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Five Tips for a Successful AACTE Annual Meeting Proposal

Last year, AACTE received a record-setting 513 session proposals for its 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa. Given the limited number of spaces available for presentations, we were able to accept only 44% of the proposals received.

Looking to present at AACTE’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Baltimore? Then you will want to make your proposal stand out from the others. To help increase your chances of being selected in our competitive, peer-review process, here are five tips to help your proposal rise to the top:

Hone Your Leadership Skills at AACTE Academy June 25-29

Are you a new dean or department chair – or simply looking to advance your career as an academic administrator? Get off to a strong start with AACTE’s Leadership Academy this June in Providence, Rhode Island.

The annual Leadership Academy, a popular professional development event for new administrators, has been reimagined for 2017 to provide even more of what you need. Our experienced faculty will guide your learning and provide beneficial information and strategies around allocating resources, managing conflict, and promoting your programs and institutions. To learn more about this year’s content, be sure to visit the detailed 2017 Leadership Academy schedule online.

Call for Proposals, Reviewers for 2018 AACTE Annual Meeting ‘Celebrating Our Professional Identity’

Now through May 30, AACTE is accepting session proposals for the 70th Annual Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1-3, 2018. We also invite applications by May 16 for AACTE member faculty to review proposals.

The conference theme is “Celebrating Our Professional Identity: Shared Knowledge and Advocacy,” conceptualized as follows in the call for proposals:


Showcase Your Program at AACTE Job and Information Fair

AACTE will host its third annual Job and Information Fair during the 69th Annual Meeting at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Promote your program or organization for just $150!

The event will be held Friday, March 3, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. in the Conference Community Center and is open to all Annual Meeting attendees. Tables will be available in two areas:

2017 AACTE Annual Meeting to Take Over Tampa Waterfront

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AACTE’s 69th Annual Meeting will be held at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) March 2–4, 2017. Nestled on the banks of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, Florida, the TCC is an inviting and attractive venue, boasting ample and flexible space well–suited to host AACTE’s Annual Meeting.

The TCC provides the very best Florida has to offer from large meeting spaces and cafés to restaurants and waterfront gathering areas including The Sail, Tampa’s only 360° waterfront bar. For Annual Meeting attendees, the TCC will be the perfect place to enjoy dazzling sunshine and waterfront views, while learning and networking with colleagues.

Advance Your Career at AACTE’s Leadership Academy

Are you a new dean or department chair—or simply looking to advance your career as an academic administrator? Get ahead at AACTE’s Leadership Academy this June in Portland, Oregon!

AACTE’s Leadership Academy is held each summer as a professional development training for new deans, department chairs, and other academic administrators. The academy covers the essentials of leadership, from managing finite resources to effective development and public relations, while helping attendees cultivate a supportive network of peers.

Five Tips for Writing a Successful AACTE Annual Meeting Proposal

Last year, AACTE received 400 session proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Given the limited number of spaces available for presentations, we were able to accept only 53% of the proposals.

Looking to present at AACTE’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa? Want to make your proposal stand out from other proposals received? Here are five tips to help your proposal rise to the top:

Promote Your Program at AACTE Job and Information Fair

AACTE will host its second annual Job and Information Fair during the 68th Annual Meeting at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Promote your program or organization for just $150!

The event will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. in the Conference Community Center and open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

Tables will be available in two areas:

  1. Job Fair – This option is for institutions and affiliates looking to advertise, and potentially interview, AACTE Annual Meeting attendees regarding positions available.
  2. Information Table – This option is for institutions and affiliates looking to market, promote, and exchange ideas and best practices from programs currently ongoing within their organization.

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