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Conference 2023      
ATAT Professional Development Conference
July 24-28, 2023
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Registration Opens March 30
Conference Fee: $300.00
With the exception of some Monday Workshops and potentially Family Night, the entire conference is at the hotel and conference center on site.

About Our Conference      

The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference for teachers of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a week-long conference specifically for agriculture teachers and stakeholders. The event is designed to enhance teaching methods, keep up with developments in curriculum, learn more about industry-based student certifications, and network with leaders in our profession.

We will have a limited number of pre-recorded workshops and recordings of the general sessions that will be available for professional development hours. We will have not live events. 

Through a partnership with the Texas Education Agency, Agriculture Teachers Association is able to grant Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours to participants in this conference. 

How to Register      

The 2023 Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster will be held July 24-28. We will be in-person in Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
Registration opens March 30 through ATAT Online.

Registration Fees:
$300 - Active 
$100 - Associate 
$30 - Student

The cost of the conference will remain the same as previous years at $300. This price is set in our association by-laws. As a reminder, in addition to paying for your conference experience this fee provides access to all of the benefits of membership throughout the school year, including access to legal advice and liability insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2023 Conference      

Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration open?  Will there be a virtual option?  Can I see all the sessions virtually?

Registration will open on March 30th at noon.  It will remain open until through the conference. We will have 20-25 workshops videos placed on the conference website for viewing beginning on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. This will be the only part of the conference available as a virtual option.  Area meetings will not be a part of the online system. Those will be available through September 1, 2022. There will not be a separate registration for the online parts of the conference.

Parking at Hotel

We will have a reduced rate of parking at the Dallas Hyatt.  It will be a $12 per day charge

Are guests and family members welcome?

Any family members or award winners will be asked to register as a guest if they will be onsite during the week. We will be asking guests to sign our waiver just like our members and exhibitors will be doing.

When will Area Meetings be held?

Area meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 20 after the General Session. In order to accommodate the size of our Area Meetings, we will continue running two rounds of area meetings. 


10:15 a.m.-1:40 p.m.

1:50 p.m.-5:15 p.m.


Area 5

Area 3


Area 10

Area 7

Reunion F

Area 9

Area 4

Reunion GH

Area 8

Area 6

Reunion AB

Area 11

Area 12

Reunion C

Area 1

Area 2


We will have an Exhibit Hall?

Yes, a live exhibit show will be held. Exhibitor registration has been open and we currently have over 83 exhibits registered. We will post a list of exhibitors at a future date. The Exhibit Show will be open Monday 10 a.m - 5 p.m, Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m. -12 p.m.  We will continue the exhibitor showcases in the exhibit hall starting on Wednesday and concluding Thursday morning. Watch for signs at conference for the schedule. Exhibitor Showcase attendees will receive credit for attending.

When will a list of workshops be posted?

We have had a great  list of workshops that will be posted soon. We will have recorded some of these for the online library, a few others were selected for only online, and then will record the workshops in Landmark BC. A complete list of workshops will be posted by June 20th. All workshops in person will be one hour. A few of the recordings may  be 30 minutes long.  

Will meals be served each day at the Conference?

Many Monday workshops that are morning or all day will include a boxed lunch. Also due to the Area Meeting schedule, we will not be serving lunch on-site on Tuesday. We will offer a boxed lunch that you can purchase when you register.  We will charge you $5.00 for a boxed lunch and will cover the rest of the cost.  We will provide a meal at Family Night that will be determined in the near future. 

How will Family Night operate?

Family night will be done as normal and the Texas Auctioneer Association will auction some items that will have the proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.  We are expecting the Family Night to be off site. 

Will there be any Scholarship Fundraisers?

The Fun Run will be held on Monday morning.   The Corn Hole tournament will also be held during family night.  We will hold the Floral Cup Fundraise offsite on Monday afternoon.  A golf tournament will occur on Monday at Iron Horse Golf Course.  More details  will be posted soon.


Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Induction will be moved to Friday Mornings General session.  We will have a reception for them prior to the General Session. 


Cancellation Policy      
Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until July 17, 2023. Refunds must be requested in writing to info@texasagteachers.org before the deadline. After this date, there will be no refund of fee paid; however, substitutions may be submitted in writing to info@texasagteachers.org. Refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the conference.  

Professionalism, Courtesy and Attire      

It is requested that all conference participants maintain appropriate dress and conduct. In addition, we ask that you remove your hat when inside the building and during sessions. Please maintain conduct that is professional in nature.

As a courtesy to conference presenters and attendees, please turn off cell phones during general sessions and workshops.

Whenever possible, we have attempted to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate potential crowding.  However, we cannot always accurately anticipate attendance, nor do all presenters wish to work with large crowds.  Therefore, it is wise to select alternative sessions in advance, so you can quickly move to another session if you are unable to arrive early enough to obtain seating at your first choice.

Conference Attire
Monday - Casual
Tuesday - Business Professional
Wednesday - Business Casual
Thursday - Business Casual
Friday - Business Professional


  Corporate Sponsors

  Future Conference Dates and Locations
July 24 - 28, 2023 in Dallas
July 22 - 26, 2024 in Dallas
July 21 - 25, 2025 in Corpus Christi

Housing for the 2023 Conference will open March 30. 


  Association Sponsors

614 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 472-3128
Fax: (512) 472-0555
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