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Celebrating a Century of CTE in the Centennial State – 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit!

 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit


SUGGESTED DRESS for 2017 CACTE SUMMIT:  “nice school clothes” during the day; “dress up clothes” for Wednesday evening’s 100th Celebration Dinner.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION CLOSED JUNE 30 – please check back for the 2018 CACTE CareerTech Summit, July 16-19, 2018 in Breckenridge, CO


July 17-20, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO

“A Century of Career & Technical Education”

Come and celebrate 100 years of CTE – remember the past, experience the present and help create the future!  The CACTE CareerTech Summit is designed to be an integral component of your overall professional learning plan with a format created to meet individual professional development needs and align with institutional strategic-improvement plans. You will drill deeper and accomplish more by taking full advantage of a wide range of general CTE sessions, division-planned professional development, and time for networking with business and industry, all focused on what you need to succeed in your program, your institution and your community.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity! At the CACTE CareerTech Summit, you will:

  • See, touch and interact with the latest innovations in the world of education
  • Hear from nationally renowned speakers
  • Connect with your colleagues and leaders in Colorado CTE from the past, present and future
  • Mingle with CTSO state officers
  • Experience firsthand the exciting future of CTE across Colorado
  • Form beneficial new partnerships with the business and industry sector
  • Earn critical CEUs in a challenging and stimulating new context * Graduate Credit is available*
  • Energize your program by using what you learn to positively impact your students’ success

Plan now to attend the CACTE CareerTech Summit and join hundreds of your fellow CTE professionals at the most exciting CTE event of the year! Remember, CACTE members receive priority registration and discounted rates.  There are special rates for retirees and the opportunity to register for Wednesday only – the Celebration Day!


CareerTechSummit Registration

Online Registration closed July 7.  Walk-in registrations will be considered on a “as we have room” basis, with no meals included, beginning Monday, July 17 at the Loveland Embassy Suites. A limited number of spots will be available.


LODGING: The conference hotel is the Loveland Embassy Suites! The CACTE hotel block is sold out, but call and see if there are any rooms left at the regular rate.  970-612-2385

Other hotel possibilities are the Candlewood Suites, 6046 E Crossroads Blvd. Call 970-667-5444 to make reservations at the regular rate.

You could also try the Holiday Inn Express, 6092 E Crossroads Blvd.  Call 970-663-0057 to make reservations.

EXHIBITORS, your support of Colorado CTE is greatly appreciated!  


Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Registration opens at 7:30 am!
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm:  CTE credentialing sessions w CCCS – bring a laptop w wifi capability (pre-registered only)  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Registration for this session is closed. We are unable to accommodate any further enrollments.Please refer to www.coloradostateplan.com in August for further opportunities for the credentialing content.
  • Professional development opportunities
    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Top Ten Things Every Teacher Needs to Know with Kim Bevill, Gray Matters (pre-registered only)
    • 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Seven Secrets to Become the Leader You Never Thought You Could Be with Josh Davies, Center for Work Ethic Development (pre-registered only)
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm:  CTSO state officer training
  • 3:00 – 6:00 pm:  Exhibitor set-up
  • 5:30-9:30 pm:  Welcome Party – food, Music Video Bingo and more!  Food will be available from 6:00-7:00 pm; cash bar from 7-9:30  pm! (the CTSO officers will be with us until 7 pm!) This event is part of the conference registration price – all are welcome!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • NEW! 6:30-7:15 am:  Morning Walk – meet in conference lobby
  • 7:00 – 8:00 am:  Exhibitor set-up
  • Registration opens at 7:30 am!
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm:  Exhibits open
  • 8:45-9:15 am:  Division Meet & Greet
  • 9:15-11:00 am:  Opening General Session with keynote speaker, Dr. Tim Elmore – “Generation iY:  Secrets to Connecting with Today’s Teens & Young Adults in the Digital Age”
  • 11:15 am -12:15 pm: General interest CTE workshops
  • 12:30-2:00 pm: Legislative Luncheon
  • 2:10-4:10 pm:  CACTE Legislative Committee meeting
  • 2:10 – 3:10 pm: General interest CTE workshops
  • 3:10-3:40 pm:  Hospitality Break with Exhibitors
  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm:  General interest CTE workshops
  • Optional Division dinner or dinner on-your-own
    • CACTA – meet at 5:45 pm in lobby
    • CATFACS – meet at Door 222 for dinner and panel – 5:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – 100 YEARS CELEBRATION!!

  • NEW!  6:15-7:15 am:  Yin Yoga – bring a yoga mat or blanket and 2 pillows!
  • Registration opens at 8:00 am!
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm:  Exhibits open
  • 8:45-10:15 am:  General Session with ACTE’s Steve DeWitt and CCCS’s Sarah Heath, celebrating 100 years of CTE!
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 noon:  Division workshops/activities
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm:  luncheon
  • 1:15 – 5:30pm:  Division workshops/activities
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm:  Manager’s reception – tickets available if not staying at Embassy
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm:  100 Years Celebration Dinner and Social, with band “Stumble Monkey” – celebration program, dinner, band/dancing/socializing
  • all Colorado CTE folks, past and present, are invited to be part of this special day!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • NEW! 6:30-7:15 am:  Morning Walk – meet in conference lobby
  • 7:30-8:30 am:  Registration open
  • 8:30-9:30 am:  CACTE Business Meeting & Officer Installation
  • 9:40 – 10:40 am:  General interest CTE workshops
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  General interest CTE workshops
  • 12:10-1:30 pm:  CACTE Awards Luncheon

Mark your calendar for July 17-20 – celebrate a century of CTE at the

2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit!


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