Join us for the Workforce Professionals Academy to learn, share, collaborate, innovate and discuss the latest information and trends in workforce development in the Commonwealth. Spend two days with colleagues from Virginia's community colleges, workforce investment areas, federal and state partner agencies, community leaders and others, who will challenge you while Forging New Frontiers.

 Click Register below to get started. Deadline for registration is September 11th.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors


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  • When

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Where

  • Hampton Roads Convention Center
    1610 Coliseum Drive
    Hampton, Virginia 23666

Conference themes

Learning Objectives:

  • Share community resources and best practices for serving community clients and businesses through WIOA and coaching.
  • Understand the career pathway approach to align training programs and marketable employment opportunities as dictated by labor market information.
  • Collaborate with service providers from within regions for better resource sharing, event coordination and identification of local workforce needs.
  • Identify strategies for serving underrepresented or under-served clients in their service region.
  • Receive updates on WIOA and contribute to development and implementation.


Special Information


Register by July 14th to receive the Early Bird registration rate of $125. After July 14th, the registration rate is $150.
General conference registration closes September 11th.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal  for a session, please use the "Call for Proposals" link on the menu to the left. The submission deadline for session proposals in July 14th.

We encourage you to submit a nomination for the 2nd Annual Academy Awards Brunch. For more information, please follow the menu option on the left. Nominations are due by August 31st.


  • The conference will be hosted at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, where history meets high technology with its historic maritime heritage.  The Embassy Suites will serve as the host hotel. Please click on the "Hotel Accommodations" tab for more information on hotel accommodations.

  • This year, dinner will be on your own. Click here for some great restaurants under the "Dine" tab and other options to explore Hampton, Virginia.