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Saturday, April 1, 2017   

2017 VAIS Technology Conference

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Program registration deadline has been EXTENDED until
Tuesday, March 27 at noon.


Saturday, April 1, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Hampton Roads Academy is located at 739 Academy Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.



David Jakes is a recognized leader in the educational design and technology field, focuses on using the design process to support the organizational growth, development and change required to create relevant and meaningful conditions for student learning in schools. David’s thought leadership includes addressing the increased need to develop agile, connected, and personalized learning environments that support a contemporary education, and how the use of technology can be reimagined to create boundless opportunities for learning. Before his current position as Chief Design Officer of David Jakes Designs, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, and administrator. David's design experience includes working as a Digital Designer and Strategist for CannonDesign and The Third Teacher+, a leading architecture firm and learning space consultancy.   David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.


View the detailed schedule with session descriptions




9:00 AM

Registration Opens


9:30 – 10:30 AM

Keynote: David Jakes


10:45 – 11:30 AM

Session I


11:45- 12:30 PM

Session II


12:30-1:15 PM



1:30 – 2:15 PM

Session III


2:30 – 3:15 PM

Session IV


3:30 PM

Program Concludes



Need overnight accommodations? Click to find a hotel near Hampton Roads Academy


  • Member Fee:           $165 includes materials, breaks and lunch
  • NonMember Fee:    $265 includes materials, breaks and lunch


Program registration deadline has been EXTENDED until Tuesday, March 27 at noon.  The refund date has already passed. Please see the complete VAIS cancellation policy HERE.


Be a sponsor/vendor at the 2017 Technology Conference and show your product to teachers and administrators in independent schools.

Participation as an exhibitor have the following benefits:

  • Table and two chairs (optional)
  • Company listing and logo on event page of website
  • Email list of conference attendees
  • Lunch (2 representatives) with participants
  • Listing on our website until June 30, 2017

Sponsor Fees:

Platinum Sponsor:         $3500

Gold Sponsor:                $2500

Silver Sponsor:              $1500

Bronze Sponsor:                $500

Vendor Registration by CHECK

Vendor Registration by CREDIT CARD

Participant Fee:
VAIS Member Non-Member
Fee includes program, breaks and lunch $165.00 $265.00

Location: Hampton Roads Academy
Street Address: 739 Academy Lane
City: Newport News
State: Virginia
Zip: 23602

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