VASS SPRING CONFERENCE
 
MAY 7 - 9, 2017
 
"Igniting Leadership"
 
 
 
 
 
 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 7, through Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Hotel Roanoke.  The conference will offer a rich array of professional learning and networking opportunities for all participants.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Igniting Leadership.”  The conference features five inspirational speakers who will motivate superintendents to approach their jobs with renewed vigor and greater insight into striking a balance in their lives.

 

 
Featured Presenters

 

Gary Marx, President of the Center for Public Outreach and author of “Twenty-on Trends for the 21st Century”
Adam Saenz, Psychologist and author of “The Power of a Teacher

Leland Melvin, NFL player, astronaut, and author

Manny Scott, Inspirational speaker

Dave Burgess, New York Times Best Selling Author of “Teach Like a PIRATE

 

 

Main Presentations & Break-Out Sessions

 

Sunday

4:30–6:00 PM Viewing & Discussion: “Inspirational Professional Development Planned Around Ted Talks” – facilitated by Laura Abel, Superintendent of Schools, West Point and member of the VASS Professional Development Committee 
 

 
Monday

 

8:30–9:30 AM Keynote: “Twenty-one Trends that Will Require Inspirational Leadership” – Gary Marx, President of the Center for Public Outreach and author of “Twenty-one Trends for the 21st Century”

 

9:40–10:40 AM Presentation: “Balance and Wellbeing: Living the Life of the Thriving Educator” – Adam Saenz, Psychologist and author of “The Power of a Teacher”

 

11:1512:15 PM Break-out Sessions with Gary Marx, Adam Saenz and Craig Wood

 

1:55–3:15 PM Presentation: “The Passion to Persevere” – Leland Melvin, NFL Player, Astronaut and Author
 

 

Tuesday

8:30–10:00 AM Presentation: “Turning the Page” – Manny Scott, Inspirational Speaker

10:30–Noon Presentation: "Teach & Lead Like a PIRATE" – Dave Burgess, New York Times Best Selling Author of "Teach Like a PIRATE"

 

 
Social Events in the Spotlight

Sunday

Noon–5:30 PM            Self-Improvement Activities (optional) 

                                 Moseley/SunTrust Golf Tournament (Noon – 5:00 PM)
 
                                              -Printable PDF of Golf Tournament Registration Form
 
6:00–7:00 PM             Moseley Reception – Roanoke Ballroom Foyer
 
9:00–11:00 PM           Cortez Management Hospitality Suite – Suite 267/274
 
 

Monday

4:00–5:00 PM             WELV Members’ Champagne, Cheese, and Chocolate Reception

5:30–6:30 PM             M.B. Kahn Reception and Entertainment at The Quarter

9:00–11:00 PM           Honeywell Hospitality Suite – Governor’s Suite


Tuesday

Noon–1:30 PM            Annual Awards Luncheon – Crystal Ballroom
 
 
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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 21. 

 

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 21. . . or you will be billed in full.

 

 


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

 

 
 
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Conference Information for Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Business Affiliate Members

 

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 page.

 

If your business in interested in having an Exhibition Booth at this year's conference, please click here for the Exhibitor Information pages.

 

If your organization is not interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor, but you would like to send representatives to the conference, please click here for the Business Affiliate Member Representative Information page.


All businesses which wish to participate in the VASS Spring Conference are required to be members of VASS.


Later this spring, VASS is planning to put in place new rates for business memberships.  However, if you register as a Business Member (at any of the seven levels) before the VASS Spring Conference, you will be invoiced at the current rates.


Please click here for a Chart of VASS Business Membership Levels and Benefits.


Please note that for this year’s Spring Conference we are offering a special discounted rate ($3,750) for businesses which choose to be both Exhibitors AND Sponsors.

 
 

Please click here to REGISTER as a VASS Business MEMBER

 
 

Once you have submitted your online registration as a VASS Business Member, you need to register each representative who plans to participate in the VASS Spring Conference.please

 
 

Hotel Information

 

The Hotel Roanoke

 

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 $154.00 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 Thursday, April 6, without penalty. As of Thursday, April 6, 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 Thursday, April 6, 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 21, 2017 . . . or until all rooms are sold out.

 

 

Other Hotels

 

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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