Annual Conference

2017 theme - "Acting as One: The Power of the Professional Community"

April 6-7, 2016
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas

The purpose of the ArACTE conference is to provide a forum for state education preparation providers to engage in meaningful discussions, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field. We encourage all state education preparation providers to join the conversation on educator preparation's future, while connecting with other institutions from across the state.


2017 schedule

  • 6 apr

    EPP Caucus Session

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Theme - "Pressures, Priorities, and Promises" with Facilitators Dr. Donny Lee & Dr. Vicki Groves-Scott

    See our Pre-Conference Agenda

  • 7 Apr

    ArActe conference

    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    See our Conference Agenda

Lodging Information

Heritage Inn, Harding University
907 E Market Ave
Searcy, AR
Reservations: 501-279-4850 or 1-888-766-2465
Other lodging available off campus.


Call for Papers

Proposals are due by March 3, 2017. The theme is “Acting as One: The Power of the Professional Community”.

Send proposals electronically to Donny Lee .  Attach proposal as a Word document using the Proposal Information Form. Proposal acceptance/rejection notices will be sent to individuals via email addresses from which the proposals originated. 

Contact Information for Program Chair
Donny Lee
College of Education
Harding University
(501) 279-4242


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, March 24