AACTE's 67th Annual Meeting

AACTE's 67th Annual Meeting

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 2015 Annual Meeting will be held February 27–March 1 in Atlanta. The conference theme is "Advancing the Imperative," supported by the four strands listed below:

  • The Moral Imperative: Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Profession Imperative: Marketing and Promoting the Profession
  • The Curricular Imperative: Innovative Practices That Embrace the New Landscape of Teaching and Teacher Education
  • The Research Imperative: Measuring the Impact of Teacher Education


Register now for AACTE's 67th Annual Meeting.

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: November 6, 2014
Regular: February 2, 2015


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

Registration Fees

  Early Bird Regular On Site*
Member $440 $480 $510
Non-member $625 $665 $695
Emerging Leader † $150 $175 N/A
Student †† $85 $95 $115
Spouse/Guest** $65 $75 $95


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. No on-site registration allowed for Emerging Leaders. Learn how to identify Emerging Leaders.

Student ID must be presented on-site.

Registration is limited to the Welcoming and Speaker Spotlight sessions and unlimited access to the Conference Community Center and meal events there in. Spouse/Guest registrants are prohibited from attending major forums and concurrent sessions.

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, 2015. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. A $150.00 administrative fee will be deducted from each request. Refund payments will not be processed until after the Annual Meeting is over. 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 AND the request is received prior to the February 2, 2015 registration deadline. Contact Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-478-4591 to request a substitution. After February 2, substitutions can only be requested at On-site Registration.

Nationwide Event Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to, AACTE's Annual Meeting, will be cancelled 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 cancelled 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, we unfortunately cannot refund your registration fee.


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 521-0000
More information

Room Rate $189 (single/double)
Reservation Deadline February 2, 2015


Don't wait until the last second to make your reservation, as available rooms will fill up fast!

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis is located in the center of downtown Atlanta. The property is served by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). It is accessible from the airport via taxi or public transportation. For easy booking of flights, utilize AACTE's travel agency.


Download the Meeting-at-a-Glance schedule for the 2015 Annual Meeting (subject to change).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. New Board Member Orientation
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner
Thursday, February 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AACTE Headquarters Open
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up in Conference Community Center
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Board of Director's Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Holmes Scholars Preconference Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CAEP logoCAEP Preconference
Additional cost. Separate registration required.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. AACTE Committee Meetings
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Holmes Scholars Deans and Coordinators' Meeting
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ACSR Business Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Holmes Scholars Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brunch Available*
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Welcoming Session
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Major Forums
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Around the Association in 60 Minutes
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception*
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AACTE AfterHours
Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast*
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
8:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. Conference Community Center Open
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Affiliate Group Meetings (may require separate registration)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Major Forums
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break Available*
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AACTE Town Hall Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
3:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. AACTE Job Fair*
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Holmes Scholars Closing Session
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Receptions by Various Groups/Institutions/Organizations
Sunday, March 1, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast*
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration/AACTE Headquarters/Press Office Open
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conference Community Center Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Speaker Spotlight Session
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Major Forums
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings & Professional Development Committee Meeting


All sessions with a * will be in the Conference Community Center, located on the Marquis Level.
All Sessions in bold will have no other sessions scheduled against them.
For information on Affiliate Group Meeting registration, contact your Affiliate Group.

Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis :: Atlanta, GA

AACTE is going Paper Free!

In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we have eliminated program books and we are going green! You can access the full agenda and plan your schedule in AACTE's Event Planner tool. Schedules can be printed ahead of time or accessed through mobile device, tablet, or laptop on-site in common areas and guest rooms where internet is available. The Event Planner is updated in real time, so you will know when changes and cancellations have occurred right on-site! Please note: Since not all meeting rooms are equipped with Internet service, please download any items you may wish.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2015 - February 27-March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA
  • 2016 - February 23-25, The Mirage, Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV
  • 2017 - March 2-4, Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, FL
  • 2018 - March 1-3, Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD

Annual Meeting Highlights

AACTE News15

AACTE News15


See What You Missed in 2014

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.

AACTE News14
See What you Missed
Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch
Deborah Ball
Deborah Ball