ACTE Awards Banquet
Celebrate the Best in CTE at ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2014
The most important event of the year for career and technical education just got better!
**Announcing a very special guest speaker!**
||To honor award-winning career and
technical education (CTE) leaders across the country, U.S. Secretary
of Labor Thomas E. Perez will deliver keynote remarks at the 2014 ACTE Awards Banquet on November 19 at the Gaylord Opryland in
Nashville. Secretary Perez will discuss the importance of CTE
in providing students with the spectrum of skills essential to be work-ready in
today’s global economy. With priorities for the U.S. Department of Labor that are
in line with CTE, Sec. Perez says that he is committed to “connecting ready-to-work
Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs, through skills programs like Registered
Apprenticeship and on-the-job training.” Read more…
The ACTE Awards Banquet will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Gaylord Opryland during ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2014. The ACTE Awards Banquet honors the winners and finalists of the ACTE Excellence Awards. The cost of the Banquet is $85 per person and includes a three-course meal. Join your fellow educators and business and industry partners in celebrating the best of CTE—be sure to purchase your ticket early so you don't miss out! Tickets will not be sold on site and must be purchased in advance by November 12.
Counting down to the Nov. 12
Awards Banquet registration deadline, we're featuring one category of national award finalists each week. Who will this year's national winners be? Be the first to find out at the 2014 ACTE Awards Banquet
What does excellence in CTE look like? Watch ACTE's filmed interviews with last year's winners to find out!
If your business is interested in sponsoring the 2014 ACTE Awards Banquet, please review our sponsorship opportunities.
ACTE Awards Banquet FAQ
What is the Awards Banquet?
It is a dinner and awards presentation that will recognize the best CTE educators in the country. It will take place on Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
At the 2013 ACTE Awards Banquet, more than 500 educators, business representatives and family members honored the finalists and winners during a dinner celebration that included comments by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Click here to view a video of Sec. Duncan's speech! Check out photos from last year's Awards Banquet below.
Is the Awards Banquet replacing the award presentation during Friday's General Session?
Yes, this will be the third year that the awards recognition is done during the Awards Banquet. However, there will be some level of recognition of the award winners during a General Session.
Where will be Banquet be held?
At the Gaylord in Nashville, Tennessee, during ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2014.
What awards will be presented?
All Region winners of the seven ACTE Member Awards will be honored, as will the national winners of the ACTE Image Awards. National Member Award winners will be announced at the event.
How much does it cost?
Admission is $85 per person. Register for the Banquet as part of your VISION registration or by following the directions below. Award winners and finalists do not pay the Banquet admission.
Do the award winners' guests have to pay the admission fee?
Yes. Guests are $85.
Can guests register on-site?
No, all tickets must be purchased in advance by November 12. We cannot allow registration on site because we'll need to have a complete count for catering prior to the Banquet.
What is the attire?
Business/dress attire. Wear something you would be comfortable taking photos in.
If I'm an award winner, when should I be there?
Award winners and presenters should plan to be in Nashville in time to attend the Banquet rehearsal at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
Awards Banquet tickets are $85 and must be purchased in advance by November 12.
If you have not yet registered for CareerTech VISION 2014, you can do so here. You can add a Banquet ticket as part of your VISION registration package.
If you have already registered for VISION and would like to add a Banquet ticket to your registration, you can do so by following these directions:
GO TO: https://iweb.acteonline.org/Profile/ViewProfile.aspx (log in required)
CLICK ON: VIEW REGISTRATIONS (in the lower right hand corner)
CLICK ON: CAREERTECH VISION 2014
CLICK ON: ADD REMOVE FUNCTIONS (you cannot remove functions in this module. All cancellations must be submitted in writing)
SELECT: AWARDS BANQUET under Preconference Social Events
CLICK ON: PROCEED TO CHECKOUT and proceed to payment
**If your VISION registration was paid for using a purchase order, please call the ACTE office at 1-800-826-9972 for assistance with purchasing your Awards Banquet tickets. Questions about the Awards Banquet and registration process can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.**
Thank you to our 2014 ACTE Excellence Awards and Awards Banquet Sponsors!