Program

There’s something for everyone at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION, a must-attend event for educators, industry representatives and business leaders. You’ll find four packed days of high quality professional development possibilities, prime networking opportunities and direct access to thousands of individuals representing all facets of CTE.

- Renowned keynote speakers exploring new directions in CTE 
- 300+ concurrent sessions covering the complete spectrum of secondary and postsecondary CTE 
- CareerTech Expo and interactive exhibitor workshops 
- Career Pavilion providing essential resources on several CTE career pathways 
- Wednesday workshops and tours offering insights into focused topics and CTE programming
- Awards Banquet, a heartwarming and inspirational gathering of dedicated and passionate CTE professionals and supporters
- Opportunities to connect, collaborate and build lasting friendships with CTE professionals from around the globe

Keynote Speaker


Jenna Hager
Best-Selling Author
Contributing Correspondent, NBC's Today
Chair, UNICEF's Next Generation
Editor-at-Large, Southern Living Magazine


Passionate about literacy and education, Hager has seen firsthand how a small change can make a large difference in a single life. As chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation and a former teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, Hager shows how lives can be transformed with compassion, community support and educational opportunities. Author of The New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, Hager is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

 

Career Pavilion

 

Bigger and better than ever, VISION’s Career Pavilion will feature CTE career pathways with representatives showcasing career opportunities and resources to help you get your students excited about their future career path.

Career Tech Expo

 

The vibrant gathering place for CTE professionals, CareerTech Expo features 200+ companies offering the largest and latest collection of CTE products and services, exhibitor workshops, live demonstrations and a wealth of networking opportunities.

STEM is CTE Symposium

 

Join education and business leaders from across the country to address access to STEM-related career paths through CTE, and why it’s important for all students, especially for women who are still underrepresented in STEM fields. 

ACTE Awards Banquet

 

Join the most distinguished CTE professionals, programs and organizations in an evening of festivity, live entertainment and elegant ceremony at ACTE’s Awards Banquet on Wednesday Nov. 28. 

Tours & Workshops


Kick off your VISION experience with:

- Wednesday workshops focused on specialized CTE topics
- Local tours of thriving CTE programs
- State Leadership Training Program, helping great educators become great leaders

Check back for workshop and tour details!

Companion Events

 
Information coming soon on these companion events, enriching your experience at VISION:

- ACTER Conference
- NAAE Conference
 

Future VISION Dates

 

VISION 2019: Dec. 4 7, Anaheim, CA
VISION 2020: Dec. 2 5, Nashville, TN
VISION 2021: Dec. 1 – 4, New Orleans, LA
 

 

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