Highlights from the AMTE 2024 Annual Conference

On February 8-10, 2024, AMTE hosted the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. There were over 600 registered attendees and almost 200 sessions! There were opportunities to visit and catch up with colleagues and meet new ones during meals and breaks. The poster session was held at the end of the day on Thursday; there was plenty of space to view 40 posters and visit with the presenters.

The evening before the conference started, for the third year, AMTE hosted a reception for BIPOC Scholars where over 45 attendees gathered to connect and network. 

At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, we began the conference with a session titled, “The AMTE Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics: Re-examining the Standards in 2024.” Presenters included Jenny Bay Williams, University of Louisville; Liza Bondurant, Mississippi State University; Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Richard Velasco, University of Oklahoma; and Eva Thanheiser, Portland State University, who was the moderator. We thank all of these keynote speakers for sharing their time and their expertise with those attending this year’s conference. Unfortunately, the Judith E. Jacobs Lecture was canceled this year, but plans are in place to reschedule this as a virtual event some time in the future. 

At a Thursday evening reception, over 125 graduate students, early career faculty, and AMTE leaders had an opportunity to meet and talk with each other. Thank you to Information Age Publishing and NCTM for supporting the reception.

During the conference, materials and information of interest to members were available. Gold Sponsors included CPM Educational Program and the Math Learning Center. This year’s Silver Sponsor was a Maier Math Foundation and Bronze Sponsors included Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education, Information Age Publishing, and NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education. Other Exhibitors included Guilford County Schools and TODOS: Mathematics for ALL! as well as the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP), AMTE opportunities, and AMTE publications. We thank each of these exhibitors for contributing to the success of the conference.

At the Business Meeting on Friday, members were encouraged to make plans to attend the Twenty-Ninth AMTE Conference, which will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on February 6-8, 2025. The Call for Proposals will be available shortly on the AMTE website.

Many thanks to all who attended this year’s conference and to all who helped deliver the conference. This includes the 2024 Program Committee led by Jennifer Ward from Kennesaw State as well as local arrangement co-chairs Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic and Sarah van Ingen Lauer, both from the University of South Florida and their colleagues and students in Florida and elsewhere in the country who helped with on-site registration and support.

See you in February 2025!