2019 Washington Week
AACTE's Washington Week is held each June in the nation's capital and features three key events:
- State Leaders Institute – Offered to current leaders of both AACTE and ATE state chapters, this year’s program is focused on developing state chapter capacity and state chapter leadership. Engage with leaders from across the country to continue to strengthen the role of the state chapter in being a voice for the profession. Download the Draft 2019 Agenda
- Holmes Summer Policy Institute – Created for current AACTE Holmes Doctoral Scholars, this experience allows attendees to connect with leaders in education policy. Attendees will learn how to communicate their research to a wide audience including policymakers. Download the Draft 2019 Agenda
- Day on the Hill – The signature component of Washington Week, Day on the Hill provides advocacy preparation and the opportunity to engage with elected officials and their staff on Capitol Hill. The event includes a full-day orientation where attendees build skills and prepare for conducting meetings with congressional offices. Download the Draft 2019 Agenda
State Leaders Institute – June 2-3
AACTE and ATE state leaders will focus on capacity building and augmenting their chapter’s impact through leadership development.
Register for State Leaders Institute and receive a 12% discount to attend Day on the Hill (June 4-5)
Holmes Summer Policy Institute – June 3
AACTE Holmes Scholars will learn how to advocate for their profession by participating in interactive policy discussions and briefings.
Register for Holmes Summer Policy and receive a 100% discount to attend Day on the Hill (June 4-5)
Day on the Hill – June 4-5
AACTE members, nonmembers, students, Holmes Scholars, and PK-12 partners will engage in advocacy training and visit congressional offices.
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AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy
All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to Washington Week, 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
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.
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