Conference Details

November 13-15, 2019

Mark your calendars. The Virginia Assessment Group Conference will be held on Wednesday, November 13th until Friday, November 15th. We look forward to seeing you there.

Richmond, VA

The 32nd Annual Conference will be held at the Delta Hotel Marriott in downtown Richmond. Please join us for an opportunity to learn and network with professionals in the field of assessment and beyond.

Conference Support

We need volunteers! Please consider serving as a proposal reviewer, scholarly paper discussant, or session chair.

Keynote Speakers

Ann K. Emery from Depict Data Studio

Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who is determined to get your data out of spreadsheets and into stakeholders’ hands.  Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making technical information easier to understand for non-technical audiences.  

In her “spare” time, Ann chairs the American Evaluation Association’s data visualization interest group, serves as an advisory member of the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative, and motorcycles around the country with her husband and toddler.

Prior to launching her own company, Ann measured the effectiveness of public policy projects at Innovation Network, managed a performance management system at the Latin American Youth Center, evaluated educational programs for local, state, and national education agencies at ICF International, and contributed to research-to-policy projects at the University of Virginia.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from George Mason University.

Read more about Ann. 

Conference Program

Poster Presentation and Reception

The reception is a great opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones through some facilitated questions designed to spark discussion. Posters provide an outlet for interactive discussions with conference participants about a project that has been completed or is in the developing stages. Read the call for proposals and submit your poster proposal online by July 31st.

Panel, Scholarly Paper, and Roundtable presentation sessions

The Virginia Assessment Group celebrates 32 years of promoting quality higher education through assessment and institutional effectiveness practices. Read the call for proposals and submit your proposal online by July 31st.

Networking Lunch and Dinner Opportunities

The conference includes a lunch and Virginia Assessment Group business meeting for all participants on Thursday. This is a time for board nominations. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself if you would like to contribute your expertise to the board. On Thursday evening, multiple dinner locations will be identified and participants have the opportunity to socialize and network outside of the formal conference events. (This event is optional and not included in registration).