A favorite event for many of us in the ATE community, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. The event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. HI-TEC explores the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies in a variety of fields and subjects – including areas like nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and agricultural technologies.
Attendees have the option to choose from approximately 13 preconference workshops and industry site tours during the first two days, followed by the two-day main conference, which features keynote speakers, more than 60 breakout sessions, and an exhibit hall. The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation as well as by contributions from corporate and industry partners. This year's HI-TEC will be held July 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.