STATE CONFERENCES


Each year the Virginia Network sponsors a statewide conference serving women in a wide range of roles in higher education, including graduate students. The Network has been particularly interested in identifying and developing the careers of women from diverse backgrounds and five times has focused the annual conference on critical issues for women of color.

2017 VIRGINIA NETWORK STATE CONFERENCE
Frontline to Boardroom: Leading Change in Higher Education

It is time to get excited about The Virginia Network Conference in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center The theme of this annual conference is Frontline to Boardroom: Leading Change in Higher Education. The annual conference is designed for women who serve the varied and diverse institutions and agencies of higher education in the Commonwealth and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing information about the national, state, and regional issues affecting higher education today. 

Questions about the conference? Please contact the 2017 Virginia Network Annual Conference Committee Chair.

Anna LoMascolo                                                                                 Leanna Blevins
Co-Director of Programming, Women's Center                                      Executive Director
Virginia Tech                                                                                      New College Institute
alomasco@vt.edu                                                                               lblevins@newcollegeinstitute.org



Call for Session Proposals


The Executive Board of the Virginia Network invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2017 annual state conference on June 2, 2017 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, VA.


The annual conference is designed for women who serve the varied and diverse institutions and agencies of higher education in the Commonwealth and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing information about the national, state, and regional issues affecting higher education today. 

This year's conference them is Frontline to Boardroom: Leading Change in Higher Education.  The conference planning committee seeks engaging concurrent sessions in which a diversity of topic areas, institutional types, perspectives, and experiences are represented.  Specifically, our goal is to offer sessions of interest to individuals at multiple levels and areas of the organization, including frontline, early career, mid-management, senior leadership, mid- and late-career, board member, and others. 

Successful proposals will:

  • Represent multiple and diverse perspectives on the theme;
  • Reflect expertise, broad applicability, and replicability;
  • Share best and promising practices and experiences; and
  • Foster open dialogue and idea sharing.


Please click on the form link below to submit your proposal. Completed proposals should be emailed to Anna LoMascolo, Conference Co-Chair, at
alomasco@vt.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59PM.  Proposal acceptances will be sent out no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.  Session presenters are expected to pay and register for the conference and secure lodging reservations, if necessary.



Call for Proposals Now Closed.


2017 Virginia Network Annual State Conference

Frontline to Boardroom: Leading Change in Higher Education

June 2, 2017 - Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

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