Teach CTE Summit 2023

Come be a part of the solution to the CTE teacher pipeline shortage. The Summit is focused on addressing the critical issues that impact the recruitment and retention of CTE educators. This event will highlight promising practices with a PK-12 and postsecondary focus with the use of presentations on national models, interactive discussions, and expert panels. We will also delve into the research and explore how policy is impacting this important issue. Our goal is to share resources, practices, and ideas that will move the field forward. Your participation as PK-16 administrators, teacher educators, policy professionals, and researchers is how together, we will address this looming crisis.

Register Online

Early bird pricing – Attendee (good thru April 28, 2023)
Member – $300
Non-member – $400
Regular pricing (good after April 28, 2023)
Member – $350
Non-member – $450
Speaker pricing
Member – $250
Non-member – $250

Cancellation: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and e-mailed to registration@acteonline.org. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, through May 25, 2023. Cancellations received on or after March 25, 2023, are non-refundable. ACTE is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues regarding personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

Online registration accepts purchase orders and credit cards.

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Where can I find my username and password?

ACTE members, log in with your email address as your username and your 6 digit acte id number+initials (first and last) as your password (e.g.,123456MS).

If you should experience any difficulties logging in we are here to help. Please contact ACTE by email at memberservices@acteonline.org or call 800-826-9972.

If you are a new user you will need to create an account.

Submit Proposal

This annual conference is specifically focused on addressing educator recruitment and retention issues. At both the secondary and post-secondary levels.

The 2023 Teach CTE Summit will be held June 27-29, 2023 in St. Paul Minneapolis.

This year the following content areas have been identified as the focus for addressing CTE educator recruitment and retention. Each submission must indicate which content area(s) the proposed presentation addresses.

  • Promising Programs and Practices addressing CTE Educator Recruitment and retention (K-12 focus)
  • Promising Programs and Practices addressing CTE Educator Recruitment and retention (post-secondary focus)
  • Research and data in CTE educator recruitment and retention
  • Policy in CTE educator recruitment and retention (includes, federal, state, local level

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your successful programs and initiatives and share your expertise with colleagues.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday January 17, 2023.

Opening the Black Box: Addressing CTE Industry Teacher Retention
Tuesday June 27: 2-5:30pm
Cost: $125

CTE teachers from industry bring experience to the classroom, but also have unique needs as new teachers. This interactive workshop will explore a “needs checklist” for working with CTE teachers coming from industry. We will focus on strategies that can be used to address common retention issues, such as classroom management, communicating with students and parents, assessment practices, etc. Prior to the workshop, participants will select the most important resources needed for working with industry teachers, and the workshop will be adapted to explore resources in those areas. Whether an administrator, new teacher educator, or teacher from industry, you’ll leave this workshop with a copy of a “needs checklist” and access to resources for working with this unique teacher population.

Workshop Leader: Dr. Michelle Conrad, Associate Professor & CTE Graduate Program Coordinator, University of Central Missouri

Sunset Dinner Cruise
Tuesday June 27th (6-9pm)
Cost: $75

Come cruise with us across the Mississippi River in a riverboat as the sun sets across the beautiful Minnesota sky. Not only does this excursion provide a beautiful cruise experience but it also includes a sumptuous dinner of tender corned beef brisket, grilled bone-in lemon pepper chicken, cheesy hash potatoes, olive oil grilled vegetables, caesar salad, chef’s choice dessert, dinner rolls, and coffee. Transportation to the port and back to the host hotel is provided. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Welcome aboard!

Reserve Online

Reservations will be made by individuals directly. Please inform your attendees to contact our in-house reservations department at (651) 292-1900 or Central Reservations at (866) 686-2867 and identify themselves as participants of the ACTE Teach CTE Summit 2023 in order to receive your special group rates.

The deadline for hotel reservations is June 6, 2023.

Sponsorship Registration

ACTE is planning to host its second Teach CTE Summit June 27-29 in St. Paul, MN (full conference June 28-29 with pre-conference activities on June 27). The CTE teacher recruitment and retention challenges that impact our field have been magnified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teacher pipeline threats extend to administrators and other personnel and are threatening programs and student success in both secondary and postsecondary education.

This solutions-based event is anticipated to be twice as large as the first Summit held in February 2020 with 200 attendees expected. Partners will benefit from being associated with an issue that personally impacts CTE educators and their students.

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