2004 SUMMER CONFERENCE
1. Registration will be in the North End of Exhibit Hall B in the Tulsa Convention
Center. Registration will be open Tuesday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. On-site as
well as late registration will be available at the self-serve computer bank in the Exhibit
Hall Wednesday, August 4, 7:45 – 11:00 a.m. To view the step-by-step registration
process, click here.
2. On-line Registration Once again this year, all divisions will have the option to register
online. All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay! This will
mean a quicker, more efficient check-in time when you arrive at the conference. On-line
registration also provides the opportunity for you to verify the personal information on
record at the ODCTE. Please visit www.okcareertech.org/be-folder for links to specific
details and access to the on-line registration form. The registration form is located on a
secured site, and will be available beginning May 10, 2004. When registering on-line,
please be sure to print the registration form as a receipt for yourself and the stipend form
to turn in to us at the end of conference.
Only online registrants who register and prepay online prior to July 19 will be entered
in a drawing for $177 from our teacher organization. Don’t miss this opportunity – the
lucky winner could be YOU!
3. Special Needs: A space has been designated on the conference registration form for any
conference participant to indicate special needs required to participate in conference
events. If you have any special needs (dietary, physical, etc.), please be sure to complete
this portion of the conference registration form. A staff member from your division will
call you to discuss the appropriate arrangements. To assist us and to assure your needs are
met, please register at least four weeks prior to the conference.
4. Designated Smoking Area: State legislation and Tulsa city ordinances require that all
public facilities are smoke-free. The city ordinance does not permit smoking within 25
feet of any entrance to a public facility. To accommodate our conference attendees who
have a smoke/fragrance allergy, the area around the south entrance to the convention
center (across from the Doubletree Hotel) have been designated a NON-smoking area and
entrance. An area on the north side of the convention center, near the parking garage has
been designated as the smoking area. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation
in this matter.
5. Credit Cards and Electronic Checks may be used to pay OkACTE /ACTE dues and
conference registration fees. MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover will be
accepted this year and must be current at the time of registration payment. Please be
aware that your credit card or your checking account will be charged immediately upon
entering your account information.
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6. CareerTech Expo: The CareerTech Expo features more than 150 exhibiting companies
showcasing the latest products and services available in the career and technology
education field! Learn more about how technology can be effectively used by teachers in
the classroom. Discover what can help your programs and students excel-from textbooks
to fundraisers, software to industrial technology- it’s all at the CareerTech Expo.
Conference registration, all food concessions, and refreshments will be located in the
Exhibit Hall. Add excitement to your tour of the exhibit hall by picking up a special
“passport” on your way in. As you visit the five passport stations at participating
exhibitor booths, get your passport stamped to become eligible to win a valuable prize
during the show.
Show schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 3
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, August 4
7:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hosted refreshment break in Exhibit Hall
with OkACTE President and award winners.
7. Stipend Policy The Summer Conference stipend process will remain the same as last
year. We will use the “three ring” reimbursement method. The actual address of your
school will determine which region you should use to calculate the amount of your
stipend. To determine which region applies to you, please click here.
The stipend schedule is as follows:
Region 1…………….……....$ 80
Region 2………...…………..$ 205
Region 3…………………….$ 255
plus leadership seminar ……$ 20*
*A maximum of 3 days stipend (not to exceed above dollar amounts) will be
provided by the ODCTE based on attendance from Tuesday, August 3, at 10 a.m.
through Thursday, August 5, at 12noon. Only officers staying for the Ok ACTE
Leadership Seminar on Thursday will be given an additional $20 stipend.
One-half day increments are $20.
A stipend for attending Summer Conference will be provided to all administrators,
funded local directors and assistants, teachers, counselors, school nurses, and support
staff. You will be given a stipend based on the information you provide to your program
chairperson or state advisor/administrator on the ODCTE Summer Conference stipend
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The stipend form will be in your conference packet. It will also be available during the
conference from each ODCTE program chairperson. If you elect to attend a meeting in
another division, you must receive confirmation of meeting attendance from that
program's chairperson in order to receive credit for the stipend.
