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Best Practices and Innovations Conference 2017

The Signature Event for CTE Leaders


 Call for Proposals Now Open—Deadline: Friday, March 3

New This Year: The annual Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education conference is seeking presenters who are addressing trending issues for CTE Administrators. These issues for 2017 include:

  • Innovative CTE Programs
  • CTE Program Review and/ or Development
  • Advocacy
  • CTE Accountability/ Data Driven Decisions
  •   Recruiting and Retaining Quality Instructors
  • Funding Solutions/Approaches e.g. Perkins

Join us for our most exciting conference yet! Learn more about our host city.

Thursday Opening Keynote Speaker
 Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google
Thursday Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Mike Hovan, Chief Operating Officer, Lauren International  
Innovative CTE Programs Friday Closing Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Kimo Kippen, Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide Corporation 

Pre-Conference Workshops

What Every Administrator Needs to Know
Presenters: Dr. John Foster, NOCTI, and Dr. Clyde Hornberger
Sept. 27 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Expanding Your Administrator Skills: Concentrating on Reality Education
Presenters: Drs. Larae Watkins and Michelle Conrad, University of Central Missouri
Sept. 27, 1-4:30 p.m.

Game-Changing Strategies for Dynamic Enrollment, Retention and Performance Results
Presenters: Mark Perna, CEO, Tools for Schools and Kevin Fleming, Ph.D., CEO of Telos Educational Services
Sept.27, 1-4:30 p.m. 

Pre-Conference Tour

Albuquerque CTE
Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-Noon
Visit the exciting career and technical programs in the Albuquerque Public Schools. Details coming soon.

Welcome to Albuquerque Dinner

BP Dinner   Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.
Join your CTE administrator peers from across the nation for an off-site event designed to welcome you to the history and flavors of the famed Old Town Albuquerque. This special dinner will feature a delectable Southwestern menu (yes, including green chiles) and live entertainment.

Breakout Spotlight Sessions

Please be sure to submit your session proposal by March 3.


 BP Hotel 2017   Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Toll-free: 1.800.237.2133

Reservations can be made at the Hotel Albuquerque at our special group rate of $159 single/double plus 13.2% tax. Deadline for taking advantage of this rate is Sept. 4. 


Conference Rates

Best Practices Conference Rates
ACTE/NCLA members: $395
Non-members: $485
Speaker:  $250 

Registration Opens March 10

 Check out Best Practices 2016 for sample program content.

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