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Join us on Thursday, October 24, for our welcome reception/networking, and Friday, October 25, 2024, for our education sessions, networking with suppliers/sponsors, and awards dinner at the Hyatt Place East End Hotel and Atlantis Banquets/Aquarium in Long Island, NY. Hear pertinent updates from state and federal agencies, industry hot topics, and time to mingle with old friends and network with new ones.

This year will be our 70th anniversary that NYSBCA continues to bring the private school bus industry together to learn, network, and honor our colleagues that have made exceptional contributions to our industry.

Click on the play button to learn more about NYSBCA and our Annual Convention.


Discount Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2024

Member Rate: You must be registered in our database as an NYSBCA member representative (in good standing) to receive the member rate for registration. If you are not yet a member and would like to join - click here. After your dues are paid, and your membership application has been approved, then complete the registration form to receive the member rate discount.

    • $395 for members | After 9/19 - $495 (Note: You must log in the system to register at the member rate.)

    • $495 for non-members | After 9/19 - $595

*After 9/19 the registration fee increases $100. Don't delay, register today!


An East End Hotel Near the Best of Long Island

Located on the tip of Long Island's famed North Fork, our East End Long Island hotel is the perfect gateway to the Hamptons. Located steps from the Long Island Aquarium, and the Peconic River. There is plenty to do near the waterfront hotel. Tour Vineyards at Aquebogue, head to the beach or sip and socialize at local restaurants.

Sea Star Building - Adjacent to the Hyatt Place

The Sea Star Ballroom overlooks the marina on the Peconic River, and the Coliseum Room, houses the most captivating and colorful habitats within the Long Island Aquarium. NYSBCA's events will be held in the Sea Star Building adjacent to the Hyatt Place.

    Don't forget to book your room! The discounted room rates will be available until Thursday, September 19th, or until the block is full. If you cannot secure a room, email NYSBCA, and we will connect you with the hotel regarding other options.

    Room Rates

    • Thursday, October 24, 2024 | $159, per night, + taxes*
    • Friday, October 25, 2024 | $239, per night, + taxes*
    • Saturday, October 26, 2024 | $269, per night, + taxes*
      • We have limited rooms available for Saturday - first come, first served. There are NO NYSBCA events, but wanted to offer a discounted rate for those who would like to stay the weekend.

    *Plus sales tax of 8.625% and occupancy tax of 5.5%. The room rate includes their gallery kitchen breakfast. Hotel breakfast hours are weekdays 6:30–9 a.m. and weekends 7–10 a.m. Note: breakfast will be served on Friday in the Grand Ballroom at 7:30 a.m.

    Book online by clicking here.

      • Click the link above.
      • Click the "Book" button in the upper right of the webpage.
      • Select your dates.
      • Click "Check Availability".
      • Group Code should be listed as "G-NYBC".
      • If you are booking more than one night, the rate will average the two rates for each night.
      • Click "Select & Book" button, then click the "Book" button.
      • Enter your contact and payment information.

    Call (631) 208-0002
     , press 0 and ask for the NYSBCA discounted rate to book your room. Code: G-NYBC

    Hotel Website:

    Hotel cut-off Deadline: September 19th or until the room block is full.

    Check-in: After 4:00 PM | Check-out: Before 11:00 AM

    Hotel #: (631) 208-0002

    Hotel Address: 451 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY, 11901

    Parking: Guests self-park. There is no charge for parking.


    • INFRONT OF THE HOTEL >> There are limited parking spaces in front of the hotel. If you cannot get a spot, park to the side so you can check in, then park in the additional lots.

    • ACROSS FROM THE HOTEL >> A parking lot is directly across the street from the Hyatt Place; however, you must check in at the hotel first to get your room key. The room key opens the gate to the parking lot, which is not staffed.

    • BEHIND HOTEL >> There is additional parking behind the hotel where the marina is. You pass Jerry’s Restaurant on the left, and the hotel is on the right. You must check in first at Hyatt Place to get your room key to access the back doors to the hotel.


