HTI Professional

Development Conference
June 24 – June 27, 2024

Additional Information

  1. Mask Protocol:  The wearing of masks is optional.  However, itf you begin to feel ill (cough, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing, headache, etc.) while you are at the PDC, please go to your room and immediately e-mail or so that we can bring you a covid test and also discern the best way to support you.
  2. Meals:  If your travel schedule or delays require that you have meals en route, we ask that you keep the itemized receipts and follow the Expense Guidelines to avoid misunderstandings when processing your reimbursement after the event.
  3. Bring a Water Bottle: Water coolers and fountains are available. We suggest you bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and protect the environment.



Things to know

Prepare for the Conference:
Complete your pre-assignments for your courses on Brightspace, and come prepared.
Please remember and follow the HTI Norms for Civil Engagement during our En Conjunto time.

Dress Policy:  Dress is business casual.  However, we will take a picture on Tuesday, June 25th, so please dress up.

Lodging:  All scholars will be housed at one of three locations:  Brown Hall, Alexander Hall, or in some cases, Erdman Center on the Princeton Seminary campus.  All scholars will check in at Erdman Center, 20 Library Place, Princeton, NJ.  Erdman Center is located diagonally across the campus from Wright Library and next door to HTI’s office in Adams House. If you arrive after 10 pm, use the security phone in the Erdman Center vestibule.  The phone will automatically dial security, and a guard will come to provide you with your room key.

    • Brown Hall rooms are air-conditioned and have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers, mirror, and a bookcase. These rooms will include a private bathroom. You will be provided sheets, a blanket, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase.
    • Alexander’s rooms are air-conditioned and have an XL twin bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers, mirror, and a bookcase.  You will be provided sheets, a blanket, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase.  The bathrooms are dormitory-style, so bring a robe and slippers.
    • Erdman Center are air-conditioned single rooms and come furnished with an XL twin bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers, mirror, and a bookcase. These rooms will either have a shared bathroom with one other room or a private bathroom. You will be provided sheets, a blanket, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase.
    • Check-out from Brown, and Alexander Halls will be on Thursday, June 27th at 9 am.  Please bring your luggage to the Erdman Center Delores Clark Room when you attend the last panel discussion.  Your access card and/or room key should be left on the desk in your room.
    • Check-out from Erdman Center is at 11:00 am.  However, please check out before attending the last panel discussion.

    Travel Logistics

    Read the following information concerning transit from Newark International Airport.

    Flight cancellations or delays.  If you encounter problems during your travel, please do not hesitate to reach out to Suzette Aloyo or Vanessa Rios-Valentín.  Also, contact the travel agency, Uniglobe for assistance at (800) 825-7314.  In the event of a travel delay passed 10:00 pm, please take an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi from the Newark airport to Erdman center.

    All participants should go to Erdman Hall (20 Library Place, Princeton, NJ) to check-in. If you arrive late at night due to travel delays, upon arrival use the security phone located directly inside the first door at Erdman Center, and tell the security guard that you need to check in so he/she can give you your key.

    Campus Map

    Expense Guidelines

    The HTI expense guidelines were designed to help you document all your expenses in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. These guidelines are provided to keep costs within reasonable limits and to follow consistent reimbursement procedures. Please familiarize yourself with the HTI expense guidelines, so that you are not unpleasantly surprised when you are not reimbursed for an expense.


    • Requests for HTI-related expense reimbursements must be submitted on a T-5 Reimbursement Form and sent to the Associate Director of Operations, Angela Schoepf at All receipts should be included with the form as one document.


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