AACTE's 68th Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held February 23–25 in Las Vegas. The conference theme is "Meeting the Demands of Professional Practice: Tough Questions, Tough Choices," supported by the four strands listed below:

  • Professionalism: Values in Action
  • Engagement: Hard Choices in Connecting With All Stakeholders
  • Programs and Practices: Making Hard Choices Through Critical Reflection, Review, and Innovation
  • Assessment: Hard Choices in Program Improvement

 

Registration

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: October 14, 2015
Regular: January 27, 2016

 

Please note that once the regular rate has expired all registrations will be at the "on-site" rate.

Registration Fees

  Early Bird Regular On Site*
Member $440 $480 $510
Nonmember $625 $665 $695
Emerging Leader † $150 $175 N/A
Student †† $85 $95 $115
Spouse/Guest** $65 $75 $95

 

† EMERGING LEADER
Faculty/administrators (assistant/associate professors, department chairs) with 5 or fewer years of experience in higher education, identified by each institution’s chief representative in the profile manager. Limit three per institution. No on-site registration allowed for Emerging Leaders. Learn how to identify Emerging Leaders. (members only)

†† STUDENT
Student ID must be presented on-site.

** SPOUSE/GUEST
Spouse/Guest registration includes access to both general sessions and unlimited entry to the Conference Community Center and meal events therein.

AACTE accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and check payments.

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Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with outstanding balances for previous AACTE events will not be permitted to register for upcoming events until their balance is paid. A message indicating what events are unpaid and how to pay will appear when individuals attempt to register. Permission to register will be granted upon receipt of payment. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation of Annual Meeting registration–and any request for refund of conference registration fees–must be made in writing and received by January 27, 2016. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. A $150.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellation requests. Refund payments will not be processed until after the Annual Meeting is over. Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrants is permitted as long as both individuals are from the same institution. Contact Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a substitution. After January 27, substitutions can be requested only at on-site registration.

AACTE Has Gone Green!

In our continuing effort to be environmentally responsible, we have eliminated printed program books. Through our online AACTE Event Planner, all attendees will have access to live, up-to-date information on all sessions being offered, as well as have the opportunity to create a customized, downloadable schedule. A PDF version of the program book will also be available prior to the meeting on our Annual Meeting web site. All meeting and hotel space, including guestrooms, will have free Wi-Fi available for use.

AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to AACTE's Annual Meeting, will be canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to AACTE of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.
If a nationwide AACTE event is canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event, and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If AACTE is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be applied to a subsequent nationwide AACTE event of your choice. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the AACTE event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, AACTE unfortunately cannot refund your registration fee.

Hotel

The Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 791-7111
More information

Room Rate
(single/double)
AACTE room rate is $179 PLUS an AACTE All-Access fee of $10, for a TOTAL of $189 per night, per reservation.
Reservation Deadline January 27, 2016

Included in the $10 AACTE All-Access fee: in-room and property-wide Wi-Fi (including the meeting rooms), access to the Fitness Center at the Mirage Spa, daily newspaper available for pick-up, unlimited local and toll-free calls, and complimentary Business Center access with up to 10 free copies permitted per day.

All reservations must be made by January 27, 2016, to receive the AACTE room rate (while space is available).

Hotel Reservation

The link for hotel reservations will be available exclusively on your registration confirmation. Click here to register.


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Travel Information

The Mirage Hotel and Casino is located on the Las Vegas Strip. From McCarran International Airport (LAS), the property is accessible via taxi, airport shuttle, or public transportation. For easy booking of flights, click here to utilize AACTE's travel agency.

Schedule

AACTE is going paper free!
We have eliminated program books.
You will be able to access the full agenda and plan your schedule in AACTE's Online Event Planner.

 

2016 Annual Meeting at a Glance (subject to change)

Sunday, February 21, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. New Board Member Orientation
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner
Monday, February 22, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up in Conference Community Center
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Board of Director's Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Holmes Scholars Preconference Sessions (By Invite Only)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NIC Preconference (By Invite Only)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CPPA Preconference (Separate Registration Required)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. TAG Business Meetings
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Leadership Preconference in Partnership With the Wallace Foundation (Invite Only)
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. AACTE Committee Meetings
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
AILACTE
CADREI
TECSCU
NADEC
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Holmes Scholars Deans and Coordinators' Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ACSR Business Meeting
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Holmes Scholars Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brunch Available*
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Welcoming Session
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Major Forums
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Around the Association in 60 Minutes
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Leadership Academy Reception

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Reception*
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast*
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Major Forums
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break Available*
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. AACTE Town Hall Meeting
1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. AACTE Job and Information Fair*
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Deans Academy Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Holmes Scholars Closing Session
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Receptions by Various Groups/Institutions/Organizations
Thursday, February 25, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast*
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Major Forums
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Speaker Spotlight Session
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Committee on Meetings & Professional Development Business Meeting

 

All sessions marked with * will be in the Conference Community Center, located in Mirage Events Center B.
All Sessions in bold will have no other sessions scheduled against them.
For information on Affiliate Group Meeting registration, contact your Affiliate Group.


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AACTE holds its Annual Meeting, the premier educator preparation conference in the nation, in late February/early March each year. The Annual Meeting provides a forum for educators to engage in meaningful discussions, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field. Join the nationwide conversation on educator preparation's future, while connecting with over 2,000 education leaders and suppliers, and let us help you achieve your most ambitious goals by attending our Annual Meeting.

Location: The Mirage :: Las Vegas, NV



Call for Entries: 2016 AACTE Awards

  • Submission Deadline for Outstanding Book Award: June 17, 2015
  • Submission Deadline for Outstanding Dissertation Award: August 17, 2015
  • Submission Deadline for All Other Awards: October 9, 2015

View Call for Entries Submit Online

Award winners will be honored at the 2016 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 23–25 in Las Vegas, during the general sessions.

See What You Missed in 2015

Visit the Learning Center to watch video recordings from previous Annual Meetings. Welcome Sessions and Speaker Spotlight Sessions are public, while other recordings are available only to conference registrants.

AACTE News15
See What you Missed
Marc Tucker
Marc Tucker
Lin Goodwin
Lin Goodwin
Etta Hollins
Etta Hollins
Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting
Major Forums
Major Forums

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2016 - February 23-25, The Mirage, Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV
  • 2017 - March 2-4, Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, FL
  • 2018 - March 1-3, Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD
  • 2019 – February 22-24, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, KY
  • 2020 – February 28 – March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA
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EPPs are working diligently to meet increased expectations surrounding accountability of their programs and their completers' impact on PK-12 student learning. This half-day preconference session will provide opportunities for teacher educators to discuss how they are meeting these expectations, develop valid and reliable rubrics to assess candidates' performance in clinical experiences, and acquire strategies to respond to the call for accountability.

Registration Fee: $50

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