AACTE Annual Meeting

AACTE 74th Annual meeting- Rething, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize, Growing the Profession

AACTE holds its Annual Meeting each year in late February/early March.  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 1,500 education leaders and suppliers, and let us help you achieve your goals by attending our Annual Meeting.

The 74th Annual Meeting, themed “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize: Growing the Profession Post Pandemic” will be held March 4 – 6, 2022 in New Orleans, LA.

Session Strands will include:

  • Strand I: Preparing Educators In and For the Future
  • Strand II: Renewing Democracy through Activism and Collaboration
  • Strand III: Addressing Public Concerns for the Future of the Profession
  • Strand IV: Confronting the Challenges Facing our Programs and Institutions

Mark your calendar and join us for this in-person meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

We thank each of you who joined us for the 73rd virtual Annual Meeting! Attendees can view the video recordings from the meeting by accessing the AACTE Resource Library.

For questions about the 2022 Annual Meeting, contact AACTE Director of Meetings and Events Linda Minor at lminor@aacte.org

Conference Information

Early Bird
(on or before October 29, 2021)
Advance Registration
(on or before January 21, 2022)
Late Registration
(after January 21, 2022)
Member Rate$499$549$599
Non Member Rate$699$769$839
Emerging Leader †$249$249N/A
Student or Holmes Scholar$99$129$159

† EMERGING LEADER
Faculty/administrators (assistant/associate professors, department chairs) with five or fewer years of experience in higher education and who have not previously attended AACTE’s Annual Meeting, identified by each institution’s chief representative. Limit 3 per institution. Chief Representatives and members of AACTE committees, including the Board of Directors are not eligible. Learn how to identify Emerging Leaders.

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Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with an outstanding balance from 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 AACTE Director of Meetings & Events Linda Minor at lminor@aacte.org.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation or any request for refund of conference registration fees–must be made in writing and received by January 21, 2022. 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 meeting has concluded.  “No-shows” will not receive a refund. Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to AACTE Membership Administration & Benefits Manager Gloriatine Jones at registration@aacte.org. 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 Linda Minor at events@aacte.org to request a substitution. After January 21, 2022, substitutions can be requested only at on-site registration.

AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to the 2022 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

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022
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, MARCH 3, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AACTE Preconference Events
[SNOH]
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Holmes Programming
[SNOH]
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
[SNOH]
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open *

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.AACTE Committee Meetings
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
AILACTE | CADREI | TESCU
[SNOH]
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast *
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 *
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.mConversations with Coffee (in the 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, MARCH 5, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.mAACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open *
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast *
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Conference Community Center Open *
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Roundtable Session I
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 *
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Conversations with Coffee (in the Gallery)
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Roundtable Session II
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 Session III
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Learning Labs **
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Afternoon Break *
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, MARCH 6, 2022
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 *
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

* These activities will take place in the Conference Community Center, located on the 2nd Floor of the New Orleans Marriott.

** Learning Labs (with many offered concurrently, based on peer-reviewed session proposals) will take place in both the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Specific locations for each session are posted in the Event Planner.

The majority of the events will take place in the New Orleans Marriott. Events taking place in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will be noted with [SNOH].

All sessions in Bold Italics will have no other sessions scheduled against them.

For information on Affiliate Group Meeting registration, contact your Affiliate Group.

AACTE Annual Meeting events will take place at the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans Marriott

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
(504) 581-1000
Website

To make a reservation at the Marriott

Room Rate:$229 single/double
Cut-Off Date:Monday, February 7, 2022
Hotel Information: The New Orleans Marriott is located on NOLA's famed Canal Street— between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District—and just a short walk from Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's Casino. Many of the sleeping rooms offer remarkable views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans as well as spacious work areas, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and premium bathroom amenities. Enjoy a meal at 5Fifty5 and Canal Street Pantry or a drink and an appetizer at 55 Fahrenheit. Break a sweat in the gym or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Adventure awaits at the New Orleans Marriott.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
(504) 525-2500
Website

To make a reservation at the Sheraton

Room Rate:$229 single/double
Cut-Off Date:Monday, February 7, 2022
Hotel Information: Located on Canal Street, the hotel is steps from the buzz of the French Quarter, and also offers seamless access to notable NOLA points of interest. Guest rooms include plush bedding, spacious work areas, modern technology and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. Enjoy live jazz music every weekend at Jazz at the Blue Dog in Rodrigue Gallery or reboot in our fully equipped Sheraton Fitness Center. Start your stay at Starbucks® in the atrium lobby or wind down with refreshing cocktails and local cuisine at the Pelican Bar.

