League convenings are closed to the general public and only open to current League members, their district leaders, and Digital Promise partners. Digital Promise offers other public convenings throughout the year. If you are interested in attending, please visit the Digital Promise events page for more information.
What does my registration include?
The registration includes all programming, materials, receptions, transportation to convening events (not including transportation to/from the airport), and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the League convening, beginning with a welcome reception on April 24 and ending with lunch on April 27.
When should I plan to arrive and depart the League convening?
Please plan to arrive at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel by 7 p.m. CT on Monday, April 24, for an evening Welcome Reception and to depart no sooner than 11:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, April 27. Please make travel plans accordingly.
What is the attire for the League covening?
Dress comfortably and casually, and remember to include breathable layers, as temperatures have the potential to be warm (mid-70s to mid-80s) in Birmingham in April. Tennis shoes are welcome!
Are there any COVID-related safety requirements that I need to adhere to?
In accordance with current trends and comparable events, we are updating our safety requirements for the League Spring 2023 Convening. Convening attendees will no longer need to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or medical/religious exemption) or a proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend the convening. We encourage all attendees to wear masks while indoors. We are also asking all convening attendees to adhere to the Health Pledge.
What will the weather be like?
Temperatures in Birmingham, Alabama, for late April are typically in the mid-70s to mid-80s. While the weather looks fairly warm, we recommend packing a sweater as meeting rooms tend to be cold.
What hotel are we staying at, and what time should I check in and out?
The hotel for the convening is the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203). Check-in time is 4 p.m. ET, and check-out time is 11 a.m. ET.
Is there parking available at the hotel?
On-site self parking is available at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel for $28/day. Valet parking is available for $38/day.
How should I plan to get from the airport to the hotel?
Rideshare applications like Lyft and Uber offer pickup and drop-off transportation service for passengers at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport (BHM). The estimated cost for rideshare to and from the airport and hotel are about $15-20, one way.
Passengers who have requested rides through the Lyft and Uber apps should follow signs for ground transportation and baggage claim. When ready, walk outside and look for “Passenger Pickups.”
Please wait to request your ride until after you’ve claimed your luggage at baggage claim.
Please use the designated crosswalks to the passenger pickup area and be aware of vehicle traffic in the area.
Ride app drivers are not allowed to solicit customers, and payment is made within the mobile app.
Rides may only be requested through the mobile apps.
Before you get into a ride app vehicle, make sure the license plate, car make and model, and driver name match what is in the app.
Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Birmingham metro area and surrounding counties. Some companies may also provide service to other destinations within the state of Alabama. Check with your taxicab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. More information can be found here.
What is Swapcard, and how do I access it?
The League of Innovative Schools Spring 2023 Convening is powered by Swapcard, an engaging, all-in-one event platform. Starting the week of April 10, you will receive emails prompting you to create an account on Swapcard. This account will enable you to access the convening agenda, create a personalized schedule, browse for information about sponsors, schedule networking meetings with your peers, and receive general information about the meeting.
For attendees: Click here to access a step-by-step user guide to create your profile and navigate the platform.
For corporate partners and meeting sponsors: Click here to access a step-by-step guide to setting up your virtual booth and navigate the platform.