Spring 2020 CAEPCon

New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
PreCon Orientation Sessions: Monday, March 9
Main Conference Programming: Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11
PostCon Workshops: Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12

About Spring CAEPCon

Twice a year, the educator preparation profession gathers at the CAEP Conference (CAEPCon) to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation and support continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEPCon provides the field with a unique opportunity to interact directly with CAEP staff, as well as peers to develop a better understanding of the CAEP accreditation process and CAEP Standards. Sessions focus on important topics such as quality assessments, data literacy, diverse clinical practices, demonstrating program impact, developing a quality assurance system, and more. CAEP looks forward to having you join us for our Spring 2020 CAEPCon event in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Main Conference Programming

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 have an opportunity to network and share best practices, while gaining new ideas. To this end, CAEP works to provide attendees with multiple perspectives at each presentation. At any given session, presenters may be CAEP staff, board members, accreditation Councilors, site visitors, and/or members of EPPs with accreditation process experience.

CAEPCon Features

Whether you're new to the accreditation process or a seasoned veteran, there is always something to learn! From beginning to end, attendees can enjoy learning and networking opportunities that extend beyond the main conference programming. You will not want to miss these CAEPCon features.

PreCon Orientation Sessions

CAEP offers free and optional pre-conference sessions, or PreCons, designed to give CAEPCon-goers and early look into what’s in store for them at CAEPCon. PreCons aid attendees in navigating the conference and provide guidance towards content best suited for whenever you are in the accreditation process. These 1-hour, introductory sessions are intentionally staggered to allow for attendance to multiple PreCons.

This spring’s conference features four (4) PreCon Orientation Sessions: Novice Level, Interim Advanced-Level Programs, Experienced Level, and Program Review. CAEPCafé / Resource Center Learn more about the conference and its hosting organization, CAEP, at the CAEPCafé / Resource Center. Attendees can update their information in AIMS, sign up for CAEP newsletter, browse through information posters, and meet CAEP staff.


Have a little downtime between sessions? Visit our CAEPCon exhibitors to discover new and innovation solutions to meet today’s educator prep challenges. From integrated solutions for assessment and student engagement, to program analytic tools, to standards-based educator licensure tests – our exhibitors have you covered!


Get the most out of your experience by downloading the app! Build your own schedule, access session materials and presentations, chat with attendees, evaluate conference sessions and much more – all from your mobile device or computer.

Missed us at Fall CAEPCon? Access presentations and other materials here. Head to the ‘Sessions’ tab on the left, click any session, and find its relevant documents attached at the bottom of the page.

PostCon Workshops

Attending a PostCon workshop is an excellent opportunity to apply what you've learned at CAEPCon to your provider's unique circumstances. Two (2) workshops will be offered at the Spring 2020 CAEPCon. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to work!

PostCon 1: Self-Study Report: A How-To Workshop

Get ready to write! This workshop is for EPPs preparing to write a self-study report (SSR). Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through the process and learn the expectations for content and formatting on the Self-Study Report.

PostCon 2: A3: Accreditation, Accountability, and Assessment Workshop

This workshop will explore the latest information and methods to help EPPs understand the expectations for addressing validity and reliability of EPP-created assessments. Participants will gain a better understanding of validity and reliability in the context of the accreditation process.

PostCon workshop reminders:

PostCon workshops are presented in two sequential parts, scheduled as follows:

  • Part 1: Wednesday, March 11; 2:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Part 2: Thursday, March 12; 8:30am – 12:00pm Registration for main conference programming is required to participate in the PostCon workshops. PostCon workshops require an additional, non-refundable registration fee. Only one workshop can be attended per participant, as workshops run concurrently.



Online registration is now open!

For details on group reservations, refund/cancelation policies, special needs requests, etc., please review the Spring 2020 CAEPCon, Registration Guidelines

Conference Registration* Policies

October 28, 2019 - February 21, 2020
March 9-10, 2020
Major Credit Cards ONLY
1 or 2 Attendee(s) $650 /person $700 /person
3 Attendees $600/person N/A
4 Attendees $560/person N/A
5+ Attendees $520 /person N/A
PostCon Workshops $200 /person $225/person - subject to availability
* Registration does NOT include housing, travel or personal expenses.

Online Registration Deadline

Online registration will close February 21, 2020. Onsite registration will be available March 9-10, 2020, and must be paid via credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX). 

Online Group Registration 

Group discounts are available to three or more individuals that are registered together from the same institution/company during the online registration period. Group registrations are available online only and all group members must register at the same time. Please note: Once the registration record is complete and payment has been submitted, you will not be able to add another individual to that group registration. CAEP is unable to accommodate requests for retroactive group discounts. 

PreCon Orientation Sessions 

Registration for main conference programming is required to participate in PreCon orientation sessions. The PreCon sessions are optional and are at no additional charge. 

PostCon Workshops 

Registration for main conference programming is required to participate in PostCon workshops. PostCon workshops require an additional, non-refundable registration fee. 

Payment Options 

  • Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX)
  • Check – the check payment option will be available online beginning October 28, 2020 through January 31, 2020. Checks must be received in CAEP offices within 21 days of online registration. If the final check payment is not received by February 21, 2020, the registration(s) will be automatically canceled, and a new onsite registration will be necessary (at the onsite registration price). 
  • Onsite registration MUST be paid with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX). 
  • Please use the event confirmation ticket (received via Eventbrite) as the invoice for your check. Check payment(s) must include the registration order number and attendee name(s) on the memo portion of the check. Please include a copy of the event confirmation ticket when mailing the check payment. 


