HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce

HI-TEC: A National Conference on Advanced Technological Education

Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with educating America’s technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

HI-TEC explores the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including:

Attendees have the option to choose from approximately 15 preconference workshops and industry site tours during the first two days, followed by the two-day main conference featuring keynote speakers and 60+ breakout sessions. There will also be an awards luncheon and an exhibit hall with an exhibitor reception and more!

Who Should Attend HI-TEC?

  • Community College and University Educators

  • High School Educators

  • Workforce Development Advocates

  • Trade Organizations

  • Industry Professionals

  • Technicians

Volume Discount Registrations

HI-TEC is produced by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) community. HI-TEC producers are prominently featured at the conference. HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation and contributions from corporate and industry partners.


Executive Producers

American Association of Community Colleges
National Convergence Technology Center
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)
Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Support Center
OP-TEC: National Center for Optics and Photonics Education
South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence
Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)


Austin Community College Bio-Link Regional Advanced Technological Education Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence
Center for Nanotechnology Education
Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC)
Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training

Associate Producers

ATE Central
Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center
Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education using Virtual E-School (CA2VES)
Columbus State Community College
Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education
Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)
National CyberWatch Center
EvaluATE: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education
GeoTech Center
Manufacturing Alliance Keeping Education Relevant to Technical Employee Competence
Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative
Weld-Ed: National Center for Welding Education
National Center for Supply Chain Automation