December 2017 Federal Update

Tuesday, December 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST

The clock is ticking and there is much to be done before Congress enters recess and prepares for the second session of the 115th Congress. What is the prognosis on tax reform? Will we see a bill reauthorizing the Higher Education Act before 2018? With so much piled on Congressā€™s plate, what will get done and what will not? How can you affect the process?

This webinar will include a presentation and time for Q & A. It also will be recorded and posted in the AACTE Resource Library for future reference.

Presenter: Deborah Koolbeck, Director, Government Relations, AACTE

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Location: Webinar



See What You Missed in 2017

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.

Shaun R. Harper
Welcoming Session by Shaun R. Harper
Linda Darling-Hammond
Speaker Spotlight Session by Linda Darling-Hammond
Major Forums
Six Major Forums
Highlights
69th Annual Meeting Highlights

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2018 - March 1-3, Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD
  • 2019 ā€“ February 22-24, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, KY
  • 2020 ā€“ February 28 ā€“ March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA

Site Selection Procedures

Annual Meeting Site Selection Procedures

AACTE considers many factors in determining its future locations for the Annual Meeting, which brings together over 2,000 individuals in the educator preparation field each year. These factors include but are not limited to geographic and cultural diversity, attendee cost, available meeting space, and social justice considerations.

The following priorities guide Annual Meeting site selection:

  1. Location
    1. Selection of a site 4-5 years in advance.
    2. Rotation among U.S. regions, with at least one western region destination every five years.
    3. Urban destination with accessible airlift, affordable airfare, and local travel infrastructure.
    4. Available dates that coincide with AACTE's preferred time frame of late February or early March.
    5. Favorable antidiscrimination and accessibility policies, including those related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical ability, health conditions, socioeconomic status, and marital, domestic, or parental status.
    6. Presence of AACTE members in the vicinity of the destination.
  2. Facilities/Space
    1. Adequate amount of meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and other space to meet the Annual Meeting's needs.
    2. Accessibility of facilities/space.
    3. Compact Annual Meeting footprint.
    4. Proximity of hotel partners.
    5. Transportation logistics and cost.
    6. Sizeable block of rooms available at primary hotels.
  3. Cost/Affordability
    1. Guest room rates.
    2. Complimentary facilities or services provided.
    3. Rental rates for facilities.
    4. Food and beverage expenditure requirements.
    5. Labor expenses.
    6. Audio/visual rental costs.
    7. Incentives offered by either the destination or its subsidiary partners.

Annual Meeting Highlights