Anaheim to Host 2019 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

October 8, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
(703) 683-9312;

Anaheim to Host 2019 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in the nation will take place from Dec. 4-7

WHAT: 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 Anaheim, CA 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, Garrett Reisman, a former NASA Astronaut and senior advisor to SpaceX, will provide the opening keynote address on Thursday. On Saturday, Marcia Tate, a bestselling author and educational consultant with Developing Minds, Inc., will provide a closing keynote address.

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

ACTE will also be hosting the second Workforce Development Through CTE Summit to bridge connections between the business and education communities. In addition, three other national events will take place in conjunction with ACTE’s conference: NCCER’s Construction Career Pathways Conference, the CTE Research and Professional Development Conference, and the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention.

Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92808

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 25. For media credentials, complete this form.