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 separate registration. 

Our event is scheduled to be held in Louisville, KY October 26-28. The AAEE Conference Planning Committee is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are prepared to pivot to a virtual or hybrid event if necessary. 

Presentation titles include:

  • Get the Facts Out: Changing the Conversation Around the Teaching Profession (Wendy Adams, Colorado School of Mines & Derek Jack, Brigham Young University, UT)
  • Creating an Elite Interview Format (Chris Gearlds, MSD Decatur Township, IN)
  • A Different Kind of Exit Survey for Improving Employee Retention in a Large Urban District: Design, Technology, and Preliminary Findings (Dr. Bo Yan, Dr. Marco Munoz, and Sheree Thompson, Jefferson County Public Schools, KY)
  • Wimpy Poles Catch Wimpy Fish (Jacqueline Gordon, E Squared, IN)
  • Crossing the Finish Line Through an Innovative School District-University Partnership (Bonnie Toffoli, Orange County Public Schools, FL & Cyndi Walters Rengifo, University of Central Florida)

You, too, can be part of the conference! Share your experience by presenting a concurrent session. Fill out the form below to let us know if you're interested. 

Would you like to present but aren't sure about a topic? Check out these suggestions!

Want to learn more about participating in the third cohort of the National Working Group on Teacher Retention? Click here!

Book Your Hotel Room!

To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SDFRL/G-AE21

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534. 

Thank You to Our Major Sponsor!

- Proximity Learning -

AAEE 2021 Conference

We welcome education professionals from all walks of life to join us as we work together to ensure candidates can cross the finish line in the future teacher pipeline. Join us for amazing professional development, opportunities to make meaningful connections, and have fun while doing it.

Don't forget to register for the Education Career Fair!

Full Conference Registration Includes
  • All conference sessions, workshops, and activities
  • Keynote speakers
  • University/School District Networking session
  • Grand Opening Welcome Buffet/Reception (Tuesday evening)
  • Three other meals (Wednesday breakfast, Wednesday lunch, Thursday breakfast).
  • Optional "Night on the Town" activity (Wednesday evening)

Register as an Individual or Save as a Team

Share the experience with your colleagues! Select our 2-pack or 3-pack options to save on your registration fees. Want to register more than 3 people? Please contact Tim Neubert, Executive Director, at execdir@aaee.org.

Register at the Early-Bird rate before September 3rd to save even more!

Member Pricing:

Early Bird Individual: $375
Early Bird 2-pack: $675
Early Bird 3-pack: $950
Early Bird Emeritus/Retired: $200

Non-Member Pricing

Early Bird Individual: $475
Early Bird 2-pack:$875
Early Bird 3-pack: $1,200

Refund Policy: All refunds must be requested in writing. A $50 cancellation administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. By June 1, 2021: 100% refund. By August 3, 2021: 75% refund. By October 5, 2021: 50% refund. After October 5, 2021: No refunds. Refunds will be processed by November 5, 2021.

Concurrent Session Topic Ideas


Sample topics – but not limited to:

  • Preparing future teachers: Curricular and non-curricular approaches
  • Career guidance
  • Education initiatives candidates need to be aware of
  • Teacher certification exams and policies
  • Career options: Traditional and nontraditional
  • Alternative prep programs


Sample topics – but not limited to:

  • College-employer partnerships
  • Responding to the teacher shortage
  • Grow Your Own programs
  • Diversity recruitment
  • Effectiveness of technology, alumni, etc.
  • Alternative recruitment approaches


Sample topics – but not limited to:

  • Onboarding strategies/programs
  • Retaining outstanding teachers
  • University-school system partnerships
  • Professional learning and development
  • Mentoring and career coaching
  • Competition with private industry

Professional Development

Sample topics – but not limited to:

  • Self-care
  • Resiliency
  • Better communications
  • Ensuring program support

Participate in Cohort 3 of the National Working Group on Teacher Retention!

We have partnered with our friends at Upbeat to establish the third cohort of the National Working Group on Teacher Retention, and you are invited to join! As the demand for teachers continues to outpace supply, retention of current teaching staff is critical to your organization's success. Over the next year, this group of two dozen individuals from across the country will share and discuss mutual topics of concern, as well as a myriad of potential solutions, with guidance and support from staff from Upbeat and AAEE.

To sign up, please click here: https://aaee.org/event-4359599

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