Sponsored by California Department of Education

The Fifth Annual AME Leadership Institute

"Linking AME Career Readiness to Creative Industry"

March 31-April 2, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton

Mission Valley, Hazard Center

San Diego

Our Sponsors

For more information, go to Sponsor Page

Special Feature

Industry Certifications – Certiport

We are excited to announce that Certiport will be hosting a certification lab for all registered attendees to get certified in Adobe software and Unity software. The certification exams will be free to all attendees. To learn more about the exams available and view the exam objectives visit www.certiport.com.


If you pre-register for an exam time slot in advance of the event, Certiport will send you a free practice test voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate to prepare.

Register here: https://aca-certification.eventbrite.com


To learn more about the Adobe and Unity certifications, learning resources, and receive a practice test voucher, visit the Certiport booth or stop by the certification lab.


Certiport will also be presenting breakout sessions on how to integrate certification and digital tools into your courses and certify your students.

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, March 31

1:30 PM: Registration

2:30 PM: CA AME Industry Sector Advisory Meeting (by invitation only)

2:00-4:00 PM: “Hands-on” Workshops

7:00-9:00 PM: TECH TALKS:

Experts present “cutting edge” technologies, San Diego State University, Experimental Theatre

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast Buffet

8:30 AM-5:00 PM: General Sessions,

Breakouts, and Special Sessions   

6:30-8:30 PM: Reception/Hors d’oeuvres 

Sponsored by Wacom


Tuesday, April 2

7:15 AM: Breakfast Buffet

8:15 AM-3:00 PM: General Sessions,

Breakouts, and Special Sessions           

Breakfast and Lunch Buffets 

Included Monday and Tuesday

Special Events, Workshops and Extension Credit
For more information, go to
Special Events and Workshops Page

AME Institute Location and Registration Costs




Doubletree by Hilton, Mission Valley

 7450 Hazard Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92108


Registration Cost:



Register by Credit Card at Reg Fox

Click Here For Credit Card Registration


Register by District/School Checks (Until March 15, 2019)

(3 or more registrants)

 Click Here For “District/School Check Information”


$275 - School Team Rate (Until March 15, 2019)

Register by check (3 or more registrants from one school)

Click Here For “School Team Check Information”




Registration by Credit Cards ONLY after March 15, 2019


Hotel Reservations

Doubletree by Hilton, Mission Valley

 7450 Hazard Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92108

Standard Guestrooms: $163 + Tax - Expires March 9, 2019

Complimentary Wireless Internet


Hotel Parking: 

Day $12 (self-parking)

Overnight $16 (self-parking)


Click Here for Hotel Booking Website

Keynote Speakers

Marc Brew - Acclaimed International choreographer and AXIS Dance Company Artistic Director

Nadine Levitt - Founder and CEO of Wurrly, LLC.

Tony Weaver Jr. - Founder and CEO of Weird Enough Productions

For more information, go to Keynote Speakers Page

Funding Sources:

CTEIG, CCPT, SSP, Perkins, and California Partnership Academy funds can be used to attend the AME Leadership institute 2019.

Good News!

Up to 5% of your Perkins budget can be used for sending non-CTE credentialed teachers to the institute.

Institute Objectives:

  • Attendees will receive information and  explore Job Readiness Certifications for AME Pathways

  • Attendees will engage in Hands-on AME Industry Technologies and Techniques

  • Attendees will explore the Components of High-quality AME Programs

  • Attendees will experience how high-quality AME Pathways use Industry Advisories to Maximize Industry Interaction with Their Students

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. 

Stay Connected 

Subscribe to the AME Newsletter email: crose@cde.ca.gov

Further Questions? Kris McClung kris.mcclung@coronadousd.net   Jack Mitchell jmitchell@cde.ca.gov

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