Professional Development Institute 

July 28- 31, 2024


Registration Payment due by July 10, 2024.

Registration after July 15, 2024 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 (includes membership for the upcoming year)

One-Day Administrator Fee:  $150  

New Teacher: hired for 2023-24 or 2024-25 school year.

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

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Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor?     Please register here


​Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

12042 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23233

p: (804) 364- 3600​


Schedule at a Glance 

Sunday July 28, 2024

12:00PM Preconference Registration

1:00PM - 5:00PM DECA Bootcamp

(less than 3 years as DECA advisor)

Monday July 29, 2024

8:00AM-11:00AM Registration 

NRF Welcome Breakfast for test takers

9:00AM - 10:30AM NRF Certification Testing (onsite)

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

11:00AM - 12:15PM Opening Luncheon 

12:30PM - 1:15PM Workshops

Tuesday July 30, 2024

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

8:00AM Working Breakfast

9:45AM Workshops (3- 45 minute sessions)

12:45PM Recognition Luncheon 

Years of Service & Teacher of the Year

2:00PM Workshop Session IV

Wednesday July 31, 2024

8:00AM Working Breakfast 

9:15AM Workshops Session I

10:15AM Workshops Session II

11:15AM Workshops Session III

12:15PM Business Meeting Luncheon

Interest in being a Coordinator for the 2025 Conference?

Paid Contract Position. 

Proposal due Friday, November 1, 2024.

Click here for the job description           Click here to submit proposals


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 2023-24 school year at the April 15th membership cut off, then you are not eligible for the VAME Member rate at conference. 

The 2024-25 VAME online membership will open at the 2024 conference.