Event Information

When: Monday, March 27, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skeleton Key Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA, 24061

Who: YOU! And 200 active leaders in education and out-of-school time, representing thousands of youth from across the Commonwealth. Our conference is designed for Afterschool/Summer Learning Programs, Schools, Community Centers, Mentoring Leaders, Libraries, Parks & Recreation Departments, Government Agencies, Faith-Based Programs, Early Childhood/Childcare Leaders, Nonprofit Organizations, and Business Partners.

About Future Ready, Starts Today

This year’s conference theme, “Future Ready, Starts Today” speaks to the need to prepare young people for a future we might not yet imagine while recognizing the importance of the here and now. The pandemic challenged the status quo and demanded that we adapt. Now as we are in the process of redefining our new normal, what is worth carrying forward into the future, and what are we ready to leave in the past? What skillsets and mindsets can we adopt today to help us and the young people we serve to prepare for the future? How can we be future-oriented while remaining rooted in the power of the present day?

Conference Details

About the Keynote, Rick Miller

For centuries HOPE has been discussed in theology, mythology, philosophy, and everyday conversation but science was slow in examining this powerful life-changing force we call HOPE.  Rick Miller’s keynote will examine this powerful concept by scientifically exploring how HOPE is created and activated for all, by all, and why it is important to understand the transformation from trauma-informed care to hope-informed strategies. 


*subject to change

Invest in YOU!

VPOST believes in investing in your professionalism. That’s why each attendee will have the opportunity to get a digital professional headshot. (estimated value, $250).

What your ticket includes

  • Admission to our Conference
  • Choose your own breakout workshops for 3 rounds, plus plenary panels and keynotes
  • Opportunity to get a FREE digital headshot (estimated value $250)
  • Dedicated time to exploring the exhibit hall and connecting with our partners, plus a conference bag for your swag
  • Networking with your peers at the ONLY conference dedicated to all OST programs in Virginia
  • Awards ceremony and door prizes
  • Breakfast, coffee, lunch, and mid-day refreshments included

Ready to Join us?

Request for Proposals

VPOST is looking for speakers with insights, proven strategies, inspiration, and innovations in the field to share their expertise.

  • Workshops are 55-minutes
  • Each accepted workshop will receive one complimentary conference registration. The presenter(s) will have access to the entirety of the conference.

Proposals are due Monday, January 16th. Questions? Contact Christine at Christine.jones-monaccio@v-post.org

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