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Virginia ACTE is an affiliate of the national Association for Career and Technical Education.


Virginia ACTE’s Annual Professional Development Leadership Seminar for Virginia Educators

The 2018 Professional Development Leadership Seminar will be held January 18–19, 2018, at the Downtown Hilton in Richmond.

Attendee registration is now open.
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Hotel Registration
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Exhibitor Registration
If you are a vendor and interested in participating in the Virginia ACTE Seminar, please complete this registration form.

Schedule at-a-Glance

Thursday, Jan. 18:
9:00–11:00am — Exhibitor Setup
9:30–10:30am — Policymaker Breakfast (Virginia ACTE Board)
10:30am–12:45pm — VACTEA Board of Directors Meeting
11:00am–Noon — Virginia ACTE Board Meeting
11:00am–1:00pm — Registration, visit exhibitors, silent auction, and raffle tickets
1:00–2:00pm — Opening Session
2:00–2:30pm — Break and refreshments, visit exhibitors, silent auction, and raffle tickets
2:30–3:30pm — Breakout Sessions
3:45–4:45pm — General Session
4:45–5:30pm — Group Work Session and Planning
5:30–6:00pm — Reception (cash bar), silent auction, and raffle tickets
6:00–8:00pm — Awards Banquet
8:15–10:00pm — CTSO Training Meeting
8:15–10:00pm — Hospitality, final silent auction, and raffle tickets

Friday, Jan. 19:
7:00–8:00am — Breakfast Buffet
7:45am — Depart for General Assembly (three-block walk)
8:00–10:45am — Professional Networking Opportunities
11:00am–1:00pm — Closing Luncheon
1:00–9:00pm — VATIE Board Meeting
5:30–9:00pm — VTEEA Executive Committee Meeting and Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 20:
7:00–9:15am — VTEEA Breakfast
8:30am–3:00pm —  VTEEA Board Meeting and Lunch

2017 Seminar

Virginia ACTE’s Professional Development and Leadership Seminar was held January 12–13, 2017, at the Downtown Hilton in Richmond. Guest speakers included Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, who addressed the need for career and technical education pathways which lead to a competent and qualified workforce; and Michael Connet, with national ACTE, who provided updates on Perkins reauthorization and the future timelines.

Virginia Superintendent Dr. Billy J. Cannaday, Jr. updated the participants on the Profile of the Virginia Graduate and opportunities for career and technical education. Vanessa Rathberger of the Virginia Manufacturing Association discussed the opportunities for schools and students to participate in the “Dream It. Do It.” initiative.

Seminar participants received updates on the policy concerns facing career and technical education and made visits to the General Assembly. Each participant also received an “i am CTE” t-shirt to wear to the General Assembly.

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2017 Seminar Exhibitors

AMTEKCEV MultimediaCTECSGoodheart-Willcox PublisherNational Geographic/CengagePearsonRealityworksVirginia Credit UnionVirginia LotteryWhitebox Learning