2023 Washington Week

When:  Jun 4, 2023 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)


Join AACTE in person for Washington Week 2023. This year’s theme is “Investing in Educators.” AACTE and ACSR state affiliate leaders, Holmes Scholars, and deans and faculty will join together in the nation’s capital to advocate for education and educator preparation. 

Washington Week will be held June 47 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. The conference program combines exciting keynote speakers with sessions tailored for state affiliate organization leaders, Holmes Scholars, and deans and faculty. In addition, all attendees will receive personalized support for state team meetings with their Congressional representatives. Attendees can customize their experience, choose sessions that best fit their needs, and save money by registering for just one event. 

Who should attend? 

State Affiliate Leaders: Tailored sessions for AACTE and ACSR leaders will focus on leadership capacity building, strategic coalition building, and organizing effective advocacy campaigns. New this year, state affiliate leaders will receive one-on-one coaching on media relations.


Holmes Scholars: Programs for Holmes Scholars include visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a meeting at the U.S. Department of Education or an education advocacy think tank, and a Holmes social event.


Deans and Faculty: AACTE members and non-members alike will gain valuable insights to help navigate the challenges facing educators, educator preparation programs, and students today. 

All participants will engage in advocacy training, culminating with Day on the Hill visits to their congressional delegation. The program begins on Sunday, June 4 with a special 'Welcome to Washington' program and reception. With legislative challenges facing educators and students in Washington, DC and throughout the country, this is the year to get involved and make your voice heard. 


2800 Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202-3592