VACE Conference - Call for Programs 

We are excited to be together in person again this year and can’t wait to learn from all of you!

In order to create an inviting and successful conference this year, we need your help.

How, you ask? Submit a program proposal by January 18th to present a breakout session during the conference.


Why should you present? Here are just a few of the many reasons:

  • Help advance the field of career development and recruitment in the state of Virginia
  • Build your presentation skills (and your resume!)
  • Share the work you are doing at your university, company, or organization
  • Save some cash! Each accepted proposal comes with a $100 registration discount for up to two presenters! Please note: you will be required to register for the conference if your program is accepted. If you can only join us on the day you are presenting, there is a 1-day registration option which is eligible for a $50 discount. Wait to register until you hear back about your program submission. Discount codes will be given to make registration easier.


The goal is to offer conference attendees a comprehensive variety of topical, innovative, and relevant sessions from which to choose. VACE Member surveys have indicated topics of interest to be, but not limited to:

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Self-Care for students, partners, and/or the self
  • Best practices: 
    • for Budgeting in a COVID Economy
    • in Recruiting and Employer Engagement
    • for engaging and motivating students in events and with social media
    • for Virtual Programming
  • Managing the job search process in a post-COVID job market
  • Current issues employers are facing and how colleges can meet needs
  • Non-traditional students: counseling, employers, hiring
  • Addressing the lack of student activity and engagement in jobs and careers
  • Finding legitimate remote jobs
  • Professionalism for remote/virtual jobs


Submit your Program Proposal


If you have any questions or would like to serve on the Programs Committee, please contact the Conference Co-Chairs at [email protected]