Annual Convention

2017 VSBA Annual Convention 
November 15 - 17, 2017
Williamsburg Lodge

The VSBA Annual Convention is the largest and most anticipated VSBA meeting of the year. This event brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across Virginia. Attend general sessions, choose from over fifty hot topic seminars pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more. This is the convention you do not want to miss. See you in Williamsburg!

Conference Basics


Registration is now open! Click here to register for the VSBA Annual Convention.  Registration for VSBA conferences is open to VSBA members and affiliates.  For more information, contact Amanda Leonard, coordinator of board development, at

For more information about the convention, download the brochure.

Exhibit Hall Information

The Exhibitor Brochure for 2017 can be found here. Online booth registration can be found here.

The layout of the exhibit hall can be found here.

For more information, contact Amanda Leonard, coordinator of board development, at

call for presentation proposals

The VSBA deadline to submit a presentation proposal has now passed. 


Thank you to students from Newport News Public Schools for creating the video.

Pre-Convention Events

2017 golf tournament

The 2017 Golf Tournament will be hosted by Moseley Architects. Additional information will be available soon. 


The Virginia School Boards Association would like to invite you to a workshop for education foundation professionals, volunteers and those interested in starting an education foundation in your school division. The workshop, held in conjunction with the VSBA Annual Convention, will feature education foundation representatives from Virginia discussing engaging technology platforms and how to develop a gift of insurance policy for your foundation.  Additionally, attendees will learn how foundations can strategically fulfill the needs of school divisions based on the current climate of education in the state. There will also be a chance to share best practices from your education foundation and pick up some great tools that you can use as soon as you return to your foundation.

Click here for a brochure     

Click here to register

Convention Features

General Session Speakers

Wednesday, November 15


Thursday, November 16


Friday, November 17

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Manny Scott


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Dr. Bill Dagget


Jon Landis












Support physical activity in schools by running or walking in the 14th annual VSBA 5K sponsored by BCWH with support from Ascent Engineers. The race begins at 7:00AM at the Williamsburg Lodge. Walk, run, skip, or even dance across the finish line to celebrate the annual Virginia School Boards Association convention! This event is a great opportunity to participate as a team and show your school division spirit. You can register for the VSBA 5K Walk/Run online by clicking the link provided below OR at the BCWH booth during the VSBA Convention on November 15, 2017.

Registration is FREE to school board members, superintendents and school board clerks. Everyone who participates in the 5K will receive a race t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up from the BCWH booth before the race during the VSBA Convention. Please bring your registration confirmation letter. 

Awards will be presented to the following groups at the Friday General Session: 

  • Spirit Award
  • Team Award
  • 1st place for Mens and Womens walkers
  • 1st place for Mens and Womens runners in designated age groups 

Register today!


The information on the 2017 Exhibition of School Architecture is now available. Projects must be submitted by September 15, 2017. Please click here to view the brochure. 

Event-Level Sponsors







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