2019 Perkins V Implementation Meeting — September


2019 Perkins V Implementation Meeting — September

The Details

September 16-18, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix – Scottsdale
4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Deadline to register your team: July 12, 2019

Deadline to reserve a hotel room: August 16, 2019

Registration rate: First five team members are complimentary; any registrations beyond five are $415 per person. We encourage each state to bring a diverse team of leaders who will write, guide or impact your state plan.

What to Expect

Advance CTE – in partnership with the Association for Career and Technical Education, American Association of Community Colleges and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity – are hosting a second round of in-person meetings to support state leaders in the development and refinement of their state plans under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).  These meetings are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Joyce Foundation.

Participants will:

  • Collaborate with peers from other states to share ideas and solutions on major strategies within their Perkins V state plans, with a focus on quality, equity, data, systems alignment and career advisement;
  • Work with their state team to review and strengthen their Perkins V plans based on input from national experts, peers and in-state stakeholder engagement; and
  • Leave with clear next steps for strengthening their Perkins V state plans to advance a statewide vision for CTE that is innovative, bold and prioritizes quality and equity.
The following states are invited to attend the September meeting: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

A detailed agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date.
September 16: Coffee break/snacks included for all attendees
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Luncheon for State CTE Directors only
1 – 3 p.m.  Opening programming and state team time
3 – 5 p.m. Cross-state Feedback Session #1
5 – 7 p.m.  Reception
September 17: Breakfast, lunch and coffee break/snacks included for all attendees
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kickoff, Cross-state Feedback Session #2
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 3 p.m.  State-led Breakout Sessions
3 – 5 p.m. State Team Time

September 18: Breakfast and coffee break included for all attendees

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Kickoff and Cross-State Feedback Session #3 
10 – 11:30 a.m. State Team Time
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps

Please note: In an effort to ensure states feel comfortable being open and honest about their draft plans and ideas, we ask that all participants treat information learned and resources shared during the cross-state feedback sessions as confidential. 


Check out our array of Perkins V resources and tools at the Perkins V Virtual Resource Table.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have developed an FAQ to help answer many of your questions. Please be sure to review the FAQ to learn more about the following:

  • Advice on your state team composition

  • What to expect during the meeting

  • How to handle cancellations or substitutions

Do you have additional questions not answered here? Please email us at perkinsmeetings@careertech.org


Please collect the following information for each participant in order to register your team:

  • First and last name
  • Email address of the participant
  • Job title
  • Employer
  • Dietary needs and accomodations
  • Indicate whether they will attend the evening reception on Day 1


  • Click the registration link below. Select the number of individuals, including yourself, who you intend to register.
  • Answer the questions about areas of greatest support to help populate our state-led breakout sessions.
  • Insert your information as the State Director on the first page if it doesn’t auto-populate.
  • Click “Continue,” and on the pages that follow, you will be able to enter the registration information for the rest of your team.
  • Once you have finished adding information about your state team, review the information and then click “Continue.”

As State Director, you will receive an email confirming all of the information submitted for your state team. Each person who you register will receive an individual confirmation email from perkinsmeetings@careertech.org, where they can view their registration details and a link to this page to access the agenda as well as hotel and transportation information.

Register Here (Must be logged in)

Hotel and Transportation 

Deadline to reserve your hotel room is August 16, 2019.


You and your state team members are responsible for booking travel and lodging. We have arranged a limited number of rooms at the conference hotel for a discounted rate. Please use this link to reserve your hotel room. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix – Scottsdale
4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South
Phoenix, AZ 85032

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The meeting will be held in the same place as the hotel, and all meeting rooms are on the same level. 


  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located 15 miles from the hotel which ia a 20-minute drive.
  • Scottsdale Airport is located 5 miles from the hotel which is about a 10-minute drive. 
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located 43 miles from the hotel which is about a 50-minute drive. 

Self-parking is available via a parking lot. For further transportation information and maps, view the hotel website.

Terms and Conditions 

This registration form allows you to register your team to attend the September 2019 Perkins V Implementation Meeting. By completing this form, the State CTE Director acknowledges the following:

REGISTRATION FEES: The state team registration form must be filled out by the State Director. Advance CTE will cover the registration fee for up to five individuals from each dues-paying state. Any registrant beyond those five allowable attendees must pay a registration fee of $415 to attend this meeting. On the registration form, the State Director must indicate whether the attendee should be billed to the state or as an individual. The fee only applies to any registrations beyond the five allowable attendees. Attendees billed to the state will be sent as a single invoice. Attendees billed as individuals will receive an invoice at the email address provided in the registration form.

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION: All participants are responsible for the reservation and cost of their own lodging and transportation to the meeting. A limited number of rooms will be available for reservation at a discounted rate in the meeting hotel.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be received by email at perkinsmeetings@careertech.org no later than 5 p.m. ET, August 23, 2019. This applies to all individuals who are registered to attend the meeting, including individuals whose registrations are covered by Advance CTE. After that date, the State Director agrees to pay the registration fees for all individuals chosen for the state team who cancel after the above date. If an attendee cancels before August 23, 2019, any registration fee paid will be fully reimbursed minus a $75 administrative processing fee.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions must be received by email at perkinsmeetings@careertech.org no later than 5 p.m. ET, August 30, 2019. Substitutions are not accepted after the above date nor on-site. The State Director must send an email to perkinsmeetings@careertech.org to provide the full name, job title, employer, and dietary needs or accommodations for any individuals who will be substituted.

OTHER WAIVERS: By registering, all individuals are granting permission for the use of their name, voice and/or likeness related to their participation in any event affiliated with the Perkins V Implementation Meeting. Individuals waive all rights to any compensation and approval of the images, audio and/or printed and electronic material in which they are used, and release Advance CTE and its employees and agents from any claims, damages or liability. In an effort to ensure states are willing to be open and honest about their draft plans and ideas, participants are asked to treat all information learned and resources shared during the cross-state feedback sessions as confidential.