Note: All registered attendees should have received the message below with personalised registration links. Please look for this email, it is possible it arrived in SPAM.
We are just a few days away from the inaugural APPEC 2015 Conference and we are all looking forward to welcoming you to HKIS campus.
Here is important information to help ensure your conference goes smoothly.
Getting to Hong Kong International School
These will leave from the conference hotels each day and you can find this information on the conference schedule.
Conference delegates who live in Hong Kong, or overseas delegates who are making alternative accommodation arrangements, are welcome to travel on the conference buses.
Bus / Taxi / Car
You can also get to the conference by Taxi or Public Bus. If you are a visitor to Hong Kong then your hotel concierge will be able to assist you with this.
If you are coming by car limited parking will be available on a first come first served basis.
Full details of how to get to HKIS are here at this link.
Very Important. The main conference is being held at the Tai Tam Campus and the best way to come in is through the High School entrance.
Accessing the Campus & Liability Waiver
You must provide details of some form of Photo ID that you can bring to the conference with you. This could be a national ID card, Staff ID card or driving licence for instance.
Remember to bring the same Photo ID document with you to the conference as HKIS is a secure campus.
You must also sign our liability waiver whether or not you intend to take part in any physical activity.
The online workshop schedule is available here:
The schedule is available on mobile devices. Printed schedules will not be provided and conference participants are expected to access the schedule via their mobile devices.
If you are doing a JumpStart you will be guided to the JumpStart area by student ambassadors from the High School registration area. Please make sure you arrive early to ensure a smooth start to the day! Check the schedule if you need to check start times again. A bag drop zone will be provided for you to leave your day bag.
You can still sign up for some of the JumpStarts by accessing your registration link below.
Changing Your Registration
If you wish to make any changes to your registration you need to login to the registration system with your confirmation number and email address. One or two places are still available for some of the pre-conference events and tickets are still available for the Junk Trip on Saturday evening.
There will be options for vegans and vegetarians; you can ask the catering staff if you have questions. All food is peanut free.
Water is available across the campus but please remember to bring your own water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated.
Hong Kong can be chilly at this time of year depending on the weather (and the air conditioning!) so we recommend you adopt a layered clothing approach.
If you have registered for a JumpStart activity then make sure you have suitable gear with you. Showers will be available afterwards but you need to bring your own towel and toiletries. Bag storage will be provided while you are working out.
It is also worth noting that some of the workshop sessions have active component so you should also have gear that you can comfortably work out in depending on the sessions you are attending. Movement is encouraged but not compulsory!
If you are going on the Junk Trip on the Saturday evening then have something warm you can wear in case the temperature drops.
Living in HK or Getting to Conference Early?
Join us at a free party and session at Hong Kongs newest trampoline park: BounceHK! Transport provided
Signing up for sessions
There is no pre-registration for any sessions (aside from pre-conferences). You can “star” sessions on the Sched, which we encourage you to do. However, this is not required and does not guarantee your place. If there are workshops you are keen to attend we suggest you arrive early for that session.
No print outs from confirmation emails are required for your registration. When you arrive you will be directed to a registration desk based on surname.
All registrants will receive a bag, hat and shirt. We will do our best to provide you the size you provided on the registration form but can’t guarantee sizes. This will be distributed at the Registration Desk.
We have arranged something quite special for the conference Group Photo and this will be taken on Saturday afternoon at around 16:20 after the final keynote for the day and before the social event. It would be fantastic if you could wear your PlayerLayer shirt for this to maximise the visual impact.
Appreciate it if you can ensure you have your PlayerLayer shirt available for this epic event!
Departing Hong Kong – Transport to Airport
There will be a bus direct to the airport from the conference after the closing ceremony on Sunday. You should checkout of your hotel and bring your bag to the conference on Sunday morning where a bag drop area will be available.
Contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions and we’ll get right back to you.
21st Century Learning Team