Professional Development Institute

Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA 

July 31 - August 3, 2017

2020 Professional Development Institute Cancelled 

We look forward to seeing you in July 2021

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Online Registration is now Closed.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's VAME Professional Development Institute in Virginia Beach, VA.

Keep checking back to get the latest information and updates on the 2021 summer conference. 

Hotel Registration

  Please use the following link for hotel reservations: 



The Founders Inn & Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

5641 Indian River Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

p: (757) 424- 5511



2020 Registration

Early Registration
Rates before June 1st

Early Registration VAME Member

Early Registration New Teacher



Early Registration Non-Member


Aspiring Educators per day


Administrator Fee per day



Rates after June 1st

Registration VAME Member


Registration New Teacher


Registration Non-Member


Aspiring Educators per day

Administrator Fee per day



New Teacher: hired before new school season.

Aspiring Educators: non-educators pursing a career in education and college students

 2020 Conference Agenda


Pre-Conference Workshops

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

DECA Boot Camp (AM & PM sessions)

Jefferson Amphitheater

8:30 am- 11:30 am



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


4A Ballroom

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pre-Conference Social

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On-site registration will be available

Tuesday, July 28th from 8:00- 10:30 am


Industry Certification and Testing

7:30-10:30 am

Industry certification and testing will take place on site:

The Founder's Inn

4A Ballroom

Pre-registration is required to attend.

  • National Retail Federation Customer Service

  • National Retail Federation Business of Retail

  • W!SE Financial Literacy Certification

**Registration Closes Wednesday, June 5th**

Conference Exhibition

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

8:00 am-3:00 pm


Exhibitors will be announced soon!

Refund and Payment


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.  We will no longer invoice for the member rate and allow the attendee to pay the difference.

School divisions registering multiple teachers MUST register by individual name and corresponding school email.  Supervisors cannot register entire districts under one name. 

Cancellation Policy and No Show: 
Full refunds will be given up to June 22nd. Partial refunds of $95 will be given up to July 14th. No refunds will be offered after July 14th. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to 

No Shows:
No shows will be invoiced for the full conference rate and will be unable to register for future VAME Conferences until the balance is settled. Please refer to the cancellation policy.

VAME Membership:
The 2020-21 VAME online membership will open on August 1st.  Conference attendees may join onsite. If you were not a VAME Member for the 2019-20 school year then you are not eligible for the VAME Member rate at conference.