Annual Meeting 2025: Call for Proposals

Presenting at the AACTE Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to build your professional portfolio, learn from other scholars and practitioners, and network with colleagues from around the world. Whether you are a first-time author, a practitioner, a scholar, or a veteran speaker, your submission is welcome. Please review the Call for Proposals Guidelines carefully prior to constructing your proposal with particular attention to the content areas and delivery methods. Please feel free to contact Altovise Davis at for any assistance you may need throughout the call cycle. 

Who should submit
As the leading voice on educator preparation, AACTE welcomes thought leaders from both the higher education and PK-12 communities to submit a proposal for consideration in the 2024 Annual Meeting program. Additionally, AACTE strongly encourages doctoral students pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. to share their perspective on addressing current issues and providing innovative ways to approach that which has yet to be considered in educator preparation. Individuals from all educational fields are invited to bring their research and practice to the Annual Meeting. AACTE celebrates diverse voices to innovate, assess, and propel the profession into the future. 

Important Dates
The following schedule denotes key milestones for the call cycle. Please note that the dates are subject to change. The delivery and development period are a new phase within the call cycle to collaborate with submitters of accepted proposals to determine the session format to deliver their content. 

  • May 30, 2024: Call for Reviewers closes+ 
  • June 28, 2024: Call for Proposals Site closes+* 
  • July 1 – 30, 2024: Review Period 
  • August – September 2024: Proposal Selection Period 
  • October 7, 2024: Notification Period 
  • October 14, 2024: Slotting Date/Time Announced 

+Site closes at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time and submissions will be locked at this time
*No late proposals will be accepted, and incomplete submissions will be purged from the system. 

Strand Listing 

Proposals must align with this year’s theme, Propelling the Profession into the Future, and address one of the Annual Meeting’s five strands: 

  • Strand I: Advancing Innovation and Impact 
  • Strand II: Resilient Leadership During Unprecedented Times 
  • Strand III: Education Policy and Advocacy in an Era of Inequity 
  • Strand IV: Deepening the Impact of Education Research and Research to Practice 
  • Strand V: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion