AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting

Jan24 Deadline

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 72nd Annual Meeting, themed “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change,” will be held February 28 – March 1, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sessions will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Mark your calendar, and prepare to join us next year! 

We thank each of you who joined us for the 71st Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY! Attendees can view highlights and video recordings of the General Sessions and all Deeper Dives by accessing the AACTE Resource Library.

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Location: Atlanta, GA



Call for Entries: 2020 AACTE Awards

Award winners will be honored at the 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the general sessions.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2021 – February 26-28, Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
  • 2022 – March 4-6, New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
  • 2023 – February 25-27, JW Marriott Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN

Site Selection Procedures

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

See What You Missed in 2019

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.

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