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Connect and Engage at the #AACT19 Conference Community Center

In just over a month from now, approximately 2,000 educator preparation scholars, practitioners, and strategic partners will meet in Louisville, KY for AACTE’s 71st Annual Meeting. Over the course of three days, more than 250 sessions will take place, with content designed to engage students, early career professionals, and seasoned experts alike. With so much content being presented, you will want to prepare your schedule in advance to maximize your time at the meeting. Be sure to visit the AACTE Event Planner, where you can search the Annual Meeting offerings by keywords, topics, conference strands, and other fields to locate sessions of interest and create a personalized itinerary.

One place you won’t want to miss is the Conference Community Center. Located on the second floor of the Omni Louisville, the center is not only the place for you to connect with colleagues in a dynamic, engaging environment, but is also where you can find the official Registration area for the Annual Meeting. Conveniently situated in the Second Floor Foyer, adjacent to many of AACTE’s Learning Labs, the center offers you a place to take a break and network, while also engaging with our Annual Meeting sponsors:

  • ETS – Booth #132
  • Edthena – Booth #113
  • Evaluations Systems Group of Pearson – Booth #135
  • Grand Canyon University – Booth #131
  • Horace Mann – Booth #119
  • Sanford Inspire – Booth #122
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Watermark – Booth #138
  • Kentucky Public Colleges and Deans of Education – Booth #100
  • Sibme – Booth #116
  • State University of New York/SUNY Press – Booth #114

You can learn more about our sponsors, other exhibitors, and the layout of the Conference Community Center by visiting AACTE’s Annual Meeting page.

The Conference Community Center is open to all registered attendees during the following hours:

  • Friday, February 22 – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Be sure to visit often, especially to grab a quick, continental breakfast during the mornings on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. Additionally, AACTE will host several coffee breaks in the center during those two days as well. To ensure you don’t miss out, add these breaks to your custom schedule (search “coffee”!) or check out the Annual Meeting Schedule-at-a-Glance for a quick overview. Also, be sure to attend AACTE’s Opening Session and Deeper Dives on Friday, February 22, as you won’t want to miss the official Opening Night Reception occurring immediately after in the Kentucky International Convention Center. AACTE’s sponsors and exhibitors will be on hand as well, providing another opportunity for you to interact and engage with them.

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to complete your advance registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Advance, discounted registration rates end on January 28. After that date, all new registrations will be processed at the onsite rate. Additionally, please take advantage of AACTE’s special hotel rates, which are guaranteed through January 28 as well. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation using #AACTE19.


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events