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AP® Annual Conference 2008

  • The Sheraton Seattle
  • Washington State Convention and Trade Center
  • Seattle, Washington
  • July 16–20, 2008

The AP Annual Conference is the largest gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP teachers and Coordinators, middle school teachers, and administrators and counselors from across the United States and throughout the world.

Why You Should Attend

  • Attend professional development workshops in AP courses and Pre-AP strategies.
  • Participate in sessions for new or experienced AP teachers.
  • Share best practices for AP Coordinators, administrators and counselors.
  • Join discussions with the AP development committees.
  • Learn about methods and policies for increasing educational access and equity.
  • Identify resources that can support your school's AP program.
  • Network with colleagues from across the United States and around the world.
  • Hear prominent speakers from education, science, politics, and the arts.
  • Visit exhibits about new textbooks and classroom technologies.

Plan Now to Attend

Wednesday, July 16

The conference registration and the exhibit hall will open at 5 p.m. The opening reception for the 2008 AP Studio Art exhibit will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
No workshops or sessions are scheduled for this day.

Thursday, July 17


College Board-endorsed consultants will lead one day Advanced Placement® workshops for new and experienced AP teachers, as well as AP Coordinators (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)

The conference's opening plenary session will begin at 5 p.m. on July 17, with a welcome reception to follow.

Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19

Main Conference

Concurrent sessions: The two days of the main conference will be filled with sessions for every AP course and every Pre-AP® area.
These sessions will provide curriculum information, helpful resources, and best practices for AP teachers, both new and experienced middle school teachers, as well as for AP Coordinators, school counselors, and administrators.
Each session will last 75 minutes, and participants will be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). To learn how these units will be awarded, see IACET CEUs.

Plenary sessions: On each day of the main conference, a prominent and inspiring person will give a talk about teaching and education. Past speakers include Ering Gruwell, Pedro Noguera, Frank McCourt, Lorraine Monroe, Mae Jemison, and Edward O. Wilson among others.

Exhibit hall: Various sponsors will be on hand to provide information about new textbooks, classroom resources, and educational technologies. The College Board will also have displays and representatives in the exhibit hall to answer conference participants' questions about the organization, its programs, and its services. The Exhibit hall will open on Wednesday, July 16 at 5 p.m. and will close on Saturday, July 19 at noon.

Sunday, July 20


College Board-endorsed consultants will lead one day Pre-AP and AP workshops for middle school teachers, AP teachers, school counselors, and administrators. (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)

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