Submission Period Has Ended

2021 Annual Conference

August 5 - 8, 2021
Ritz-Carlton - St. Louis, MO 

The AVTE is seeking proposals for in person and virtual sessions to be presented at the HYBRID Annual Conference scheduled for August 2021 in St. Louis, MO. 

The AVTE 2021 Program Committee seeks proposals for sessions that:

  1. support the association’s mission of promoting quality education in veterinary technology;

  2. introduce new, unique and successful methods of teaching today’s college students;

  3. incorporate interactive learning methods (not completely lecture-based); and

  4. would be taught by professionals known for their exceptional teaching styles 

See below for possible topics.

Presentation selection

To ensure the highest quality programming, each proposal will be peer reviewed in three steps by the AVTE 2021 Program Committee. Proposals that meet the above criteria will be given the highest consideration.


Only proposals submitted online by February 22, 2021 will be considered.

By submitting a proposal you agree to the following:

  1. You will register for (at a reduced rate) and fully participate in the Annual Conference.

  2. You are available to speak between August 5th and 7th. 

  3. You are willing to modify your presentation if requested by members of the AVTE 2021 Program Committee in order to best meet the above criteria.

  4. You will submit required information and materials in a timely manner. All deadlines will be included in a confirmation letter.

Each submission must include the following:

  1. A working title.

  2. A brief description (200 words max) of the session.

  3. Three measurable learning objectives.

  4. A brief description of your teaching experience in the classroom or at conventions. Include the school name and/or sponsoring group.

  5. Length of your presentation if different than the standard 1.5 hour session length.

  6. Your comfort (currently) with speaking in person vs. remotely. We anticipate the conference will utilize a hybrid delivery method.

Possible Topics

The following list is offered as an idea of possible topics. It is not all-inclusive; the Program Committee seeks a wide variety of topics.

  • Self Care

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Distance Learning

  • Soft Skills

  • Essential Skills

  • Best Practices

  • Creativity 

  • Technology Adaptation and Innovation

  • Stories of Success in Triumph in the Midst of COVID-19


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