NEW ORLEANS INFORMATION

The AACTE 74th Annual Meeting will take in New Orleans, LA.  Annual Meeting events will take place in the New Orleans Marriott and in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. When the Meeting is not in session, take advantage of your free time an explore all that New Orleans has to offer —dining, attractions, shopping, museums, tours, nightlife, cultural arts, and so, so much more.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

WWII MUSEUM

nationalww2museum.org

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
WWII Museum
MARDI GRAS WORLD

mardigrasworld.com

During your Mardi Gras World tour, you’ll get an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans before continuing through the float den, where artists work year-round to build spectacular floats and props. You never get this close to the floats while they’re rolling in Mardi Gras parades, and this is certainly the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year.
GHOST TOURS

hauntedhistorytours.com

Hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide and visit the French Quarter’s most infamous and eerie locations.
AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium

The Aquarium transports visitors to an underwater world from the Caribbean, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 3,600 animals from more than 250 species, including endangered species, such as African penguins, and rare animals, such as white alligators, the Aquarium offers you an experience you'll never forget.

Elizabeth Warren
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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.


Testimonials

Testimonials

I am looking forward to coordinating efforts with colleagues around the country as we enter a new year and new leadership in Washington! Elizabeth Warren is a great way to start!”

Dr. Scott Hewit, Rollins College

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-02-10T10:07:20-05:00

Dr. Scott Hewit, Rollins College

I am looking forward to coordinating efforts with colleagues around the country as we enter a new year and new leadership in Washington! Elizabeth Warren is a great way to start!”
"This is a great place to get refreshed on where the resources are and what’s going on…AACTE has so many helpful tips and it’s all in a one stop shop."

Dr. Mariam Manuel, Univ. of Houston

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-02-10T10:09:38-05:00

Dr. Mariam Manuel, Univ. of Houston

"This is a great place to get refreshed on where the resources are and what’s going on…AACTE has so many helpful tips and it’s all in a one stop shop."
The way in which AACTE handled Washington Week was absolutely phenomenal. The interaction, attention to detail and ability to connect with colleagues and presenters made the experience first rate and I have definitely changed my mind about virtual conferences. I look forward to AACTE this month!

Jon E. Pedersen, University of South Carolina

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-02-13T12:53:34-05:00

Jon E. Pedersen, University of South Carolina

The way in which AACTE handled Washington Week was absolutely phenomenal. The interaction, attention to detail and ability to connect with colleagues and presenters made the experience first rate and I have definitely changed my mind about virtual conferences. I look forward to AACTE this month!
AACTE’s virtual Washington Week maintained the same quality as when face-to-face. As a participant of AACTE Annual Meetings, I know I will be assured a quality experience and will be part of the nationwide conversation on the future of educator preparation.

Dr. Anne Tapp, Saginaw Valley State University

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-02-13T12:54:34-05:00

Dr. Anne Tapp, Saginaw Valley State University

AACTE’s virtual Washington Week maintained the same quality as when face-to-face. As a participant of AACTE Annual Meetings, I know I will be assured a quality experience and will be part of the nationwide conversation on the future of educator preparation.
Having participated in the success of Washington Week this past September, the wonderful aspect of the annual meeting being virtual is the cost efficiency by saving on travel and I will be able to access the sessions following the conference.

Lisa Bisogno, Northeastern State University

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-02-13T12:55:06-05:00

Lisa Bisogno, Northeastern State University

Having participated in the success of Washington Week this past September, the wonderful aspect of the annual meeting being virtual is the cost efficiency by saving on travel and I will be able to access the sessions following the conference.
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Future Annual Meetings

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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