What is the Representative Assembly?
The National Education Association Representative Assembly–the RA–is the highest decision-making body within the over 3 million-member NEA. With over 8,000 delegates, the RA is also the world’s largest democratic deliberative body.
Over the course of eight business sessions spanning four days, RA delegates debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set Association policy and activities for the year ahead.
Is the Representative Assembly the same as the Annual Meeting?
No. The Annual Meeting is the six-day period of time that includes the Representative Assembly. The first two days of the Annual Meeting are devoted to delegate registration and a wide range of pre-RA meetings, conferences, and exhibits. See the Full 2014 Annual Meeting Agenda for a full listing.
What is the NEAExpo?
The NEAExpo is a trade show for our delegates and members in attendance at the Annual Meeting.
NEA EXPO represents an exceptional opportunity for you and your company's representatives to meet face-to-face with over 15,000 attendees of the NEA EXPO. These attendees include delegates representing over 3 million NEA members who help influence the buying decisions of their schools and local districts - representing a multi-million dollar marketing opportunity for you and your company.
Why exhibit at NEA EXPO?
By exhibiting at the NEA EXPO, your company will benefit from the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with the leaders of American education. The NEA EXPO represents a multi-million dollar marketing opportunity for your company to showcase its products, services and educational programs to over 10,000 of our country's most influential educators. In order to reach the top decision-makers in education, this is the convention you need to attend.
No other convention gives you one-on-one access to over 15,000 NEA attendees representing over 3 million NEA members nationwide.
The extras that make this show special!
Recognition in the exhibitors list in RA Today convention newspaper, which is mailed to every NEA member.
Free listing in the program guide that provides all attendees with your contact information for use when they return home!
Free listing on Information Kiosks located throughout the Center.
Four complimentary Exhibit Hall passes per 10' x 10' booth.
Visitors tracking/lead management solutions.
About the Non-Profit Fundraising Expo
The first two days of the Annual Meeting offer more free time to delegates who come to the convention center to register and attend the NEA Expo. Once NEA's Representative Assembly starts, the organization hosts a small Non-Profit Fundraising Expo to raise money and/or share information to support state and local projects approved by their Association. In most cases, non-profit exhibitors are local or state associations or caucuses who raise money for special projects. Exhibitors who are not state/local associations or an official NEA caucus are considered commercial exhibitors allowed when sponsored by a local or state association or NEA caucus.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education - from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.