VASS Annual Fall Conference (2019-2020)
October 20 - 22, 2019
- Registration Fee:$275
- Cancellation Deadline:October 11, 2019
- Venue:Charlottesville Omni
VASS is combining its Annual Fall Conference with the Governor’s Early Childhood Education Policy Summit. The VASS Fall Conference is being held at the Charlottesville Omni Hotel all day on Monday, October 21, and it concludes on Tuesday morning, October 22, at 9:30 am. The Governor’s Summit is being held at the UVA Darden School of Business in Charlottesville on Tuesday, October 22, starting at 10:00 am. There is no additional cost for superintendents to attend the Governor’ Summit.
In addition to legislative issues expected to affect public education during the 2020 Session, the VASS Fall Conference will focus on the Virginia Board of Education’s proposed SOQ revisions, Passport Credits and Transfer Virginia, national education issues, the state budget, and VASS’s partnership with the Legal Aid Justice Center to improve funding for Virginia’s public schools. VASS members will have opportunities to discuss issues and provide input on the VASS legislative positions for the 2020 Session as well as discuss the recommendations from the VASS Blueprint workgroups.
This year’s conference program features 18 speakers and panelists. Several members of the General Assembly have been invited, along with other key policymakers and speakers who are featured annually, such as Bob Holsworth and Jim Regimbal.
The registration form for the VASS Fall Conference is at the bottom of this page.
The Governor’s Summit includes speakers and break-out sessions that will address the challenges of providing early childhood education and showcase successful programs. This event at the Darden School of Business will involve many opportunities for discussion and input on early childhood policy recommendations.
There is no additional charge for superintendents to attend the Governor’s Early Childhood Policy Summit.
Please click HERE for an Invitation from Secretary Atif Qarni to attend the Governor’s Summit on Early Childhood Education on Tuesday, October 22.
Please click HERE to register (for superintendents only) (at no additional cost) for the Early Childhood Education Summit.
Please Check Back for Updates to Conference Schedule.
Sunday, October 20
New Superintendent Orientation
If you are a Superintendent who has been newly appointed this year, or you are currently serving as an Interim Superintendent, you are encouraged to attend this orientation.
Sunday, October 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Preston Room
Golf Outing at Old Trail Club
Participants will gather at the Old Trail Golf Course in Crozet, 15 miles from the Omni, for an afternoon of friendly golf competition in the spectacular foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The outing will feature a captain's choice format that begins with a shotgun start at 12:20 p.m. Snacks, drinks, and prizes are included.
Sunday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Omni Atrium
Conference Fee and Registration for Superintendents, Superintendent Designees, and Retired Superintendents
The 2019 Fall Conference fee for superintendents, superintendent designees (other school division leaders), and retired superintendents is $275 per person.
The registration deadline is Friday, October 11.
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, October 11 . . . or you will be billed in full.
Registration for VASS Partners and Other VASS Business Members
If you would like to attend the conference and your organization is a VASS Partner or VASS Business Member, please contact Liza Scallet, the VASS Administrative Assistant, for fee and registration information.
Please note that the registration links on this web page are for use by superintendents, their designees, and retired superintendents only. Registration links for business members will be provided by Liza Scallet.
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
VASS has set aside rooms at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel with a special conference rate for superintendents and their guests.
The rate is $132 for a single or $147 for a double per night. Parking and Internet access are included in the rate.
Or call the Omni at 800-843-6664 and ask for the VASS rate.
The deadline to reserve a discounted room is Thursday, September 26. Please do not delay in making your reservation -- only a limited number of rooms are available at the VASS rate.
Find location information and directions for the Omni here.
Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown
Overflow rooms are available at the Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown (315 West Main Street).
For reservations at the VASS Block Rate, call (434) 220-0075 by Monday, October 9.
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about the VASS Fall Conference, please contact Liza Scallet, the VASS Administrative Assistant.