The target audience for this summit is local VEA affiliates, K-12 teachers, education support professionals, and administrators, college and university students, higher education faculty, staff and administrators, human resource personnel, local school boards, community organizations, state legislators, and Virginia Department of Education staff.
The goal of the summit is to inform policy and promote best practices and greater diversity in hiring methods in K-12 education throughout the Commonwealth. VEA is committed to addressing three additional barriers that affect minorities in the workforce: specifically, climate and working conditions, retaining teachers of color, diversifying the pipeline through educator preparatory programs, standing up for social justice for people of color, culturally relevant practices, cultivation of community, and compensation.
Registration has closed for this event.
Friday, February 17, 2023
4:30pm – 9pm
6pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023
7am – 7:55am
8am – 8:40am
8:50am – 10am
10:10am – 11:20am
11:30am – 1pm
1:10pm – 2:20pm
2:30pm – 3:40pm
3:50pm – 4:30pm
For those that would like, we are asking you to wear cultural/ethnic attire on Saturday.
Opening Session – NBCT Panel and Networking
First Breakout Session
Second Breakout Session
Lunch and Keynote Address (Dr. Bettina L. Love)
Third Breakout Session
Fourth Breakout Session
The registration fee includes conference sessions, materials and conference meals.
Participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. See hotel information listed under “Location”.
Early Bird Prices – November 15th – December 5th
Regular Registration Prices – December 6th – January 17th
Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Hilton Norfolk The Main’s parking garage is located on Plume Street (directly behind the hotel); go to the 3rd level of the parking garage and this will take you to the 2nd floor of the hotel which is the main lobby. Self-Parking is $20 per night. Participants are responsible for all parking fees.
*Hilton Norfolk The Main room block is sold out, please use the Overflow Room Block below
Overflow Room Block:
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Attendees may call or click here to make a hotel reservation and ask for the “Virginia Education Association” room block.
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