VSTE Presentations

The Why & How of Presenting at VSTE

Welcome to the hub for presentations at the VSTE Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, from December 8-10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Anchored in Innovation,” and we eagerly await your proposal submissions for the conference.

Anchored in Innovation | VSTE | December 8 - 10, 2024

Presentation Proposal Deadline | July 9, 2024

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Why Present at VSTE?

Share your knowledge and expertise with others.

  • VSTE works to have teachers as presenters so we can all learn from someone who has first-hand experience.
  • Presenting at VSTE allows you to show what you have learned and share the experiences you have had with your students in your classroom.
  • Presenting at VSTE allows you to share your passion for the use of educational technology with others.

Enhance your professional profile.

  • Build your professional credibility by sharing what you know and helping others build their knowledge base.
  • Expand your professional relationships by working with educators from across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Network with leading experts.

  • VSTE is a great opportunity to meet other experts in the field of educational technology and instruction.
  • Connect and build your professional network.

See what others are doing with educational technology.

  • Have the opportunity to explore the latest trends in our ever-changing world of instructional technology.

Inspire and be inspired

  • Learn ways to improve your practice.
  • Learn with others and help them improve their practice.
VSTE Presenters showcasing their work at the poster sessions.

Choose Your Presentation Format

Type: Live In Person

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) and audience are in person at the conference

Room Setup: Room is theater seating

Description: One or two presenters will lead a 1 hour presentation. Demonstrating best practices in instruction and professional learning, they may incorporate hands-on activities, lecture type presentations, interactive activities, or any other interesting and engaging formats.


Type: Virtual

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) are at the conference. Audience is online/virtual

Room Setup: Room is setup for broadcasting

Description: This 1 hour session will have the presenter in person at the VSTE conference while all the session attendees will be virtual. These sessions will be designed to demonstrate successful strategies for learning at a distance as well as share engaging content for the virtual conference attendees.


Type: Hybrid

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) are at the conference. Audience is a mix of in person and virtual.

Room Setup: In person room is theater seating.

Description: This 1 hour session will have the presenter in person at the VSTE conference while all the session attendees will be both in person and virtual. These sessions will be designed to demonstrate successful strategies for hybrid learning environments as well as share engaging content for both in-person and virtual conference attendees.


Type: Flexible Seating

Presenter and Audience: Presenters and audience are in person at the conference. Sessions should highlight the use of flexible seating strategies for learning.

Room Setup: These select sessions require the presenter to provide a floor plan. Tables and chairs are movable.

Description: This 1 hour session will have the presenter and audience in person at the VSTE conference. The presenter will be asked to provide a room layout prior to the session using the equipment available. These sessions should capitalize on the use of flexible seating as an instructional tool.


Type: Innovation Station

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) and Audience are in person at the conference.

Room Setup: Presenters will be in an open space allowing attendees to engage fully with the content

Description: These 1 hour sessions are a unique VSTE conference experience. They are scheduled in an open, flexible area in the conference center, allowing attendees greater opportunity to interact with both the presenters and the content. For Innovation Station at the 2024 Conference, we are looking for presentations that emphasize a hands-on, interactive format around topics such as STEM, robotics, maker-spaces, virtual/augmented reality, and much more. If you would like your proposal to be part of the Innovation Station at the Conference, make sure your description emphasizes the interactive features of your presentation. It should use relevant terms that will attract the attention of both the program committee and your potential audience. The goal is to share the amazing things you are doing in an interactive environment. If you have questions about whether your proposal idea might be a good fit for the Innovation Station area of the conference, or how you might modify a proposal to fit, please feel free to write to us.


Type: Skuttlebutt Central

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) and Audience are in person at the conference

Room Setup: Presenters will be on an open stage area downstairs with round tables to encourage audience conversation.

Description: These sessions will be short opportunities for presenters to share an idea that they wish to have help fleshing out or want to share a tool and get ideas for how it might be used or just have a chance to brainstorm with others. These sessions will start with a 15 minute share of the idea or tool followed by 45 minutes of conversation related to the session topic/tool/presentation.


Type: Kid Talks

Presenter and Audience: Presenters and Audience are in person at the conference.

Room Setup: These sessions are led by students. Presentation space will be a display board, a small table, and 2 chairs.

Description: Kid Talks are sessions led by the Virginia students. They will be able to share their ideas and projects with a poster session presentation and demo. These sessions will be on Sunday only.


Type: Poster Session

Presenter and Audience: Presenter(s) and Audience are in person at the conference.

Room Setup: The presentation space consists of a 4 foot X 8 foot display board, a small table, and 2 chairs.

Description: Poster sessions are on Monday and Tuesday ONLY. Create a poster or display showcasing your most exciting activity/tool/strategy from your experience. These presentations will be done in a poster format that will be displayed in the open areas of the conference. Each presentation will have a bulletin board and a small table as the display area. Presenters are encouraged to bring manipulatives, demonstration materials, resources to give out, and sample student work when appropriate. Attendees will be able to walk around and view these posters to learn about educational technology content or strategies. Detailed descriptions and illustrations will be necessary components to the Poster session displays. You and your co-presenter interact directly with the attendees as they walk through the display area.

Here’s How It Works

  1. You submit your proposal on the VSTE website.
  2. All submissions go through a blind-review selection process by a committee.
  3. Acceptance emails are sent to selected presenters when the review process is complete and a tentative schedule is created.
  4. Presenters and co-presenters register for VSTE24.
  5. Presenters and co-presenters attend a short “What to expect when presenting at VSTE information session.”
  6. Presenters are asked to provide handouts, materials, and your presentation slides in advance.
  7. Watch your email for additional information and requirements as the conference gets nearer.
  8. Come to VSTE24 and present.
VSTE Proposal Guide

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