Participant Resources

See What You Missed in 2020

Visit the Learning Center to watch video recordings from previous Annual Meetings. The Opening and Closing Keynote Sessions are public, while other recordings are available only to conference registrants.

AACTE 2020 Opening Session
Robin DiAngelo

AACTE 2020 Closing Session
Rodney Robinson

AACTE 2020 Deeper Dive Sessions
Panelists at AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting

 

 

AACTE Annual Meeting

AACTE holds its Annual Meeting each year in late February/early March each year.  This is the premier educator preparation conference in the nation.  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.

Questions? Contact us at events@aacte.org.

AACTE is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Awards. For most of the awards, programs and individuals can be either self-nominated or nominated by a third party. To submit your nomination, visit AACTE’s online submission site. Entries for the Outstanding Book Award are due June 15 and entries for the Outstanding Dissertation Award are due August 15. The due date for all other award submissions is October 9. The selected award winners will be honored at the 2021 AACTE Annual Meeting.

72nd Annual Meeting Recap Videos

We thank each of you who joined us for the 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA! Attendees can view highlights and video recordings of the General Sessions and all Deeper Dives by accessing the AACTE Resource Library.

AACTE’s 2020 Annual Meeting Video Recap (Day 1)

AACTE’s 2020 Annual Meeting Video Recap (Day2)

AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting – Wrap Video

AACTE Staff 72nd Annual Meeting Video

73rd Annual Meeting

AACTE 73rd Annual MeetingThe 73rd Annual Meeting, themed “Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Courageous Actions” will be held February 26 – 28, 2021.  Mark your calendar, and prepare to join us next year!

Conference Information

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. New Board Member Orientation
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m AACTE Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner (Off Site)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m AACTE Preconference Events
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Holmes Programming
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Topical Action Group (TAG) Business Meetings
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AACTE Committee Meetings

Friday, February 26, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
AILACTE  |  CADREI  | TECSCU
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m Conference Community Center Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Learning Labs
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m AACTE Gallery Open
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break Available
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Conversations with Coffee (Gallery)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learning Labs
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learning Labs
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening Keynote
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Deeper Dive Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Saturday, February 27, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Roundtable Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Learning Labs
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AACTE Gallery Open
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break Available
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Conversations with Coffee (Gallery)
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learning Labs
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ACSR Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learning Labs
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break Available
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m AACTE Business Meeting
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learning Labs
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Deeper Dive Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Receptions by Various Groups/Institutions/Organizations

Sunday February 28, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Available
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Learning Labs
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Deeper Dive Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Closing Keynote
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meetings & Professional Development Committee Meeting

NOTE: Events will take place at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. 

Hotel

Sheraton Grand Seattle

Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Website

Room Rate: $219 single/double ($20 per additional person)
Cut-Off Date:  Friday, February 1, 2021
Location:    Located in the heart of Seattle, adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center and just steps from unique shopping and dining experiences at Pike Place Market and the International District.

Hyatt Regency Seattle

Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Website

Room Rate: $219 single/double ($20 per additional person)
Cut-Off Date:  Friday, February 1, 2021
Location:    The hotel is walking distance to the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

 



Future Annual Meetings

2022 – March 4-6, New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA

2023 – February 25-27, JW Marriott Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN

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:

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.

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.

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.
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