Virginia Educational Facility Planners
2018 Mid-Year Conference

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Come see, hear and experience first-hand the groundbreaking work that Albemarle County Public Schools is accomplishing to re-invent their learning environments.

The conference is free... but space is limited!


VEFP Mid-Year Conference


Time:   8:30 am – 3:05 pm
Location:   Center for Creativity and Invention
Albemarle County Public Schools
1180 Seminole Trail (Rt. 29)
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Who should attend?
  • Teachers and Instructional Specialists
  • Educational Leaders
  • School Facilities Planners and Managers
  • FF&E Purchasing Agents
  • Educational Planners
  • Architects & Interior Designers

  • Are you looking for cost-effective ways to re-imagine your classroom learning environments to support active student- centered project-based learning?
  • Do you want to learn how to establish a Maker Culture within your schools?
  • Are you looking for practical ideas for how to turn your outdated Library into a 21st Century Learning Commons?
  • Do you have wasted or unused space in your schools that could be adapted into learning space?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please join us for an intense half-day of dialog, school tours, workshops and networking geared towards providing you with a hands-on learning experience for how to plan and implement innovative learning environments in your schools without busting the budget.

We would like to especially encourage instructional teams consisting of both teachers and educational leadership to attend as small groups of 3 to 4 persons. Your attendance and participation in a brief post-conference exercise will qualify your school division to be eligible for a drawing to win new active / flexible classroom furniture by VS America. There will be multiple winners!


Member FREE
Non-member FREE
Lunch will be included

Conference registration is closed

Platinum Sponsorship $1,500
Gold Sponsorship $1,000
Silver Sponsorship $500

Sponsorship registration is closed


Our mid-year conference could not be held without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to each of the firms who are generously supporting this year's conference.

A big thank you to our mid-year conference sponsors!






8:30 – 9:00 am Registration, Open House and Informal Tours
ACPS Center for Creativity and Invention
9:00 – 9:05 am Greetings
Mr. Stephen Halsey
Vice President, Moseley Architects
President, VA A4LE
9:05 – 9:15 am Greetings
Dr. James F. Lane
Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction
9:15 – 9:20 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mr. Michael Ross
President, HBA Architecture
President Elect, VA A4LE
9:20 – 10:05 am VEFP Mid-Year Conference Keynote Speaker
Dr. Pam Moran
Former Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools
Current Executive Director at Virginia School Consortium for Learning
10:05 – 10:15 am School Tour Instructions and “Look-fors”
Jennifer Sublette, ACPS Director of Professional Learning
10:15 – 10:25 am Break
10:25 – 11:55 pm School Tours
  • Agnor-Hurt Elementary School
  • Elementary School TBD
  • Jouett Middle School
  • Albemarle High School
11:55 – 12:30 pm Lunch
ACPS Center for Creativity and Invention
12:25 – 12:30 pm VS America Furniture Giveaway
Kelly St. Clair, VS America Regional Representative
12:30 – 12:35 pm Introduction to Workshops
Michael Ross
Three 40-minute round-robin workshops where planners and designers will team with educators to facilitate re-imagining space, furnishings and tools to active student-center project-based learning

Planned Workshop Themes:

  • Maker Environments
  • Non-Traditional (in-between) Learning Spaces
  • Furnishings and Tools for Active Learning
  • Transforming “Library” to “Learning Commons”
12:40 – 1:20 pm Workshops – Session 1
1:25 – 2:15 pm Workshops – Session 2
2:20 – 3:00 pm Workshops – Session 3
3:00 – 3:05 pm Concluding Remarks

Subject to change

Click here to see highlights from Previous Years' Mid-Year Conferences