Conference Overview

Deadlines
Early registrations ends Thursday, January 11, 2018. After that date, candidate fees will increase from the $40 early bird rate to $50 for late registration. Employer fees for option 1 and 2 will also increase by $50. Online registration ends for employers and candidates on Monday, February 5, 2018. Everything after that date will occur on-site in Denton.

Courtesy Shuttle Service
Courtesy shuttle service will be available for candidates and employers staying at the conference hotels. Candidates and employers staying at other hotels will need to make their own arrangements.

When You Arrive
Candidates and employers will check in at the Gateway Center at UNT between 1 PM and 8 PM. Everyone will receive a packet of information and a nametag. Hotel check-in begins at 3 PM. An opening reception will be at UNT on the Square in downtown Denton between 8 PM and 10 PM.

Volunteering
SPE works best when we have volunteers to help our Host Committee. Volunteers are needed in the Message Center, Resource Center, and Scheduling Center. If you are interested in volunteering some of your time, please stop by the volunteer table in the Message Center. Volunteers work in two or three-hour blocks. Please keep this opportunity in mind when developing your schedule.

Briefings
An informational briefing will be held for all candidates and employers. The briefings will be in the Gateway Center on Thursday at 7 PM and Friday at 7 AM and will contain the same information on both occasions. Everyone should attend one of the briefings to receive important and helpful information. Questions and concerns will also be addressed at the briefings.

Meals
Each registered candidate will receive meal vouchers for a catered lunch on Friday and Saturday. Candidates and employers will also have the opportunity to sample the Denton dining scene, choosing from fine dining and fun casual options on the family-friendly town square. The University Union will also be open to candidates and employers for fast dining options.

Computers
Computers with internet access are available in the Gateway Center to assist candidates and employers in the job search process.

Closing Reception
The closing reception is Saturday from 6:30 PM to 8 PM in the Jade Eagle Ballroom in the University Union. Employers who sponsored the social make the closing reception possible and will be recognized in the newsletter, on the website, and at the event for their help in making SPE possible. The closing reception is open to everyone who registered for SPE. The cost for sponsorship is $200 and is an option on the registration form.