Professional Development Institute 

July 24- 26, 2023

​Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

Richmond Virginia

Registration - Open Now

Registration Payment due by July 1, 2023.

Registration after July 15, 2023 will be charged the on-site rate.

Member Rate: $325

New Teacher Rate: $325

Non-VAME Member: $375

On-site Rate $400

Aspiring Educators: $100

One-Day Administrator Fee $150  

New Teacher: hired for 2022-23 or 2023-24 school year.

Aspiring Educators: non-educators pursing a career in education and college students; includes VAME membership for upcoming year.

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​Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

12042 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23233

p: (804) 364- 3600


**Single & Double rate are $96 plus tax & fees**

Tentative Conference Agenda

Pre-conference - 

Sunday July 23, 2023

1:00PM - 4:00PM DECA Bootcamp - Newer Advisors (less than 3 years as DECA advisor)

5:30PM “Meet and Greet” at Draftcade 

Monday July 24, 2023 ReFresh

8:00AM-11:00AM Registration 

8:30AM - 10:30AM Certification Testing 

8:30AM - 10:30AM DECA Bootcamp - Veteran Teachers (4+ years) 

8:30AM - 10:30AM Teacher of the Year Judging  

11:00AM - 12:15PM Opening Luncheon 

12:30PM - 1:15PM Work-based Learning Updated

2:00PM - 5:00 PM Drive Shack Field Trip

Silent Auction Items 

Tuesday July 25, 2023 ReNew

7:30AM - 3:00PM Exhibitors & Silent Auction Items  

8:00AM Breakfast Session - Marketing & State Update 

9:45AM Workshops begin (three 45 minute sessions)

12:45PM Recognition Luncheon (Years of Service & Teacher of the Year)

2:00PM Workshop Session IV

4:30PM Field trip - The Diamond: 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

5:00PM All you can eat dinner

6:30PM Richmond Squirrels Game

Family is welcome at the Squirrels game, let us know how many tickets you need at registration

Wednesday July 26, 2023 ReFocus

8:00AM Breakfast Session - DECA Update

9:15AM Workshops Session I

10:15AM Workshops Session II

11:15AM Workshops Session III

12:15PM Business Meeting Luncheon

Announcement of new board


The Payment Policy:

After your registration has been accepted, you will have the option to pay by credit card or request an invoice. Your payment is due 30 days from the registered date.  Payments must be made in full.  All payments are due no later than July 15th.  If payment can not be made in full by July 15th, correspondence from a CTE Director, principal, or finance director must be received in writing.  Registrants that do not pay by July 15th will be be dropped.

Cancellation Policy and No Show: 

No refunds will be offered after July 15th. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to 

VAME Membership:

If you were not a VAME Member for the 2022-23 school year at the April 15th membership cut off, then you are not eligible for the VAME Member rate at conference. 

The 2023-24 VAME online membership will open at the 2023 conference