Call for Proposals for Conference Programming is NOW OPEN!

 The success of the VACE Conference is dependent on your expertise!  We are looking for great presenters among our members and their colleagues for the VACE 2024 Conference Breakout Sessions. 

 Topics should focus on helping our Employer and Career Services members to gain knowledge and insight into industry trends, resources, best practices and innovative programming for building strong relationships between career services providers, employers, students, and graduates for creating pathways for successful entry into professional careers.


Submit your program proposal by Wednesday, January 31st

 Submit Your Proposal Here 

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

  • Help advance the field of career development in the state of Virginia
  • Build your presenting 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 per program (Please wait until you know if your program is accepted before registering for the conference)

  The topics are limitless, but here are a few recommendations to get you started:

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion - Current Issues and Strategies
  • Retention in the Classroom and/or the Office
  • Self Care for Students, Partners, and the Self
  • Best Practices in Job Searching & Hiring
  • Best Practices in Employer Engagement
  • Best Practices for Engaging and Motivating Students 
  • Alumni: The Hidden Tool and How To Use Them
  • Salary & Benefits: Assessment, Negotiation, and Reality for Students
  • Importance/Implementation of NACE Competencies in the Workplace
  • Professional Development: Continuing Learning After the Degree

 Are you also interested in being a panelist on either our Employer Panel or Career Services Panel?  Let us know on the Call for Proposals Form! (Submit Your Proposal Here)

 We are excited to be together at Hotel Roanoke April 24-26, 2024 and can’t wait to learn from all of you!

The Conference Programs Committee
Sherry Talbott – Chair Ÿ Andy Park Ÿ Ashley Crute Ÿ Kimberly Phillips 

Please contact Sherry Talbott at [email protected] if you have questions or suggestions!