Travel and Lodging

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June 17 - 20, 2020 | Renaissance Montgomery Hotel | Montgomery, Alabama

We are closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).          Please continue to register for the conference, and we will keep you updated once we know more. Currently, all air travel will be booked in mid-April.


The University of South Alabama Center for Integrative Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (USA CISSTEM) in conjunction with the USA College of Education and Professional Studies and USA College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host the 2020 Southeast Regional Noyce Conference.

This year’s conference theme is Removing Barriers in STEM Teacher Education. In just three-and-a-half days, conference attendees will:

  • Re-connect with more than 200 Noyce program leaders, master teachers, and scholars
  • Grow their personal network of educators
  • Share updates on their Noyce Projects
  • Attend specialized mathematics and science professional development workshops 
  • Engage in thought-provoking conversations around cultural awareness
  • Self-reflect on social justice issues and how they continue to affect students
  • Learn from National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers about upcoming and continuing grant opportunities.
  • Showcase their Noyce project during the conference poster session

As you prepare to join us for this year's conference, please use this page as your travel resource. All conference participants must receive prior approval from their Noyce PI or Project Director before any travel accommodations are made.  Throughout this webpage, we will provide suggestions to encourage all participants to be good stewards of the financial resources of this project.

Air Travel

Corporate Travel Planners is handling all air travel for this conference. After you have registered for the conference, please wait until mid-April to contact the below listed representative to make your flight arrangements via email or phone.  Please note their hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST. 



Julie Rhodes

Direct: (210) 293-8619

Toll Free: (800) 523-9036 ext. 38619


Corporate Travel Planners

Airport Transportation

We are currently researching airport transportation options and will update this site closer to the conference dates.  Stay tuned.

Mileage & Parking

If you are coming from within driving distance and/or would prefer to drive to Montgomery, please track your mileage on the way to the conference.  For in-state travel, please use this mileage form, as well as provide a Google map that outlines your route and states the mileage traveled.  For out-of-state travel, please provide a Google map that outlines your route and states the mileage traveled.  The mileage rate is 57.5 cents/mile, up to a maximum reimbursement of $425.  Car pools are highly recommended as a way to reduce expenses for the project.  Self parking in the Hotel's garage for one car per hotel room will be paid on your behalf.  If you choose to valet or have multiple cars per room, you will be financially responsible for those expenses.


You can complete these forms prior to arrival to aid in your reimbursement.  We will have a designated area at registration and a person on hand to answer any of your reimbursement questions.  Reimbursement forms will also be available at registration.  If you are driving, please have the documentation available at reimbursement.


The conference will be held at the beautiful Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in downtown Montgomery. Lodging costs for June 17th through June 20th will be paid on your behalf.  Upon check-in at the hotel, participants will need to provide a credit card for incidental expenses.

If you choose to stay outside of the dates covered by this project, please let us know when you register for the conference. If additional nights are booked, you will be financially responsible for those nights.  Therefore, at check-in, you will need to present a credit card for your personal lodging.

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