State Conference FAQs

The following are questions that have been asked by multiple previous participants:

  • DRESS:  If you are competing, please plan on dressing in business attire for your competition. If you are attending, business casual is appropriate. No shorts, spaghetti straps, crop tops, or tank tops. We want to be professional throughout the conference.
  • COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Once it is completed, it will be uploaded to the link at the bottom of the page. If you have a conflict or have a question regarding the schedule, email and let us know asap. Make sure your name appears correctly for each competition for which you signed up.
  • HOTELS: This year the host hotel is the Ramada by Wyndam, Albuquerque Midtown. A certain number of rooms will be assigned to each school and the Teacher Leaders will decide who stays with whom (4 per room which a few exceptions). EdRising NM will provide double occupancy rooms for Teacher Leaders; however, if they prefer a single occupancy room, their registration fee will be increased to $175. Bus drivers will be provided with single occupancy rooms free of charge.
  • MEALS:
    • Thursday, February 21: Lunch will be provided.
    • Friday, February 22: Continental Breakfast will be provided from 7:00 am – 8:00 am. Lunch will also be provided.
    • Saturday, February 23:  Continental Breakfast will be provided from 7:00 am – 8:30 am.
    • Deadline to upload required documents (as per competition guidelines) is Saturday, February 16.
    • Go to
    • Complete the form and upload your competition documents.
    • Paper documents may also be turned in when registering at the conference on Thursday, February 21 (copies of speeches, paperwork for Exploring Education careers, authenticity paperwork for children’s literature, and job interview documents)
    • Deadline to upload required videos (as per competition guidelines) is Saturday, February 16.
    • Go to and log in to your Google account. If you do not already have a Google account, go here to create one.
    • Once you’ve logged in, click on the Create a Video or Post icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen and select Upload Video.
    • Use the pull down menu to select Unlisted.
    • Click on the up arrow to select your video file or drag & drop your video file onto the up arrow.
    • Once your video has been uploaded and has finished processing, copy the Video URL provided to you on the right side of the screen.
    • Go to , complete the form, and paste the YouTube Video URL into the appropriate box.
    • If you have technical difficulties, email us at and let us know.
  • PAYMENT and INVOICES: Purchase orders are due no later than Day 1 of the conference (Thursday, February 21). Final payment for all outstanding purchase orders is due by Friday, March 29. Credit card payments are due by Friday, February 8. If you cannot pay upon registration, that is OK. Just email and let us know that it is being processed and we will work with you.


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