MEGA Conference 2020

13/07/2020 - 17/07/2020 • One South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602
CANCELED As a result of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the MEGA Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual 2020 MEGA Conference scheduled to be held in Mobile, Alabama. Last year’s event included well over 3,000 individuals from around the state, which is currently prohibited and, to plan and execute a conference of this magnitude during this pandemic is nearly impossible. Registration fees that have already been paid for this year’s conference will be honored at the 2021 MEGA Conference. In the event that registration fees increase for 2021, the 2020 paid participants will not be affected. We thank you for your interest and support of the MEGA Conference and look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference.

Information

Schedule

Register for MEGA 2020

Canceled

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the MEGA Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual 2020 MEGA Conference scheduled to be held in Mobile, Alabama.

Last year’s event included well over 3,000 individuals from around the state, which is currently prohibited and, to plan and execute a conference of this magnitude during this pandemic is nearly impossible.

Registration fees that have already been paid for this year’s conference will be honored at the 2021 MEGA Conference. In the event that registration fees increase for 2021, the 2020 paid participants will not be affected.

We thank you for your interest and support of the MEGA Conference and look forward to working with you next year.




Online Registration

$165- Early Bird Registration Fee – ENDS April 3, 2020
$175 – Pre-Registration Fee – ENDS June 12, 2020
$185- On-Site Registration Starts June 13, 2020

If you have questions about registration, email megareg@mcraemeetings.com  or call 844.261.3074
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Hotels

CANCELED

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the MEGA Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual 2020 MEGA Conference scheduled to be held in Mobile, Alabama.

Last year’s event included well over 3,000 individuals from around the state, which is currently prohibited and, to plan and execute a conference of this magnitude during this pandemic is nearly impossible.

Registration fees that have already been paid for this year’s conference will be honored at the 2021 MEGA Conference. In the event that registration fees increase for 2021, the 2020 paid participants will not be affected.

We thank you for your interest and support of the MEGA Conference and look forward to working with you next year.




1. Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel (the conference hotel)
800-922-3298
Conference Room Rates: $147.00 - $157.00 per night

2. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
866-316-5957
Conference Room Rates: $147.00 - $157.00 per night

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile-Downtown Historic District
251-436-8787
Conference Room Rates: Use code: MG2
Standard Queen/Queen room $149.00
Studio Suites $179.00 

4. The Admiral Hotel Mobile
1-800-774-1500
Conference Rate code: Mega Conference
Queen/Queen or King $145.00 plus tax 

5. Holiday Inn Mobile-Dwtn/Hist. District
251- 694-0100
Conference Room Rates:
Standard Room with 2 Queen beds  $159 plus tax
One King bed $149 plus tax

6. Courtyard Marriott Daphne/Eastern Shore
Conference Room Rates:
King Room- $134 plus tax
Queen/Queen Room - $139 plus tax

7. Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile Daphne/Eastern Shore
Conference Room Rates:
King Room $129 plus tax
Double/Double $139 plus tax
King Suite (Fridge/Microwave, Sofa bed) $149 plus tax
Double/Double Suite (Fridge/Microwave, Sofa Bed) $159 plus tax

8. Hilton Garden Inn
Conference Room Rates:
King $144.00
Queen/Queen $144.00

9. Hampton Inn - East Bay/Daphne
Conference Room Rates:
King $149.00
Queen/Queen $140.00

10. Homewood Suites - East Bay/Daphne
Conference Room Rates:
King Suites $159.00

11. Fairfield Inn and Suites - Saraland
Conference Room Rates:
King $109.00
Double/Double $109.00

12. Towne Place Suites - Saraland
Conference Room Rates:
King $109.00
Double/Double $109.00

13. Mobile Marriott
Conference Room Rates:
King Room $139 plus tax
Double/Double $139 plus tax

14.  Drury Inn & Suites Mobile
Conference Room Rates:
Standard King $114
Double Queen $114



At-A-Glance Schedule

Monday, July 13 
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Opening Session

