We'll See You In St. Louis!

Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Conference Dates: November 7-9, 2018

Education Career Fair: November 7, 2018; 1-4 pm

Our annual conference covers professional development and networking opportunities for professionals from: career services, Colleges of Education, academic advising, K-12 recruitment, school system administration, non-profit and for-profit education-related organizations, and state departments of education. Please note that registration for the conference does not include the career fair! This requires a second registration. 

If you have any questions about the education conference or the education career fair, check out our FAQs page or send us a message!

Download the Career Fair Plus app for all things AAEE 2018! Find a full list of employers/attendees, a conference/career fair map, tips, announcements, and more!

Hotel Accommodations 

AAEE has reserved a discounted block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Reserve a room online or call 888.421.1442 to access our discounted rates. 

Block rates end after October 15, 2018 or once all rooms are booked.
Don't miss out reserve your room today!

Member Testimonial!

"Last year was my first year attending the AAEE Conference. As an employer, I appreciated meeting some of the university partners I work with on a regular basis. I had the chance to put a face to the name, and also network more than I would have ever been able to do over the phone. It was an extremely valuable experience for me and my organization.”
- Maddy M. For-Profit Organization, Michigan 

Become a Sponsor

Become a part of the magic! Join AAEE as a sponsor of the 2018 Conference & Career Fair and receive special benefits!

Education Conference 2018

Different Types of Conference Registrations


Registration Includes:

  • Networking session with colleges, universities, and school districts
  • All conference sessions, workshops and activities
  • Grand Opening Welcome Reception
  • Keynote speakers
  • Breakfast (Thursday & Friday)
  • Lunch (Thursday)
  • Optional Night on the Town

$350 (Member Early Bird--must register by 08/31/18)
$395 (Member) $495 (Non-Member)
$220 (Special: Retired/Emeritus Members)

ONE DAY (Thursday)

Registration Includes:

  • Conference sessions, workshops and activities
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Optional Night on the Town

$250 (Member) / $350 (Non-Member)

Annual AAEE Education Conference


Registration Includes:

  • Additional tickets for guests of registrants for the Wednesday evening Grand Opening Welcome Reception
  • Additional tickets for guests of registrants for the Thursday Lunch

Wednesday Evening Grand Opening Welcome Reception: $65
Thursday Luncheon: $45

*You can add these extras at the bottom of your main conference registration form

 Education Career Fair - Recruiters

Hire the top teaching candidates! 

Meet your recruiting needs by connecting with students, recent graduates, and experienced practitioners. 

Join us Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 1 - 4pm.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Registration Fee includes:

1 Table, 2 Recruiters

$100 (Members Attending Conference)
$200 (Members Not Attending Conference)
$400 (Non-Members) **Wait! If you are a school system, college/university, or nonprofit organization, you can become a member of AAEE ($200), register at the member rate ($200), PLUS gain immediate access to all AAEE Member Benefits--for the same price as the non-member fair rate. See our membership page for more info about joining, or contact info@aaee.org**

Space is limited. Once all booths are filled, we will include any additional registrations on our wait list, and you will be contacted directly if/when room becomes available. Registration is requested by October 7, 2018


**Please note this does not include registration for the Conference. You will need to register for that separately.**

 Education Career Fair - Candidates

Students, Graduates, Educators in Transition!

Join us Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 1 - 4pm.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

A great opportunity to build employment connections and prepare for a career in education. 

Employers are eager to share information with you about their district. Come to explore
options, gather information and to interview with local, regional and international employers about current and future employment opportunities. 

All candidates who attend receive a free copy of the 2019 Job Search Handbook for Educators (a $15 retail value)! 

See our tips for making the most of the Career Fair.

Registration is FREE and is NOW OPEN! Register Now!

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AAEE Annual Education Career Fair

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Refund Policy 

Our Refund Policy: A $50 cancellation administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. All refunds must be requested in writing. Refund policy is based on day written cancellation is received.

In addition to the $50 cancellation administration fee, the following refund policy applies: October 7, 2018 and before: 100% refund minus $50; October 8 - 31, 2018: 50% refund minus $50; November 1 and after: no refunds.

Meet Our 2018 Conference Committee 

Allison Musser

Allison Musser 
University of Utah
Conference Chairperson
Allison Musser is a Career Coach in the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) at the University of Utah where she helps students imagine what they want to do and create an action plan to get there. Prior to joining the CPDC, Allison was the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning at Pomona College where she coordinated the Pomona College Internship Program by managing and allocating over $400,000 of internship funds to make unpaid internships accessible to students each semester and summer. In addition to her role as a Career Coach, Allison is the Treasurer for the Utah Association for Employment in Education (UAEE) and was selected for the 2018-2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Leadership Advancement Program (LAP). Allison received her Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

Diana Maughan

Diana Maughan
Dixie State University, UT
Job Fair Co-Chair
Diana Maughan is the Assistant Director of Career Services, at Dixie State University. Diana works with students in Education and Social Sciences and is passionate about helping students to reach their career and life goals. In addition, she coordinates the Cooperative Education Program for Dixie State University assisting over 300 students each semester in gaining work related skills in an academic program. Previously, Diana worked in Career Services at Utah State University as the Recruiting and Fair Coordinator; she planned and executed over 20 successful career events. She has presented at both regional and national conferences, and conducted a webinar for the American Association for Employers in Education “Tips for Teacher Fair Success”. She is currently, Fair Coordinator for the Utah Association of Colleges in Education and CliftonStrengths certified.

