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The Key to CTE is VISION 2015!

Thursday-Sunday, November 19-22, New Orleans

Join us at the largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in an informative and inspirational educational agenda packed with 300+ CTE sessions, a comprehensive Expo and an array of networking opportunities. 


Adam Braun, Founder, Pencils of Promise

Founder of a nonprofit organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools and delivered millions of educational hours across the world, Adam Braun empowers youth to thrive and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.


VISION TALKS - 14-minute inspiring presentations that leave you ready to make a difference!


Tara Berescik, New York Agricultural Sciences Teacher

As the 2013 ACTE Teacher of the Year, Tara Beresick was trained as a DuPont Agriscience Ambassador. She works tirelessly to provide skill-based learning to her high school students, who regularly earn more than 500 hours of community service and run an in-class flower shop and a small animal care lab.


Kid Chef Eliana

You know something tasty is being cooked up when up and coming chef, 14-year-old Eliana, is around. Eliana hosts a global weekly radio show called “ Cool Kids Cook” on VoiceAmerica Kids and focuses her mission on educating and encouraging kids everywhere to become culinary explorers.



Alfred Solis, Former Director of Innovation, Buck Institute for Education

As a former math and physics teacher at High Tech High in San Diego. Alfred Solis advances project-based learning in education and co-developed the Buck Institute for Education’s flagship PBL 101 Workshop.


Jason Wetzler, Student, Oklahoma State University

As a former FFA national officer and now as an undergraduate student, Jason Wetzler has conducted hundreds of visits with Members of Congress and advocated the value of agriculture, service and CTE programming at local and national levels.


Dan Meyer, Digital Mathematics Curriculum Consultant

CTE and core academics go hand in hand when Dan Meyer shares his truly unique perspective on teaching. As former high school math teacher and current Ph.D. candidate in math education at Stanford University, Mr. Meyer has advocated for more interesting math curriculum on CNN, Good Morning America, and TED.com.


NASDCTEc/NCTEF National Career Clusters
ACTE is proud to join forces with NASDCTEc to offer a Career Cluster-focused strand of concurrent sessions featuring this critical framework for organizing high-quality CTE programs of study and the collaboration between secondary and postsecondary CTE.

Expanded Secondary and Postsecondary CTE Programming
Featuring a wide range of secondary and an increased number of postsecondary CTE topics, these sessions will cover project-based learning,  increasing program performance results, multiple pathways to college and career readiness and more!

Your Source for Securing Funding
ACTE is pleased to offer a series of sessions demystifying the grant writing process and covering essential funding strategies and business collaborations to help grow your CTE programs.

Career Academies
In partnership with the National Career Academy Coalition and National Academy Foundation, ACTE is pleased to offer sessions linking curricula to work-based experiences to ensure students obtain the skills they need to thrive in today's economy.


ACTE is pleased to present a rich array of professional development and educational sessions, a comprehensive Expo, and numerous networking opportunities for educators, administrators and business leaders from all facets of career and technical education.

300+ CTE Sessions
VISION 2015's information-rich educational agenda will give you the opportunity to learn from your peers, hear from education experts and industry leaders, and gain practical tools that you can take back to your schools.
Career Pavilion
Back by popular demand and as a part of ACTE’s new Career-Readiness initiative, representatives from multiple employment sectors will showcase career opportunities and offer resources to help you get your students excited about their future career path.
CareerTech Expo
Featuring 200+ companies showcasing the latest CTE products and services, CareerTech Expo also offers exhibitor workshops, a new Networking Reception, and numerous opportunities to connect with the diverse community of CTE professionals.
Abundant Networking Opportunities
More than 3,500 individuals representing all facets of CTE programming and positions, will convene at VISION 2015 for four days of learning, professional development and meeting with peers, educators and thought leaders from across the nation.

STEM and Project-Based Learning

Hear how educators are integrating STEM and project-based learning skills into their CTE and academic core curricula.

ACTE Awards Banquet

Kick off VISION 2015 by celebrating distinguished CTE professionals, programs and organizations in an evening of elegance and ceremony.


ACTE will again offer outstanding educational VISION workshops and tours. We will also host our annual ACTE Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 19.  Please continue to check back for updates on these events and more.

Informative Workshops on Thursday, November 19

Building In-Demand Secondary Business Administration Programs (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) How to Enroll, Retain, and Graduate More of the Right Millennials — Now! (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
U.S. Army's Leaders Building Leaders: A Workshop on Leadership Development (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) Looking for a Solution to Help You and Your Students Manage Classroom Projects Better? (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Career Pathways Overview (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) Teaching for Success (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
Connecting Secondary and Postsecondary Business Administration Programs (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) Turning a Strong CTE Program of Study into a Career Academy using the National Standards of Practice (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Grants: Write It, Sell It, Get It! (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) Building Strong and Sustainable Business Partnerships (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

Career Preparation For All Students
(1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


Companion Events

ACTER Convention
NAAE Convention
NCCER's Construction Career Pathways Conference

Tour and Special Events on November 19

  • ACTE Region, Division and Town Hall Meetings
  • Career Pavilion (12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • ACTE Awards Banquet (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.)
  • Army Corps of Engineers Tour of the Permanent Canal Closure Pumps (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  • Local Career Tech School Tour, including Warren Easton Charter High, McDonogh #35 Academy and High School, and Nunez Community College's Early College for P-Tech - SOLD OUT

Future VISION Dates

  • VISION 2016: Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2016, Las Vegas
  • VISION 2017: Dec. 6 – 9, 2017, Nashville



The fees vary based on your status (ACTE member, Nonmember, Student and Retired) as well as when you are registering for the conference. For Student and Retired rates please call 800-826-9972 or email registration@acteonline.org

Registration Category

Early Bird



ACTE Member Rate








Important VISION Information



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Program Guide




Travel and Hotel Information

Letter of Justification

Attendee Brochure




CareerTech VISION 2015 is made possible 
thanks to the support of our sponsors!


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