JW Marriott New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
April 15-17, 2020

Call for Proposal

Interested in submitting a session proposal to present at the 2020 Region IV Leadership Conference? This conference takes place April 15-17, 2020 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference specifically focuses on the professional development for CTE practitioners in ACTE’s Region IV (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).

The conference planning committee has identified priority content from the ACTE CTE Quality Program of Study Framework for strengthening the skills of CTE professionals in both secondary and postsecondary programs. In an attempt to broadly represent the range of sectors and geographic identities (urban, suburban, and rural) involved in both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs throughout the states, the conference organizers reserve the right to align similar themed proposals into panel discussions. Should your proposal be selected and assigned to a panel, you will be invited to connect with the other panelists to coordinate your collaborative session.

Each submission must indicate which element of the ACTE CTE High-quality Framework the proposed presentation addresses.

  • Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum
  • Sequencing and Articulation
  • Student Assessment
  • Prepared and Effective Program Staff
  • Engaging Instruction
  • Access and Equity
  • Facilities & Equipment
  • Business & Community Partnerships
  • Student Career Development
  • CTSOs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Data and Program Improvement

This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your successful programs and to share your expertise with colleagues.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, January 24, 2020.

Submit call for proposal


ACTE Connect
Wednesday, April 15 from 8:00am – 12:00pm
No Fee

ACTE Connect provides the crucial missing link in ACTE’s current leadership development plan and gives members, regardless of their level of experience with ACTE, an opportunity for growth and development as well as a clear pathway to further leadership engagement with ACTE.

Open to ALL members ACTE Connect provides participants with leadership training as well as how to get involved with leadership in ACTE!  Join us at this exciting and interactive workshop to learn more about your leadership capabilities.  Each Regional Conference will host a session of ACTE Connect.  There is no application or stipend for this program.  Sign up to attend ACTE Connect at your next ACTE Region Conference!

Success in the Tech Economy: Developing High-Quality IT Programs of Study with CompTIA Resources and Training
Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No Fee

In our tech economy, digital transformation is driving the need for IT and Cybersecurity talent.  The pool of candidates is unfortunately not keeping pace with demand, leaving organizations struggling to fill critical job roles.

Together, ACTE and CompTIA ( IT Industry Association) aim to address the current workforce shortage by helping to deliver the highest-quality IT and Cyber programs.

Join our pre-conference workshop to learn more about the IT and Cybersecuring landscape, as well as the opportunity for emerging job roles. In addition, gain new digital skills and knowledge by participating in hands-on CompTIA Instructor Network training.

As a part of this experience you will…

  • Share best-practices for launching an IT CTE curriculum
  • Discover ways to engage students in tech and IT careers
  • Gain knowledge needed for teaching  ITF+ and A+ in the classroom
  • Prepare for ITF+ and A+ certification
  • Receive CEUs towards CompTIA certification renewal when you attend these sessions


JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal St,, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-6500
Rate: $185

To make your reservations, please call (504) 525-6500 and mention ACTE Region IV Conference to receive the discounted rate. To make your reservations online, please click here.

Hotel reservation deadline: March 25, 2020.
Reserve Online


Register Online

Member: $200 (Early Rate, March 1), $250 (Regular Rate)
Non-member: $300 (Early Rate), $350 (Regular Rate)

Online registration accepts purchase orders and credit cards. Once you start the registration, if you do NOT complete the registration, then you must logout. Next, click the link above again and log back in so that you can start the registration again, otherwise you may get an error message.

In order to register for conference, you must log in with your username and password.

How to Log In/Register

Where can I find my username and password?

ACTE members, log in with your email address as your username and your 6 digit acte id number+initials (first and last) as your password (e.g.,123456MS).

If you should experience any difficulties logging in we are here to help. Please contact ACTE by email at memberservices@acteonline.org or call 800-826-9972.

If you are registering multiple people for the conference, be sure to log out of your account before starting a new registration. Click “LOGOUT” at the top of the page.

If you are a new user you will need to create an account.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Online Registration

Download Exhibitor Form

Exhibit Hours:

  • Wednesday, April 15: 1-5pm – Move-in
  • Thursday, April 16: 8am-4pm
  • Friday, April 17: 9am-12pm

Exhibit Table: $300

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception* $2,000
  • Thursday Breakfast* $1,000
  • Thursday Morning Break* $500
  • Thursday Afternoon Break* $500
  • Friday Breakfast* $1,000
  • Friday Morning Break* $500
    * Sponsorship includes an exhibit table, signage, program recognition and two minutes on the platform