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AACTE Issues Official Statement on its Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting

AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting

After much deliberation, AACTE has decided it is in the best interest of its members, sponsors, education colleagues, and strategic partners to not hold an in-person Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, AACTE will host its 2021 Annual Meeting, now taking place February 24-26, as a virtual conference. The goal, however, will remain the same: to provide interactive and meaningful experiences that will equip attendees to advance educator preparation during these challenging times.


As an association, we understand the value of face-to-face meetings. We appreciate the formal and informal opportunities to share and discuss best practices and latest research in-person, connecting with like-minded peers, and recognizing and honoring colleagues for their stellar accomplishments. We are confident that our virtual experience will continue to provide these unique experiences in an innovative way while ensuring your safety.


In the coming weeks, AACTE will share more details about the 2021 virtual conference. The AACTE National Staff are hard at work developing guidance for conference presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, and participants to assure an informative and engaging virtual experience. Your feedback is welcomed during this process. Feel free to email your questions and ideas to events@aacte.org.


Thank you for your interest and continued support as the Association transforms its Annual Meeting into a unique, virtual opportunity. The success of our meeting depends upon all of us collaborating and creating a common sense of purpose as we build a dynamic, accessible, affordable, and inclusive conference for all attendees.


Stay tuned for more details about the virtual AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting at www.aacte.org.


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Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events