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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

The Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) Conference Planning Committee announces a CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 2023 Annual Conference on October 15 - 18, 2023 at the Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 


Conference Theme:  Game on! Excel, Exhale, Empower...Repeat! 

Workshop Length: 60 or 75 minutes 

Deadline to Submit:  Monday, April 3, 2023, at 5 pm EST

Presenters Notified: Monday, April 17, 2023


Proposals will be evaluated, in part, on their relevance to this year's conference theme and the extent to which the subject matter complements one or more of the designated topics. Concurrent Sessions should be engaging and informative for new or experienced TRIO personnel (Directors, Advisors, Administrative Staff) and other college access professionals serving middle school, high school, adult, first-generation, underrepresented, veteran, disabled, and non-traditional students.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues, campus leaders, connections, and community partners who may be interested in sharing their knowledge.

If you have any questions or would like assistance in developing your proposal topic, feel free to contact the 2023 Conference Chair, Sharon Harris at or 434-797-8570. 

Hotel Information

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

4535 Commerce Street

Virginia Beach, VA  23462


HOTEL RATE: $117.00 per night* (Traditional 1-King, Traditional 2-Queen) 

RESERVATIONS BY PHONE: Call 1-888-627-9040 & specify VAEOPP Conference

RESERVATIONS BY WEBSITE:  CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the conference rate**


*Government Per Diem rates are subject to annual change as directed by the GSA. The prevailing Per Diem rate will apply to the traditional rooms.

**Arrangements have been made for each individual to pay for their room, tax, and incidental charges upon departure. No advanced deposit required, however the credit card on file may be charged 1 night’s room and tax 48 hours prior to arrival, the cancellation period. Upon check in guests’ credit cards will be authorized for room, tax, and incidentals.  Incidental amount, which is 30% of guest’s stay (minimum of $100.00), will be released upon checkout if no additional charges are incurred.  Release of incidental hold takes up to 7 business days depending on your financial institution.  All cancellations and no-shows will be billed when a room is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.

Hotel information

More information coming soon!

Early bird deadline: August 31, 2022

Payment Information


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Checks made payable to VAEOPP may be sent to:

Maria Whited

Student Support Services

Wytheville Community College

1000 East Main Street

Wytheville VA 24382


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Richmond Marriott Short Pump

4240 Dominion Blvd

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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