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Oregon Summer Professional Development Event



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Portland Event 

Strengthening CTE: Expanding High Quality CTE in Oregon


Career and Technical Education throughout Oregon has received significant attention over the past few years. The time is right for our community to come together to celebrate, explore and learn about the exciting things happening across our state and how we can collaborate to ensure more learners benefit from the work we do. Brought to you by the Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education, Portland Community College and the National Association for Career and Technical Education® this summer 2018 professional development conference features programming for both secondary and postsecondary CTE professionals.

Keynote Speakers

AnnSchatz   JoshDavies   CharlesHopewell
Ann Schatz is a pioneering broadcaster--the first female sportscaster in tw omajor markets. Ann is an inspiring event speaker, drawing from her personal experiences with elite athletes and organizations.   Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker, trainer, and CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development, Josh promotes the teaching of work ethics or soft skills, work readiness or portable job skills.   Charles Hopewell, President of Jewett Cameron Companies, is a passionate advocate in the business community for the role that career and technical education has in preparing students with the skills needed to support the workforce needs of Oregon’s industries.

NWTP Sponsor   Army logo
Opening General Session Sponsor   Monday Luncheon Sponsor


Panel Presentations

  • High Quality CTE Curriculum Development
  • Work-based Learning
    • Educators Engaging the Employer in High Quality CTE
    • The Business/Industry – Education Partnership; Apprenticeships  
  • Engaging Instruction: Maker Movement / Digital App Challenge / High Growth CTE Fields
  • Career Development and School Counseling Supporting CTE
  • Engaging Instruction
    • Innovations and Resources for the CTE Classroom
    • Engaging Instruction - The Skilled Trades – a 21st Century Workforce
  • Access & Equity – Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging All Students 
  • The Future of Credentials – Industry Recognized Credentials and Certification programs


Speakers From

US Department of Education; Advance CTE; Eastern Oregon University; Willamette Education Services ; Douglas ESD; Portland Community College / PACTEC ; Clackamas Community College; Chemeketa Community College; Oregon Department of Education; Worksystems, Inc.; Beaverton School District; Hillsboro Schools and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce; Linn Benton Community College; Oregon Department of Education; Portland Community College; Willamette Education Service District; Chemeketa Community College


Schedule at a Glance

  Monday July 30   Tuesday July 31
  8:00 – 9:30 am Opening General Session
Session #5
8:00 – 9:00 am Concurrent Session #5 (3)
Session #1
9:45 – 10:45 am Concurrent Session  (3) 8:00 – 9:15 am Invited Session #4 (1)
9:45 – 11:00 am Invited Session  (1)   9:00 – 9:30 am Break #3
  10:45 – 11:15 Break #1
Poster Session*
9:30 – 10:45 am   Poster Session
Session #2 11:15 – 12:15 pm Concurrent Session (4) Session #6 10:45 – Noon Invited Session  (4)
  12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon General Session   Noon – 1:30 PM General Session
Session #3
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Session  (3) Session #7 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Session (3)
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Invited Session  (1)   1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Invited Session (1)
  2:45 – 3:15 pm Break #2   3:05 pm – 4:00 pm Closing General Session
Session #4
3:15 – 4:15 pm Concurrent Session  (3)    
3:15 – 4:30 pm Invited Session  (1)    
  5:00 PM Reception/Networking Event    


*Poster Session: Learn from dozens of CTE programs about their special programs and services in a fast paced networking event.



Exhibitor/Sponsor Form >
Exhibitor/Sponsor Online Registration >
Join us this summer to share your solutions with CTE professionals from across the state from both secondary and postsecondary institutions. As an official conference exhibitor/sponsor, you’ll have exclusive access to teachers, administrators and career development professionals from across the state.

Conference Venue & Hotel


Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue | Portland, OR 97204-1296
Rates: $189 Per Night 

To make a reservation online, please click here.

The deadline to make your reservation is July 6. Please note that rooms may sell out before the actual deadline so please be sure to make your reservation early.



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Attendee Registration Fee: $395*
Speaker Registration Fee: $345*

* Includes Oregon ACTE/ACTE Annual Membership Fee

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For questions or suggestions on the conference, please contact Michael Connet, ACTE Senior Director of Outreach and Partner Development.




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