Summit is ATPE’s annual gathering where volunteer leaders have a little fun while learning from and connecting with other leaders from across Texas. This year, ATPE is taking the show on the road—to Dallas! To attend summit, your local unit or region president must register you as a summit delegate. To learn more about the 2018 ATPE Summit and find out how you can attend, visit atpesummit.org. Housing and registration/delegate certification open on April 4 and must be completed by June 11.
Who can attend?
ALL current members of ATPE are eligible to attend. Contact your local unit president to be certified as a delegate and to register.
When do I book?
Housing and registration will be open from April 4 until June 11! Book early to lock in ATPE’s discounted rates on hotels.
Where is summit held?
The Sheraton Dallas in downtown Dallas, Texas.
How much does it cost?
Event registration is $150 (increases to $160 on June 12). College students, student teachers, and college sponsors receive complimentary access to all events. Learn more at atpesummit.org/fees.
Financial assistance is available to local units that qualify (conditions apply). Visit atpesummit.org for more details.
Why should I attend summit?
Summit is your chance to influence your organization! The annual House of Delegates (HOD), which is held at summit, is where members will elect the 2018-19 ATPE state officers, vote on bylaw amendments and resolutions, and shape ATPE’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year.
This year, we’re also putting a lot of focus on the ins and outs of running a successful local unit. We’ll also have sessions specifically geared toward our college and student teacher members, built toward helping you take the next step in your teaching career. Plus, we’ve got some extra pep in store for a special game-day themed general session.
Will I get a chance to have fun and socialize with my fellow educators?
Absolutely! Dallas is an exciting city with tons of exciting attractions, and we encourage members to enjoy the city and take the opportunity to get to know each other better. And ATPE will be hosting a few social events for members:
- Silent Dance Party: It may have been silent, but we still heard you loud and clear: The Silent Dance Party was a hit, so we’re bringing it back for the second year in a row.
- Vegas Night: Plus, the ever-popular Vegas Night is coming to Dallas! Roll the dice and see what you can do with the cards you’re dealt. You just might win!
- School Packs for Kids: This year we’re giving back to the local community—and we’ll be having some fun while doing it! Attendees will compete as teams to earn school supplies to fill backpacks for Dallas area kids in need. You don’t have to be an athlete to compete in these games, just a desire let loose for a good cause! This event is limited to 100 participants, so be on the lookout for more information.
For more information and to see a full agenda, visit atpesummit.org!