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Career and Technical Education Conference

The South Dakota Career & Technical Education (CTE) Summer Conference is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education and in cooperation with the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education. Each year, this conference provides over 300 teachers, administrators, and school counselors with opportunities to connect with other educators and to explore best practices that will help them prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.


Registering with Perkins Funds:
Local Perkins funds can be used for professional development related to CTE Programs of Study, including CTE conference registration fees.

Membership dues for professional organizations such as SDACTE CANNOT be paid for with local Perkins funds.

Division Registration Cost Dues Cost Other Optional Costs
Administration $215 $135
Ag, Food, and Natural Resources $260 $202 (includes ACTE and NAAE) Instructional packet - $75, SDAAE banquet guest ticket - $20, SDAAE polo - $30, Ag Ed magazine (online $10, print $12, both $15)
Arts, AV Technology & Communications $210
Business, Marketing & information Technology $215 $135
Family and Consumer Sciences $235 $160
Health Science $215
Trade & Industry/Tech Ed $210 $135
Future Conference Dates

August 2-4, 2020 - Watertown, SD
July 25-27, 2021 - Dakota State University, Madison, SD

Direct questions to the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 773-3423 or view CTE contact list.