2016 Annual Conference

Beyond Buzzwords: Showcasing Practices that Improve the Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment.

November 16-18, 2016 - Richmond, VA

Featuring Ashley Finley from Dominican University of California

The 2016 conference focuses on:

  • Sharing effective practices that communicate assessment results to various stakeholders, including faculty, campus leaders, parents, policy makers, and students themselves;

  • Highlighting research-based practices for getting usable data into the hands of those who need it; and

  • Promoting the dissemination of assessment results in both the popular and scholarly press.

With an evening poster session and reception and a full day of traditional concurrent sessions, the conference promises to be engaging and dynamic. As always, the tone and tenor of the event will be collegial, as colleagues from within and beyond the Commonwealth of Virginia network, share, and collaborate.


Registration is now open. Please click HERE to register for the VAG Conference.
  • VAG Full conference (Wed. evening through Fri afternoon) - $225 before November 1; $275 after November 1.
  • Thursday Full Day Attendance - $175 before November 1; $225 after November 1
  • Student Registration - $100 before November 1; $150 after November 1


The 2016 Annual Conference of the Virginia Assessment Group will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Richmond.  Located in Richmond's downtown district, the hotel is convenient to award-winning restaurants and local area attractions.

The conference room rate is $121.00 per night. Please make your room reservations before Monday, October 31, 2016 to be guaranteed this rate. You can reserve a room by using this LINK or by calling the hotel and mentioning you are attending the Virginia Assessment Group conference (855) 472-7802.

Driving Directions

Crowne Plaza Richmond 555 East Canal Street Richmond, VA 23219 Hotel Directions Crowne_Plaza_map

Conference Overview

Wednesday, November 18th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
VRAS meeting
Wednesday, November 18th, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Opening VAG Reception
Poster Session
Thursday, November 19th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Keynote: Charlie Blaich & Kathy Wise
VAG Annual Business Meeting
Concurrent Sessions
Friday, November 20th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Sessions
  Closing Keynote: Peter Doolittle (CIDER/VPI) & Keston Fulcher (JMU)

  Thank you to our 2015 Conference Sponsors:
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