Professional Development Institute

Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA 

July 31 - August 3, 2017

Professional Development Institute

The Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA 

July 29 - August 1, 2019

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2019 Professional Development Institute

Online Registration is Closed

Registration will re-open on April 8, 2019 

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

 Use the links to the left to register for the conference, direct exhibitors to attend, donate an item for the VAME Auction or sign-up for the conference evening activities. 

Hotel Registration


Please check back for information regarding hotel registration.



The Founders Inn

5641 Indian River Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

p: (757) 424- 5511



2019 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

 2019 Conference Agenda

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VAME Conference Registration will open:

Online: April 8, 2019   


Industry Certification and Testing

Tuesday, July 30th 7:30-10:30 am

Industry certification and testing will take place at:

*Site to be announced Spring 2019*

Pre-registration is required to attend.

  • National Retail Federation Customer Service and Sales

  • National Retail Federation Advanced Customer Service and Sales

  • W!SE Financial Literacy Certification

**Registration Closes Friday, June 5th**


Conference Exhibition

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

8:00 am- 3:00 pm


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 28th. 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 2019-20 VAME online membership will open on August 5th.  Conference attendees may join onsite. If you were not a VAME Member for the 2018-19 school year then you are not eligible for the VAME Member rate at conference.