2012 ATE Principal Investigators Conference


October 24-26, 2012
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

The American Association of Community Colleges with the support of the National Science Foundation will hold the nineteenth 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.

Birds of a Feather Resource List

Important Dates

Showcase Session Deadline:    Thursday, September 20
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 27
Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, October 24
Conference: October 24-26


Conference Registration
Conference Agenda
AACC Conference FAQ
AACC PI Conference Site
Birds of a Feather Resource


There's an App for This!


The 2012 ATE PI Conference app is designed for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. A browser-based version is available as well that can be accessed via other devices, including desktop and laptop computers. The purpose of the 2012 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 managing the valuable contacts they make at the conference conveniently on their mobile device.

We recommended that attendees download the app before the conference to create their profile. Apple and Android users can find the app by searching their app store for "2012 ATE Conference," or follow these download links for the different platforms:

Here are some instructions about how download and use the app: http://atecentral.net/PIApp-Instructions

If you have any problems using or downloading the app or would just like to give us feedback please stop by booth #2 at any of the Showcase session or email us at info@atecentral.net.