ACTE 2011 in St. Louis

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Technical Education Magazine will be exhibiting at the Career Expo of The Association for Career & Technical Educators on November 17-18 in St. Louis, MO. Stop by our Exhibit Space # 828 to view our new print magazine, see new product launches and take a survey of technical educators. Meet the staff, give us your opinions, or submit an article for publication. This conference is one of the best networking and product viewing events of the year. ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE’s membership numbers more than 27,000 career and technical educators, administrators and counselors, and others involved in career and technical education programs at all levels of education. Featured Presenters Include:

Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, education and human resources. Sir Ken is the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award (2008) and the Benjamin Franklin Medal given by the Royal Society of the Arts in London (2008). In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. And, in 2011, he will kick off the 2011 ACTE Annual Convention as keynote at our Opening General Session!

Eric Chester, a leading expert on post-Generation Xer's, is a former CTE teacher and coach-turned-motivational speaker for youth who has visited thousands of high schools and colleges. He is the author of the bestselling books Employing Generation Why and Getting Them to Give a Damn. Chester will close the Annual Convention speaking how leaders develop work ethic in the emerging workforce.

ACTE's mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. This mission is carried out through four activities:

  • Professional Development—Encouraging career development, professional involvement and leadership among members.  
  • Program Improvement—Fostering excellence in academic vocational-technical education.  
  • Policy Development—Advocating national public policy to benefit workforce education.  
  • Marketing—Marketing workforce education programs and products.