AACTE 70th Annual Meeting

AACTE 2018 Annual Meeting

70th AACTE Anniversary 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.

The 70th Annual Meeting will be held March 1-3, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. Sessions will take place in both the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hilton Baltimore, with support from other nearby hotels.


Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: October 18, 2017
Regular: February 2, 2018

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

Online registration is now CLOSED. Please visit us in the Baltimore Convention Center to register on site, beginning February 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Regular On Site
Member $450 $495 $525
Nonmember $640 $680 $710
Emerging Leader ★ $160 $185 N/A
PK-12 Partner ♦ $160 $185 N/A
Student ♥ $90 $100 $120
Spouse/Guest * $75 $85 $105

Faculty/administrators (assistant/associate professors, department chairs) with 5 or fewer years of experience in higher education, and have not attended Annual Meeting in the past, 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)

PK-12 Partners are those individuals who are primarily employed by a school district, who also have a role in the preparation of teachers. In order to receive the discounted rate, AACTE's PK-12 Partners must currently be employed by a school district participating in an active partnership program with a school, college, or department of education.

Student ID must be presented on-site.

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.

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 February 2, 2018. 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. "No-shows" will not receive a refund if cancellation request is not made prior to cancellation date. 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 February 5, 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.

AACTE Event Conduct Policy

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. It is the policy of AACTE that all participants in AACTE-sanctioned events will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All participants in AACTE events agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the events, which are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all participants in AACTE events, including but not limited to attendees, students, guests, staff, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and partners in sessions, workshops, and other social or networking convenings at any AACTE meeting or other event.

All individuals must behave responsibly at AACTE events in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in AACTE events must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to a senior AACTE staff member present at the event. In AACTE's sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal from or denial of access to event facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or other costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the offending individual's employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future AACTE events.

AACTE Event Attendee List Disclosure Policy

AACTE does not sell registrants’ information to third parties. We do share registration information for a given event with the sponsors/exhibitors for that event. If you prefer not to receive communications from our partners, you may opt out during the registration process.

AACTE’s sponsors and exhibitors help offset AACTE’s event costs, allowing us to offer you lower registration rates (an average savings of 15% per registrant) in return for increased visibility for their company or institution. Please consider thanking our supporters by allowing them to connect with you.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images and Video Policy

AACTE reserves the right to use photographs and video taken at AACTE events for marketing purposes including, but not limited to, on social media, on our various websites, and in print and/or e-mail marketing campaigns. By registering for an AACTE event, you authorize AACTE to use your likeness without additional permission for these purposes.

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Location: The 70th Annual Meeting will be held March 1-3, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.