2013 ATE Principal Investigators Conference

Important ATE Update: Revised due dates for NSF funding opportunities, including ATE!

Revised due dates for NSF funding opportunities that fell between October 1-25, 2013 have been posted on the Resumption of Operations webpage on the NSF website. This includes the ATE solicitation which has been changed to November 6th, 2013. These revised dates apply whether the proposal is being submitted via the NSF FastLane system or Grants.gov.


October 23-25, 2013
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

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

Important Dates

Showcase Session Deadline:    Thursday, September 19
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 26
Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, October 23
Conference: October 23-25



There's an App for This!

More information about ATE PI Conference app: https://ate2013.zerista.com/conference.

The 2013 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 2013 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 recommend that attendees download the app before the conference to create their profiles. Apple and Android users will be able to find the app by searching their app store for "2013 ATE Conference," or following the download links emailed to registered conference attendees who opted to share their information. If you opted out of this sharing, but still want to use the conference app, email piapp@atecentral.net to set up an account.

Those who don't have the supported devices or wish to prepare for the conference from a desktop or laptop computer can visit https://piapp.atecentral.net/.

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 sessions or email us at info@atecentral.net.