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SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS | Click on the links below to download a copy.

Keynote Address | “Your School Buses MUST Go Electric. What Now??”

  • James Carter, Principal Consultant, Vision Mobility

Click Here for the Keynote Presentation


NYSDOT Updates

  • Marc Berger, Director, Passenger Carrier Safety Bureau, NYS DOT and Jeff Corey, Manager, Field Operations, Bus Inspection Program

Click Here for the DOT Presentation

Click Here for DOT Video 1

Click Here for DOT Video 2

Click Here for DOT Video 3


New York Legal Update | Employment Law

  • Richard Landau, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Click Here for the HR Presentation


New York State Legislative Updates

  • Brad Gerstman, Esq. and Nicole Epstein Schwartz, Esq., Lobbyist, Gerstman PLLC

Click Here for the Legislative Presentation



Join us on Thursday, October 19, for our welcome reception/networking, and Friday, October 20, 2023, for our education sessions, networking with suppliers/sponsors, and awards dinner at the Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, NY. Hear pertinent updates from state and federal agencies, industry hot topics, and time to mingle with old friends and network with new ones.

This year will be our 69th anniversary that NYSBCA continues to bring the private school bus industry together to learn, network, and honor our colleagues that have made exceptional contributions to our industry.

Click on the play button to learn more about NYSBCA and our Annual Convention.


CONVENTION AGENDA | ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FEE

Click Here | At-A-Glance Agenda (1 Pager)

Discount Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2023

Member Rate: You must be registered in our database as an NYSBCA member representative (in good standing) to receive the member rate for registration. If you are not yet a member and would like to join - click here. After your dues are paid, and your membership application has been approved, then complete the registration form to receive the member rate discount.

    • $395 for members | After 9/18 - $495 (Note: You must log in the system to register at the member rate.)

    • $495 for non-members | After 9/18 - $595

*After 9/18 the registration fee increases $100. Don't delay, register today!

Click Here | To Register

HOTEL INFORMATION

Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort, which received LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and our Sportsbook 360. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes Cellaio Steak, an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The hotel features 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, business center and two fitness centers. 

The integrated casino resort destination also includes additional stay and play opportunities, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring Dos Gatos Mexican Cantina and New York state’s first Topgolf Swing Suites. The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark opened in April 2019 and a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course will be added to this destination resort.

Discount Hotel Room Deadline: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 OR until the room block is full.

The Tower | Rooms in the main hotel with the casino.

  • Bay King Room - Discounted Room Rate: $289.00 (per night, plus tax 13%, and a $25 resort fee.)
    Located in the main Resorts World Catskills tower, the King Suite features 650 square feet of living space, equipped with the following: King Sized bed, 55 inch LG TV, Telephone, Full length decorative mirror, Desk with 2 chairs, iHome alarm clock, Molton Brown Toiletries, Coffee Maker with tea selection by Steep Cafe, Oversized Bathroom with vanity and chair, and Closet with ironing board. ADA Accessible rooms available upon request.

The Alder | Boutique style hotel next door to the casino.

  • Alder King Room - Discounted Room Rate: $189.00 (per night, plus tax 13%, and a $25 resort fee.)
    Located within the Alder, the 320 square foot King Room is equipped with the following: One King Bed Pull out sofa in every room, Fold out desk, In room coffee maker, 55 inch Flat screen television, Malin & Goetz amenities, iHome alarm clock & docking station. ADA Accessible rooms available upon request.


    *There is a $50.00 additional charge for double bedded rooms. You have to call the hotel at (833) 586-9358 to request a double room. Not available to book online.

    Click Here | Hotel Booking Link

    Online Instructions to book your hotel room:

    • Enter Offer Code: 1757
    • Click "Search", click "Select" under available offer box, and Select your arrival and depart dates

      NOTE: Thursday, October 19 (Welcome Reception 6:00 pm) | Friday, October 20 (Education Sessions 8:30am - 3:30pm & Awards Dinner 6:30 - 8:30pm) 
      • (1) Night Options:
      • Thursday, October 19 to Friday, October 20
      • Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21

      • (2) Night Option:
      • Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21
    • Click "Search", click "Book", and click "Proceed to Booking"
    • Enter "Guest Information" and click "Continue"
    • Click the "Box" to accept terms and conditions and click "Proceed to payment"
    • Enter "Payment Information" and click "Finish Booking".

