Minneapolis Hilton 2 Double Beds $159 per night Hotel Website Reminder: Room occupancy-usually based on 4 but if you have fewer guys or not enough to make a full room the price will increase. We usually take the total hotel bill for rooms and just divide by the number of students traveling.
Airfare from Charlotte to Minneapolis Round trip $494 We use a travel agent to book the tickets because we need all tickets on the same plane in the same general area.
Travel to and from airport If you fly, how will you get to and from the hotel? Some cities have lightrail but consider the time of your flight and your students safety. Will you take public transportation? Lightrail or bus Will you hire a taxi, van or bus per person? Add this cost into your trip!
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Registration and merchandise sales open 1 pm - 5 pm Competition Preliminary Rounds. 1 pm - 5 pm Local high school and college visits (Optional) 1 pm - 5 pm City immersion tours (On your own-Additional opportunities) 8 pm - 9 pm General Session – Keynote by Dan Brown, FEA Executive Director
Additional Opportunities Twin Cities Highlights Tour (Motorcoach Tour) Take an Award-Winning City Tour through the glass and steel of Minneapolis, the stately stonework of St. Paul and the diverse neighborhoods between. Try our historic Stillwater Tour and River Cruise, and our ever-popular Holiday Lights Tour. We can even design private, customized tours for groups. With educational and entertaining live narratives of famous homes and historic sites, our spacious motorcoach tours are always engaging. No matter which city tour you choose, you'll have an unforgettable time in the Twin Cities! Duration: 3 Hours Cost: Adults $37/Students (13-21) $30 Add this cost into your trip!
Additional Opportunities Cherry and Spoon Tour (Walking Tour) This tour starts in front of Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza on the corner of Nicollet Mall and 11th St. Join us for a 2.5 mile guided walking tour to the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Along the way, we will see some of the beautiful downtown buildings, churches and the Basilica of St. Mary, which play key roles in the citys architecture and personality. You will experience beautiful Loring Park, the dandelion fountain and the iconic Sculpture Garden. Along with the Spoonbridge and Cherry, you will see Gehrys Standing Glass Fish-guaranteed to be a conversation starter! On the return, well highlight some key architectural buildings. Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: $15 per person, children under 9 are free with an adult. Advance Purchase Recommended. Tours Often Sell Out! Get info, check availability and book tickets for a: Minneapolis Sightseeing Tour or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370. Add this cost into your trip!
Additional Opportunities Mill City River Tour (Walking Tour) On this tour, we meet at the intersection of the Nicollet Mall and Washington Ave. on the southwest corner. From here we will head east with a focus on seeing the Mississippi River front. Catch breathtaking views of the skyline while crossing the Stone Arch Bridge – the heart of Minneapolis flour milling history! Along the way, other Mill City facts will be shared and photo opportunities are abundant. Learn what put the City on the map, the dangerous history of working in the milling industry and many other interesting facts that defined our beginnings. You will also see St. Anthony Falls and if we are lucky, some of the unique birds that call the Mississippi River home. Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: $15 per person, children under 9 are free with an adult. Advance Purchase Recommended. Tours Often Sell Out! Get info, check availability and book tickets for a: Mississippi River Walking Tour or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370. Add this cost into your trip!
Additional Opportunities Downtown Tour (Bike Tour) Explore and learn about the Mississippi Riverfront, Nicollet Mall, the Sculpture Garden and much more. Bike Tours start from 115 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, just north of the movie theater entrance, along the historic St Anthony Main. Look for our sign in the window right below the 3rd Ave Bridge. There is parking ramp and lot behind St Anthony Main at the intersection of 2nd St SE and 2nd Ave SE. Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 hours Costs $39 ($36.50 + $2.50 tax). Tours are generally offered twice a day. Advance Purchase Recommended. Tours Often Sell Out! Get info, check availability and book tickets for a: Downtown Minneapolis Biking Tour or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370. Add this cost into your trip!
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm Competition Final Rounds. 9 am - 5 pm Registration and merchandise sales open 9 am - 5 pm Exhibits open 9 am - 12 pm Breakouts 12 pm - 2 pm Lunch – Keynote and select awards presentations 2 pm - 4 pm Breakouts 6 pm - 9 pm General Session – Block Party and candidate speeches
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Registration and merchandise sales open 8:30 am - 12 pm Competition Final Rounds continued. (Only if needed) 8:30 am - 10:30 am Voting for national student officers 9 am - 12 pm Breakouts 12 pm - 2 pm Lunch – Keynote by National Teacher of the Year and select awards presentations 2 pm - 4 pm Breakouts 4 pm - 6 pm Awards celebration and announce student officers
DRESS CODE Official FEA National Conference Polo Shirt All student members attending the conference must wear the official FEA conference polo shirt with the FEA logo through Friday evening and Saturday activities. Students are to wear properly fitting pants or skirts and appropriate shoes. No shorts or baggy seats with exposed undergarments are allowed. Athletic shoes are permitted. The FEA National Conference polo is offered only at the FEA online store.
FEA will offer 19 competitions at the 2014 FEA National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Full listing of Competitions They range from things you prepare in advance to impromptu speaking and writing.
Estimate of cost per student Registration $170 Hotel $125 - $170 (may vary depending on # per rooms and # of nights) Transportation $10 - $40 (estimated) Additional Opportunities $0 - $40 (may vary based on interests) Airfare $494 Official shirt $25 $824 - $939 for each student
BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL FEA FUNDRAISING Ideas that have worked for us and allowed us to travel
Fundraiser ideas Powderpuff Game Sell Ads for t-shirts Charge to play ($15) Charge community for admission Sell concessions that have been donated We made about $2500 on this fundraiser on October 2, 2013.
Fundraiser ideas Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast Sign up online for a date and time Individual ticket sales = individual profit Decide ticket price-Applebee's charges $2 per breakfast so we charge $7
Fundraiser ideas Poinsettia sale at Thanksgiving Find the cheapest best looking flowers for the highest profit margin Individual sales = individual profit Timing important - decorate at Thanksgiving
Fundraiser ideas Chalk Walk Sell Ads for t-shirts Charge to walk/run-$20 Get donations for waters/fruit Media coverage
TIPS FOR TRAVELING Dont forget about Perkins travel funds Use a travel agent for plane tickets Start early so that students can make payments Provide a balance due after each payment and fundraiser