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 Conference Preparation Webinars 

AACC is pleased to host the following two webinars in preparation for the 2017 ATE Conference:

WEBINAR: Engaging with Legislators - Sharing the Impact of the Community College Role in STEM Technician Education and Workforce Development

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
To download the webinar slides (PDF), click here.

Description: The annual ATE Conference is taking place on October 23-25, 2017 in Washington, DC—and as the conference ends on a Wednesday this year, conference participants have the unique opportunity to plan visits to engage with their legislators to share the impact of their important contributions in preparing STEM technicians for the U.S. workforce. Congressional members and their staff meet with constituents every day. Visiting a Congressional member provides a personal touch, an opportunity for questions, and immediate feedback. Join AACC's Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Jim Hermes as he shares insights on effective techniques for communicating and arranging for visits with members of Congress and their staff. In addition, he will discuss some of the do's and don'ts involved in getting your message to the right people on Capitol Hill and guidelines for conducting an effective meeting.

Presenter: Jim Hermes, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, AACC

WEBINAR: Orientation to the ATE Conference for First-Time Attendees

Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

To register for the Orientation to the ATE Conference webinar, click here.

Description: The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference, co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a national professional development and networking event for ATE project and center grantees and their project partners. The conference is by invitation only and brings together approximately 800 people—representing NSF ATE grants from across the country—to focus on the critical issues related to STEM technician education. This webinar serves as an orientation to the conference and highlights why you and your ATE grant team should attend, what you can expect, how you can best prepare to participate in the required showcase sessions, and how you can maximize your time to get the most out of the conference and its many networking opportunities.

Presenters: Elaine Craft, Principal Investigator, Mentor-Connect; Ellen Hause, Program Director for Academic and Student Success, AACC

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