Registration is complete when you receive the confirmation email via Eventbrite. If you do not receive a confirmation email after completing the registration process, please contact CAEP staff at 2 If registering and making payment by credit card, an automated email will be sent to the email address on record. 

If paying by check, registration(s) are not considered confirmed until payment is received and processed by CAEP. To request a duplicate registration confirmation, please contact CAEP staff at 

Duplicate Registrations 

Cancellations and/or refunds for duplicate registrations are subject to the Cancellation and Refund policy, outlined below. 

Cancellation and Refunds 

Cancellation and/or refund requests must be received in writing via no later than February 9, 2020. No refunds will be granted for requests received after this date. CAEP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. 

Cancellation and/or refund requests must be made in writing and cannot be made in person or over the phone. 

Conference registration fees will not be applied to a future CAEP conference, however can be transferred to an individual within the same organization (see Substitutions below). 

According to the following schedule, refunds are disbursed by credit card or check to the original issuer of payment no later than six weeks following the conclusion of the conference.

 Refund Request Received Refund Amount
By January 5, 2019 Refund minus a $150 administrative fee per registration
January 6, 2020 - February 9, 2020 50% refund
 February 10, 2020 or Later No refund

Substitutions are permitted for attendees within the same organization. Substitutions can be made by contacting CAEP via email at . Substitutions after the online registration period closes can be made onsite at the conference venue.

Day or Guest Passes

CAEP does not offer single-day or guest passes.

Special Needs 

Attendees with accessibility, mobility, dietary or other special needs should note necessary requirements during the online registration process, and no later than February 10, 2020 to ensure reasonable accommodations can be made. Questions regarding accessibility and special needs should be directed to 

Press Registration

Members of the press wishing to register for press credentials, please contact: 

Consent Clause

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CAEP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by CAEP. 

Nationwide Event

Inclement Weather Policy CAEP conferences will be cancelled due to inclement weather or other acts of nature (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to CAEP of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.

If a CAEP conference is cancelled due to inclement weather or other acts of nature as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If CAEP is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be refunded or applied to the next CAEP Conference. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the CAEP event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, CAEP will not provide a refund for your registration fee.



Marriott New Orleans

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The 2020 Spring CAEPCon is hosted at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Book Now to secure CAEPCon Attendee Pricing! (CAEPCon rate: $199/night; single or double)
  • Last day to secure CAEPCon rate is February 16, 2020.
  • Book reservations by phone: 888-364-1200
  • NOTE: Reference ‘Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEPCon)’ when booking by phone

Hotel Notations:

  • PreCon Orientations are free and optional – as such, there is limited hotel availability (at the CAEPCon rate) for the night of March 8, 2020.
  • Main conference programming ends on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. Workshop attendees are encouraged to stay until Thursday, March 12, 2020, as Part 2 of the workshop(s) will take place the morning of Thursday, March 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.



NOLA Welcomes CAEPCon Spring 2020


A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is a journey and a celebration. Steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences, the Big Easy calls curious minds to sweet sounds and savory aromas fueled by three hundred years of history. From the moment you arrive, New Orleans will beckon your ears, allure your eyes and enchant your heart. Indulge your senses and explore. We invite you to follow the scent of gumbo floating out the kitchen window, foster a path that leads to the sounds of drums and a Blues guitar, create the route that welcomes you to a historic mansion or a hidden courtyard… We believe that our lagniappe – a little something extra – will stay with you, calling you back to discover the mystery behind our magical city. New Orleans is and will always be a picturesque metropolitan, a culturally rich haven and an authentic experience.
Plan your adventures in New Orleans around CAEPCon here.



CAEPCon Preliminary Schedule of Events 

Monday, March 9, 2020 | PreCon Orientation*

11:00AM – 6:00PM Check-in & Onsite Registration
2:00PM – 3:00PM PreCon Orientation – Novice Level
2:00PM – 3:00PM PreCon Orientation – Interim Advanced-Level Programs
3:30PM – 4:30PM PreCon Orientation – Experienced Level
5:00PM – 6:00PM PreCon Orientation – Program Review
*free, optional sessions

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 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
8:30AM – 9:30AM 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 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 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 – 12:00PM CAEP Resource Center
8:15AM – 9:30AM CAEPCon Session Block 6 (75-minutes)
9:45AM – 11:00AM CAEPCon Session Block 7 (75-minutes)
11:15AM – 12:15PM CAEPCon Session Block 8
12:15PM CAEPCon Adjourns

PostCon Workshops** (Part 1):

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | PostCon Workshops** (Part 2): 

7:30AM – 8:30AM Continental Breakfast
7:30AM – 12:00PM PostCon Information Desk
8:30AM – 12:00PM PostCon Workshops: Part 2
12:00P PostCon Adjourns

**Separate Registration Fee Required for PostCon Workshops



CAEPCon is a great place to network and introduce products to conference attendees! There are several sponsorship options to help you reach hundreds of professionals from educator preparation providers across the country.

At the 2020 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
  • Demonstrate innovations in capacity-building technologies and strategies

To obtain a sponsorship/exhibitor package, please contact Keisha Walker, Director of Finance & Events, by email or phone 202-753-1648.