• Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
    1500 Masters Boulevard Four Corners, Florida 33896
    Orlando,  FL

52nd Annual Conference & Trade Show

July 16-18, 2018

ChampionsGate Resort

Orlando, Florida


The Florida Association for Career and Technical Education’s 52nd Annual Conference and Trade Show will host approximately 500 participants who represent all areas of  career and technical education.  The Conference provides three days of intensive and informative general sessions, workshops, focus sessions, open forums and business meetings.  The Trade Show presents an opportunity for all attendees to see first-hand and hands-on the latest materials, information, equipment, and services that will help fulfill and enhance their professional responsibilities.

Draft Agenda 

Please note, everything we discussed below is part of our DRAFT agenda, and as such, it is subject to change. 

Our 52nd Annual Conference Program is slowly coming together! On Monday, July 16th, we will be offering preconferences from FAAE, FBTEA, FAITE, FEFACS, and the Florida Department of Education. Our preconference schedule is still developing, but here is a glance of what we know for now.

Tuesday, July 17th, we will begin with our Awards Breakfast from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. The rest of the day will consist of various, concurrent breakout sessions for the following time frames:

Session 1, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Session 2, 11:15-12:15 p.m.

Session 3, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Session 4, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Session 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to review Tuesday's workshops. 

We will wrap up Tuesday with our annual Scholarship Auction and Dinner - this is an event you do not want to miss!

Wednesday's agenda is primarily dedicated to FDOE, ACTE, and Legislative Updates. The conference will end at noon on Wednesday, July 18th.

We will continue to update our conference agenda as we get closer to the conference.

Award Nomination Forms

Every year FACTE honors deserving students, teachers, administrators, and organizations which have contributed to the success of Florida's outstanding CTE programs. If you know of someone worthy of recognition, please complete the Awards Nomination Form linked above. The deadline to submit your nomination is May 1, 2018. 

Apprenticeship Award:  Nomination Form

Attendee Registration

The 52nd FACTE Conference & Trade Show will be held at the OmniWorld ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. There will be preconferences hosted by FAAE, FAITE/FLATE, FBTEA, and HOEAF on Monday, July 16th. There will also be a golf tournament on Monday morning (for attendees only). The tournament is a excellent networking opportunity. The Awards Breakfast, breakout sessions, and Scholarship Auction & Dinner will all take place on Tuesday, July 17th.Wednesday will be reserved for DOE Updates, industry certification information, and ACTE Updates.

Registration prices:

$300/ member

$400/ nonmember

$200/ one day

$250/ full time students or Seniors 65+

Deadline to register is June 15, 2018. There will be no onsite registration

* Please remember to book your room at the ChampionsGate Resort. The room rate is $139/night for a standard queen. 

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors demonstrate the latest and best in new technology, equipment, educational materials, and supplies that can empower Florida’s career and technical professionals with quality vocational training programs. All of our exhibitor spots have been filled. If you would like to purchase ad spaced, provide a stuffer, or offer some other form of sponsorship, please email lboyd@facte.org. 

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