The Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) is sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and Elmore County Schools. The Conference is organized by a Steering Committee, comprised of members from the Educational Technology staff at the ALSDE, along with other sections in the department. AETC contracts with McRae & Co. of Tallahassee, FL to manage the exhibits and conference registration.
AETC is dedicated to the professional development of educators. For nineteen years, the Conference has played a key role in helping educators at all levels increase their understanding of the role of technology in education. The Conference provides educators the opportunity to learn about the latest in educational technology and offers a forum for discussion among professionals concerned with educational technology. AETC offers almost 150 concurrent sessions, nationally known speakers and presenters, workshops focusing on the latest in technological innovations and software, and over 150 commercial exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology.
AETC is open to any individuals interested in educational technology. There is no typical organizational structure--no membership dues and no membership list. Those who have attended a recent conference will receive updates through emails and postal mail. The descriptions of concurrent sessions and workshops will be available in the conference program and on this website.
The Conference was first held in 1994 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham. In 2012 the Conference moved to Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville. AETC 2015 moved back to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. In 2017, AETC was held at Hoover High School due to scheduling conflicts with the BJCC. Terry Atchison is the current conference coordinator. Donna Fuller, Joan Greene-Fisher, and Nikkesha Hooks are co-coordinators of the conference.