Conference Dates Announced

Join us for the 90th Annual Conference and IACTE Annual Meeting on February 13-14, 2020, at the Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Conference Agenda

 2020 IACTE Tentative Conference Schedule Overview
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time Session Location
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Affiliate Meetings  
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Conference Registration Registration Booth
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. IACTE Executive Board Meeting  
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m IACTE Board Meeting  
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time Session Location
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Registration Registration Booth
7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1 Deep Dive  
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beverage Break with Exhibitors  
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibitors Area Open  
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session 2  
11:45 a.m. - 1:40 p.m. Luncheon/Opening Session  
11:45 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.  Speaker  
1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Exhibits  
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Breakout Session 3  
3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Breakout Session 4  
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Breakout Session 5  
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Networking Reception  
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Awards Dinner  
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Affiliate Meetings  
9:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. IACTE Hospitality Room  
Friday, February 14, 2020
Time Session Location
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. House of Delegates  
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Conference Registration Registration Booth
 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Breakout Session 6  
9:25 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Breakout Session 7  
10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.  Breakout Session 8  
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon/Closing Session Speaker  
1:30 p.m. Submit PD stickers/Receive PDs Registration Booth


Key Dates

Conference Dates:
February 13-14, 2020

Call for Presentations Closes:
October 3, 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes:

December 15, 2019

Regular Registration Closes:

February 1, 2020

Late Registration Opens:

February 2, 2020

Featured Speaker: Scott Stump

Scott Stump is the assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 16, 2018, after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump on May 15, 2018.

Stump serves as the principal adviser to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on all matters concerning high school, career, technical and adult education as well as community colleges, the workforce and economic development.

Prior to assuming the role of assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education, Stump served as the chief operating officer of Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations do good in the world. Before that, Stump served as the assistant provost and state director for career and technical education (CTE) with the Colorado Community College System. During his tenure there, Stump also served as state FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor, agriculture program director and interim president of Northeastern Junior College during the institution's presidential search process.

During his seven-year tenure as a state CTE director, Stump served as an officer in the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education. In this role, he served on the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) liaison.

Stump also served two terms on the Prairie RE11-J school board and one year on the Colorado Association of School Boards board of directors.

Stump received his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Purdue University and taught at Manchester High School in North Central Indiana. Before moving to Colorado, he also worked for the National FFA Organization managing the national officer team and the national FFA convention.


Closing Speaker: Don Wettrick

Don Wettrick is the founder of StartEdUp, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level” and Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, central IN. Don is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. 

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