2024 Annual Meeting Preconference Activities

Preconference programs and tours, which are open to all members and nonmembers, are not included in the AACTE Annual Meeting pricing — preregistration and an additional fee are required to participate. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting and would like to add a preconference offering, email the registration team’s Gloriatine Jones at gjones@aacte.org.

AACTE Preconference Activities

2024 Holmes Preconference
Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Friday, February 16, 2024
The Holmes Preconference is the premier annual gathering where Holmes scholars come to learn, network, share research, develop their careers, and have critical discussions on issues within field. Register now

2024 Diversified Teacher Workforce Pre-Conference
Thursday, February 15, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Diversified Teacher Workforce TAG, this preconference centers on the voices of diverse educators, both practitioners and educator preparation professionals from the academy, and therefore features sessions to meet both groups’ needs. Register now.

2024 Annual Meeting Campus Tour
Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Campus Visit to Metro State University Denver, the University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver and their shared Auraria Campus.


Representatives from the campuses will share their innovative stories of collaboration and partnerships between the campuses and the community. In addition, participants will tour the 9th street corridor and Auraria campus and learn about its rich history, devastating stories of relocation and displacement, and current resurgence and vibrancy. The tour continues with small group discussions focused on the unique work each campus is doing in educator preparation, and end with a reception of campus leaders and representatives. Tour participants can return to the Gaylord Rockies via provided bus transportation or explore downtown Denver for dinner and return to the conference hotel on their own. This tour is available as an optional add-on for those who have registered for the Annual Meeting. There is a 40 person limit.