NOTE: To receive a stipend, the stipend form MUST be completed and turned in to
your program chairperson/division advisor on the FINAL DAY of conference
attendance. Only registered CareerTech BITE program instructors are eligible to
receive a stipend. Your stipend warrant will be mailed to your home address around
8. Hot Topics! Concurrent Sessions will kick off the 37th Annual Summer Conference. All
conference participants should attend these dynamic and informative concurrent sessions
on Tuesday, August 3, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Choose from a variety of concurrent
sessions designed to help support your instruction and business operations as well as
increase your personal productivity and effectiveness. For workshop descriptions and
more details, please refer to the conference website at
9. The Premier Event: “CareerTech Securing Futures for Another 100 Years” (for all
divisions) will be held in Exhibit Hall C of the Convention Center from 1:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3. This session will feature a keynote address by Mr. John Alston. John
is a former teacher, administrator and coordinator of staff development. He is an
internationally know Performance Strategist who is also instructive, humorous and very
dynamic as he shares experiences with his audiences. To learn more about John Alston,
please visit his website at www.johnalston.com. This session will also include opening
remarks from Dr. Phil Berkenbile, our state director, along with the OkACTE
Presidential candidate speeches.
10. The OkACTE Showcase: A Salute to Excellence will be held Wednesday, August 4,
8:30 - 10 a.m. in Exhibit Hall C of the Convention Center. This general session is the
business meeting of the OkACTE and includes the President’s greeting, Executive
Director’s Address, the Gold Star School Awards as well as the entire OkACTE Awards
11. Award Recipients and Nominees are asked to sit in reserved seating at the front of
Exhibit Hall C to help maintain the pace of the program. Division honorees include
Outstanding Educator, New Professional, Outstanding New Teacher, Kaleidoscope, Pride,
OATC Distinguished Achievement, OkACTE Distinguished Service and Teacher of the
Year. Other awards to be presented include Support Staff Member of the Year, the Arch
Alexander Award along with the Francis Tuttle Award. Silver Key recipients will be
honored at divisional award ceremonies.
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12. Ballots for OkACTE President-Elect will be included in your registration packets.
This is the only time they will be distributed. The ballots include a space for marking
your divisional membership for research purposes only. Ballots are due at the OkACTE
Booth (in Convention Center Gallery) by 6 p.m. on Tuesday so they may be scanned.
The results will be announced during the OkACTE Showcase between 8:30 and 10:00
a.m. on Wednesday.
13. The OkACTE New Member/First-Timer Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday,
August , 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, Buckingham Room. All new employees
in the CareerTech (except teachers who have their own division orientation) and
employees unfamiliar with Summer Conference are encouraged to attend this session. The
purpose of this orientation is to explain registration, the benefits of membership in the
OkACTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the format
and purpose of Summer Conference.
14. The OkACTE President's Reception will be held immediately following the OkACTE
Showcase on Wednesday, August 4, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., in the Food Court area of Exhibit
Hall B. Everyone is invited as the CBITS Division honors new OkACTE President, Jim
Comer. This reception will also be your opportunity to congratulate other OkACTE
award winners. Please join your fellow professionals in honoring these outstanding
15. The Centennial Celebration Dinner/Dance Are you looking for an evening filled with
fun and festivities in the Tulsa area? Join us for the Centennial Celebration: a night of
Dinner and Dancing, Tuesday, August 3rd, 6:30p.m. - Midnight at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.
Bring your family, friends, or co-workers and enjoy dancing to music across the decades.
The BITE Division is hosting the 1920’s. If you have any suggestions, please contact
Michelle Keylon at 405/743-5426 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The recommended dress is
“casual”; however, feel free to dress to the decade of your choice! The ticket cost is
$10.00 per person and includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverage and entertainment. (A
cash bar will be available.) Because of the food and beverage guarantee requirements,
tickets will not be available to purchase on-site. You must register in advance
Cut-off is Monday, July 26th.
