2022 Conference

royal blue clipart of the state of Virginia; in the middle is a green circle with a line drawing of two hands shaking in partnership; below the image is bold black text that reads Partnering for Success

Your VA DCDT Board is working hard to create a dynamic, face-to-face event for transition practitioners, researchers, and families. Join us in Roanoke, VA for 2 amazing days of professional learning and networking designed to develop partnerships that support positive post-school outcomes.

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

COVID Protocols

We are very excited to offer a face-to-face conference in March.  Our top priority is the health and well-being of our conference participants, presenters, and vendors.  As such, we have made the decision to require all attendees to be fully vaccinated.  Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when checking into the conference.

In addition to the vaccine requirement, we will monitor federal CDC mandates in the weeks leading up to the event.  We will also follow any specific health and safety guidelines required by Hotel Roanoke.  In the event that we need to implement further safety measures such as mask mandates or social distancing, we will clearly communicate this information to registrants.

While we understand that a vaccine requirement does not guarantee safety, we are committed to following best practices for protecting conference attendees.  We will continue to keep this page, and all registrants, updated in the weeks and months leading up to our conference.  Please send any questions to vadcdt@gmail.com.


We are currently accepting registrations for this event. You can register for the conference here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vadcdt-2022-state-transition-conference-tickets-70440755195

Reserve your hotel room here: https://book.passkey.com/event/50189082/owner/9515698/home

Who should attend?

As our theme for the conference is Partnering for Success, we are encouraging any professional, family member, or citizen who supports youth through the transition process to attend.

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 2022 VA DCDT Conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke on March 14 & 15. We will begin on March 14 with our opening keynote address at 1:00 pm and conclude on March 15 by 3:30 pm.

What is the cost?

The total cost for an individual to participate will be $310.09.

Registration: $150 + $3.79 (service fee) + $3.84 (processing fee) = $157.63

Hotel Room: $136 + tax = $154.09

*There will also be an additional fee for overnight parking: $11 for self-parking or $17 for valet parking.

What is included?

Your registration fee will include attendance at 3 keynote addresses, our awards luncheon, poster session, and opportunities to select from 16 high-interest sessions across 4 breakout room periods.

Attendees will also be provided with breakfast and lunch on March 15, as well as snacks on both days.