for Computer


in Education

A Pacific Northwest 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that increases collaboration and professional development opportunities within the K-12 education technology community. ACPEnw is dedicated to the support of organizational leadership as well as administrative, information, and instructional technologies.

What we do

ACPE members support technology for learning in districts large and small in Oregon and Washington.



ACPE hosts an active email list and Discord server for technology professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Topics often start with a request for help or information. Engineers, end-user support techs, CIOs, and software developers answer with valuable ideas and insight. It’s a decades-long success story.



ACPE hosts workshops and training events for emerging concerns. We are currently supporting member districts with access to information security resources. In the recent past we have focused on leadership development, risk management, and student data privacy resources.


Our annual conference in early May is a time for in-person collaboration and learning. We network with our peers and sponsors during a week of member-led sessions, member-sponsor partner sessions, plenary keynote sessions, and our annual business meeting.

Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems.

Through annual conferences for our members and other outreach efforts, ACPE has continuously served the Pacific Northwest’s education community since 1965. For over 50 years, ACPE has provided IT professionals in pre-kindergarten through post-secondary education unique opportunities to share ideas, techniques, and practices in environments that foster long-lasting relationships among our members. ACPE serves education technology professionals in Oregon and Washington. We are an affiliate of the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).

Our history

Our annual conferences have a theme that focuses the learning—and the fun—that we share during our week on the mountain. This year’s theme is SecureIT. In years past, we have explored IT, transformed IT, shared IT, gamed IT, and more. In 2016, we attempted—and failed spectacularly—a world-record attempt at a synchronized drone flight.

Video: our somewhat successful and somewhat chaotic attempt at a synchronized lift-off.


Here’s to the next fifty years of learning and exploring together.