Professional Development Courses


The 2024 74th ECTC Professional Development Courses’ Proposals are now being solicited from individuals interested in teaching a 4-hour, Professional Development Course (PDCs) on topics highlighted in the call for papers.  From the proposals received, 16 PDCs will be selected.

The Professional Development Courses will be taught on May 28, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. They will be presented by world-class experts, enabling participants to broaden their technical knowledge base.

Each selected course will be given a minimum honorarium of $1,500.

In addition, instructors of the selected courses will be offered the speaker discount rate for the conference. Attendees of the PDCs will be offered Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs). These CEUs and PDHs are recognized by employers as a formal measure of participation and attendance in “noncredit” self-study courses, tutorials, symposia, and workshops.

Using the format “Course Objectives/Course Outline/Who Should Attend,” 200-word proposals must be submitted via the ECTC website at by October 9, 2023. Authors will be notified of course acceptance with instructions by December 15, 2023.

Kitty Pearsall, PhD., PE

Contact Kitty Pearsall, the ECTC PDC Committee chair, in case of questions.