2021 ATE Conference: Broadening Impact through Innovation
October 18-22, 2021

In partnership with the National Science Foundation, AACC is excited to announce that the 2021 ATE Conference: Broadening Impact through Innovation will be held as a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance options. 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.


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 hybrid 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.

The conference will kick-off virtually on Monday, October 18 and be followed by an in-person event taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 20-22, 2021.

AACC and NSF are following federal and Washington, D.C. guidance related to holding the in-person event, which currently allows for a full-capacity conference. We realize and respect 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 virtual component will be available. The virtual component will include participation in ATE Connects, access to plenary sessions, and a virtual track of select live and pre-recorded sessions, which will also be offered “on-demand” following the conference.

Please see below for important event deadlines: