The American Association of Community Colleges with the support of the National Science Foundation will hold the 21st National ATE Principal Investigators Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together approximately 850 people to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. PIs and staff working on ATE projects and centers across the country will participate in the conference. While conference attendees are primarily from community colleges, there are also attendees from business and industry, secondary school systems, four-year colleges, and research and development centers. As always, the PI meeting brings together a diverse group from education and industry in areas such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and many others.