VATE 2018 Annual Conference Registration: #WeAreVATE: We Are the Change
First, complete this registration form.
After completing this form, purchase your registration through the VATE store ( Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.
If you need a receipt, we recommend that you pay through our online store. After you pay through the store, you will be sent an email with the receipt information.
If you have any questions or require a paper registration form or to pay by check, please email us at
VATE regrets that there are no refunds for the conference registration.

Pricing is as follows:

Pay Online/By Mail rates close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 1st. After this time, you may register online, but the Pay On-Site rate will apply.


Membership Status Registration Before Oct.1 After Oct. 1/Pay On-Site
VATE Member Full Weekend Conference $125.00 $150.00
Non-Member* Full Weekend Conference $150.00 $175.00
Student Full Weekend Conference $50.00 $75.00
VATE Member Friday Only Conference $60.00 $75.00
Non-Member* Friday Only Conference $85.00 $100.00
VATE Member Saturday Only Conference $80.00 $95.00
Non-Member* Saturday Only Conference $105.00 $120.00

*Purchasing this registration includes VATE membership for one year.


Friday, October 12 – 12:00 pm: General Opening Session with Buffet Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, Jocelyn Chadwick
Join us for our conference kick-off session which includes a sandwich and salad buffet and empowering words from our National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) President-Elect. (cost of $10.00)

Friday, October 12 – 6:00 pm: Dinner with a Board Member.*
Join us at local restaurants for dinner with a member of the VATE board. Signup sheets will be available at check in. This is an opportunity to speak directly to a board member with concerns, questions, ideas, and innovations. This is your organization and we want to hear from you!
*space is limited; if necessary, priority will be given based on registration payment date

Saturday, October 13 – 9:00 am: Kylene Beers & Bob Probst
Join us after breakfast for an informative session with bestselling authors and collaborators, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. They are the co-authors of Notice and Note and (separately and together) many other titles aimed at making classroom teachers’ lives easier, more meaningful, and creative. A book signing will follow.

Saturday, October 13 – 12:30 pm: Buffet Luncheon and awards and recognitions.
Join us for a hot lunch and a program, featuring this year’s award winners and special recognitions for VATE members.
* (cost included in registration)

Saturday, October 13 – 7:30 pm: Books, Wine and Chocolate
Decompress and enjoy time with your fellow Virginia English teachers. Come see how tasty fine wine, fine chocolate, and fine books can be. Seriously, this event is tailored for English teachers! (Cost $20.00)

Sunday, October 14 – 9:00 am: Panel: The Role of English in a Climate of School Insecurity
How does our field, our discipline, the humanities in general, function in US schools at this moment in our history? Participate in a moderated panel after enjoying a breakfast buffet with fellow English teachers and educators.

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