The 27th National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference is going virtual! The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will host the 2020 Virtual ATE Conference on October 19-23. This year’s conference theme is Resilience & New Frontiers, focusing on preparing students with STEM technical and employability skills, as well as the vital role community colleges and the ATE program play in preparing a highly-skilled U.S. workforce in a current- and post-pandemic economy.
ATE Projects and Centers are invited to submit proposals to conduct Spotlight, Demonstration, and Synergy Sessions as part of the agenda for the 2020 Virtual ATE Conference. Session proposals should follow the criteria and guidelines outlined on the call for sessions page—with preference given to submissions that address how ATE projects and centers are creating innovative curriculum, technologies, and authentic learning experiences in virtual environments, while demonstrating flexibility and leadership in pivoting or advancing programs in response to Covid-19.
Sessions submitted in response to this Call for Sessions should not be used as a venue to conduct a general report out on grant activities. Please note that all Projects and Centers are required to participate in an ATE Connects session where they will have the opportunity to network and message with participants, explore the ATE community, and engage in the sharing of information, resources, and materials related to their programs. The ATE Connects session is separate from this Call for Sessions process.
All proposals must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 28. Notification regarding session selections will be sent out by Friday, September 4. (Please note that session selection will be limited due to the need to streamline content for a virtual environment).