JULY 15-17, 2018

The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia

GACTE Conference Registration is Open!  Use the link below to access the registration site:

Please read the information below before starting the registration process!

Please check with your CTAE Director if you are not sure how your registration will be paid.  If you use your personal credit card and your school district pays your registration, there will be a $50 processing fee to refund your registration fee.

You must be a current member of ACTE/GACTE (dues current through 7/31/18) or join or renew your ACTE/GACTE membership prior to registering for the conference to receive the member registration rate.  You may also pay your dues with conference registration.  You may join or renew your dues at:

Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.


Member Registration (dues must be current through 7/31/18)        $290

Registration with Membership Dues (New or Renewing Member)  $420

Non-Member Registration Fee                                                         $450


You access the GACTE Hotel Block through the Conference Registration process.

All reservations in the GACTE room block are managed exclusively by ShowCare (GACTE’s official housing provider). GACTE attendees should secure their hotel reservations during the registration process ONLY. Please do not book your reservation through any third-party vendor. If you book through the hotel directly, the negotiated group room rates will not be available.

Discounted rooms are being held for GACTE 71st Annual Conference attendees at the following hotels:

  1. Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown–Rate $159
  2. Hyatt Place Athens/Downtown–Rate $145
  3. Graduate Athens–Rate $119
  4. Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown–Rate $137
  5. Holiday Inn Athens-University Area–Rate $119
  6. Spring Hill Suites Athens Downtown/University Area–$164
  7. Courtyard Athens Downtown–Rate $119
  8. Holiday Inn Express Athens-University Area–Rate $102
  9. Best Western Athens–Rate $75


If someone else is completing your online registration, please complete the registration worksheet so that appropriate choices can be made for you.


PLEASE REVIEW THE MONDAY GENERAL INTEREST SESSIONS BEFORE REGISTERING–You will need to pre-register for a session when you register.

Monday General Interest Sessions–revised


Architecture, Communication, Construction & Transportation

Administrative Leadership

Business & Computer Science

Engineering & Technology

Family & Consumer Sciences

Healthcare Science/Cosmetology/Public Safety


Special Populations

Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship

Coming Soon:

Counseling & Career Development


2018 Conference Tentative Agenda


Opening General Session Speaker

Dr. Adolph Brown, III

Monday, July 16, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Learn. Laugh. Lead.

Dr. Adolph Brown, III is an American urban and rural school educator, author, research-scientist, businessman, and keynote speaker.  He is a teacher at heart, and is admired around the world for his simple and direct “Real Talk,” and powerful, universal and timeless teachings.  Dr. Brown is best known for inspiring all who hear him to learn, laugh and lead, while simultaneously reducing implicit bias at every turn.  He credits much of his success to the luxury of humble beginnings of being reared by a single parent mother in the inner city housing projects and spending summers in farming country with his grandfather.

As a Master Teacher, Dr. Brown shines in the classroom and in research.  He is in the top 1% of world-class scholar teachers based on peer-reviews, nominations, teaching performance, teaching awards, published evaluations and ratings from American’s best schools, colleges and universities. He is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential thought leaders in America. Although he does not consider himself a motivational speaker, he was selected as one of the top motivational speakers in America. Dr. Adolph Brown is one of the world’s foremost attitude experts, personal development coaches and humorists.

Dr. Brown is the author of acclaimed books, including the international best seller, Two Backpacks. Other best sellers authored by Dr. Brown include Championship Habits and Real Talk. He is also the co-author with his third grade teacher of a children’s book, It’s Gonna Be A Great Day! for youth. His teachings have withstood the test of time with audiences all over the world and he is still extremely passionate and committed to helping others “Learn, Laugh & Lead’ in all walks of life while spreading “Love, Light and Insight” wherever he goes.

Millions of people and countless corporate, K-12 primary and secondary education, higher education campus, and family and community engagement clients throughout the world have personally experienced Dr. Brown’s quiet charisma and introverted personality as he dynamically engages, educates and inspires his audiences from all walks of life. His bridge-building approach is brilliant with a massive power to embrace and bring great hope to the world. His keynotes, lectures and seminars transcend all differences – political, religious, socio-economic, philosophical, gender, lifestyle, generational, etc.

Numerous clients exclaim that they wish there was a way that everyone in the world could hear Dr. Adolph Brown, III. Many also say he’s the best they have ever seen. Dr. Brown remains humble and grateful for his journey. He is most proud to be the husband of Marla and father of eight uniquely beautiful human beings including a special needs daughter.