2018 CCTM Annual Conference


Join us August 2-3 at the University of Denver!

Start your school year right with the CCTM Annual Conference -- this year, in August! Last year's event was a great success, so we're returning to the University of Denver and keeping a similar theme, but moving the conference to dates that will accommodate teachers who haven't been able to attend during the school year.

Plan now to join hundreds of teachers of mathematics from across Colorado for our state’s premiere math education event. This year’s theme is Captivate and Capture Every Student's Potential, and for short we’re again calling it “Captiv8.” To captivate you, we're reaching out to great speakers and exhibitors from across the country, and those details will be announced here in the coming weeks and months. We hope to see you there!


For the 2018 Annual Conference we are committed to a program rich with high-quality, engaging sessions, and program selection will again be competitive. The program is organized into five program strands:

  • Teaching and Learning: Access to High Level Mathematics (Classroom Discourse, Mindset, Standards for Mathematical Practice, Curriculum etc.)
  • Access and Equity: Motivating Each and Every Learner (Special populations, emerging bilinguals, special education, gifted and talented, etc.)

  • Tools and Technology

  • Assessment: Using assessment to drive instruction

  • Professionalism: Learning Together as Teachers (Coaching, professional learning, leadership, etc.)

Proposals will open in the coming weeks, and speakers will be notified of acceptance several months ahead of the conference. All presentation rooms will be equipped with projection and sound capabilities.


Exhibitors for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference will be announced in the coming months.

CCTM thanks Brede Exposition Services for their work in setting up our exhibit space.

Getting to the Conference


CCTM is very happy to return the University of Denver for our Annual Conference. DU features an auditorium that seats almost 500 people, classrooms for conference sessions, projectors for presenters, guest wifi, lunch options, and a beautiful academic setting.

There are several ways to get to the conference. We recommend taking the light rail. RTD serves University of Denver Station with the following light rail lines:

  • E Line (Union Station to Lincoln Station)
  • F Line (18th and California to Lincoln Station)
  • H Line (18th and California to Florida Station) 

If you are driving and taking I-25, exit onto University Avenue and head south.

Details about parking and hotels will be announced in the coming weeks.


Lunch details for the 2018 Annual Conference are being worked out, but in addition to any conference-organized lunches there are many lunch options on and around the DU campus:

Restaurants to the east of main campus (near University and Evans)

  • Tokyo Bowl: 2337 E Evans Ave Casual Japanese eatery offering hearty rice & noodle bowls, plus some teriyaki entrees.
  • Ben Jerry’s: 2339 E Evans Ave Next door to Tokyo Bowl. Iconic Vermont-based ice cream parlor chain, known for its creative, cleverly named flavors.
  • Ginza Sushi and Grill: 2104 S University Blvd Sushi, hibachi dishes & other Japanese cuisine in an airy space with a bar & sleek design touches.
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats: 2100 S University Blvd Mexican chain for counter-serve, custom burritos, tacos & more, including health-oriented options.
  • AliBaba Grill: 2060 S University Blvd Next to Four Friends Kitchen. Falafel & other Mediterranean favorites in an eclectic, airy space with a fountain & vivid colors.
  • Asbury Provisions: 2043 S University Blvd Comfort-food classics & craft beers (stouts, wild sours & IPAs) are on offer at this gastropub.
  • Jason’s Thai: 2022 S University Blvd Wide range of Asian fare including extensive sushi menu & bar in modern, wood-toned setting.
  • Crimson and Gold Tavern: 2017 S University Blvd Basic bar catering to a college crowd with sports on TV, drink specials & classic American grub

Restaurants to the west of main campus (near High St. and Evans)

  • Jerusalem restaurant: 1890 E Evans Ave Gyros & falafel satisfy late-night cravings at this long-running Middle Eastern outpost open 24/7
  • Illegal Pete’s: 1744 E Evans Ave Offbeat 3-meal staple supplying burritos & other quick-serve Mexican grub, plus a full bar.
  • Snarfs: 1729 E Evans Ave Branch of a regional chain dispensing hot & cold sandwiches in a simple, counter-serve setting.
  • Spanky's Urban Roadhouse: 1800 E Evans Ave This cozy upscale diner hangout offers elevated pub grub & flatbreads to accompany a full bar.
  • Jelly U Cafe: 1700 E Evans Ave Cheerful, light-filled joint preparing familiar breakfast fare & lunchtime salads & sandwiches.
  • Anthony's Pizza & Pasta: 1628 E Evans Ave Local counter-serve chain that's a take-out/delivery staple for NY-style pies & other Italian eats.

2018 Conference Committee

CCTM also thanks the following people for all their work to make this year's conference happen:

  • Conference Co-Chairs: Tracy Seremak and Liz Zitterkopf
  • Program Co-Chairs: Jen Overley and Annette Zook
  • Exhibits Co-Chairs: TBA
  • Communications and Publicity: Raymond Johnson and Jill Rubinstein
  • Registration: Laurie Hillman
  • Awards: Rachael Risley and Diane Weaver