2017 CAATE Accreditation Conference


Accreditation and Quality Assurance: A CAATE Conference


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The CAATE is excited to announce that the CAATE Accreditation Conference will once again be held in Tampa, Florida. Scheduled for October 13-15, 2017, the conference will be hosted at new venue. The five-star, Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay will host this year’s event. Set along a nature preserve on the Bay’s upper shores, this hotel invites you to unwind on 35-acres of unspoiled beauty in one of Florida’s most picturesque locales. Visit to one of the two pools or take a relaxing soak in the outdoor whirlpool. This venue provides an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the area.

Enriched Learning and Networking Opportunities

Feedback from past conferences will drive content and programming for this innovative conference. Attendees will have opportunities to network with other educators and program administrators, attend workshops to develop program-specific documents, and have access to communicate with Commissioners and CAATE staff regarding the topics that are most relevant to them. A continental breakfast and lunch is provided for both Friday and Saturday as part of your registration.  View the program here.

Join us pool-side on Friday, October 13th for a reception for all attendees.  Events at the reception include the presentation of the Pete Koehneke Award and the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award.  Additionally, all CAATE volunteers, including committee members and site visitors, will be acknowledged during the reception in appreciation of all of their hard work on behalf of the CAATE.

New this year, participants will have access to a mobile app to view documents, connect with colleagues and evaluate speakers.  More information will be released about the Conference as it becomes available, including event programming, and conference registration dates.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Residency and Fellowship Program Development Workshop, Thursday, October 12, 1:00-5:00 pm   (Workshop Full- no longer taking registrations)

This workshop is free of charge to any residency or fellowship program administrator or those interested in developing a residency or fellowship program to train future AT specialists.  Please email micki@caate.net if you are interested in attending.  The agenda may be found here Residency and Fellowship Program Directors Agenda 2017 

Professional Program Administrators Workshop, Thursday, October 12, 1:00-5:00 pm  (Workshop Full- no longer taking registrations)

Working on your self-study?  Having a site visit this year?  Always wondered what the site visitors would look for when they arrive on campus?  We hope you will join us for this informative pre-conference workshop focused exclusively on the site visit and self-study process.   During this Administrator’s Workshop, CAATE Staff and volunteers will review the CAATE Quality Assurance process, and the role that the program plays in how site visitors are evaluated. There will be a thorough review of the current Standards for Accreditation, including those that are commonly cited, and any previously released updates to Standard and/or definitions. Staff will review how the Site Visit Report is written and reviewed, and will provide details for how this process in conducted within eAccreditation. There will also be brief review of the substantive changes process, as well as plenty of time for participant questions.

Conference registration is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity!


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Conference presentations may be found Here

Hotel Information:

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive,
Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Click here to reserve your room.  To get the conference rate, you must reserve prior to September 25th.

Ground Transportation:

Complimentary Shuttle: Available from 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM daily to and from Tampa International Airport (5 minutes away) departing the hotel every half hour or upon request for pick up.

To request airport pick up, claim your checked bags and call the hotel at 813.874.1234.Exit the side doors for Ground Transportation closest to baggage belt Blue #7 or Red #9.

To and from International Plaza and Westshore Mall for shopping. See Guest Services for daily times.

  • Taxi: $15 each way from the airport to the hotel
  • Uber and Lyft also available


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