Virginia Educational Facility Planners
2018 VIRGINIA CHAPTER ANNUAL Conference
Why Space Matters for Learning

Please join your colleagues from school districts, universities, design and construction related firms from across the mid-Atlantic for this stellar statewide event.

Dates:
April 16-17, 2018
Historic Williamsburg


Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Conference Program

Download the 2018 AIA/CES Conference Session Participation Form

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 am Keynote: George Couros
What to Look for in Today's Classroom
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Breakout Session 1 (Select One)
A. School Safety Panel
Vijay Ramnarain, VDoE
Dr. Al Orndorff, Frederick County Public Schools
Piedmont Room A
B. When Great Instruction Is Allowed to Inform Our Learning Space
Rob Berz, RRMM Architects
Virginia Room A
C. The Power of Learning Labs on the Next Generation Learners
George Nash, Branch & Associates
Virginia Room B
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Keynote: Wade Whitehead, Roanoke City Schools
Changing School
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Breakout Session 2 (Select One)
A. Using Multiple Intelligences for Learner Personalization and the Implications for Design of Learning Spaces
Elaine Fogliani, Crabtree Rohrbaugh Architects
Piedmont Room A
B. Early Childhood Education: Lessons from the Past and Possibilities for the Future
Rob Winstead, VMDO Architects
Piedmont Room B
C. You Can Have It Too! Case Studies in STEM Upgrades to Existing Schools
Vern McKissick, McKissick Associates
Virginia Room A
D. Using Classroom Design to Support Learning in High School Math
Clark Laster, Middlesex County Public Schools
Virginia Room B
4:00 pm Time on Your Own
5:30 pm VA4LE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Banquet / Planner and Student Awards
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Keynote: Trevor Muir
The Epic Classroom
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Breakout Session 3 (Select One)
A. 21st Century Site Performance Case Studies
Scott Wiley, Timmons Group
Piedmont Room A
B. 2018 College Student Design Competition Winners Project Presentations
Architecture Students from Hampton University and Virginia Tech
Jeff Harris, RRMM Architects
Piedmont Room B
C. Is the Future of the Classroom No Classroom at All?
Erin Richardson, BCWH Architects
Virginia Room A
D. Student Engagement: Why It Matters and How To Do It Effectively
Dr. Bill Bradley, Stantec
Virginia Room B
11:15 am Break Virginia Room Foyer
11:30 am Breakout Session 4 (Select One)
A. Engaging Students during Design and Construction
Robyn Niss, Kimley Horn
Piedmont Room A
B. Classroom Design to Support Deeper Learning
Dr. Peter Gretz, Middlesex County Public Schools
Piedmont Room B
C. Designing Educational Spaces to Inspire Divergent Thinking
Lauren Perry Ford, Cooper Carry Architects
Virginia Room A
D. SchoolsNext Virginia Room B
12:30 pm Architectural Awards / Business Membership Luncheon

Subject to change