Each year the VEA holds an Instructional (IPD) Conference. This conference draws several hundred members to learn the latest on hot topics such as alternative assessment, teacher evaluation, reducing stress, and many other critical issues. It is a fantastic low-cost way to gather new ideas and techniques to put into practice at your school. Registration and meal and lodging fees (double occupancy) for the two-day conference are typically under $100.
This year the conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia. The conference is open to education support professionals who work in food sercies, bukding and grounds, secretary and administrative services, transportation, security, as a paraeducator, etc. It is open to members and non-members. This year's theme is overcoming barriers together.
Reggie Smith is an annual opportunity to join your colleagues for three great days of fun and learning. It is held in July at the University of Richmond.