What to Expect

Conference Location

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue (at 52nd Street), New York, NY 10019

What to Expect

You will meet a dynamic cross-section of educators, psychologists, clinicians, researchers, and special education professionals from throughout the United States and Canada. We believe that you have much to contribute to -- and learn from -- each other, so we hope you will find the conference to be a vibrant, congenial atmosphere in which to meet, exchange ideas, establish contacts, and enjoy each others' company. The researchers presenting their findings are eager to explore and consider along with you the implications of the cutting-edge science of learning on education and teaching. We hope that this exchange will lead to creative and practical ideas for the critically important work you do with children and families.
You should feel free to attend your first choice concurrent sessions during the conference. (The surveys you may have received were sent for planning purposes only.) Click here for our most up-to-date schedule, with descriptions of the sessions.

Click HERE for a printable PDF version of the schedule.

Please note that while we will be providing complimentary coffee during the aforementioned breaks, all meals will be on your own. We recommend eating breakfast before you arrive and there are plenty of nearby options for lunch.
We would also like to point out that during large conferences, the hotel attempts to keep the temperature of the ballrooms between 68-70 degrees but is not always successful. If you know that you tend to run cold, especially while sitting for long stretches, please make sure to bring a sweater. If you know that you will be warm, please dress lightly. Wearing layers is always a safe choice.

Information Desk
You will be able to find answers to your questions and help with registration problems at the Learning & the Brain Help & Information Desk. This is where you can find direct representatives from Learning & the Brain, as opposed to hotel staff, temporary event staff, or volunteer helpers.
The Help Desk will be located in the Lenox Ballroom, on the Second Floor of the Sheraton. The Help Desk hours are from 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM on Friday, April 21, from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 22, and from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 23.
Professional Development Credit
If you would like professional development credit, please complete the evaluation form that will be e-mailed to you at the end of the conference. Provided that you complete this evaluation form, credit certificates will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the conference via e-mail. If you have not received your credits by May 23, please call our office at 857-444-1500 x1. For more information on available credits, please check our website.
We will have several exhibitors, including a conference bookstore, at our conference located in Central Park East/West, which is located on the Second Floor of the Sheraton. Any book signing events will take place in the adjacent Lenox Ballroom.
*The information above was part of a larger information e-mail that was sent on 04/11/23 at 11:00 AM ET to all attendees registered to attend live onsite in New York.