Dr. Thomas B. Cason

Dr. Thomas B. Cason
St. Louis Public School District

Dr. Thomas B. Cason III has served as Principal of Soldan International Studies High School for the past seventeen years. Prior to his work at Soldan, Cason served as an art teacher and assistant principal in various schools throughout the St. Louis Public School District. Cason considers himself a strong proponent of building and maintaining strong relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community. Active partnerships include such notable institutions and organizations as Washington University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri, Columbia, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, BJC Healthcare, and Better Family Life. Cason is a member of the American Federation of School Administrators and has served as president of its affiliate in Missouri, the Administrators’ Association of the St. Louis Public Schools. Cason has received numerous distinctions and awards during his tenure as principal; however one of his most memorable is recognition by the Missouri House of Representatives. Dr. Cason began his post high school education at the University of Illinois, Urbana and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He obtained his Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education degrees from St. Louis University.

Dr. ChanTam Trinh

Dr. ChanTam Trinh
St. Louis Public School District
Dr. ChanTam Trinh was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh city (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam. Her family migrated to the United States when she was 14. She attended Collinsville High School and graduated from Edwardsville High School in Illinois. Her education career includes a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Maryville University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a focus in Educational Leadership from University of Missouri in St. Louis. She came to St. Louis Public Schools district in the fall of 2001 as a Mathematics teacher at Roosevelt High School. In the fall of 2008 she became a Teaching and Learning Facilitator at Cleveland Jr Naval Academy High School. She was offered and accepted a district coordinator position for the Advanced Placement Initiative Program-federal funded program in the 2010-2011 school year. When the grant ended in 2012-2013, she became the new vice principal at Soldan International Studies High School at the beginning of 2013-2014 school year. 

oan Welker

Joan Welker 
AAEE Emeritus/Retired
Joan has more than 30 years experience in higher education career development and has dedicated her career to helping students identify, explore and pursue their career goals and achieve success. In her last position, as a one-professional staff office, she successfully planned, directed and coordinated the administration of career services for approximately 5000 undergraduates. 
Joan is recently retired but is always looking for opportunities to use her knowledge and experience. She strongly believe in the empowerment of women and girls and the importance of education in securing their future.

Julie Novotny

Julie Novotny
Kent State University, OH
Job Fair Co-Chair
Julie Novotny is a Career Advisor in Career Exploration and Development at Kent State University. Julie has been working with Education and Human Services students for the past two years and coordinates KSU’s Education Employment Day. Julie received her degree from Slippery Rock University in College Counseling. She is also the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers.


Liz Young

Liz Young
Fulton County Schools, GA
Liz Young entered education through Teach for America 14 years ago and has remained deeply committed to working toward educational equity throughout her career.  In addition to teaching Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science, Liz has served in several leadership roles in Metro Atlanta. She was a Grade Level Chair and Science Lead Teacher at South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice and Led Professional Development for Chemistry teachers in Atlanta Public Schools. She served as Science Department Chair at Riverwood International Charter School and facilitated Professional Development at Fulton County Schools’ Summer Summit. Liz obtained her degree in Biochemistry, with a minor in African American Studies, from Mount Holyoke College, in Massachusetts, and was assigned to teach High School Chemistry in Atlanta through Teach for America.  She obtained her Masters in Secondary Science Education and her Education Leadership add on from Georgia State University.  In 2014 Liz worked with Talent Management, as the Lead Selector, to launch Fulton County Schools’ Teacher Selection Model.  Liz is now the Talent Management Coordinator, managing the Teacher Selection Process for the district.  She manages a team of 25 Teacher Selectors who help screen all applicants to the Teacher Candidate Pool.  The Teacher Selection Model is always evolving based on data. Fulton has hired over 4,800 teachers using this data-driven, research based approach. Liz also partners closely with hiring managers to improve interview processes for school based selection.  Most recently, she led the district’s effort to address a critical Special Education talent need by centrally hiring Special Education teachers early in the season. This “FastTrack” program has expanded to all high needs areas and has placed over 140 teachers in high impact classrooms across the district. Liz looks forward to continuing to improve selection and hiring processes in order to fill the district’s 100+ schools with the best possible teachers.  After all, teacher quality is the most important school based factor on student achievement.

Kristel Schlemper

Kristel Schlemper
University of Missouri, MO
Kristel Schlemper is the Coordinator of Career Services in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. Kristel has worked with Education students for over 15 years first as an Academic Advisor before moving into the Career Services role. She came to the University of Missouri from the University of Nevada, Reno where she also worked with Education students for a few years. Kristel coordinates MOJOE (Missouri Job Opportunities in Education) each spring which is one of the largest Career Fairs in Missouri specifically just for students in Education. She earned her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus.


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