John Tate Professional Development Conference and Awards Ceremony

2022 Tate Conference and Awards Ceremony

The health and safety of our community is the top priority. The 2022 John Tate Professional Development Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place virtually on March 3rd and 4th, 2022. We invite you to hold 8:30am-12:30pm on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022, as we hope that you will join us! Registration for the conference will open in early February.

2021 Tate Conference and Awards Ceremony Reflection

The 2021 Tate Conference and Awards Ceremony took place virtually on March 4th and 5th, 2021.

As the first-ever virtual Tate Conference, the sessions were spread over two half days to foster engagement and eliminate Zoom fatigue. During the welcome session, opening remarks were provided by Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel T.A. Croson. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, who focused his conversation on healing, hope, and challenge. To provide some self-care and wonder, the conference featured  Magician Ran’D Shine. Along with the return of Tate Talks and Poster Presentations, the Tate Conference had incredibly insightful and dynamic presentations. These aspects along with expressions of gratitude from advising leadership helped acknowledge the importance of the daily work of our community in our support of students.

We also celebrated at the conference honoring the 34th class of John Tate Award recipients along with the 2021 AAN Award Winners.

The Tate Planning Committee and AAN Board worked to foster a welcoming environment for our community members. The Tate Conference is a space for learning, growth, and vulnerability. Though the platform was virtual, we truly wanted attendees to feel a new sense of motivation, engagement, and excitement, to move forward. We hope all who attended felt genuinely welcomed and appreciated.

View the 2021 Conference Program