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Summer Symposium on Education
Bristol, Washington County, and western Smyth County teachers
Date: 7/21/2015 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $15
Location: Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway
One Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, