2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Download the Preliminary 2018 Spring CAEPCon Program
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About the 2018 Spring CAEPCon

Twice a year, the educator preparation profession gathers at the CAEP Conference (CAEPCon). CAEPCon provides opportunities to interact directly with the CAEP team and learn about the CAEP Standards and the Accreditation Process.

Sessions focus on important topics such as quality assessments, data literacy, diverse clinical practices, demonstrating program impact, developing a quality assurance system, and more. 

The CAEPCon gives educator preparation providers (EPPs) the chance to share innovative ideas, continuous improvement experiences, transformational practice, and evidence-supported successes with other EPPs. Educator Preparation Providers will have an opportunity to network and share best practices, while gaining new ideas.

CAEPCon Features

Whether this is your first time or you are a CAEPCon veteran, there is always something new to learn! From beginning to end, you will enjoy learning and networking opportunities. Beyond session programming, you will not want to miss these conference features:

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

These free, optional early sessions will help you navigate the conference and get the most out of programming and networking opportunities.  Plan to arrive by the afternoon of March 13 to join the orientation and settle in. These PreCon orientation sessions aim to guide attendees toward conference content best suited for their journey through the accreditation process.These PreCon sessions will help EPPs :

        • Figure out which CAEPCon track to follow
        • Determine what key points will be covered within the CAEP Standards sessions
        • Learn about key CAEP resources, such as: scope of accreditation, accreditation reports and requirements, assessment evaluation frameworks, evidence sufficiency criteria, etc.
        • Build a deeper understanding of  the accreditation process, such as: report timelines, the AIMS platform, tools for writing, etc.

Three PreCon orientations will be offered, based on your level of familiarity with the CAEP Accreditation Process.

Starter (Novice) Level PreCon | Tuesday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m.
This PreCon Session is perfect for anyone with little or no knowledge of the overall accreditation process. The session will give participants guidance about what to anticipate on the 'Starter Track,' such as basic understanding of the concepts behind each standard and associated components - plus strategies to start working to meet the CAEP Standards

Intermediate/Experienced Levels PreCon | Tuesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. (Repeated at 5:00 p.m.)
This PreCon session is suited for anyone, with some prior knowledge, looking to deepen their understanding of the CAEP Accreditation Process. This orientation will outline what to anticipate on the 'Intermediate/Experienced Track,' such as focusing in on evidence sufficiency criteria to demonstrate strong evidence toward meeting the standards and components.

Resource Center: Want to know more about the accreditation process? The Resource Center will feature concise information about the various steps in the accreditation process in a poster-style format. The Resource Center will be open, with CAEP staff present, for the full duration of CAEPCon – come by any time!

PostCon Workshops: Two concurrent workshops will be offered this spring, so choose the one that best fits the needs of your provider:

Embedded Networking Opportunities: Robust networking opportunities, with dedicated space and topics for attendees to meet and learn from each other, will be available. CAEP will facilitate networking through online platforms prior to the conference so that attendees may participate in open discussions and connect with other attendees prior to arriving and during the conference.

Join hundreds of other professionals committed to teacher quality this spring and take advantage of an ideal setting to meet and interact with:·

  • Chief executive and academic officers (e.g., presidents, chancellors, provosts or vice presidents)
  • Heads of the professional education provider (e.g., deans, directors, or chairs)
  • Directors of clinical/laboratory/internship experiences or field experiences
  • CAEP/accreditation coordinators at the institutions
  • Individuals in charge of admissions in the EPP
  • Counselors and advisors to education candidates
  • Faculty and administrators in education and other departments at the institution
  • Internship supervisors, principals of P-12 schools where candidates complete field experiences

Previous Conference Information

The 2018 Spring CAEPCon Programming is under development. To give you a sense of the topics to be covered, the 2017 Fall CAEPCon program and associated presentation slides are still available to you.



2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Registration Guidelines
Download the Preliminary 2018 Spring CAEPCon Program
View Schedule at a Glance

Conference Registration Costs

$635 - Online registration, available until February 26, 2018
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$695 - Onsite Registration

$200 - PostCon workshop

Attending with a group? Save even more when you register together!

Group Size Discounted Rate Group Savings Early Registration Savings
1 Individual $635 per person n/a $60
2 Individuals
$635 per person n/a $120
3 Individuals
$575 per person  $180 $360
4 Individuals
$520 per person $460 $700
5 Individuals
$470 per person $825 $1125
6 + Individuals
$425 per person $1,260 + $1,620 +

*Note: These costs include PreCon orientation sessions and conference registration only.

Hotel, travel, and PostCon workshops are separate.

PostCon Workshops

PostCon workshops offer a broad focus on essential topics. These workshops are held after the main conference programming concludes. Attending a workshop is an excellent opportunity to apply what you've learned at CAEPCon to your provider's unique circumstances, so come ready to work!

