2019 Advance CTE Spring Meeting



April 8-10, 2019
Omni Shoreham
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Deadline to register: March 15, 2019

Deadline to reserve a hotel room: March 18, 2019


Join state Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders from across the country April 8-10 in Washington, D.C. for a three-day professional development conference that will explore the latest issues and challenges influencing CTE today. The annual Spring Meeting will equip you with the resources and knowledge you need to be innovative and bold as you begin to implement the Strengthening Career Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and help you develop a clear vision to guide CTE in your state. Our agenda features breakout sessions featuring promising practices, roundtable discussions for peer-to-peer learning and panels led by CTE experts.

This meeting is more important than ever as it will be Advance CTE’s only public conference this year while we support state efforts to implement Perkins V.


This year’s meeting will push state CTE leaders to BE BOLD while also providing concrete examples of how other states have taken risks to gain real results for the learners they serve.  While we finalize our agenda, here’s a snapshot of what you can expect.

Day 1 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

BOLD GOALS – It takes vision, principles and determination to chart a bold path for the future. Learn how states are dreaming big about how to use Perkins V implementation to create a CTE system that is grounded in equity, quality and access for every learner.

Day 2 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

BOLD ACTION – We will begin the day by celebrating our 6th annual Excellence in Action awards program, which recognizes high-quality CTE programs of study from across the country. Then, we are bringing back our popular “Problems of Practice” roundtables, where states can learn from each other to solve common challenges in CTE. Day 2 will end with Advance CTE’s new campaign, which will launch in February. Stay tuned!

Day 3 – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

BOLD RESULTS – This half-day will be focused on how state leaders can and should build the necessary data systems to improve and support CTE in their state. This programming will be supported by our latest 50-state report and rich with data and examples.


We have booked a block of rooms at the Omni Shoreham at a discounted price for your convenience. Take advantage of the reduced price while availability lasts. You may book online here.  
Omni Shoreham
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008
The closest airport is Reagan National Airport, which is 8 miles from the venue. The next closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. For more information on transportation and parking, visit the Omni Shoreham website here
Valet Parking Only - $55 per day. 
METRO (Public transportation) 
The closest metro station is located on the Red Line at the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station one block from the venue. 
From Reagan National Airport - Take the Blue Line metro in the direction of Largo to the Metro Center. Change to the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove. Take the Red Line to the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station. The hotel is located a block from the Metro. Once you have exited the Metro via the escalators, go to the right and down the stairs. Go to the left and walk to Calvert Street (1 block). Cross the street and take a right. The hotel will be on your lefthand side.

From Baltimore/Washington International Airport - Take the free shuttle from the airport to BWI Marshall Rail Station and take either the AMTRAK/MARC train to Union Station. Once at Union Station, take the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove to the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop. The hotel is located a block from the Metro. 


Register by February 15 to take advantage of our early bird rates! Regular registration closes March 15.

Not yet a member of Advance CTE?  Join today and receive a $175 discount on your meeting registration.  

Registration rates are:

  Member       Non-Member
Early Bird Registration $550 $725
Regular Registration $650 $825


Register here. Members must be logged in to receive the member discount. 


The Spring Meeting is also a great opportunity for your organization to share your resources, services and products with state CTE leaders from across the country. Check out this year's sponsorship packages to choose the option that best fits your company's needs! The deadline to sponsor is March 8. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Zimmermann at azimmermann@careertech.org


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