The State 4-H Office, with feedback from the Virginia Association of 4-H Extension Agents and the Virginia Association of Adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders, has been planning the 2015 4-H Symposium and VAA4-HVL Fall Conference. We have great professional development workshops shaping up for our 4-H faculty, staff, and volunteers. Within this email you will find the registration information for both 4-H faculty/staff and volunteers. Please also review the tentative timeline below as we continue the planning process. We are still accepting RFPs for 50 or 100 minute workshops to be held on Saturday and Sunday until September 18. Please encourage your volunteers to submit a proposal to share their talents.
Symposium Call for Proposals 2015
New this year! To begin promoting teens as volunteers, we are encouraging districts to recruit (about 5 or so) teens to register for the 4-H Symposium and VAA4-HVL Fall Conference. Specific workshops are being planned to help provide teens with the tools and resources to help them support their local 4-H clubs.
4-H Symposium Faculty/Staff Professional Development – November 12 – 13
Register using the link above, no later than October 1. Lodging and meals during the 4-H Symposium will be covered by the State 4-H Office for 4-H faculty/staff. Mileage, to and from, and meals, before or after, Symposium should be submitted to your unit travel budget. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
Workshop highlights, full descriptions available within the survey, include:
• November 12: Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
o “Youth Mental Health First Aid” or “Natural Resources and Environmental Education: Land Judging/Homesite Judging, and Wildlife Identification.”
o Dinner Hosted by VAE4-HA
• November 13:
o Innovative Programming IGNITE Presentations
o Programming Team Update
o Workshop Sessions Conclude at 4:30 p.m.
4-H Energy: Electric Challenge and Alternative Energy
4-H Mentoring – Youth and Families with Promise
4-H Invention Clubs: Inquiring Minds Make our Future
o Dinner Provided for those staying for the weekend sessions
o Optional Evening Program – Drama of Creation and Tour Tickets available for $12
4-H Symposium and VAA4-HVL Fall Conference, November 14-15
• November 14:
o Three workshop opportunities – RFPs accepted until September 18
o Master Track Opportunities
4-H Digital Media
o 4-H Foundation Luncheon
o VAA4-HVL District and State Meetings
o VAA4-HVL Banquet and Silent Auction
o VAA4-HVL Evening Hospitality Room
• November 15:
o Workshop (50 minute)
o Installation of VAA4-HVL Officers and Conference Scholarships
Have volunteers complete the registration application below and send to Nicole Martin at the address on the form, no later than October 28 to avoid a late fee.
2015 4-H Symposium and VAA4HVL Fall Conference Registrationfinal
4-H Symposium and VAA4-VHL Fall Conference Timeline
August 13 Request for Proposals for Workshops Released
September 1 Registration Opens and Master Tracks Announced
September 18 Request for Proposals for Workshops Due
October 1 Workshop Descriptions Posted on Registration Website
October 12 Hotel Block Reservations Close (for volunteers)
For reservations volunteers can call 800-533-1410 for the $83 rate.
Ask for the “Virginia Polytechnic Institute” block.
(4-H faculty/staff lodging will be made by State Office)
October 28 Conference Registrations Due to avoid late fee
Scholarship Applications Due
November 12 – 13 Professional Development for 4-H faculty/staff
November 14 – 15 Volunteer Registration and Workshops
Please contact Nicole Martin or myself if you need any additional information.