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Sharing Knowledge. Motivating Students.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
July 15-19, 2009

The AP Annual Conference is the largest professional development gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP Coordinators, school counselors, and administrators from across the United States and throughout the world. This year's conference promises to engage, inspire, and promote innovation in our schools.

Why You Should Attend

At the AP Annual Conference you have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in workshops and sessions focusing on AP courses and Pre-AP strategies for new and experienced AP teachers.
  • Share best practices.
  • Join discussions with the AP Development Committees.
  • Learn methods and policies to increase educational access and equity.
  • Network with colleagues from across the United States and around the world.
  • Explore exhibits featuring new textbooks and classroom technologies.

Plan Now to Attend

We're providing this preliminary information to help you make your travel plans. We'll add more information and details as they become available.

Registration, Exhibit Hall & Art Exhibition Open

Wednesday, July 15

Conference registration and the exhibit hall open this evening. The opening reception for the 2009 AP Studio Art exhibition is also on Wednesday. No workshops or sessions are scheduled for this day.

Exhibit hall participants display the latest products and technologies available in education today.


Thursday, July 16
AP Workshops: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Opening Plenary & Reception: 5 p.m.

Suggested for: New and Experienced AP teachers, AP Coordinators

College Board-endorsed consultants lead one-day Advanced Placement® workshops.

The conference's opening plenary session is followed by a welcome reception.

Read more about the preconference.

Main Conference

Friday, July 17-Saturday, July 18

Suggested for: Middle school and AP teachers, AP Coordinators, School counselors, administrators

Concurrent sessions provide curriculum information, helpful resources, and best practices. You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Plenary sessions are offered by notable speakers.

Read more about the main conference.


Sunday, July 19 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Suggested for: Middle school and AP teachers, School counselors, administrators

College Board-endorsed consultants lead one-day Pre-AP and AP workshops.

Read more about the postconference.


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