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The Conference Planning Committee continues to refine the 2023 CACTE CareerTech Summit schedule.  Please use this information as a guideline, not a guarantee! ;-)

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2023

WHO ATTENDS?  EC & those registering this evening

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm     CACTE Executive Committee (EC) Lunch & Meeting

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Registration Open

  • evening                      Credentialing Session and CACTE Committee Members check into the hotel or get up really early tomorrow to drive!


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2023

WHO ATTENDS?  Credentialing Session people, CACTE Committee Members, Board Members current and incoming

  • 7:30 am - 5:00 pm     Registration Open

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm     CTE Secondary Credentialing Session - pre-registration required, lunch included in fee

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am    CACTE Committee Meetings:  Awards, Finance, Membership & Outreach

  • 11:15 am - 2:15 pm   2023-2024 CACTE Board Orientation & Lunch

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm     2022-2023 CACTE Board Meeting

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm     2022-2023 CACTE Board Dinner

  • evening                      Everyone check into the hotel or get up really early tomorrow to drive! ;-)

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2023


  • 6:30 am - 7:15 am      Mindfulness Activity

  • 7:00 am - 2:00 pm      Registration Open

  • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm      Exhibitors Open

  • 8:15 am - 8:30 am      First Time Attendee Orientation

  • 8:30 am - 9:15 am      OPENING GENERAL SESSION - Welcome, Conference Preview, Exhibitor Recognition

  • 9:15 am - 11:15 am    OPENING GENERAL SESSION - "Breaking Ice" by The Pillsbury House Theatre

  • 11:30 am - 11:55 am   Reflection Time

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Legislative Luncheon and Roundtables Orientation (lunch included with registration)

  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm      Legislative Committee Meeting

  • 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm      Breakout Sessions/Roundtables

  • evening                       On your own



  • 6:30 am - 7:15 am       Mindfulness Activity

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am     General Session - ACTE Greetings, Colorado CTE State of the State

  • 10:15 am - 11:30 am   Program Directors/CTSO Updates

  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm    Excellence Awards Luncheon (lunch included with registration)

  • 1:45 pm - 5:15 pm      Division Programming

  • evening                       Division Social Activities (optional)



  • 6:30 am - 7:15 am      Mindfulness Activity

  • 8:00 am - 9:15 am      CACTE Annual Business Meeting & Officer Installation

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am    Breakout Sessions/Roundtables

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  Closing Comments

  • 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm    Opportunity Gap Analysis Workshop:  Connecting CTE Data to Action - pre-registration required, lunch included

CLICK HERE for the special CACTE Summit room rates!  Be sure to reserve your room soon - rates are good until F 6/16 or the CACTE block is sold out, which ever comes don't delay!

  • Single/Double - $153

  • Triple - $168

  • Quad - $183

If you plan to use your district tax exempt number, please email Lili Spendlow ( for details about how to do this.

Mark your calendars for the 2023 CACTE CareerTech Summit at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO, to be held July 16-20.  Not everyone needs to be there all 5 days.  Please read the Tentative Schedule below.  Most people will attend T 7/18 - R 7/20.


  • Call for Proposals is open through April 15

  • Attendee Reg opens ~March 15

  • The face-to-face version of the "CTE in Colorado" Secondary Credentialing coursework will be offered as part of the 2023 Summit. Folks need to attend the all-day session on Monday 7/17 as well as the FULL Summit.  Be sure to pre-register for BOTH the full Summit AND the Monday 7/17 full day Credentialing Session, which INCLUDES lunch!

  • Thursday afternoon workshop with Victoria Crownover - "Opportunity Gap Analysis:  Connecting CTE Data and Action" - pre-registration required, no fee, includes lunch

  • Registration rates include morning beverage breaks, lunches on Tues/Wed and afternoon snacks

  • Breakfast is included for Embassy Suites guests

  • Be sure to ask your CTE Director/Principal/others for financial help to attend the Summit.  Here is a sample "Letter of Justification" -  download this template and make it your own.

  • Need a Colorado ACTE W9 for your financial office?  Download it HERE.

  • It's a BYOB Summit - that's Bring Your Own Bag!

  • Graduate credit from CSU is available (at additional cost) IN ARREARS through the CCCS Professional Development CTE Common Checklist.  Find it HERE on the Colorado CTE website.

  • EXHIBITORS - CLICK HERE for your registration site!

We need YOU to make the 2023 CACTE CareerTech Summit a worthwhile experience! On Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20, there will be opportunities to present during 50-minute Breakout Sessions and Roundtable Sessions with 20 minute rotations.

If you are interested in presenting a breakout session or a roundtable, or both, at the 2023 CACTE CareerTech Summit, please COMPLETE THIS FORM for your proposal to be considered.


The CACTE Conference Planning committee encourages topics around the following as priorities for the 2023 Summit:

  • Teaching Strategies

  • IAED/DEI (IAED=Inclusion, Access, Equity & Diversity; DEI=Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

  • Membership Value & Engagement

  • Advocacy


Proposals are due by April 15th and will be reviewed by the CACTE Conference Planning Committee. You will be notified by May 10th as to whether your proposal has been selected.



If you are responsible for registering multiple attendees for the Summit, there is some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION we need for you to gather ahead of time.  This can truly make a break an attendees conference experience.  Like if they have special dietary requirements and CACTE doesn't know ahead of time, the hotel may not be able to accommodate them.  PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND USE THIS SPREADSHEET to collect information from your attendees BEFORE diving into the registration website!  Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated by both CACTE and your attendees.


  • MEMBER Early Bird Registration, $475, ends 5/15

  • MEMBER Early Bird Registration + 1 yr member dues, $625, if CBAM, add $25 addnl dues

  • MEMBER Registration, $525, starts 5/16 - 7/10 at midnight

  • MEMBER Registration + 1 yr member dues, $675, if CBAM, add $25 addnl dues

  • NONMEMBER Registration, $645, closes 7/10 at midnight

  • NONMEMBER Registration + 1 yr member dues, $795, iIf CBAM, add $25 addnl dues

  • RETIREE MEMBER Registration, $350, must be a current member, not employed by a school district

  • Daily Registration, $275

  • Postsecondary CTE Education Student Registration, $150, must be working on a CTE Education degree at the BS, MA or PhD level

  • "CTE in Colorado" Secondary Credentialing Session, $50 (includes lunch), held M 7/17 - CLICK ON THE "WORKSHOPS" BUTTON TO REGISTER

  • Opportunity Gap Analysis Workshop:  Connecting CTE Data to Action, free (includes lunch), held R 7/20 - CLICK ON THE "WORKSHOPS" BUTTON TO REGISTER

****Remember that if using THIS year’s Perkins funds, you must register & pay before June 30, if it’s in your plan.  If using NEXT year’s Perkins funds, you can’t register until July 1!

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