High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

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HI-TEC 2014 - Register Now!


We hope you will make plans to attend the July 21-24 annual HI-TEC conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (downtown). The hotel is located right off of beautiful Michigan Avenue and in walking distance to Navy Pier and many museums, shops, and restaurants. The location will provide an enjoyable setting for this high technology conference. Registration is now available!


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 will uniquely explore the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies including:
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Agricultural, Energy, and Environmental Technologies
  • Biotechnology and Chemical Processes
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Information Communications, Geospatial, and Security Technologies
  • Learning, Evaluation, and Research
  • Micro- and Nanotechnologies

Attendees have the option to choose from approximately 15 preconference workshops and industry site tours during the first 2 days, followed by the 2-day main conference featuring keynote speakers and 60 breakout sessions. There will also be an awards luncheon and Technology Showcase with an exhibitor reception, door prizes, and more!



  • Community College & University Educators
  • High School Educators
  • Workforce Development Advocates
  • Trade Organizations
  • Industry Professionals
  • Technicians

Sponsored by:



HI-TEC is produced by a consortium of NSF Advanced Technological Education centers and projects.

For more information about becoming a HI-TEC producer, click here. HI-TEC producers are listed below.











Prior Sponsors




HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation and contributions from corporate and industry partners.

With Support From:


The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program endeavors to strengthen the skills of technicians, whose work is vitally important to the nation's prosperity and security. Through collaborations between two-year institutions and industry, ATE centers and projects ensure that our future technical workforce receives the education and tools necessary to excel professionally and to meet the needs of our ever-growing high-tech industries.

Questions: Contact Sheila Wilson swilson@cord.org.