NYSBCA'S 67TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
OCTOBER 15-17, 2021 | TWA HOTEL AT JFK AIRPORT
NYSBCA will be holding its 67th Annual Convention, October 15-17, 2021 at JFK Airport's new TWA Hotel which opened mid-May of 2019. A one-of-a-kind experience! Take a tour of the hotel and find out about its history by watching this cool video.
With today’s economy, NYSBCA has also been pushing the importance of keeping or getting children on the school bus, but we’ve been trying to educate school districts and leadership about school bus contractors, the workforce shortage, and all aspects associated with private transportation services. This year’s convention will focus on what school bus options are available, safety in transportation, what expenses we see in the future, lessons learned from COVID-19, and replacement costs of school buses that help our carbon footprint. Join us for cutting-edge information and take time to mingle with old friends and meet new ones.
VACCINATION/MASK TWA HOTEL POLICY
Vaccination is required by the hotel. Attendees will need to show proof of vaccination via an app or the vaccination card. Masks are NOT required at this time.
The historic TWA Flight Center reopened May 15, 2019 as the sleek and retro-chic TWA Hotel, designed to make visitors feel as if they’ve slipped through some kind of time portal and landed right back in the early days of the Jet Age. “Right when you walk in, you’re going to feel like you’re in 1962,” says Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR and Morse Development, the development team behind the TWA Hotel. October 15-17, 2021 at JFK Airport's.
The discounted NYSBCA room rate is $219.00, per night, excluding taxes and fees. Don't delay, make your reservation today!
Discount Registration Fees until September 14th.
$395 for members and $445 for non-members
*After 9/14 the registration fee increases $100. Don't delay, register today!
CLICK HERE FOR THE AT-A-GLANCE AGENDA (2 pages - printable)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DETAILED AGENDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 5:30pm | Annual Convention Registration
3:00 - 5:15pm | NYSBCA Board of Directors Meeting (board members only)
6:00 - 7:30pm | Welcome Reception & Entertainment
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
7:00am+ | Annual Convention Registration
7:30 - 8:30am | Breakfast Buffet
8:30 - 12:00pm | General Session/Workshops
10:45 - 11:00am | Networking Session and Coffee Break
12:00 - 1:00pm | Working Lunch
1:00 - 1:15pm | Annual Membership Meeting
1:15 - 4:15pm | General Session/Workshops
2:45 - 3:00pm | Networking Session and Coffee Break
6:30 - 8:30pm | Annual Awards Reception & Dinner
BECOME A SPONSOR | CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
FACT #1: New York State school bus contractors represent 58.8% of school transportation in the State.
FACT #2: New York State owns more than 10% of school buses in the entire country.
Want to find out what piques their interests? Want to find out what they're talking about? Want to meet some of these contractors? Want to meet the buyers, directly? Come and join us at the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) Annual Convention.
Please also consider sponsoring an event or item at the Convention. Sponsorships begin at $475 and -- at a minimum -- include:
With a slightly higher valued sponsorship, you can also participate in the “Five Minutes of Fame” luncheon (All sponsors are able to attend the luncheon, but to speak during the event, is available only with certain levels of sponsorship).
FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | CLICK HERE
TO DOWNLOAD OUR SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION | CLICK HERE
Click Here for the online Nomination Form | DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
New York School Bus Contractors Association Award
> DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
NYSBCA recognizes one or more members each year under the category of Distinguished Service. This category is to recognize school bus contractors, suppliers, and/or manufacturers for significant, substantial, and special contributions made in the industry. The NYSBCA Awards Committee invites you to nominate your colleague(s) for this special award. Winners will join us for our awards dinner and receive a commemorative plaque.
Heart of the Industry Awards
> DRIVER OF THE YEAR
> OFF-ROAD EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Reichenbach Enterprises created this program on behalf of NYSBCA to honor exceptional employees of our members who have served our industry with distinction. Awards are presented to individuals who epitomize quality of service in and outside the school transportation industry. These employees add to the quality of life in New York State by giving more than is expected from them to work and community. Our Association is aware that it is the mix of both "on the road and off-road employees" who make our school transportation operations successful. This award recognizes the extraordinary importance of both categories of the employee. Winners and a guest of their choice will join us for our awards dinner, receive lodging for the evening and breakfast the following morning. The Employer will assist with additional travel arrangements for award winners. Each winner will receive a Heart of the Industry plaque, and $100 will be donated in the winner’s name to the charity of his or her choice – all sponsored by Reichenbach Enterprises. Only one award will be presented in each category.
Roger Weeks Scholarship Award
> NEW YORK'S CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Roger Weeks Scholarship Award is considered one of the highest honors NYSBCA bestows on a member. It is presented to New York’s Contractor of the Year and is a scholarship offering a $1,000 contribution ($500 from the Association and $500 from the contractor company) to one of the contractor’s school districts of choice.
Registrations must be received by Friday, October 1. Cancellations received after October 1 are not eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event (no-shows). Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by October 1. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit cardholder. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. If you are unable to attend, you may send an alternate to the event without an additional charge. Simply put in writing who your alternate will be.
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You must be listed as a NYSBCA member representative (and in good standing) to receive the member rates for registration to NYSBCA events. If you are not yet a member, you must submit a membership application with your registration. To do this online, complete the membership application and pay dues. Click Here to join. After your dues are paid, complete your registration.