San Antonio to Host 2018 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

October 11, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
(703) 683-9312;

San Antonio to Host 2018 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in the nation will take place from Nov. 28-Dec. 1

The Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) will host its annual CareerTech VISION conference, the largest gathering of career and technical education (CTE) professionals in the country, in San Antonio, TX later this year. The Association’s annual conference provides professional development to thousands of CTE professionals through hundreds of CTE sessions covering the complete spectrum of secondary and postsecondary CTE, classroom tools, public policy updates, and more. The CareerTech Expo and Career Pavilion also provide opportunities to network with business and industry representatives.

This year, Jenna Hager, contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show, editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, author and former First Daughter will provide the opening keynote address on Thursday. On Saturday, Patrice Banks, founder of the Girls Auto Clinic, will provide a closing keynote address.

An awards banquet will take place on Wednesday evening where ACTE national award winners will be announced. On Saturday, the third annual STEM is CTE Symposium will bring together education and business leaders to address access to STEM-related career paths.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

ACTE is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness, and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Members of the media who have questions or would like to attend should contact Jarrod Nagurka at or (703) 683-9312 by Monday, November 26. For media credentials, complete this form.