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TYCA Midwest Conference | Indianapolis | Thursday, 11. October 2018

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center." 
-Kurt Vonnegut
The 2018 TYCA Midwest Conference centers on the theme "Educators on the Edge." We invite the two-year college community to consider what it means to be part of an educational system that is increasingly squeezed (financially, emotionally, legislatively) and pushed to its limits. Simultaneously, we consider the concept of "the Edge" as a threshold concept, as Linda Adler-Kassler and Elizabeth Wardle recently explored in Naming What We Know. This conference aims to identify and speak to the material conditions we educators **** in troubled times and identify the demarcations of what is already known--and cross those boundaries with one another in praxis. 
Hotel Information
Embassy Suites, Indianapolis Downtown
To reserve a suite in the group block, call 317-236-1800 and ask for reservations. Provide the arrival/departure dates of your stay and mention group code NCT. Verify the group name is NCTE when on the phone with the reservation specialist. Please also verify the group rate of $169.00 per night for a king bed plus taxes. The booking agent will ask for a credit card number to guarantee the room. 
We welcome guests to reserve online as well. For your convenience, click on the link below and enter reservation details. Under the special rate code section, enter the group code in the appropriate box and proceed. 

www.indianapolisdowntown.embassysuites.com
If you experience an issue reserving at the group rate for only a portion of the stay, book the available dates and please contact the Embassy Suites sales department at 317-236-1806.
Indy Brew Tour
Indy Brew Tour, Friday, October 12, 2018
$40/person (includes tip). There are only 28 seats available: no refunds. If interested, you may purchase a ticket with your registration fee. Tour leaves Embassy Suites at 6:00 p.m. and stops at four cider and craft beer breweries. You will be able to sample beer and ciders at each stop. The tour is 3.5 hours long. 
Featured Speakers






Monica Hess

American Fire



Dr. Robert Rebein
IUPUI
Headlights on the Prairie



Refund Policy

Refunds resulting from cancellations will be based on the following dates:


Cancellations requested on or before March 1, 2018, will be eligible for a full refund less a $50 processing fee per person.
Cancellations requested between March 2, 2018, and May 1, 2018, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund less a $50 processing fee per person.
No-shows or cancellations requested on or after May 2, 2018, are not eligible for a refund.

Credit card refunds will be processed within two business days. Check refunds will be processed within 15 business days of receiving the request.
 If a registered attendee is unable to attend the conference, his or her registration may be transferred to another person at the same institution or organization at no additional charge.