Drawing upon the national conference theme, from The National Afterschool Association (NAA), Rise Up, our 10th annual conference is themed Rise Up and Shine. It is a call to action for OST professionals to be seen and heard by the greater community. Our event aims to elevate and illuminate OST programs in Virginia by offering participants proven strategies and innovations in the field. Now at our 10 year milestone Rise Up and Shine will be the most expansive, informative, and inspiring conference in VPOST history!
This year's keynote speaker is Chic Thompson. Chic’s passion is inspiring professionals and children to be “curious first… critical second” while engaging in creative problem solving. His latest creative adventure is founding WagiLabs, a global, social innovation incubator for kids’ ideas. He is a two time author of books, What a Great Idea! and Yes, But… . During the last 30 years, Chic has given over 4,500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City Improv.
We have a limited number of rooms blocked at, The Williamsburg Lodge, the location of the conference, with a discounted rate of $98.00. To book your stay, please go to our hotel landing page here.