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2018 Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium Registration - For those who want to attend on their own or with their institution. - Register by November 2 (if you are receiving a stipend to attend from the National Teach Ag Campaign this registration process DOES NOT apply to you). 

Program Overview
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors.  

FAST Session III (held in conjunction with the NAAE Annual Convention) 
November 26-December 1 
San Antonio, TX 

Draft Agenda 
Monday, November 26
6pm FAST Welcome Dinner for all FAST participants - Location TBD 

Tuesday, November 27 
8:00am-5:00pm FAST Professional Development programming 

Wednesday, November 28 
8:00am Session (FAST participant recognition) 
NAAE Convention

Thursday, November 29 
NAAE Convention 
11:00-1:00pm FAST Session including lunch 

Friday, November 30 
NAAE Convention 

Saturday, December 1 
NAAE Convention - depart no earlier than Noon 

Approximate cost you will need to budget for:  
$400-500 Travel (you are encouraged to seek additional travel support from your university, state agricultural educators association, FFA alumni and others) 
$75 Ground transportation from the airport to hotel and back to the airport. On-site parking is available if you drive for a daily fee. 
$200/night Lodging  (we can help you find a roommate) Host hotel 
$140 NAAE Student Registration before 7/13 $155 before 10/27 $180 on-site 
Transportation to FAST related events - if needed will be covered by the National Teach Ag Campaign 
Some meals - all breakfasts, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening dinner. Most other meals are provided with your NAAE registration or by the National Teach Ag Campaign. 

Sessions will focus on...
Creating an inclusive classroom environment 
Inquiry Based Learning 
Classroom Management 
Professional development 

Program Eligibility
To be participate you must be...
  1. an agricultural education major that will be completing/have completed his or her junior year in/by spring 2018 at a college or university that offers a program of study in agricultural education-teacher certification track or similar licensure program; M. Ed initial licensure majors are also eligible to apply.
  2. majoring in agricultural education with intentions to become an agriculture teacher;
  3. enrolled in an agricultural education degree program or similar licensure track program for Fall 2018 
  4. a 2018-2019 NAAE student member
Registration Procedure
Fill out the information below if you plan to participate in the FAST Symposium programming. You are expected to attend all FAST and NAAE related sessions. 

You must ALSO register for the conference. *Student registration is not available online through the ACTE registration form. Students or universities interested in registering for ACTE/NAAE Convention need to contact ACTE directly at 1-800-826-9972 or You need to make it clear you plan on attending NAAE Convention.

Filling the information out below only guarantees your spot for the FAST symposium, not the entire NAAE conference. You must register by calling ACTE at the number above (make sure your membership is paid for before you call) 

If you have questions, contact Ellen Thompson by email at or by phone at 605.350.3842.
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposiums are a component of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) with funding support from the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division of Dow DuPont, BASF, Herman and Bobbie Wilson and Growth Energy as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.