    • Free municipal parking is available at the Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home (tan building) for attendees not staying over. The address is 406 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. Look for the Sea Star Building with the blue awnings across the street.

    Sea Star Building (Blue Awnings) | ALL EVENTS HELD

    The Sea Star building is adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel. All of our events will be held in the Sea Star building. Look for the blue awnings. Signs will be inside pointing you to where to go for the Welcome Reception, Sessions, and Awards Dinner.

    For local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and attractions - click on the link below.

    Click Here | Things to do in Riverhead


    NYSBCA offers a “Supplier Showcase” on Friday, October 25 to provide an opportunity for our Supplier members to connect in person with our school bus contractor members and industry colleagues to create new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.

    The “Supplier Showcase” is an informal networking opportunity in a ballroom setting that includes 6' display tables. You are welcome to set up your table with your promotional materials and a tabletop display. Depending on the meeting room space for our general sessions, supplier “display tables” will be placed inside the meeting room or in the pre-function space next to the NYSBCA registration area.

    To participate in the “Supplier Showcase,” you must be a member at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Lithium-ion level member. Basic-level members can upgrade their membership to participate. The attendee registration fee is included. You may need to purchase additional attendee registrations depending on your membership level and the number of people attending.

    For further details, download a copy of the Supplier Showcase Guide that outlines what you need to know about the Annual Convention and the Supplier Showcase.

    Click Here | Supplier Showcase Guide


      • Current members, complete the "Supplier Showcase" application.
      • Current "Basic" members can upgrade your membership to the Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. The amount you already paid for "Basic" will be applied to your upgraded level.
      • Non-members, become a member be signing up at and select the Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. Note the "Basic" level does NOT include the Supplier Showcase.
      • Once you have become a member, then complete the "Supplier Showcase " application.
    Click Here | Supplier Showcase Application

    Speed Networking with Suppliers & School Bus Contractors Session

    Friday, October 25, 2024 | 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    This opportunity is for supplier members participating in the Supplier Showcase only.

    The speed networking event aims to allow Suppliers to connect one-on-one with (3) Contractors to give your elevator pitch in 11 minutes to open the door and build a connection for further discussions. This is a fast-paced networking event. The Supplier's responsibility is to be prepared beforehand on how you want to maximize your time for each one-on-one session. 

    Click Here | Speed Networking Session Details

    DEADLINE | To sign up is Thursday, October 11th. 

    Click Here | Speed Networking Registration

    Only Supplier Members at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels will have access to register. If you are a member at one of those levels and are not able to login to register, your are not in our system as a member. Email NYSBCA to check on your membership status.


    Please thank them at the convention and visit their website for further information about their products and services.


    Award Nomination Deadline: September 12, 2024

    Nominate someone you know deserving of receiving an industry award that will be presented at NYSBCA's 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, October 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sea Star Building in Riverhead, NY.


    Heart of the Industry Awards


    New York School Bus Contractors Association Award


    Roger Weeks Scholarship Award


    Click Here | Submit Your Nomination


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received after October 4 are not eligible for a refund. Thank you for your donation to support NYSBCA. Refunds will not be available for no-shows. If you cannot attend, you may send an alternate without an additional charge. Email NYSBCA your replacement contact information no later than October 18. Cancellations received by October 4 in writing will be charged a $25.00 processing fee that will be deducted from your registration fee. There is NO refund for Supplier membership dues to participate in the Supplier Showcase.

    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NYSBCA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to NYSBCA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or NYSBCA's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events activities. Unless you inform NYSBCA that you object, permission is assumed.

    Member Rate

    You must be registered in our database as an NYSBCA member representative (in good standing) to receive the member rate for registration. If you are not yet a member and would like to join - click here. After your dues are paid, and your membership application has been approved, then complete the registration form to receive the member rate discount.

    Contact NYSBCA if you have any questions at (518) 217-2505 or

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