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93rd Annual IACTE Conference is Sold Out

The IACTE Board of Directors and the IACTE Professional Development Committee are looking forward to an outstanding conference with 400+ attendees.


Conference Dates Announced

Join us for the 93rdAnnual Conference and IACTE Annual Meeting on February 16-17, 2023 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.  The theme of the 2023 conference is:  Connecting Passion to Opportunity

IACTE has secured a special conference hotel rate at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois, of $130 for Single/Double.  Book here or call 888-236-2427.  The deadline to book at this rate is January 25, 2023 or until rooms are sold out.

COVID 19 procedures for meeting space will be followed.


Conference Agenda

Tentative Schedule

2023 IACTE Conference Schedule Overview 8/2/2022 Draft

2023 IACTE Conference Schedule Overview 6/7/22 Draft

Wednesday, February 15, 2023




3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Affiliate Meetings


5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Conference Registration


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

IACTE Executive Board Meeting


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

House of Delegates


Thursday, February 16, 2023




7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Registration


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Session 1 Deep Dive


8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Exhibitors Area Open


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Beverage Break with Exhibitors


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 2


11:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Luncheon/Opening Session Speaker


1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit with Exhibits


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3


3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Visit the Exhibits/Beverage Break


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 4


4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

Breakout Session 5


5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.



6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Awards Dinner


8:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.



Friday, February 17, 2023




7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.



7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Affiliate Meetings


7:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Conference Registration


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakout Session 6


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Session 7


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 8


11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon/Closing Session Speaker


1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Affiliate Meetings


Key Dates

Conference Dates:
February 16-17, 2023

Call for Presentations Closes:
October  15, 2022

Early Bird Registration Closes:

December 15, 2022

Regular Registration Closes:

February 1, 2023

Late Registration Closes:

February 1, 2023

Featured Speaker - Terry Sumerlin

Whether with Zoom or “In the Room,” we elevate communication.

For thirty years, Terry has inspired and encouraged educators from Guam to Florida and Montana to Texas.  He is more than an entertaining conference speaker.  He is a person of vast life experiences and a love for people.  He has taught communication, People Connectors, to thousands in education.

Having traveled to thirty-six states and twenty-six countries, Terry understands people, diversity, and change. He is a careful student of human actions and interactions, as well as a voracious reader.

For ten years, he wrote a monthly leadership column for the San Antonio Business Journal. He is the author of six books, including People Connectors: Elevating Communication for Educators. 

Terry is a strong advocate of life being all about what we give – not what we get. He believes we are not just human beings. We are “human becomings” who should be getting better and better, while making a positive difference through effective communication.

As a conference speaker Terry’s uniqueness is his ability to connect with audiences through empathy, authenticity, an enthusiastic sense of humor and lots of practical takeaway.  He reminds audiences that we have to connect before people want to listen to us.  His approach is practical and captivating!

Clients he has served include the Association for Career and Technical Education (Region V), Arkansas Association of Continuing and Adult Education, Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education, Alabama Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education, and Guam Community College (8-hour onsite professional development).

For more information about Terry and People Connectors go to