    Call (833) 586-9358, press 2 and ask for the reservations department. Mention our “Offer Code 1757" to receive the NYSBCA discounted rate of $289 at the Tower, and $189 at the Alder, per night, plus tax 13%, and a $25 resort feeThe discounted room rates will be available until Tuesday, September 26th or until the block is full.

    Hotel Website: https://rwcatskills.com/
    Check-in: After 4:00 PM | Check-out: Before 11:00 AM

    Hotel #: (833) 586-9358
    Hotel Address: 888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY 12701
    Parking: Guests can self-park. There is no charge for parking.


    Click Here | Hotel Directions

    SUPPLIER SHOWCASE | FOR SUPPLIER MEMBERS ONLY

    NYSBCA offers a “Supplier Showcase” on Friday, October 20, 2023, to provide an opportunity for our Supplier members to connect in person with our school bus contractor members and industry colleagues to create new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.

    The “Supplier Showcase” is an informal networking opportunity in a ballroom setting that includes 6' display tables. You are welcome to set up your table with your promotional materials and a tabletop display. Depending on the meeting room space for our general sessions, supplier “display tables” will be placed inside the meeting room or in the pre-function space next to the NYSBCA registration area.

    To participate in the “Supplier Showcase,” you must be a member at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Lithium-ion level member. Basic-level members can upgrade their membership to participate. The attendee registration fee is included. You may need to purchase additional attendee registrations depending on your membership level and the number of people attending.

    For further details, download a copy of the Supplier Showcase Guide that outlines what you need to know about the Annual Convention and the Supplier Showcase.

    Click Here | Supplier Showcase Guide

    HOW TO SIGN-UP FOR THE SUPPLIER SHOWCASE

      • Current members, complete the "Supplier Showcase" application.
      • Current "Basic" members can upgrade their membership to the Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. The amount you already paid for "Basic" will be applied to your upgraded level.
      • Non-members, become a member be signing up at nysbca.com/Join-Us-Suppliers and select the Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. Note the "Basic" level does NOT include the Supplier Showcase.
      • Once you have become a member, then complete the "Supplier Showcase " application.

    Click Here | Supplier Showcase Application

    NEW THIS YEAR! Speed Networking with Suppliers & School Bus Contractors Session

    Friday, October 20, 2023 | 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    The speed networking event aims to allow Suppliers to connect one-on-one with (3) Contractors to give your elevator pitch in 11 minutes to open the door and build a connection for further discussions. This is a fast-paced networking event. The Supplier's responsibility is to be prepared beforehand on how you want to maximize your time for each one-on-one session. Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 6th. If you already registered for the Supplier Showcase, send an email to NYSBCA that you want to participate. If you haven't signed up yet click here, there will be an option to select "yes" I want to participate in the Speed Networking Session. Click on the link below for further details on how this session will work.

    Click Here | Speed Networking Session Details

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    Please thank them at the convention and visit their website for further information about their products and services.


    AWARD NOMINATIONS

    Award Nomination Deadline: September 15, 2023

    Nominate someone you know deserving of receiving an industry award that will be presented at NYSBCA's 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, NY.

    AWARD CATEGORIES

    Heart of the Industry Awards

    • ON-THE-ROAD EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    • OFF-ROAD EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

    New York School Bus Contractors Association Award

    • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

    Roger Weeks Scholarship Award

    • NEW YORK’S CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Click Here | Submit Your Nomination

    NYSBCA EVENT POLICIES

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received after September 26 are not eligible for a refund. Thank you for your donation to support NYSBCA. Refunds will not be available for no-shows. If you cannot attend, you may send an alternate without an additional charge. Email NYSBCA your replacement contact information no later than October 16. Cancellations received by September 26 in writing will be charged a $25.00 processing fee that will be deducted from your registration fee. There is NO refund for Supplier membership dues to participate in the Supplier Showcase.


    Consent to Use of Photographic Images

    Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NYSBCA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to NYSBCA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or NYSBCA's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events activities. Unless you inform NYSBCA that you object, permission is assumed.

    Member Rate

    You must be registered in our database as an NYSBCA member representative (in good standing) to receive the member rate for registration. If you are not yet a member and would like to join - click here. After your dues are paid, and your membership application has been approved, then complete the registration form to receive the member rate discount.

    Contact NYSBCA if you have any questions at (518) 217-2505 or tammy.mortier@nysbca.com.

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    P.O. Box 1352, Guilderland, NY 12084

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