Tuesday, July 14
8:15 am - 9:45 am........................90-Minute Sessions
8:15 am - 11:30 am......................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
8:15 am - 4:30 pm........................6-Hour/Full-Day Sessions
10:00 am - 11:30 am....................90-Minute Sessions
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN - VISIT EXHIBITS
11:30 am - 1:00 pm......................LUNCH – Visit Exhibits
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm........................90-Minute Sessions
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm........................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm........................90-Minute Sessions

Wednesday, July 15
8:15 am - 9:45 am........................90-Minute Sessions
8:15 am - 11:30 am......................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
8:15 am - 4:30 pm........................6-Hour/Full-Day Sessions
10:00 am - 11:30 am....................90-Minute Sessions
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN - VISIT EXHIBITS
11:30 am - 1:00 pm......................LUNCH – Visit Exhibits
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm........................90-Minute Sessions
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm........................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm........................90-Minute Sessions

Thursday, July 16
8:15 am - 9:45 am........................90-Minute Sessions
8:15 am - 11:30 am......................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
8:15 am - 4:30 pm........................6-Hour/Full-Day Sessions
10:00 am - 11:30 am....................90-Minute Sessions
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN - VISIT EXHIBITS
11:30 am - 1:00 pm......................LUNCH – Visit Exhibits
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm........................90-Minute Sessions
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm........................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm........................90-Minute Sessions

Friday, July 17
8:15 am - 9:45 am........................90-Minute Sessions
8:15 am - 11:30 am......................3-Hour/Half-Day Sessions
10:00 am - 11:30 am....................90-Minute Sessions

Parking and Transportation

PARKING INFORMATION: READ Carefully as some items have changed.

NEW PARKING RATES! 

Mobile Convention Center Parking Deck: (Under the building)

Self- park:  $5 per day
NOTE: STATIONARY TRAIN CARS MAY BAR YOUR EXIT AFTER 4 PM. Plan accordingly.

Renaissance Riverview Hotel

Valet Parking : $22 per day
Self-park:         $16 per day.

Renaissance Battle House Hotel
Valet ONLY:  $19 per day

Mobile Convention Center (Parking lot adjacent to the Center)
There is a pay station located on the North end of the lot where you can enter your license plate number and pay for the number of hours needed:
0-4 hours$4.00
4-8 hours$7.00
8-12 hours$10.00
24 hours$20.00

MOBILE CIVIC CENTER:

FREE

Shuttle Service for the Conference
MOBILE CIVIC CENTER PARKING/SHUTTLE SERVICE: Additional parking (at no cost to MEGA Conference 2020 attendees) will be available at the Mobile Civic Center on Civic Center Drive. Free air-conditioned, 15-passenger activity buses will be provided daily round trip service in 15-minute intervals from the parking lot of the Mobile Civic Center to the Mobile Convention Center.

Shuttle service will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 8am  and will run Tuesday-Thursday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shuttle service will conclude on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 12 noon.

Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-off Locations: 

Mobile Civic Center
Mobile Convention Center
Battle House
Admiral Hilton
Holiday Inn Downtown
Quality Inn Historic Downtown

Security will be provided at the Civic Center during the hours of shuttle service. There will be covered waiting areas at the Mobile Civic Center and the Mobile Convention Center.

Vendor Information

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the MEGA Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual 2020 MEGA Conference scheduled to be held in Mobile, Alabama.

Last year’s event included well over 3,000 individuals from around the state, which is currently prohibited and, to plan and execute a conference of this magnitude during this pandemic is nearly impossible.

Registration fees that have already been paid for this year’s conference will be honored at the 2021 MEGA Conference. In the event that registration fees increase for 2021, the 2020 paid participants will not be affected.

We thank you for your interest and support of the MEGA Conference and look forward to working with you next year.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Nora Thorington via norat@alsde.edu.