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New Horizons Conference

Funding Source: Central Account

Completion by Design Category: Progress

Eligible Groups: Faculty, classified staff, and part-time staff (must have supervisor approval including confirmation of available hours) at the discretion of the CVCC President.

Goal: To ensure that employees remain current on issues affecting the College and the employee's role in it.  To ensure that employees stay current on best practices within the employee's discipline or position. 


The New Horizons Conference is the premier teaching and learning conference of the Virginia Community College System, annually attracting almost 1,000 Virginia college faculty, staff, and administrative leaders.  The conference serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners of Virginia's community colleges by enabling and supporting their professional development and interests in teaching, learning, and technology. 

New Horizons is the single largest gathering of Virginia Community college teachers, researchers, administrators, and professionals.  In 2016, the conference featured over 180 hours of programming, 10 live-streamed sessions, and 30+ exhibitors, and honored 12 Excellence in Education Award finalists.

Obtaining Funding:

Employees wishing to attend the New Horizons Conference should submit a Travel Request Form to their academic dean or supervisor. 

Employees are responsible for completing the VCCS New Horizons Early Bird registration for making hotel reservations as needed.  Employees should make hotel reservations at one of the conference hotels.  The VCCS will cover one night's lodging and tax for every employee whose campus is fifty (50) or more miles from the conference site.  Employees who share a room are entitled to two nights' coverage (one night per employee).  The name of the roommate must be listed with the hotel.  Employees who book as a single are responsible for the second night's accommodations. 

Mileage and non-conference meals will not be paid.  Employees may request the College vehicles and travel in a group. 

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