2022 ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference
Advancing the Skilled Technical Workforce

October 26-28, 2022
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C. 

ATE Conference Virtual Component
ATE Connects Virtual Kick-Off – October 20 & 21, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Post-Conference Virtual Track – November 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

In partnership with the National Science Foundation, AACC is excited to announce that the 2022 ATE Conference: Reconnecting & Advancing the Skilled Technical Workforce will be held as an in-person event with a virtual track participation option. 

The conference will kick-off virtually with ATE Connects on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT and be followed by an in-person event taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 26-28, 2022.  A post-conference virtual track featuring a few key sessions will be held on Friday, November 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

ATE grantees may elect to fulfill their NSF grant requirement through participation in the in-person event and/or the virtual components of this conference.

As we are still coming out of the pandemic, AACC realizes and respects that travel restrictions, personal preference, and other factors may apply when considering whether to attend this year’s in-person conference, and as such a limited virtual component will be available. The conference’s virtual component will include access to ATE Connects, recorded plenary sessions from the in-person event, and a few key sessions to occur live as part of a virtual track following the conference on November 4.

For this year’s event, ATE Connects will consist of two virtual kick-off events on October 20 and 21 and two in-person conversation and networking sessions on October 27. ATE Connects is a key component of the conference and offers ATE projects and centers the opportunity to network and connect with conference participants, explore the ATE community, and engage in the sharing of information, resources, and materials related to their programs.

All ATE projects and centers are required to submit materials for inclusion in the virtual ATE Connects Kick-Off sessions as part of the 2022 ATE Conference — and have the option of participating in the face-to-face networking sessions as well.

For those attending the in-person event, the ATE Connects Virtual Kick-Off serves as an introduction to the community to help participants maximize their time at the conference. For those unable to attend the in-person conference, ATE Connects provides an opportunity for virtual engagement and networking.

AACC will share detailed information about the conference including a Call for Sessions, ATE Connects submission, and Registration and Hotel information by July 8—so please be on the lookout here for further information.

For your immediate consideration, note that AACC will support the cost of two complimentary registrations and two hotel rooms for two nights per active project and center grant for those able to travel. Registration for the virtual component of the conference will be complimentary. Further registration details will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your flexibility and support as we work to produce an engaging event for the 2022 ATE Conference. We look forward to your participation in-person and/or online in October!