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Conference 2022      
ATAT Professional Development Conference
July 25 - 29, 2022
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi
Registration Will Open March 1st


About Our Conference      

The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference for teachers of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a week-long conference specifically for agriculture teachers and stakeholders. The event is designed to enhance teaching methods, keep up with developments in curriculum, learn more about industry-based student certifications, and network with leaders in our profession.

Through a partnership with the Texas Education Agency, Agriculture Teachers Association is able to grant Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours to participants in this conference. 



Know-Before-You-Go      

We are looking forward to seeing you in Corpus Christi next week and are sharing the most important “need to know” info before you arrive.

You can also reference this information on the ATAT website here

Monday Workshops

If you have registered for a Monday workshop and do not have a balance due you will receive a ticket via email on Friday, July 22. You can also find the ticket on your ATAT Account. Print the ticket or have it on your phone to show the presenter. On Monday, go directly to the room assigned for your workshop. If you have a balance due, you will receive an email this week giving you the option of paying or submitting a “check in the mail” form. After completing this step, you will receive your ticket via email or will be able to find it on your account.


Registration **Same Location as Last Year**

As we did in 2022, all teachers will pick up their registration materials in the 100 Hallway on the first floor of the American Bank Center. Credentials will be needed to access the General Session and Area Meetings on Tuesday and workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, so be sure to make your Area Table your first stop when you arrive.

 

Registration Hours

Monday, July 25: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 26: 7:00 am – 8:15 am

After 8:15 on Tuesday morning, Registration materials will be at the Main Registration Desk in the Grand Lobby.

Remember, you can log in and designate that the check is in the mail or bring a check with you if desired.  Any check payments brought to the conference will be accepted at the Main Registration Desk in the Grand Lobby.

Parking at the Center

Parking at the American Bank Center is free for ATAT Conference Attendees. No parking pass is needed.

Conference App

Log into the conference app before you arrive at the Conference. This is how you will check-in to workshops to get your CE credit, review the on-site schedule, locate exhibitors, and much more. The app can be accessed on your smartphone by visiting https://m.texasagteachers.org.

Guest Registration 

All guests coming to the American Bank Center during the week must be registered. Many of you have already registered your guests. Thank you so much for embracing this new addition to registration.

All Guests should check in at the Guest Registration Booth in the Grand Lobby upon arrival. Guests who have not been pre-registered can complete their registration at that time. All Guests, pre-registered and registering onsite, will complete a waiver at the Guest Registration Booth and receive their credentials. Spouses, children, and caregivers should all be registered.

Award recipients will pick up their credentials at the Guest Registration Booth.

Presenter Check-In

Presenters should report to the Presenter Check-In Booth in the Grand Lobby at least 30 minutes prior to their workshop time to pick up their presenter information which includes their workshop’s Check-In Code.

Area Meetings

As we did last year, area Meeting times have been adjusted this year. Meeting locations can be found in the conference app.

10:15 a.m.– 1:40 p.m.: Areas 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12

1:50 p.m. – 5:15  p.m.:  Areas 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11

Family Room

Room 103 is available for nursing mothers and caregivers.

Lunches **New This Year**

We will serve a lasagna meal on Wednesday at lunch in the 100 Hallway. Taste of Texas will not occur, but we will have food trucks located outside West of the ABC Center on Tuesday and Thursday for you to purchase food from. Boxed Lunches will be available from the concession stand in the lobby area.

Important Documents:

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Convention Center Map

 

How to Register      

The 2022 Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster will be held July 25 - 29, 2022. We will be in-person in Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center.
 
Registration opens March 1st through ATAT Online.

Registration Fees:
$300 - ATAT Member
$100 - Associate Member
$30 - Student Member

The cost of the conference will remain the same as previous years at $300. This price is set in our association by-laws. As a reminder, in addition to paying for your conference experience this fee provides access to all of the benefits of membership throughout the school year, including access to legal advice and liability insurance.


Cancellation Policy      
Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until July 18, 2022. Refunds must be requested in writing to info@texasagteachers.org before the deadline. After this date, there will be no refund of fee paid; however, substitutions may be submitted in writing to info@texasagteachers.org. Refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the conference.  

Professionalism, Courtesy and Attire      

It is requested that all conference participants maintain appropriate dress and conduct. In addition, we ask that you remove your hat when inside the building and during sessions. Please maintain conduct that is professional in nature.

As a courtesy to conference presenters and attendees, please turn off cell phones during general sessions and workshops.

Whenever possible, we have attempted to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate potential crowding.  However, we cannot always accurately anticipate attendance, nor do all presenters wish to work with large crowds.  Therefore, it is wise to select alternative sessions in advance, so you can quickly move to another session if you are unable to arrive early enough to obtain seating at your first choice.

Conference Attire
Monday - Casual
Tuesday - Business Professional
Wednesday - Business Casual
Thursday - Business Casual
Friday - Business Professional

 

   
 
  Corporate Sponsors
     
  Pierce  
   

  Future Conference Dates and Locations
     
July 25 - 29, 2022 in Corpus Christi
July 24 - 28, 2023 in Dallas
July 22 - 26, 2024 in Dallas
July 21 - 25, 2025 in Corpus Christi
 
   

  Housing
     
Housing for the 2022 Conference will open March 1st. 

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