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Welcome to the Arizona Career and Technical Education Summer Conference Website

The Association for Career and Technical Education and the Arizona Department of Education are excited to host the 2023 CTE Summer Conference, which takes place July 14 – 19, 2023 in Tucson, AZ. The 2023 theme is “The Power of Connection”.

This conference is open to administrators, counselors, teachers, and industry members. It will provide professional development sessions, as well as opportunities to connect and network with peers, program areas, and the CTE community.

We hope our conference shows you the latest in cutting-edge CTE technology, as well as helpful tips and tricks that will serve you over the course of your career.

Information about registration and call for presentations will be posted in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly York at [email protected]


Call for Presentations

We are seeking presenters for the 2023 Summer Conference.

Deadline to Submit a Proposal: January 13, 2023

All proposals are peer-reviewed. Final decisions will be made, and submitters will be notified of the status of their proposal via e-mail by January 31, 2023.

Presenters should be available for the actual conference days July 14-19, 2023. We encourage presenters to check in on their sessions in the Whova app during the 4 weeks after the active conference dates to answer any questions in the session chat.

Length of Presentation:
All presentations are 90 minutes and will be Friday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

Please only submit if you can present at any time during the conference. Do not submit a proposal for someone else.

While we welcome a wide variety of subjects, we are primarily focused on sessions within the following topics:

  • Employers, Schools and Educator Partnerships for Extraordinary Student Success
  • Extraordinary Leadership Skills for CTE and Educational Leaders in your Districts and Schools
  • Student Assessment
  • Engaging Instruction
  • Facilities, Equipment, Technology and Materials
  • Career and Technical Student Organizations Best Practices
  • Work-Based Learning and the Future of the Workforce
  • Standards-aligned and integrated curriculum
  • Best Practices in Connecting Students with Industry Licensure and Certifications
  • Equity, Diversity and Cultural Influences in Teaching
  • Growing CTE Ambassadors, including Advocacy Training and the Latest Effectiveness in Data & Research
  • Share the Latest Knowledge of our Partners-Exhibitors’ Presentations
  • The Many Hats, Impact and Talents of School Counselors
  • Speed Networking CTE Programs & Sharing with Colleagues
  • Recruitment and Retention of Special Populations
  • Developing Leadership Skills for CTE and Educational Leaders
  • How to Build Future CTE Leaders from Within the Ranks of Your District
  • Developing and Sustaining Effective Post-Secondary Partnerships (Dual Enrollment, Shared Advisory Councils, etc.)

Guidelines: Please do not use acronyms, initials or CAPS in your name, affiliation, address, title, or description. ACTEAZ/ADE reserves the right to edit presentation titles and descriptions for length

Accepted speakers and co-speakers are responsible for ALL conference related expenses, including, travel, lodging and meals.

By submitting a Call for Presentations, you grant permission for the use of your name, voice and/or likeness related to your participation in any event affiliated with the ACTE 2023 Summer Conference. You waive all rights to any compensation and to approve the images, audio and/or printed and electronic material in which they are used, and you release the Association Career Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEAZ), Arizona Department of Education (ADE), ACTEAZ Affiliates, and its employees, consultants and agents from any claims, damages, or liability.

We hope our conference shows you the latest in cutting-edge CTE technology, as well as helpful tips and tricks that will serve you over the course of your career.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly York at [email protected]

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Future Summer Conference Dates

2023 Summer Conference: July 14 – 19, 2023

2024 Summer Conference: July 12 – 17, 2024