December 8-10 - Roanoke, Virginia

2019 Annual Conference


Welcome to Virginia’s world famous Technology in Education conference. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a seasoned veteran you will find the conference full of information ready to take back to your school or workplace. The 2019 conference will be held December 8th – 10th at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Full Days


Sunday Spotlight

Tamara Letter

Tamara Letter is an enthusiastic presenter, writer, and kindness cultivator who strives each day to add a little good to the world. She is author of A Passion for Kindness and in addition to being a mom, educator, and writer, she is also an active VSTE conference committee member.

Monday Keynote

Michael Bonner

“I wish I could go back to second grade, so Mr. Bonner could be my teacher,” were the words Ellen Degeneres released on her social media accounts to 50+ million followers. This is when she learned of how Mr. Bonner’s mind capturing teaching methods encouraged students to go above and beyond on a reading test.

Mr. Bonner was previously an inspiring teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where the majority of students have strenuous familial dynamics and some are homeless. The school is 100% FRL (free and reduced lunch) and is located in a marginalized neighborhood in Eastern North Carolina. Michael will start at The Ron Clark Academy as a 4th grade teacher in the fall of 2019.


The conference overview schedule is below. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided on each day of the conference. 

The call for proposals is open now and the final schedule will be published in early October. Consider submitting a proposal. Deadline: September 15, 2019. 




  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM VSTE Board Meeting
  • 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM Keynote
  • 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM T100 Concurrent Sessions
  • 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM S100 Concurrent Sessions
  • 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
  • 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S200 Concurrent Sessions
  • 09:45 AM - 10:45 PM M100 Concurrent Sessions
  • 09:45 AM - 10:45 PM T200 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch
  • 09:45 AM - 11:45 PM MX100 Workshops
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM T300 Concurrent Sessions
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Spotlight Session
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM M200 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch
  • 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Kid Talks
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM T400 Concurrent Sessions
  • 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM S300 Concurrent Sessions
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM MX200 Workshops
  • 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM Ignite Talks and Demo Slam
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S400 Concurrent Sessions
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM M300 Concurrent Sessions
  • 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM Closing Raffle
  • 04:45 PM - 05:45 PM S500 Concurrent Sessions
  • 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM M400 Concurrent Sessions
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM M500 Concurrent Sessions
  • 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Exhibit Hall Reception
  • 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM Evening Social


The early bird really does get the worm. For the last 2 years the VSTE Annual Conference has sold out well in advance. If you are planning to attend in 2019 there’s no better time to register than now.

One day conference pass


Early Bird Registration. Rates Increase September 16th

Full 3 Day Conference Pass


Early Bird Registration. Rates increase September 16th

Join us as an Exhibitor at VSTE 2019

With nearly 1,000 attendees at Virginia’s premier educational conference, exhibitors are sure to meet new customers and old friends. Plus, our exhibitors contribute so much to the conference. Beyond just the financial support, you provide our attendees with the latest in educational technology. What does this mean for you? If you wish to reach the decision makers and leaders in educational technology in Virginia, the VSTE conference is the place to be in 2019. Booth space is limited and has sold out in years past so don’t wait to register!

Partners & Sponsors

VSTE Corporate Council


Conference Hotel

The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia

Conference Block: $147 plus tax

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Additional Lodging

Courtyard Roanoke Airport
3301 Ordway Drive NW
Roanoke, Virginia 24017

Conference Block: $127 plus tax

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Holiday Inn Roanoke Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018

Conference Block: $107 plus tax

Complimentary shuttle to conference available

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