ACTE’s National Policy Seminar 

ACTE’s National Policy Seminar 2024
Making the Case for CTE

Crystal Gateway Marriott​
Arlington, VA​
March 17-20

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  • Engage on key federal education policy priorities ​
  • Influence federal policies related to career and technical education (CTE) advocacy and messaging​
  • Participate in Capitol Hill visits
  • To see firsthand how attendees engage with policymakers on Capitol Hill at ACTE’s National Policy Seminar (NPS) visit our Flickr gallery
  • New! 2024 CTE Research Network Convening: Expanding the Evidence Base for Career and Technical Education
    Join the CTE Research Network for a full-day convening as we discuss the latest evidence on the impact of CTE, including implications for research, practice, and policy. Attendance is free and included with your NPS registration.

Watch Now! NPS Attendee Orientation Webinar

Join us for an overview of this year’s NPS, including everything you need to know about the event website, scheduling Hill visits and navigating the agenda. In this free webinar ACTE’s public policy staff walk through all the materials and resources that are available to help make your conference experience a success.

Christina Hamilton

Christina Hamilton joined Gephardt Government Affairs in 2011, after a lengthy tenure on Capitol Hill. She brings extensive political and legislative experience, with a special focus on the appropriations and budget process.

Having served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Dave Obey, Christina was a principal strategic advisor to one of the longest serving Members of Congress and one of the longest serving leaders of the House Appropriations Committee. Christina advised on hundreds of state, national and international policies and priorities across the entire $1.3 trillion federal budget as the 12 appropriations bills were shepherded through Congress each year. She developed a keen understanding of both the politics and policy that go into federal decision making during several crucial time periods including the aftermath following the attacks on 9-11, and the economic crisis leading to the passage of the Economic Recovery Act in 2009. Given the looming challenges posed by the federal budget crisis, our clients rely on her know-how to navigate the Committee and related agencies successfully throughout the federal government’s budget and appropriations processes.

During her time on Capitol Hill, she managed appropriation requests for Wisconsin on issues including health care, education, transportation & infrastructure, environment and job creation projects. And as a principal advisor to the Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee, she had a hand in crafting numerous legislative proposals and communications strategies related to the bill, which has jurisdiction over public health service agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as the Departments of Education and Labor.

Expanding the Evidence Base for Career and Technical Education
Hosted by CTE Research Network and ACTE at NPS on March 20

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Career and technical education (CTE) has a long history and broad support, and enrolls more than ten million secondary and postsecondary students every year. Now the field has new evidence for the effectiveness of CTE in producing positive outcomes for students. Join CTE experts, national CTE leaders, state and district CTE administrators, officials from the U.S. Department of Education, and others at this convening co-hosted by the CTE Research Network and the Association for Career and Technical Education. We will share study results and reactions from the field, and discuss areas where research is still needed. Topics for breakout sessions include work-based learning, and outcomes for students with disabilities in CTE. Don’t miss the chance to hear the latest findings on CTE’s impacts and to connect and network with your peers.

This event happens on March 20 and is included with your NPS registration. Individuals are also welcome to attend this one-day event at no cost (per the CTE Research Network grant with ACTE) — please be sure to sign up for this complimentary event via NPS online registration.

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ACTE Member (including CTE Research Network event): $415
Non-member (including CTE Research Network event): $515

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Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230
Rate: $279
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Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport
2020 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 892-1050 (mention ACTE 2024 National Policy Overflow Block when booking your room)
Rate: $279

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