California Department of Education, Adobe, and

United States Institute for Theatre Technology  (USITT) 


The Fourth Annual AME Leadership Institute

"Bringing Industry Authenticity into the AME Classroom"

April 15-17, 2018

Doubletree by Hilton

Mission Valley, Hazard Center

San Diego

Sponsoring Partners

California Department of Education

The AME Industry Sector is a California Department of Education program designed to identify and develop curriculum, standards, instructional resources, and assessment strategies for teachers, students, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and administrators.  The annual AME Leadership Institute is an opportunity for California teachers and administrators to interact with our AME Industry partners in order to better prepare students for the world of work.


Adobe’s mission is to inspire and empower the next generation to be lifelong creators.


Only Adobe brings together an essential and comprehensive set of integrated apps and services to further collaboration and creativity in education. Adobe Creative Cloud for education gives students, faculty, and staff access to the latest industry-leading creative software for design, web, video, and photography—on the desktop and mobile devices—plus seamless ways to share and collaborate through access to online services.


United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities, creating career-long opportunities for learning, collaboration, research, and achievement.


Its Annual Conference & Stage Expo is the place where theatre and live entertainment production technicians, designers, managers and consultants meet ­– where the industry learns about the latest technologies and methods available to them, and where people form relationships that last their entire careers. Learn more at: or contact

Contributing Sponsors


Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS™, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.


Our products and services help industry leaders explore new horizons and set new standards in film , 3D animation, industry design, digital art, and game development. Wacom is committed to provide the world's most creative talents with the most advanced digital tools for expression and productivity and to support the next generation of creative experts.


Sunday April 15, 2018

Industry Advisory Council Meeting 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

TECH Talks Cutting Edge AME Technologies @

San Diego State University

7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Monday April 16, 2018

9:30 am - 5:15 pm

General Sessions, Breakouts, Special Sessions

6:00 -7:30 pm Reception


Tuesday April 17, 2018

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

General Sessions and Breakouts

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included Monday and Tuesday


AME Institute Location and Registration Costs



Doubletree by Hilton

Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92108


Registration Cost:

Late Registration: $320 (Credit Cards Only)

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Hotel Reservations

Doubletree by Hilton, Mission Valley

7450 Hazard Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92108



Cost:  $159 Expires March 24, 2018

Click Here for Hotel Booking Website


Hotel Parking:

Day $10 (self parking)

Overnight $15 (self parking)

Funding Sources:

CTEIG, CCPT, SSP, Perkins, and California Partnership Academy funds can be used to attend the AME Leadership institute 2018.

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Featured Keynote Speakers


Special Events

Who Should Attend?

Industry – Arts, Media, and Entertainment professionals who want to network with AME teachers in the schools

Administrators – District, school, and county offices

Teachers – CTE and Arts teachers who teach within a CTE AME, Fine Arts, or STEAM program

Teachers – Any teacher interested in building an AME program 

Counselors – Any counselor who has an AME program in their school

Click Here to View the 2017 AME Leadership Institute Archive

Includes keynotes, presenters, panels, and breakout sessions. 

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