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2011 ATE Principal Investigators Conference

(main AACC page for the 2011 conference can be found here)

October 26-28, 2011
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

The American Association of Community Colleges with the support of the National Science Foundation will hold the eighteenth national ATE Principal Investigators Conference, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference brings together approximately 800 people to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country participate in the conference. Conference attendees represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, four-year colleges, and research and development centers covering projects in a wide variety of areas such as: information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.

Conference Presentations

(view and download more presentations from the main AACC conference site)


Concurrent Sessions


Building an All‐Hands on Deck Effort to Support Community Colleges

Keynote Speaker: Kumar Garg, Senior Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

Download Presentation Slides (PDF)

Alternate: View Presentation Slides Online

Employer-Educator-Entrepreneur: An E3 Perspective on Preparing Students to Succeed in Today's Global Economy

Keynote Speaker: Mary Pat Moyer, CEO and Chief Science Officer, INCELL Corporation

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Plenary Session: 21st Century STEM Leadership: Student Voices Panel

Keynote Speaker and Panel Facilitator: Donald McCoy, K-to-College STEM Education Consultant, McCoy and Associates

Important Dates

Session Submission Deadline: Friday, August 19
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30
Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, October 26
Conference: October 26-28


Conference Registration
Conference Agenda
AACC Conference FAQ
AACC PI Conference Site

There's an App for This!

The 2011 ATE PI Conference app is designed for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices. A browser-based version is available as well that can be accessed via other devices, including standard computers. The purpose of the 2011 ATE PI Conference app is to help meeting attendees streamline access to conference information, allowing them to easily create a personal agenda for the meeting and keep track of the sessions and showcases they wish to attend. In addition, the app will help attendees make the most out of their time among ATE colleagues by organizing the valuable contacts they make at the conference conveniently on their mobile device.

We recommended that attendees download the app before the conference, and be sure to check your contact information by tapping the Contacts menu so that you can push your information to other conference attendees. Apple and Android users can find the app by searching their app store for "2011 ATE Conference," or follow these download links for the different platforms:

In addition, please note that on the final day of the conference (Friday, October 28th), there will be a breakfast roundtable in which attendees can give feedback about the app, how it was or was not useful, and provide suggestions for future improvements.

If you have any problems using or downloading the app, please contact Andrea Coffin at

Past Conferences

2010 ATE Principal Investigators Conference