Spring 2020 CAEPCon

New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
PreCon Orientation Sessions: Monday, March 9
Main Conference Programming: Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11
PostCon Workshops: Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12

About Spring CAEPCon

Twice a year, the educator preparation profession gathers at the CAEP Conference (CAEPCon) to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation and support continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEPCon provides the field with a unique opportunity to interact directly with CAEP staff, as well as peers to develop a better understanding of the CAEP accreditation process and CAEP Standards. Sessions focus on important topics such as quality assessments, data literacy, diverse clinical practices, demonstrating program impact, developing a quality assurance system, and more. CAEP looks forward to having you join us for our Spring 2020 CAEPCon event in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Main Conference Programming

CAEPCon gives educator preparation providers (EPPs) the chance to share innovative ideas, continuous improvement experiences, transformational practice, and evidence-supported successes with other EPPs. Educator preparation providers have an opportunity to network and share best practices, while gaining new ideas. To this end, CAEP works to provide attendees with multiple perspectives at each presentation. At any given session, presenters may be CAEP staff, board members, accreditation Councilors, site visitors, and/or members of EPPs with accreditation process experience.

CAEPCon Features

Whether you're new to the accreditation process or a seasoned veteran, there is always something to learn! From beginning to end, attendees can enjoy learning and networking opportunities that extend beyond the main conference programming. You will not want to miss these CAEPCon features.

PreCon Orientation Sessions

CAEP offers free and optional pre-conference sessions, or PreCons, designed to give CAEPCon-goers and early look into what’s in store for them at CAEPCon. PreCons aid attendees in navigating the conference and provide guidance towards content best suited for whenever you are in the accreditation process. These 1-hour, introductory sessions are intentionally staggered to allow for attendance to multiple PreCons.

This spring’s conference features four (4) PreCon Orientation Sessions: Novice Level, Interim Advanced-Level Programs, Experienced Level, and Program Review. CAEPCafé / Resource Center Learn more about the conference and its hosting organization, CAEP, at the CAEPCafé / Resource Center. Attendees can update their information in AIMS, sign up for CAEP newsletter, browse through information posters, and meet CAEP staff.


Have a little downtime between sessions? Visit our CAEPCon exhibitors to discover new and innovation solutions to meet today’s educator prep challenges. From integrated solutions for assessment and student engagement, to program analytic tools, to standards-based educator licensure tests – our exhibitors have you covered!


Get the most out of your experience by downloading the app! Build your own schedule, access session materials and presentations, chat with attendees, evaluate conference sessions and much more – all from your mobile device or computer.

Missed us at Fall CAEPCon? Access presentations and other materials here. Head to the ‘Sessions’ tab on the left, click any session, and find its relevant documents attached at the bottom of the page.

PostCon Workshops

Attending a PostCon workshop is an excellent opportunity to apply what you've learned at CAEPCon to your provider's unique circumstances. Two (2) workshops will be offered at the Spring 2020 CAEPCon. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to work!

PostCon 1: Self-Study Report: A How-To Workshop

Get ready to write! This workshop is for EPPs preparing to write a self-study report (SSR). Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through the process and learn the expectations for content and formatting on the Self-Study Report.

PostCon 2: A3: Accreditation, Accountability, and Assessment Workshop

This workshop will explore the latest information and methods to help EPPs understand the expectations for addressing validity and reliability of EPP-created assessments. Participants will gain a better understanding of validity and reliability in the context of the accreditation process.

PostCon workshop reminders:

PostCon workshops are presented in two sequential parts, scheduled as follows:

  • Part 1: Wednesday, March 11; 2:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Part 2: Thursday, March 12; 8:30am – 12:00pm Registration for main conference programming is required to participate in the PostCon workshops. PostCon workshops require an additional, non-refundable registration fee. Only one workshop can be attended per participant, as workshops run concurrently.