VASS SPRING CONFERENCE
 
MAY 2016
 
 
"DesignED: Re-Designing Education
Through Innovation and Equity"
 
 
  
 

Sunday, May 1  -  Tuesday May 3, 2016
 
 
 

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Conference Description

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 participants.

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. 

 
Featured Presenters
 
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.
Moseley Reception
 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
 
Pre-Payment 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.
 
Notice of cancellation must be sent by email to Liza Scallet, the VASS Administrative Assistant, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 . . . or you will be billed in full.
 
 

Superintendents, Superintendent Designees, Guests of Superintendents, and Retired Superintendents Register Here

 

 Conference Information for Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Business Representatives
 
If your business is interested in sponsoring an event, speaker, or social activity at this year's conference, please click here for the Sponsor Information and Registration pages.
 
If your business in interested in having an Exhibition Booth at this year's conference, please click here for the Exhibitor Information and Registration pages.
 
If your organization would like to send representatives to the conference, please click here for the Business Representative Information and Registration pages.
 


 
 Hotel Information
 
 
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.

 
 
VASS Contact
 
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about this conference, please contact the VASS Administrative Assistant, Liza Scallet. 
 
 

 
 
 
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