Superintendents from all Virginia
public school divisions as well as VASS Business Affiliate Members are invited
to attend the VASS Spring Conference from Sunday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The conference will offer a
rich array of professional learning and networking opportunities for all
The theme of this year’s conference is “DesignED: Re-Designing Education Through Innovation and Equity.”
The conference will feature
expert presenters and panelists from across the nation who will address a broad spectrum of issues related to the challenges of re-designing our public schools with innovation and equity in mind.
In addition to the presentations
and panel discussions, there will be break-out sessions on Monday
afternoon that pair representatives from national models of innovative schools with their Virginia counterparts.
Ted Dintersmith, venture capitalist and co-author (with Tony Wagner) of Most Likely to Succeed
Anya Kamenetz, author of The Test
Pedro Noguera, author of Excellence Through Equity
Grayling Tobias, Superintendent of Schools (retired), Hazelwood, MO
Key Panel Presentations & Break-Out Sessions
| Monday 10:45 a.m.||Dialogue on Innovation in Education Led by Ted Dintersmith and Anya Kamenetz |
| Monday 1:30 p.m. ||Break-Out Sessions Related to National Models of Innovative Schools|
| Monday 4:00 p.m.||Panel Presentation by Virginia's Innovative High School Grantees |
| Tuesday 10:00 a.m.||Panel Response to Pedro Noguera's Presentation on Excellence Through Equity|
Social Events in the Spotlight
| Sunday 12:00 p.m.||Golf Tournament Sponsored by Moseley Architects and Sun Trust Bank (Flier/Registration Form in pdf)|
| Sunday 12:00 p.m.|
Brunch & Wine Tasting at Chateau Morrisette Vineyard
| Sunday 5:00 p.m.|
| Sunday 9:00 p.m. ||Cortez Management Hospitality Suite|
| Monday 4:30 p.m.||WELV Reception|
| Monday 5:30 p.m.||M.B. Kahn Reception at The Quarter|
| Monday 9:00 p.m.||Honeywell Hospitality Suite|
| Tuesday 12:00 p.m.||Annual VASS Awards Luncheon|
Conference Fee and Registration for Superintendents, Superintendent Designees, Guests of Superintendents, and Retired Superintendents
The fee for superintendents, superintendent designees, and retired superintendents is $275 per person. Guests of superintendents can attend the conference for no charge.
The registration deadline is Friday, April 22.
is not required. However, if you would like to pay now by credit card or with a PayPal account,
you will be provided with a link to the VASS online payment portal
after you submit your registration.
If you do not pay by credit card at registration, the person on the registration form whom you have identified as the billing contact
will receive an invoice for payment after the conference.
If a purchase order number is provided on the registration form, it will be referenced on the invoice.
Superintendents, Superintendent Designees,
Guests of Superintendents, and Retired Superintendents Register Here
Conference Information for Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Business Representatives
VASS has arranged for a special block rate at The Hotel Roanoke. You can reserve a room by phone at 540-985-5900 or 866-594-4722 (toll free). Ask for the VASS rate.
The rate at The Hotel Roanoke for Superintendents and Staff Members is $152.00 per night (plus tax) for a single or double.
Superintendents and Staff members will be charged one night's room rate (plus tax) for cancellations received within 24 hours of arrival date.
The rate at The Hotel Roanoke for Business Representatives is $156.00 per night (plus tax) for a single or double.
Business Representatives may cancel their room before Friday, April 1, without penalty. As of Saturday, April 2, the credit card of a Business Representative will be charged one night's room rate (plus tax) if cancellation has not been received.
The reservation deadline for The Hotel Roanoke is Friday, April 1 . . . or until all rooms are sold out.
The Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express, less than a mile from The Hotel Roanoke, is also offering reasonable rates for the conference. You can reserve a room by calling the hotel directly at 540-982-0100. Ask for the VASS rate or give the operator the code "VAS."
You can also reserve a room by dialing the toll free number: 800-465-4329. You will need to provide your date of arrival and this 3-letter code: VAS.
Singles and doubles at the Holiday Inn Express are $117.83, including taxes. This is the Government Rate.
The room must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance of start of reservation.
The reservation deadline for the Holiday Inn Express is Friday, April 22, 2016 . . . or until all rooms are sold out.
Click here for a listing of other accommodations near The Hotel Roanoke.
you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more
information about this conference, please contact the VASS
Administrative Assistant, Liza Scallet.