Region I Past Conferences

ACTE’s Region I and Pennsylvania Leadership Conference 2023
May 3-5
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, Pennsylvania

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Keynote Speakers

Rachael Mann
Opening Keynote Speaker

Rachael Mann is passionate about all things related to education, technology, and CTE. She is an “edufuturist” who believes in the importance of shaping the educational philosophies and spaces of today by looking toward the innovations of tomorrow. Rachael is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events across the country, and she speaks and writes about disruptive technology, education and careers. She is the author of The CTSO Competition CompanionThe Spaces You Will Go, and coauthor of Martians in Your Classroom, an educational title about integrating STEM into the classroom utilizing space-related initiatives.

Rachael holds an MA in educational leadership and has 14 years of classroom teaching experience as a career and technical education instructor. Rachael’s experience includes her work as the Network to Transform Teaching State Director, the Professional Learning Director of STEM, and the Arizona State Director for Educators Rising. She is a founding member of the Council on the Future of Education, the director of member engagement for NCLA, and vice-president of New and Related Services for ACTE.

From professional growth to motivational talks to workshops, Rachael loves to inspire audiences to think bigger and dream beyond.

Terry SummerlinPowerful Communication Connectors
Terry Sumerlin
Keynote Speaker

Through technology and electronic devices, we are more connected to the world than ever before. Yet, in the ways that matter we are alarmingly more disconnected. Why is that and how can we still connect with students, parents, administrators, and other education professionals?  In this humorous, insightful, entertaining presentation Terry Sumerlin gently kicks us on the shin and reminds us of things that perhaps we already knew but have forgotten or neglected.  Through masterful storytelling he reminds us of the importance of communicating credibility, people focus, respect and clarity. He provides lots of practical takeaway that can be immediately applied.


May 4-6, 2022
Grand Rapids Michigan
Conference location – Grand Valley State University, L.V. Eberhard Center

The ACTE Region I Conference provides secondary and postsecondary career and technical educators a relevant and exciting professional and leadership development opportunity. Watch for additional information.

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March 11-13
UFT Manhattan Office
52 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

High-quality CTE Programming
April 24-26, 2019
Community College of Beaver County, PA