MSACTE Summer Conference

Navigating the Future

July 22-23, 2020

A Virtual Event

MS ACTE 2020 Update

With all of the uncertainty around the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution for your health and well-being, we have made the difficult decision for MS ACTE 2020 to be held in an online format July 22-23.

The two-day online conference will include morning and afternoon sessions broken out by pathway or career cluster; a keynote session with Brooks Harper, one of the nation’s premier speakers on college- and career-readiness and soft skills; and MS ACTE online business, affiliate, and district meetings.

As part of the 2020 structure of MS ACTE, we are planning to hold a one-day face-to-face conference in the fall in a central part of the state. We will send you more details on that event as they become available.

With the recent revisions to MS ACTE 2020, we are also exploring the restructuring of conference fees, CEUs, and SEMIs. We will share more details on this as they are finalized.

We are temporarily suspending conference registration until the revised fee structure is in place. We will notify you when registration resumes.

Keynote Speaker

Brooks Harper

Brooks Harper

Brooks Harper is the premier college- and career-readiness and soft skills speaker in America. He provides keynotes, workshops, and training material for students and professionals and helps them discover, develop, market, and sell their talents, skills, and abilities that bring tangible value to the marketplace. He draws from 15 years of leadership experience in corporate America to invest in and inspire our current and future workforce.

"If you could write your own job description, what would it be?"

This was a life-changing question for Harper. Years before becoming an author and one of the most sought after speakers in the country, he worked in customer service, sales, and management with four publicly traded companies. He made a great living while gaining valuable experience, yet his career lacked fulfillment. Harper set out on a journey to turn his passion for helping others into a paycheck. He went on so many interviews it became, for him, an extreme sport. Then he was asked a simple but soul searching question: If you could write your own job description, what would it be? Today, his books, Why Should We Hire You? and 7 Skills to Make Mills, have been incorporated into economics, business, and career-success curricula as the go-to-books for teaching interview skills, self-marketing, personal branding, and soft skills development. Harper has spoken on hundreds of high school and college campuses across the country to more than 750,000 students and educators. Harper aspires to the belief that every day is an interview and an opportunity to turn learning into earning and your passion into your paycheck. Harper is no stranger to adversity. When he was 9 years old, his dad did what he calls a "Houdini,” leaving him, his two brothers, and his mother without notice. Harper found solace and support in programs such as the Boys and Girls Club and TRiO, and he remains a strong advocate for them today, speaking on their campuses across the country.