State of the States Legislative Roundup

A majority of the state legislatures have adjourned for the year. (If you are curious about your state, you can explore this interactive map from the National Conference of State Legislatures.) This AACTE member exclusive webinar provides an overview of the legislative trends in education policymaking done by state legislatures around the country during the 2019 legislative session. There will be time at the end to get your questions answered, and this webinar will be recorded and posted on the website as well.

Panelist: Ward Cummings, Director, Government Relations, AACTE

Wednesday, September 18 11:00 am – 12 noon

Register here.



Call for Entries: 2020 AACTE Awards

Award winners will be honored at the 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the general sessions.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2021 – February 26-28, Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
  • 2022 – March 4-6, New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
  • 2023 – February 25-27, JW Marriott Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN

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.

See What You Missed in 2019

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.

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