Two workshops will be offered at the 2018 Spring CAEP Conference:

Self-Study Report: A How-To Workshop
This workshop is geared toward educator preparation providers (EPPs) preparing to write self-study reports (SSR). Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through the process, learn the expectations for content, and the formatting for the SSR. The workshop will focus on areas where past SSR authors have needed the most assistance. An EPP with an SSR in progress is encouraged to bring materials to use during workshop exercises. While the workshop is geared toward EPPs preparing to write the SSR, we hope that everyone will find information applicable to their role. Get ready to write! 

A3: Accreditation, Accountability, and Assessment Workshop
This workshop will provide information and methods to help educator preparation providers (EPPs) understand the expectations for addressing validity and reliability of EPP-created assessments. The workshop will focus on areas where past EPPs have needed the most assistance. Participants will gain a better understanding of: the kinds of validity and reliability during the accreditation process, how to address evidence criteria, and describe the key steps for meeting the levels of sufficiency. An EPP with a self-study report and/or self-study evidence in progress is encouraged to bring materials to use during workshop exercises.

Both PostCon workshops will be presented in two sequential parts. Please plan your travel and lodging accordingly

  • Part 1 is Thursday, March 15 during the afternoon
  • Part 2 is Friday, March 16 during the morning

Only one workshop can be attended per participant, as workshops run concurrently. Please only register for one workshop per attendee. Please note seating is limited, so be sure to register early!

 $635 per person
 $635 per person

CAEPCon Schedule

CAEPCon Schedule

2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Download the Preliminary 2018 Spring CAEPCon Program
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | PreCon Orientation

11:00AM – 6:00PM              Check-in & Onsite Registration
2:00PM – 3:00PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Starter (Novice) Level*
3:30PM – 4:30PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Intermediate/Experienced Level*
5:00PM – 6:00PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Intermediate/Experienced Level*

optional sessions*

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | CAEPCon: Day 1

7:00AM – 8:30AM                Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 5:30PM                Check-in & Onsite Registration
7:00AM – 6:30PM                Exhibits Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM                Exhibitor Sessions
9:00AM – 10:00AM              CAEPCon Welcome & Opening Session
10:00AM – 5:30PM              CAEP Resource Center
10:15AM – 11:15AM            CAEPCon Session Block 1
11:30AM – 12:30PM            CAEPCon Session Block 2
12:30PM – 2:00PM              Lunch (on your own)
12:45PM – 1:45PM              Exhibitor Sessions
2:00PM – 3:00PM                CAEPCon Session Block 3
3:15PM – 4:15PM                CAEPCon Session Block 4
4:30PM – 5:30PM                CAEPCon Session Block 5
5:30PM – 6:30PM                Networking Reception 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | CAEPCon: Day 2

7:00AM – 8:30AM                Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 12:00PM              Check-in & Onsite Registration
7:00AM – 12:00PM              Exhibits Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM                Exhibitor Sessions
8:15AM – 5:30PM                CAEP Resource Center
8:15AM – 9:30AM                CAEPCon Session Block 1 (75-minutes)
8:30AM – 9:30AM                CAEPCon Session Block 1
9:45AM – 10:45AM              CAEPCon Session Block 2
9:45AM – 11:00AM              CAEPCon Session Block 2 (75-minutes)
11:00AM – 12:00PM            CAEPCon Session Block 3
12:00PM                              CAEPCon Adjourns

PostCon Workshops: Online Registration Required

1:00PM – 2:00PM                PostCon Information Desk
2:00PM – 5:30PM                PostCon Workshops: Part 1

Friday, March 16, 2018 | PostCon Workshops

(Online Registration Required: PostCon Workshop)
7:30AM – 8:30AM                Continental Breakfast
7:30AM – 12:00PM              PostCon Information Desk
8:30AM – 12:00PM              PostCon Workshops: Part 2
12:00PM                              PostCon Adjourns



2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Download the Preliminary 2018 Spring CAEPCon Program
View Schedule at a Glance

The 2018 Spring CAEPCon will be hosted at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Book your stay at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel by February 10, 2018 and qualify for a group rate ($169 per night).

Note: The main conference programming ends on Thursday, March 15 at 12 noon. Workshop attendees are encouraged to stay until Friday, March 16, as part two of both workshops will take place during the morning of Friday, March 16, 2018.

Hotel Information

Hosting Hotel

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Reservations by Phone: 866-932-6214

The conference block rate is $169. Reservations can be made directly with Sheraton hotel.



2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Download the Preliminary 2018 Spring CAEPCon Program
View Schedule at a Glance

Share your products with conference attendees! There are several sponsorship options to help you reach hundreds of professionals from educator preparation providers across the country.

At the 2018 Spring CAEPCon, you’ll have the opportunity to

  • Network with hundreds of supporters of improving teacher quality,
  • Build brand recognition;
  • Promote Products and Services,
  • Generate leads that result in partnerships, and
  • Demonstrate innovations in capacity-building technologies and strategies.

For more information:

Please contact Keisha Walker, Manager of Finance & Events, by email or by phone {202.753.1648}.