VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

VASS 2019 Annual Spring Conference

May 05 - 07, 2019

  • Registration Fee:
    $275
  • Registration Deadline:
    April 26, 2019
  • Cancellation Deadline:
    April 26, 2019
  • Venue:
    Hotel Roanoke

Event Details

This year’s Annual Spring Conference, which will be held May 5-7 at the Hotel Roanoke, will feature outstanding national speakers who will address the issues of social emotional learning, equity, and personalized learning that have become a major focus of school divisions nationwide. All of the featured speakers are working intensely with school divisions across the country to help them address these issues.  The four main speakers of the conference include: Pamela Cantor, Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Turnaround for Children; Michael Lamb, Executive Director, Turnaround for Children, Washington D.C.; Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca School District, NY; and Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado.

In addition to the main speakers, there are several special sessions including: an optional media relations workshop for superintendents and staff members; a panel of Virginia students who will discuss how to have conversations with them about social emotional learning; a panel comprised of the main speakers and VASS members who will discuss the issues of social emotional learning, equity, and personalized learning and how they relate to each other; and break-out sessions on the leadership required for innovation and for making systemic changes.

The conference program will provide members with opportunities for group discussions on issues that are important to them as well as to socialize and have fun.

The Registration form for Superintendents and other School Division Leaders is at the bottom of this page. 

If you represent a business and you would like to attend the conference as a Partner, Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Business Affiliate Member, please click below for more information and registration.

 

Spring Conference General Information for Business Members

Event Highlights

Sunday

  • 2:00–5:00 PM:
    Media Relations Workshop: “What to do When You’re the 6 o’clock News”
    Barbara Hunter, VASS Communications on Call Consultant

    Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Media Relations Workshop for Superintendents and Staff Members.

Monday

  • 8:45–9:45 AM:
    Opening Session: “The Power of Whole Child Personalization: Connecting Science, Learning, and Human Potential”
    Pamela Cantor, Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Turnaround for Children
  • 9:45 – 10:45 AM:
    Keynote Presentation: “Effective Leadership for Social Emotional Learning”
    Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca School District, NY
  • 11:00–11:45 AM:
    Panel Discussion: “How to Have Meaningful Conversations with Students About Social Emotional Learning”
    Luvelle Brown moderates Panel of Students
  • 2:10–3:10 PM:
    Presentation: “The Power You Carry: Designing School Systems, Grounded in Brain Science, to Help All Children Thrive”
    Michael Lamb, Executive Director, Turnaround for Children, Washington, D.C.
  • 3:10–4:00 PM:
    Big Question Conversation: "Social Emotional Learning, Deeper Learning and Equity: What Are They And How Do You Address All Three In Your School Division?"

    Moderator:
    Pam Moran

    Panelists:
    Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Tithaca School District, NY
    Michael Lamb, Executive Director, Turnaround for Children, Washington, DC
    Rosa Atkins, Division Superintendent, Charlottesville City

Tuesday

  • 8:30–9:45 AM:
    Keynote Presentation: “The Relevance Gap: Six Arguments for Why Schools Need to be Different”
    Scott McCloud, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado
  • 10:15–11:15 AM:
    Break Out Workshops:
    “What do Leaders of Innovative Schools Do Differently?”
    "The Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network"
    and “Negotiating Your Contract”
  • 11:30-Noon:
    Closing Session Presentation: “Our Experiences Addressing Equity in our School Divisions”
    Marcus Newsome, Superintendent of Petersburg City, and Scott Kizner, Superintendent of Stafford County

Optional Activities

Sunday

  • Noon–5:30 PM:
    Moseley Golf Tournament
    Please CLICK HERE for The Moseley Golf Tournament Registration Form
  • 2:00–5:00 PM:
    Media Relations Workshop: “What to do When You’re the 6 o’clock News”
    Barbara Hunter, VASS Communications on Call Consultant

    Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the Media Relations Workshop for Superintendents and Staff Members.
  • 6:00–7:00 PM:
    Moseley Reception
    Roanoke Ballroom Foyer
  • 9:00–11:00 PM:
    Hospitality Suite
    Suite 267/274

Monday

  • 4:15-5:15 PM:
    PowerSchool Reception
     
  • 5:30–6:30 PM:
    M.B. Kahn Reception and Entertainment at The Quarter
     

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SPRING CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

(Please check back for updates to the Conference Schedule.)

Registration Details

The 2019 Spring Conference registration fee for superintendents, superintendent designees (other school division leaders), and retired superintendents is $275 per person.
 
The registration deadline is Friday, April 26

In the registration form (below), required fields are indicated with a red asterisk.  Mistakes made in completing the form will be highlighted in red.

Once you have submitted the registration, the person or people whom you have designated to receive a confirmation email should see that email (with registration information included) within 24 hours.
 
Pre-Payment is not required. However, if you would like to pay now by credit card or PayPal, 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 26 . . . or you will be billed in full.
 

Registration for VASS Partners and Other VASS Business Members

If your business is a VASS Partner, please contact Liza Scallet, VASS Administrative Assistant. 

If your business would like to participate in the Spring Conference as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Business Affiliate Member, please click here for more information and registration.

Please note that the registration form on this web page is for use ONLY by superintendents and school division members.

Registration Fee

$275

Hotel Information

The Hotel Roanoke

VASS has arranged for a special block rate for Superintendents and School Divisions Leaders at The Hotel Roanoke of $162.00 per night (plus tax) for a single or double.

To reserve a room, please call 540-985-5900 or 866-594-4722 (toll free). 

Superintendents and School Division Leaders who call The Hotel Roanoke should provide the following CODE: VAS 19

To reserve a room online, Superintendents and School Division Leaders should use the following LINK to their unique booking website: https://book.passkey.com/e/49871691 

VASS has also arranged for a special block rate for VASS Business Members at The Hotel Roanoke of $167.00 per night (plus tax) for a single or double.

To reserve a room, please call 540-985-5900 or 866-594-4722 (toll free). 

Business Representatives who call The Hotel Roanoke should use the following CODE: VAV 19

To reserve a room online, Representatives of VASS Business Members should use the following LINK to their unique booking website: https://book.passkey.com/e/49871829

The reservation deadline for The Hotel Roanoke is Thursday, April 11, or until all rooms are sold out.

Cancellations of room reservations must be received at least seven (7) days in advance, or the first night’s deposit (charged at booking) will not be refunded.

Blue Ridge Hotel and Conference Center

Additional overnight accommodations are available at the Blue Ridge Hotel.

Rooms - $85.00 – $100.00/night (plus tax) (rate depends on availability)
For Reservations, call 540-563-9300

For the best rate, book online, using the following link: http://blueridgehotelandconferencecenter.com/

Other Hotels

Click here for a listing of other accommodations near The Hotel Roanoke.

Contact VASS

If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about the 2019 VASS Spring Conference, please contact our Administrative Assistant Liza Scallet.

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If you would like to attend the conference and your organization is a VASS Business Partner, please contact Liza Scallet, the VASS Administrative Assistant, for registration information.

If you would like to attend the conference as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Business Affiliate Member, please click here for General Information for Business Members.

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Pre-Payment is not required. However, if you would like to pay now by credit card or PayPal, 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 or PayPal at registration, the person whom you identify above as the Billing Contact will receive an invoice for payment of the registration fee after the workshop or conference has been held.

If a purchase order number is provided on the registration form, it will be referenced on the invoice.

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VASS 2019 Annual Spring Conference
Hotel Roanoke
April 26, 2019

Virginia Association of School Superintendents
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