The Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) is an Association of Independent Schools that works together to find best practices in global education to prepare students, academically and experientially, for a diverse and dynamic cultural and socio-economic world. On behalf of the GEBG, we look forward to collaborating with you in New Orleans in 2016. The conference is open to anyone interested in global education, and will address critical issues in the field with an emphasis on providing safe travel programs, management, global curriculum development, marketing, finance and communications.
Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, Louisiana
The host for the 2016 Global Educator’s Conference is Isidore Newman School located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University. Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. With a current enrollment of just over 900 students, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans.
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
T: (877) 408-9661
Making Your Individual Reservation:
The cut-off date for individual reservations is Monday March 14, 2016 by 5pm; after this date the unreserved portion of the room block will be released for general resale. Accommodations requested after this date will be offered on a space- and rate-available basis.
- Rooms will be available at a special rate of $209 per night
- Check-in available all day Thursday, April 23
- Rooms are available through Sunday, May 17
- Conference Block passcode: GEBG
You, or your guests, can also submit their reservations via your custom PassKey website
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Thursday, April 14
Conference registration will be at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel at 2PM. Later that evening we will have our opening reception at the hotel which is within walking distance of the hotel. Everyone will make their own arrangements for dinner.
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Friday, April 15
The 2016 Global Educator’s Conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Isidore Newman School. Buses will pick members up at the hotel at 8:00 a.m. A bus will take all attendees to a reception at the Columns Hotel in the Garden District with drinks and appetizers. The bus will return attendees to the hotel following the cruise.
Saturday, April 16
Attendees will be picked-up at the hotel at 8:30 a.m. At the end of the day there will be a closing cocktail reception at the school. A bus will transport attendees back to the hotel.
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Getting Around & Transportation
Located just 4 miles from MIA, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables is conveniently located near the Miami International Airport. There are several transportation options to get you to and from the hotel.
From Miami International Airport (MIA)
- Super Shuttle: $15 per person one way. Advance reservations are NOT required. Call 305-871-2000. Pick up in the baggage claim area, runs every 15 minutes. (Blue vans with yellow lettering that says Super Shuttle).
- Taxi: From MIA to our hotel approximately $17.00 plus tip.,
- Train: Serves downtown area with bus access stations $1.25.
During the conference there will be shuttles to and from the hotel and Palmer Trinity School.
Walking Distance from Coral Gables:
Cab Ride: Eating House, Love Is Blind, More to come…