Press Release

NYT Bestselling Author Adam Braun to Address Leading National Career and Technical Education Association
November 19-22, 2015

Contact: Sean Lynch
September 1, 2015

WHAT:     The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced that Adam Braun, the founder of global education charity Pencils of Promise and New York Times bestselling author will provide a keynote address at CareerTech VISION 2015, to be held November 19-22 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Braun launched Pencils of Promise in 2009 on just $25, which has since grown to support the construction of more than 300 schools in developing nations. Braun’s business savvy, dedication to community-building and resolute belief in the power of education have empowered hundreds of thousands of young people around the globe, and brought him to the national stage though his NYT bestselling book, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.” Braun will now share his insights and lessons on ACTE’s stage before the largest national gathering of career and technical education professionals dedicated to preparing every student for college- and career-success.

CareerTech VISION 2015 also marks a new collaborative effort between ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) that brings the in-depth Career Clusters Institute content into the VISION fold. Thousands of education professionals will gather in New Orleans to learn from these and hundreds of other sessions, as well as a massive expo showcasing 200+ ed tech products and services. ACTE members and the education community at large are invited to join us to learn about the innovations that will drive a new wave of student success and inspire attendees to make a difference.

WHEN:     November 19-22, 2015

WHERE:     Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

WHO:     The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

NOTE:     Members of the media who would like to attend this event should contact ACTE Legislative and Public Affairs Manager Sean Lynch at


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