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Washington Association for Career and Technical Education
Summer Conference

"CTE...Connecting Education and Careers"
August 5-8, 2018 – The Davenport Grand Hotel (Spokane)



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Registration will open at 8 a.m. and sessions will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Closing Session will end at noon on Wednesday.



Paper Registration (checks or purchase orders): pdf | Word

Online Registration (credit cards only):
Please Note: Online registrations incur processing/service fees of 4.95% of the credit card charge and $3.95 per registration,

which 100% is paid by the registrant. To avoid processing/service fees, please use paper registration.


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All registrations include WA-ACTE dues. Dues for current members are renewed and nonmembers automatically become members. Registration includes: Breakfast Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; Lunch Monday, Tuesday; and up to 28 STEM-approved clock hours.


Early: Ends on June 30 $500

Standard: July 1-31 $525

After July 31 you must register onsite at The Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane.

Late/Onsite: Starts on August 1 $550



STEM Training at NEWTECH Skill Center

(35 STEM-approved clock hours)

Please note:

STEM Training starts on Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m. and is limited to the first 25 registrants.


This year's focus will be Robotic Programming and build. Talks are underway with Carnegie Mellon for the new V-5 system and programming language. You will need your laptop (Apple or PC) for coding and USB hook-up.  You will take home a VEX Robot with input devices and software with an opportunity for a free upgrade in September of software and input devices.


Early: Ends on June 30 $1,200

Standard: July 1-31 $1,225

Late/Onsite: Starts on August 1 $1,250



Opening Session Keynote

Rachael Mann

The Martian Classroom



Tuesday Breakfast Keynote



Closing Session Keynote



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Book your group rate at The Davenport Grand Hotel

$102 single | $112 double

(parking $12/day for registered guests)

Last day to book: 7/6/18


If guest room charges will be paid via Purchase Order, the PO must be received 14 days before arrival and cannot be processed at the front desk. Contacts: Tristen Kelly, fax 509-789-6847




Silent Auction

Monday, August 6

Bid Sheet


  • Each Board member and section is being asked to contribute one or more items to the annual silent auction. An individual item or “gift basket” is suggested.
  • Seek donations from faculty, community members, business organizations, Steering Committee members, etc.
  • Be creative…in the past we have auctioned pottery, photographs, books, wine, chocolates, weekend retreats, theater tickets, sporting event tickets, gift cards, photo albums, fragrances, jewelry, yard art, etc.
  • You will need to complete a bid sheet for each item you are contributing. At the top of the sheet, please write in a description about your item(s), and indicate which person or organization has contributed the item. If you feel your item requires a minimum bid, please indicate the amount.
  • You are responsible for bringing your donated item(s) and printed bid sheet(s) to the conference.
  • The location for dropping off auction items and completed bid sheet forms is usually at the conference registration area.
  • Money collected from auctioned items will be used to fund the Washington CTE Foundation awards and scholarship efforts.
  • Come prepared to spend money at the auction!



Policy: WA-ACTE Summer Conference, The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA, August 5-8, 2018. Early rate ends June 30, Standard Rate July 1-31, and Late/Onsite Rate starts August 1. Registration ends July 31. After July 31, please register onsite at The Davenport Grand Hotel. Please fax purchase orders to 360-357-1491 or email to When your registration is submitted you are registered for the conference, whether your registration is paid for or not and are subject to the cancellation policy. The registration and payment or purchase order must be received no later than July 31. A $50 handling fee will be charged for credit card declines or checks returned for insufficient funds. Email with any cancellations or substitutions by July 31. Substitutions: Substitutions will not be accepted unless received in writing from the original registrant by July 31. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. A letter from the original registrant authorizing the substitution must be emailed to or faxed to 360-357-1491 by July 31. Cancellations: A $100 cancellation fee (per person) will be charged for all refunds requested in writing by July 31. Request for refunds must be submitted in writing to or faxed to 360-357-1491. No refunds will be issued after July 31. Purchase orders will be billed a $100 cancellation fee per registrant. No-shows will be charged the full amount. All requests must be made in writing. Dues are individual, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Meal tickets are non-refundable. Service fees are non-refundable. Any refunds will be issued by check.




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