2023 Conference

conference logo is a circle with the words aspire, believe, achieve, life after high school and a decorative clipart in the center with the words Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition

Join us in Roanoke, VA for 2 amazing days of professional learning and networking designed to develop partnerships that support positive post-school outcomes.

Network with experts face-to-face!

Sharpen your knowledge on transition services for people with disabilities!

Gain and share new ideas and best practices!

Download the conference flyer and share it with colleagues!

We are pleased to welcome our featured speaker:

Dr. Stacie Dojonovic Schutzman, Executive Director of DCDT

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The full conference agenda, including details on keynote presentations and breakout sessions, will be posted soon!

Built in 1882, the Hotel Roanoke is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the Gainesville neighborhood of Roanoke, VA, the hotel boasts a beautiful blend of restored antique décor with modern comforts including a fitness center, spa, and multiple restaurants.

Enjoy convenient access to the Market District’s dining and shopping options with the hotel’s covered walkway.

front view of the Hotel Roanoke, a four story property with a fountain and decorative landscaping in front
The Hotel Roanoke


We are currently accepting registrations for this event. You can register for the conference here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vadcdt-2023-conference-tickets-452071507047

Reserve your hotel room here: https://book.passkey.com/event/50334188/owner/9515698/home

Who should attend?

We are encouraging any professional, family member, or citizen who supports youth through the transition process to attend. Together, we can help our youth Aspire, Believe, & Achieve!

We are organizing an event that will offer meaningful learning sessions and networking opportunities for teachers, administrators, family members, counselors, researchers, secondary transition professionals, and employers.

When and where is the conference?

The 2023 VA DCDT Conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke on March 6 & 7.

The conference will begin on March 6 at 1:00 pm and conclude on March 7 by 3:30 pm.

We are pleased to offer a special Pre-conference, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education, from 9:00-11:30 am on March 6.

What is the cost?

Registration: $155 + $11.07 (processing fee) = $166.07

Hotel Room: $139 + tax = $157.49 per night

*There will also be an additional fee for overnight parking: $15 for self-parking or $21 for valet parking.

What is included?

Your registration fee will include attendance at multiple keynote presentations, our awards luncheon, poster session, and opportunities to select from multiple high-interest sessions.

Attendees will also be provided with breakfast and lunch on March 7, as well as snacks on both days.