ATEA conferences are "one of a kind" that take you to cities, colleges or institutes that expand your knowledge and experience in technical and occupational education that will serve you a life time.  Tours are part of the conference package.  Register now for the 

Great Plains conference Oct. 6 and 7 in North Platte, Nebraska, hosted by the Mid Plains Community College

registration link is here:Region 5 Conference October 6-7 2016 " Training Super Heroes of the Present and the Future"


Tour information:

ATEA Tour Decriptions.docx

North Platte tours for the ATEA Region 5 Conference 

Gerald Gentleman Station: Fire Coal Power Plant

Walmart Distribution Center

Great Plains Health Hospital

Grain Bin Antique Town --with Feather River Winery

Feather River Winery

Union Pacific Bailey Rail Yards and Golden Spike

North Platte Hydro Dam Operating Since 1937

Thursday Social

Wagon Rides and Tours 

Buffalo Bill Cody Ranch

Dinner at Lincoln County Historical Society


Transform your Imagination into Reality                          

***Warning: This workshop is for instructors who can handle extreme excitement and engagement.

Every course is adding more technologies to seamlessly transform imagination into reality by using augmented reality, storyboarding technologies such as Sway and more! From wearable technologies that display schedule notifications on your wrist to virtual conference holograms that float in front of your eyes, be prepared to move your teaching reality into new realms of possibilities! Envision a world that technology can adapt to the natural ways we communicate and learn. That world begins now!

Corrine Hosington

National Speaker on Online Learning



"Training Super Heroes of the Present and Future" 


Hello from Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte Nebraska.

You are invited to attend the 2016 ATEA Region 5 conference here Oct. 6th and 7th


“We start the conference with Business and industry tours Oct 6 at 12:30-4:30. Then we head to the Lincoln County Museum for Dinner and a social along with 

entertainment from Cowboy Poet RP Smith.”


Kent Beel

 Co-Chair Kent Beel,

Mid Plains Chair of Applied Technologies  


Co-chair Cathy Nutt,

Business Instructor, Mid-Plains Community College

The committee is busy putting together a great conference for you. The Transportation, Building Trades, Health Science, and Business Departments are all planning seminars so we will have something for everyone. There are also some really great tours. If all the venders show up, we will have to move to a larger room.

So set your calendar for Oct. 6th and 7th. Hope to see you here. We are going to have a great time. Kent      


        Welcome from North Platte NE…

home of Buffalo Bill Cody and Bailey yards the world’s largest Rail Yard! 


The committee would like to invite you to join us here in Nebraska for the 2016 ATEA Region 5 conference to be held October 6th and 7th.  We are working hard to prepare an amazing conference for you with sessions in all disciplines and tours that promise to be one of a kind! 

We are excited to be hosting the region 5 conference and hope you all will make the trip to join us in western Nebraska in October.     Cathy


ATEA 2016 North Platte Schedule.pdf

ATEA Region 5 Tour Overview.pdf--tours will close as they fill.  Tour selection is on the registration page click to register and select tour

Click here to register

Region 5 Conference October 6-7 2016 " Training Super Heroes of the Present and the Future"




ATEA National Conference March 15-17 2017

"Nashville Live! Workforce Innovation and Partnerships"

registration opens for members on October 1 

$495 Early Bird through January 15, 2017

$595 January 16 to March 1.

Open registration November 1

image of conference souvenir guitar pick!

Sheraton Music City, Nashville

site of the 2017 National Conference

   The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is an association for the postsecondary technical educator, institution or employer of technically a educated workforce, with emphasis on professional development. The organization is dedicated to excellence in quality of postsecondary technical education focusing on practical teaching ideas and exchange of best practices. ATEA recognizes outstanding performance and leadership and provides a network for career connectivity.

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