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Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) will hold The Strategies Xchange conference in Norfolk, Virginia, September 16-17, 2019 at Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel. This year’s theme is strengthening Virginia’s talent pipeline and features the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium as participating hosts. A number of engaging speakers and presentations will highlight innovative programs and initiatives already underway across the Commonwealth to help students explore and prepare for careers. 

This two-day conference is the beginning of a statewide talent pipeline initiative by VASS which will provide support and resources to communities wanting to collaborate and learn from one another.  As part of The Strategies Xchange call-to-action, VASS will give 5% of event proceeds to a school division represented at the conference to support new or existing projects. VASS will also select up to 3 communities to partner with on new talent pipeline projects.  In addition, every individual who attends the conference will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Strategies Xchange Network - a structured community of practice that will feature regular webinars, workshops, and ongoing support from workforce experts to guide partners in developing and refining best practices for talent pipeline management.  


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Our location: Hilton Norfolk The Main

A new landmark in the heart of downtown Norfolk, only nine miles from Norfolk International Airport. Hilton Norfolk The Main is centrally located at the corner of Main and Granby street, close to many local attractions like Half Moone Cruise Terminal, Town Point Park, Waterside Live, Chrysler Museum of Art, and numerous shopping options such as MacArthur Mall and Monticello Arcade. There are also over 50 restaurants within walking distance including three premier Norfolk dining destinations on site: Saltine, VARIA, and Grain. Click here to book your room today!

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