16. The Oklahoma Association for Minorities in Career and Technology Education
(OAMCTE) will host its Annual Reception Wednesday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
in the DoubleTree Hotel, Suite 1811. The Annual OAMCTE business meeting is
tentatively scheduled, Tuesday, August 3, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., in the Doubletree
Hotel, Suite 1811. All members and those interested in OAMCTE are encouraged to
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The mission of OAMCTE is to increase awareness of career and technology education in
minority youth and adults for the purpose of providing leadership and direction in the
economic and technical development of Oklahoma. Membership is open to all who
advocate and promote career and technology education and who support full participation
and advancement of minority Americans in this broad field. For more information, please
contact Patti Pouncil at email@example.com or call 918.227.0331. Dues are $40.00 for
professional memberships and $25.00 for support staff. The membership forms may be
downloaded from the Summer Conference website at
www.okcareertech.org/confer/summer. Dues and membership forms may be returned to
your division and routed to Teresa Seikel at the Oklahoma Department of Career and
Technology Education, Career Services Division for processing.
17. The OkACTE Officer/Advisor Leadership Seminar is scheduled Thursday, August 5,
12 noon - 6:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel, Manchester Room. (Lunch will be served
at 12 noon.) All division officers and advisors are encouraged to attend this event. The
purpose of this seminar is to equip the new officers of each division and section with
knowledge of the association and its processes so that they can effectively perform their
duties. If you are a candidate for office, please be prepared to stay for this training if
The Adam's Mark Hotel will offer complimentary parking to all CareerTech attendees.
Free parking will be offered on a limited availability basis in the attached parking garage
as well as a nearby surface parking lot.
Convention Center charges a $3 daily special event parking fee for the parking garage
and surface lot. The Convention Center does allow in/out privileges to CareerTech
Conference participants. Please use the Convention Center parking garage, located north
of the Convention Center (near the cul-de-sac), whenever possible. This garage is
convenient and has space to accommodate all attendees!
DoubleTree Hotel Downtown provides complimentary parking to all registered hotel
guests. All others pay a daily parking fee of $5. Please be aware that the DoubleTree does
not own the surface lot behind the hotel. It is privately owned and there is a small fee to
park in this lot. Do not park in the grass or gravel area. Vehicles illegally parked will be
towed. If you are not staying at the Doubletree, please use the Convention Center
parking garage to allow space for overnight guests.
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19. SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Route 1 - Downtown Shuttle
Tuesday…….August 3 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday... August 4 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Thursday …August 5 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Continuous service will be offered to downtown hotels and convention center. The
Downtown Shuttles will leave every 10-15 minutes at the foot of the Convention Center
Route 2 – Suburban Shuttle serving the Holiday Inn Select, Marriott Southern Hills
Hotel, and Hilton Southern Hills Hotel
Tuesday….....…..August 3 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday ……August 4 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Thursday…….….August 5 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The suburban shuttle will leave the DoubleTree bus stop (across the street from the
Convention Center) at the top of each hour for outlying hotels and return to the
Convention Center. Round trip is approximately 45-50 minutes. A second shuttle will be
operating during peak hours, leaving the DoubleTree Hotel bus stop at half past the hour.
The final shuttle schedule will be posted in all conference hotel lobbies and at the
Convention Center. Please consult these locations or your conference program for the
20. Recommended Dress for the duration of the conference is business attire. Reminder:
meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary widely. Since meeting
rooms tend to either be too hot or too cold, please consider bringing a sweater or jacket so
that you are prepared for varying temperatures.
Be sure to visit the CareerTech Summer Conference Web Site for the latest updates on this
year’s conference. The address is www.okcareertech.org/confer/summer. Check it out!
If you have any questions, please contact one of the BITE staff members here.
See you at conference!