State Conference

We would like to invite you to the Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education State Conference in Gillette, Wyoming on Monday, June 11, 2018! This year’s Conference theme is “CTE: Wyoming’s Game Changer” and we are out to provide valuable professional development along with fun and games throughout the two and a half day event. Most meetings and activities will be held at Thunder Basin High School with some use of Campbell County High School and the Gillette College Technical Center.

You will notice a significant reduction in the cost of the conference, as we continue to bring you a top-notch keynote speaker and provide you with your favorite activities like the Steak Fry and the WACTE Banquet. You will also receive a complimentary lunch and breakfast thanks to the generosity of the Wyoming Department of Education and the WACTE Executive Board. In a bit of news, the “Round Robins” have been replaced with a new section we’ve named “PD Bites” that is designed to provide quality training that you can apply to your career or implement in your classroom as soon as school starts!

Your keynote speaker for the opening session will be Holly Hoffman. Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation. A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so. Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods—the ones she uses everyday in her own life—are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

Other activities, tours and professional development opportunities are provided by your specific division.

Your hotel block has been booked at the brand new La Quinta Inn & Suites for only $99 per night!

If you haven’t been to the State Conference recently, or you’ve never given it a try, now is the time! This is truly the best and most economical opportunity you have to network with Wyoming educators that are teaching the same thing you are and facing the same challenges that you face. Join us in Gillette for the 2018 WACTE Conference, CTE: Wyoming’s Game Changer – you won’t be sorry you did!