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VSTE’s 2008-09 Annual State Technology Conference

February 22 - 24, 2009
Virginia Beach Convention Center

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VSTE sponsors the only statewide technology conference in Virginia. Over 1,200 attendees are excited each year by cutting edge technology sessions and workshops. We promise to overwhelm you with information, opportunities, knowledge and activities. In two and a half days, you can select from over 125 concurrent sessions and 20+ optional ticketed hands-on workshops. Visit our exhibitors and gather information on state of the art opportunities for education.

While our conference expands and grows each year, we also have a great tradition of items that attendees have come to appreciate. Two meals are included in your registration each day (Monday & Tuesday). Breaks are also included all days.

Whether you are new to technology or an advanced user, you will enjoy our conference and learn. We promise you'll have fun, be excited, gather ideas for your classroom, and look forward to coming back year after year. This is one Conference that you will not want to miss. We're not anywhere near the biggest, but in quality we are working hard to be considered among the best. Please select a link on the left for more information.


The VSTE Conference is Virginia's ONLY professional development conference activity serving the needs of educational technology leadership, integrators, subject area specialists, and classroom teachers. Make-up of our attendees is

55% teachers
30% integrators
10% educational technology leaders
5% other

40-45% of our attendees are first timers each year.


Check out VSTE’s first Educational Technology Leadership Institute. The Institute, which will be held on Sunday February 22, 2009 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is a full one-day event focusing on unique needs of all educational technology leaders.

The Conference KEYNOTE presentation will be held on Sunday Afternoon at 4:45 PM.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday - You will have the opportunity to attend 14 different presentations in three days, with over 100 concurrent presentations (included with registration); keynote and spotlight presentations; 100+ vendor exhibits; door prizes; the cyber cafe; and hundreds of other activities and events for your enjoyment and participation.

20+ optional hands-on workshops are offered (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). These workshops require tickets for admission. Workshops are 2.5 hours and are limited to 14 attendees to accommodate one person per computer.

Vendor Exhibits fill 100+ booths. They will be displaying their wares starting Monday Morning through Tuesday early afternoon. Time has been set aside for you to meet with the vendors without competition from any other conference activities.


Registration fees are time sensitive for the Conference. The later your register, the higher the fee. Your registration covers: access to all concurrent and general sessions, exhibit hall, transportation, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks (Monday and Tuesday); plus snacks (Sunday)

A $10 surcharge will be applied to your lodging costs to help defer the cost of bus transportation to and from the conference headquarters hotel and identified overflow locations.

  • Early Bird 3-Day Registration (by October 1, 2008) - $245
  • Regular 3-Day Registration (October 2, 2008 - January 5, 2009) - $265
  • Late 3-Day Registration (January 6, 2009 - February 8, 2009) - $305
  • Walk-In 3-Day Registration (After February 8, 2009) - $330
  • Sunday ONLY Registration - $150
  • Monday ONLY Registration - $150
  • Tuesday ONLY Registration - $150
  • Group registration is available for groups as small as 10 persons on one purchase order. Prices range from $260 each (10 - 19 persons) to $240 each (groups over 40 persons).

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Please direct any questions to

Daniel Arkin
Virginia Society for Technology in Education


Click here for more information on the VSTE Annual State Conference.

Date: February 22-24, 2009

February 22 is the Educational Technology Leadership Institute.

Click here for more information on the Educational Technology Leadership Institute.