Know Before You Go: Best Practices in High-Stakes Testing Conference

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Know Before You Go

Conference and Travel Tips

Conference Tips

Picking Up Your Badge

On Thursday, you can pick up your badge at the concierge desk (across from the hotel front desk).

On Friday, you can stop by the registration desk (located outside of the Tamaya Ballroom) between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to pick up your badge.

Getting to the Reception on Thursday Evening (6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)

The site of the reception (Cottonwoods Pavilion) is about a 1- to 2-minute drive from the resort. To take the shuttle to the pavilion, meet at the Equestrian Turnaround (located by the concierge desk).

Accessibility and Dietary Requirements

Aids for persons with visual or hearing impairments may be available with adequate advance notice. To make arrangements, call 215.968.1001 or email If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance, contact

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available at all meal functions. If you wish to review the menus beforehand to ensure there will be something for you to eat, please contact


Travel Tips

What to Pack

The attire for the conference is business casual. The average daytime temperatures will be close to 40 degrees, but expect evening temperatures to be in the 20s.

Schedule Your Transportation to and from ABQ Airport

Carey Southwest Limousine offers transportation to and from the Albuquerque airport via charters or private vehicles. Charters are available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the top of the hour only ($46.09 for the first passenger, $14 for each additional person in the same paying party). Private vehicles can be booked for about $80–$125. Please call Carey Southwest Limousine at 505.766.5466 to book your transportation.

Advance reservations and credit card numbers are required. Rates are based on a one-way trip and all prices include tax, gratuity, and airport fees. Cancellations must be made with a minimum of four hours notice to avoid a cancellation fee.

Sustainability Tips for Your Travels

  • Bring your own reusable BPA-free beverage containers; there will be water stations throughout the conference center for easy refills.
  • Check in online or through individual airline mobile apps and utilize e-boarding passes. In addition to being sustainable, it’s quicker!
  • Take part in towel and linen reuse programs at the hotel.