2015 Washington Week

AACTE's Washington Week is held each June in the nation's capital and features three key events: Day on the Hill, the State Leaders Institute, and the Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute. For 2015, we will also offer a special conference (free of charge!) on closing the STEM achievement gap.

  • Day on the Hill, June 10-11, 2015 – The signature component of Washington Week, Day on the Hill provides AACTE members an opportunity to meet with their representatives as well as the latest information on education policy from Capitol Hill. The event includes training and resources for members to conduct meetings with congressional offices, where they can showcase their successful programs and advocate for relevant legislation or funding.

  • State Leaders Institute, June 9-10, 2015– Offered to current leaders of AACTE's state chapters, this program is the forum to discuss important trends in state policies related to educator preparation. Attendees interact with other leaders from across the United States, learning strategies and collaborating to increase their state chapters' capacity and advocate for the profession.

  • Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute, June 9-11, 2015 – Created for current AACTE Holmes Scholars®, this experience allows attendees insider experiences in the world of education policy. Students in attendance will learn about the implications of current policy on research and programming that focus on minority populations.

  • STEM Conference, June 9-10, 2015 – More information to come.


Event Registrant Member Nonmember
Day on the Hill
June 10-11, 2015
First registrant $125 * N/A
(Members Only)
Second registrant (same university) $75 * N/A
(Members Only)
Third registrant (same university) $75 * N/A
(Members Only)
Fourth+ registrant (same university) $50 N/A
(Members Only)
Holmes Scholar FREE **
(if registering together with Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute)
(Members Only)
Teacher candidate $50 N/A
(Members Only)
Principal, PK-12 teacher, or other nonfaculty partner $50 N/A
(Members Only)
State Leaders Institute
June 9-10, 2015
Registration $200 * $300
Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute
June 9-11, 2015
Holmes Scholar $250 N/A
(Members Only)
STEM Conference
June 9-10, 2015
Registration Complimentary Complimentary

* Register for Day on the Hill together with the State Leaders Institute or the STEM conference and get 15% off your total registration fees.



Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2600 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC, 20008

Conference rate is $229.
Space is limited; hotel rooms must be reserved by 6:00 p.m. May 18, 2015, to be eligible for the conference rate.

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Washington Week Testimonial

“We were able to be informed, prepared, consistent, and positive in our meetings because of the excellent materials and briefings.“