The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has announced Niagara USA will host the Association of Teacher Educators 2014 Conference from July 31-Aug. 5 at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel and Conference & Event Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators' Vocation," based on the vision of ATE president Dr. Emma Savage-Davis.
Approximately 250 to 300 educators from across the country are expected to attend.
While in town, the attendees will have an opportunity to experience many of Niagara USA's most popular attractions, including the Seneca Niagara Casino, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Majestic Guided Tours, the Niagara Wine Trail USA and a jet boat tour.
"The convention leaders chose Niagara USA for this year's location because of easy accessibility from their meetings to our area's many attractions," said John Percy, NTCC president and CEO. "We are very pleased to host them this year, and hope they will have an unforgettable time experiencing everything Niagara USA has to offer."
All area teacher educators are welcome to attend the conference. More information can be found at ate1.org. Interested participants can register the day of the conference at the registration area.
The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. ATE members represent more than 650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems, and the majority of the state departments of education.
The NTCC's mission is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit niagara-usa.com.