminders (PDF, 1pg)

For Reference Only:
2014 NEA ESP Conference Call for Presenters Form
Submission Deadline October 11, 2013

Learn more about NEA's Education Support Professionals