2023 ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference

Celebrating 30 Years of Advancing Technological Education

October 25-27, 2023
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C. 

**The ATE Conference Call for Sessions is open, click here.**

The 2023 ATE Conference will be held on October 25-27 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will bring together more than 850 NSF ATE grantees and their project partners to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country will participate in the event. Conference participants represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and four-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.

New Agenda Changes: New this year, the ATE Conference will offer an extended conference agenda and open with pre-conference workshops starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25. The pre-conference workshops will be followed by a select number of Affinity Group Meetings and additional high impact sessions—as well as opportunities for Congressional advocacy and scheduling Capitol Hill visits—on Wednesday afternoon prior to the conference opening. See the preliminary schedule of events here and stay tuned for further information!

Additional Conference Support: To help ensure participation in the newly expanded pre-conference programming, AACC will continue to offer two complimentary registrations per active project/center and provide an additional complimentary hotel room night (up to three hotel nights for two participants per active award). Please see the Conference Registration and Hotel & Travel page of this site for more information. AACC plans to open conference registration and the hotel housing block by July 10—and will send out detailed correspondence to all grantees at that time.

Event Structure: Please note that AACC will not offer a virtual track or component as part of the 2023 ATE Conference. This decision was made in consultation with the National Science Foundation upon careful consideration of participation rates and evaluation survey results from the 2022 event. ATE PIs are strongly encouraged to designate team members or partners to attend the conference if they are unable to do so. For reference and access, the conference’s main plenary sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing; and session materials and presentations will be posted to this website following the event.