We want to accommodate your needs. We are SENIA- it’s what we do.
Individual: If you prefer to watch in the privacy of your own home, then an individual ticket is the best option for you.
Group: For those of you who prefer to watch with friends, save some money, and join a watch party this is the best option for you. You can get together in person with your group or choose to do so virtually. Many of us learn best when we can talk over what we have just learned.
Chapter Watch Party: Want to connect with others in your area who are interested in supporting differently-abled individuals? Then join a local chapter watch party.
School Rate: We all know that learning is most powerful when many people hear the same message. Does your school want to use SENIA as a professional development day for your school? We have special rates available for schools. Contact Lori Boll for more information. [email protected]
For the latest updates on which chapters are hosting an exciting watch party, jump to here.
I would like my Teacher Assistant (TA) to come to this conference. Is there a special rate for TA’s?
Yes, as you are registering, you will see an "Add-on" to register your TA (you must show proof the person you are registering is a TA). You may only bring one TA with you to the conference. Your TA will watch with you and will not have access to pre-recorded content without you.
I see there is an “Add-on” section on the registration page for donations. Where does this money go?
SENIA is now a non-profit organization and our overarching mission is to support individuals, families, and communities.
In addition to awarding a student advocate scholarship stipend each year, SENIA will begin to offer scholarships to support local chapter initiatives, help offset the cost of professional learning opportunities for teachers and schools, and to kickstart initiatives within our communities that support differently-abled individuals.
SENIA incurs all processing fees. (This is why the donation price is an odd number).
I am a national teacher in my country and work in a local government school. Since I am not affiliated with an international school, can I still attend the conference?
In fact, SENIA wants our conferences to be accessible to all of the members of our community. Please contact Kate Balsamo for more information before you register.
As promised, SENIA will provide you with a $30 discount from the regular admission price to cover your processing fee from SENIA Manila. You should have received an email with your individual discount code. If you are registering as a member of a group or chapter, fill out the group form and click "yes" when it asks if you were registered for SENIA Manila.
Please note that discounts must be done at time of registration and cannot be given after.
I registered as an individual, but now I would like to join a group or local chapter watch party. Is it too late to get my discounted price?
Yes, it is. Once you pay, no discounts can be given. Please arrange groups before registering.
Yes, so many rates. It can be a bit confusing.
Group: Register with 4 or more of your friends.
Chapter Watch Party: To receive the Local Chapter Watch Party rate, your chapter must be hosting an event. If you don't see your chapter listed, you can host one. Contact us for more information.
Manila: If you were registered for SENIA Manila, you have received a discount code. If you also want to take part in a watch party or group, register and click yes when it asks if you were registered. These will be cross-referenced.
A virtual conference is similar to a regular in-person conference, however, with a virtual conference you have choices as to how to watch the conference. Each speaker’s session will be pre-recorded. You can watch the sessions based on the schedule we provide or on your own time. The “live” conference will take place based on Korean Standard Time (KST).
SENIA is using the Whova conference platform. Make sure to explore the app well in advance of the conference so you can visit exhibitors, connect with other delegates and join in discussions.
We want your conference experience to be tailored to your needs and considerate of time zones. So, we have set it up as a true conference based on KST (Korean Standard Time) as that is where our hosting school is located.
- Attend the conference “live” based on the schedule provided.
- Use the schedule as a guide as you and your group attend the conference in your own time zone.
- Or...Who needs a schedule? Watch each video on your own time.
Please note that there will be LIVE Q & A sessions with our speakers. You won’t want to miss those, so keep an eye on your Whova app for exact dates and times of those.
Recorded videos will be available for 30 days after the conference. (Note: Jessica Minahan’s session will only be made available for 7 days).
If you are registering as a school, there may be some flexibility with availability.
See the conference home page for a link to the Whova app. It is at the top.
A watch party is a new way to enjoy a virtual conference. We learn more when we are together. By discussing theory, strategies, and best practice, we improve our insight and efficacy as professionals.
SENIA provides groups of four or more with a Watch Party Kit, complete with discussion points and protocols, as well as fun ideas for networking and socializing.
Hosting or facilitating a SENIA Watch Party is an opportunity to bring that networking and collaboration pieces that we all value, to this virtual conference. Local Chapters (where the government permits it) can plan a one-day conference with SENIA International providing the content virtually. Breakout groups and networking time should be scheduled in. This can also be done virtually through zoom breakout groups. For more information, contact [email protected]. Our Watch Party Committee will support you!
To receive your Watch Party Kit, sign up as a group of four or more.
Yes. You can earn up to Three (3) CEU’s for this conference. SUNY Buffalo State is offering the credits at an additional cost. Contact Kate Balsamo at [email protected] if you are interested.
For the first time ever, SENIA has sponsors. Our sponsors have made it so we could invite multiple high-quality speakers while still keeping rates affordable. We cannot thank our sponsors enough for their support.
Yes. SENIA is happy to announce that we are! SENIA has just been registered as a non-profit organization in the state of Oregon (USA) and is awaiting the federal designation. Now, we can fund-raise for scholarships for students, educators and advocates in our community.