The Virtual Platform:

CTAT's Summer Conference 2021 will be an interactive online learning experience. For the virtual attendees, this dynamic platform will feature keynote presentations, multiple breakout sessions to choose from,  and solution provider showcase where you can learn more about available CTE tools and resources. Registrants will have access to all recorded sessions until September 29th 2021.

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About the Platform

It’s an All-in-One Digital Event Platform!

The CTAT Summer Virtual Conference 2021 will use a virtual platform so we can give you the same great experience you're used to at in-person events including dynamic content, networking with other attendees, solution provider showcase and more. All from the convenient location of your choice!

FAQ & How to Navigate Video







Attendee Quick Reference Guide

Use a compatible browser. The platform works best on Safari and Firefox. Pro tip: Make sure your browser is up to date. Try another browser if something is not loading. If it still isn't working, try refreshing your browser. ​


Join from laptop or PC. We recommend attending the CTAT Virtual Summer Conference through your laptop/PC, rather than your mobile device, for the best experience. 


Check your internet speed. We recommend a minimum of 5mbps download and 2mbps upload. Ideally, we like to see 30mbps download and 10mbps upload or higher for the best quality. Test your speed here.


Restart your computer before joining the event. This ensures that there are no other video applications holding onto audio or video for any reason.


Please use headphones when participating on-screen. This will help eliminate echo and feedback.

How to access the platform: You should have received an invitation to the conference module with a unique access key delivered to the email used for registration. If you registered for an additional training look for a separate access key. Set up your NextThought account user name and password and bookmark the site. You will create your own password when you setup your account. If you don't see an email from NextThought, search your spam folder. 



Once you create a user name and password on the Next Thought website, you can then redeem your code/access key to see the additional training and/or conference module.



Progress is tracked after watching the session and completing the survey. The Conference Certificate of Attendance can be found under "View Profile", "Achievement".  Click "Transcript" under your profile to download the CEU credits. 15 hours will be awarded upon completion. If more than 15 session hours are attended, click the "CEU Matrix" to download the session list and manually track all of your CEUs. 



Sessions, handouts, certificates, and transcripts will be available until September 29th, 2021. 


The sessions will be released Tuesday, July 27th at 7:30am.  

Platform Tips


How to Turn off Notifications from the Platform:

 1. Click on your profile icon at the top right corner and select manage profile:

 2. Next, select preferences, then uncheck the Communications box:

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What is a 'Course'?

- The conference is a 'Course Module.' If you also register for additional trainings, those will also appear on your home page in the virtual platform as another course. 
Will I have to enroll/register on the virtual platform site? 

- Yes, you will receive an access code ("key") on July 26th and you will create an account and redeem the code for the conference course module. 
I did not receive a code / I am not able to access the virtual platform site, why is this happening?

- In advance, we ask that you check with your IT department to make sure all emails from the and domain are allowed in order to prevent firewall blockage so that you receive all pertinent details to access the event.


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