The 17th annual Educational Technology Leadership Conference will take place at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Virginia's Educational Technology Leadership Conference provides a convenient and timely forum for technology leaders from throughout the commonwealth to share experiences that inspire, inform, and provoke discussion.

The overall theme of the 2011 conference deals with virtual learning. You will find a range of presentations dealing with the options and opportunities, as well as the problems and issues, associated with this topic. The program will include special sessions focusing on successful approaches to virtual learning and the programs and technologies that make virtual learning work.

In addition to the overall theme of virtual learning, the 17th annual conference will provide opportunities to learn about innovative and productive uses of technologies in non-virtual schools and to share approaches and experiences related to the five major components of Virginia's 2011 - 2015 educational technology plan: environment, engagement, application, tools, and results.

Virginia's Educational Technology Leadership Conference promises opportunities to explore new technologies, establish new contacts, and review trends and issues related to the effective integration of technology in Virginia's classroom. This key event will be an invaluable experience for technology leaders charged with planning and implementing technology in Virginia's schools.

The Educational Technology Leadership Conference brings together individuals who are responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of educational media and technology programs. Division superintendents, curriculum coordinators, staff development specialists, administrative computing specialists, university teacher education professionals, and telecommunication professionals will benefit from the program and the opportunities to connect with their colleagues from across the Commonwealth. Coordinators of instructional technology, library media, distance learning, instructional television, and instructional computing applications once again will find this event a valuable source of information and innovative ideas.

The Educational Technology Leadership Conference is sponsored by Virginia Tech's Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education.