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.

Are you interested exhibiting at VISION 2017 or  sponsorship opportunities?

Expo hours and locations

The 2017 CareerTech Expo will be open Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center—Ryman Hall C. Expo hours have been scheduled to provide maximum interaction between conference attendees and exhibitor personnel.

Thursday, December 7, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, December 8, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Browse our interactive floor plan or view the exhibitor list to plan your expo hall experience.


Exhibitor Workshops

In addition to the many products and services displayed, the CareerTech Expo has four exhibitor workshop classrooms offering exciting educational opportunities. Exhibitor workshops will be offered on the hour during Expo hours, starting at 11:00 am on Thurs. Dec. 7. Attendees are invited to see first-hand what cutting-edge ideas and products are available and how they can be used in the classroom.

Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand and as a part of ACTE’s new Career-Readiness initiative, representatives from multiple employment sectors will showcase career opportunities and offer resources to help you get your students excited about their future career path. Career Pavilion is an event with specific vendors and partners held before the CareerTech Expo opens.

Credential Corner

The Credential Corner – a unique area of the expo hall that focuses on the credentials and certifications that your students can earn through their CTE studies. The Credential Corner is anchored by ACTE partner NOCTI and other organizations that can show you how to Use assessment data to show a return on investment and let your students show what they know! Look for the green carpeted area in 100 aisle for the Credential Corner.

VISION Scholarship and Grants Center

ACTE is offering a member service by providing a centralized location at CareerTech VISION where businesses, organizations, foundations, etc. can highlight their scholarship or grant opportunities available to CTE professionals and students. Look for this resource in the VISION registration area.

AWS Foundation Scholarship Programs
ETA Veteran and Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Indiana University Specialized Scholarships
MBA Research Daniels Scholarship Program
NTHS Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
PMIEF Scholarship Opportunities
zSpace Grants

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In This Section: 


Exhibitor Quick Links

Online Exhibit Space Contract

Expo Rules and Regulations

Online Floor Plan

Exhibitor List

Attendee Demographics

VISION Scholarship & Grants Center

Exhibitor Prospectus

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Workshops


Expo Dates and Hours

Expo Fees and Benefits

Exhibitor Newsletters

July Newsletter

September Newsletter

Expo Setup Links

Exhibitor Service Center

Hotel and Housing Information

Freeman Service Kit 

Plan Your Presence

Expo Dates and Hours

Contact Us

Jim Waterhouse

ACTE Exhibits Manager

800-826-9972 Ext. 332


Exhibitor SCAM Warning!


WARNING #1! ACTE does not solicit exhibitors for housing or contract any company to do so. If you are contacted or solicited about housing/hotel rooms for VISION 2017 it is not legitimate.

WARNING #2! Only Tom Minich or Jim Waterhouse can sell you an ACTE attendee or member E-mail list. No one else is authorized to do so.

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