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Navigate the 2017 Annual Conference like a pro with the EACE mobile app!

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and event information
  • Receive important real-time communications through app alerts
  • Build a personalized schedule and bookmark exhibitors
  • Take notes and download event handouts and presentations
  • Find and connect with fellow conference attendees
  • Stay in-the-know and join in on social media
  • Find Niagara Falls local places
  • And much more!

Search the App Store or Google Play for "EACE Events."


 For all other devices including BlackBerry, Windows and other web browser-enabled devices, click here to be directed to the proper download. Already have the EACE App on your phone from a past conference? Click on the EACE App icon from your mobile device. From the main dashboard, select the button on the bottom of your screen called “Exit to Event List.” From here, you can select the EACE 2017 Annual Conference Event.


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Upon your arrival to The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, please check in at the Reception Desk in the Grand Foyer to receive your name badge and your conference tote packed with valuable information and goodies! Registration hours:

  • Wednesday, June 21: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 22: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, June 23: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

It is important to wear your name badge at all EACE functions, as it serves as your ticket of admission and is the best way to get to know other members. Your name badge will also include drink tickets for the entertainment night, welcome reception and (if applicable) the newcomer's lunch.


Click here to view the meeting space floor plan.



We are so excited to meet all of our first-time EACE Annual Conference attendees and exhibitors! We hope you will join us for a special newcomers networking lunch on Wednesday, June 21 from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Sheraton At The Falls Sapphire Ballroom. Meet the EACE board members, committee chairs and other newcomers for a great way to kick off the conference. Tickets are required and will be provided to all newcomers at check-in. Click here to download newcomer tips.




The 2017 Entertainment Night will be held at the nearby Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (see map below). Enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and decadent desserts from 7:30-10:30 PM on Thursday, June 22.


Arrive at 7:30 PM for a tour of the state of the art kitchens and ice sculpture labs where students learn to make the finest cuisine. Explore the tastes of the Niagara Falls wine region through a wine tasting in the Culinary Institute's own personal wine boutique featuring local and student-made wines. Don’t forget to visit the photo booth to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of EACE. Cheers to 20 Years! Click here for all the details! Don't forget to bring your name badge which serves as your ticket for entry and also contains your two complimentary drink tickets.




Join us on Wednesday, June 21 from 8:00-11:00 AM for EACE's 2017 community service project at Niagara's WorkSourceOne where we will be conducting job search and networking workshops.

Niagara’s WorkSourceOne is the largest employment & training initiative in Niagara County. At the two One-Stop Career Center locations, Niagara’s WorkSourceOne harnesses the resources of various organizations in Niagara County to provide a seamless array of services to both local businesses and to job seekers who are unemployed, under-employed, or “dislocated” due to business closure or significant lay-off of the workforce. Find out more here.


Transportation will be provided. Meet at The Sheraton At The Falls Hotel lobby at 8:00 AM Space is limited. Click here to RSVP! 




Join us on Thursday, June 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 AM for a short walk to Niagara Falls State Park (Did you know this is the oldest state park in the U.S.?) on Goat Island. Round-trip, the walk will be approximately 2 miles.


Goat island is a small uninhabited island in the Niagara River, located in the middle of Niagara Falls between the Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. This is a popular destination for tourists visiting the falls on the U.S. side, offering some of the most spectacular views available there, in particular at Terrapin Point. Click here for more details on Goat Island.


Meet in The Sheraton At The Falls hotel lobby at 6:30 AM.




The Sheraton At The Falls hotel is approximately 30 minutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and 15 minutes from Niagara Falls International Airport. Check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is 12:00 PM. The hotel offers ample car parking in the adjacent city operated lot and will validate parking for overnight guests. Click here for driving directions.


EACE Conference attendees can receive a discounted rate on airport transportation. CLICK HERE for details.


Additional Parking: There are additional nearby parking lots for conference attendees driving in for the day. $5.00 parking passes will be available at the EACE Registration Desk.


Area Transportation: Did you know there is a Visitor Transportation System in Niagara Falls? It's called WEGO and runs regularly down by the falls and throughout the City. Visit the WEGO Visitor Transportation System website for details.




Don't forget to bring in a door prize (or two!) that reflects your university or company. They will be raffled off on Friday, June 23 following the closing keynote. Door prizes can be left at the designated area in the hospitality suite.




Business casual is suitable for all conference sessions. (Men: khaki pants, slacks and collared shirts. Women: slacks/capris, skirts and blouses) Social functions are casual. It is recommended to bring a light sweater as meeting rooms can get chilly. You may want to bring an umbrella as you will need to cross the street to access The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from the hotel.




You can expect very comfortable weather this time of year in Niagara Falls. The daily high temperatures in June range from 75º to 81° degrees Fahrenheit. Nightly temperatures range from 57° to 63° degrees Fahrenheit.




Please download the conference app which contains all the up-to-date information regarding the conference session times and locations. All session presenters and co-presenters need to register for the conference or contact EACE Headquarters to request a "Presenter-Only" name badge which permits access to assigned session only. Internet will be provided in all break-out rooms. Don't forget to bring your laptops and adaptors!


Please contact programming committee chairs Katie Scheuer or Ali Joyce with any questions regarding your session.




All registered conference attendees will receive a "Tips For Your Trip" email one week prior to the conference. This email will include an attendee list with name, organization, city, state and email in PDF format. Please note: attendees may opt-out of being included in this list by selecting this option on the registration form.




Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino The casino is situated directly across from the Sheraton At The Falls with convenient access via the new enclosed walkway. At 147,000 square feet, Seneca features popular slot machines and table games, an array of dining choices and a gallery of shops.


Reef Beach Club and Pool Inside the Sheraton At The Falls, the Reef Beach Club and pool has an ambiance unlike that of any other hotel in Western New York. Featuring two new 15-person hot tubs, a shark tank and a coral reef lagoon viewing tank.


Maid of the Mist The most popular attraction Niagara Falls, New York has to offer, the iconic Maid of the Mist tour boats have escorted millions of guests to the base of the Falls for more than 100 years, and should not be missed. Click here for details and ticket prices.


The Cave of the Winds Get up close with the Falls and get soaked on the Hurricane Deck where you are just feet from the waters! Plan a trip at night when the falls are illuminated in a rainbow of color! Did you know The Cave of the Winds is torn down and re-built every year? Click here for details and ticket prices.


Niagara Wine Trail Just minutes from the Sheraton At The Falls hotel, the Niagara USA Wine Trail stretches across Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. With 22 wineries located along the scenic trail, you are sure to find something to please your palate. Click here to visit the Niagara Wine Trail website.


Niagara Falls Fireworks & Illumination Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over the Falls every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings at 10:00 p.m. (weather permitting). In June, the Falls will be illuminated from approximately 9:00 p.m. to midnight.


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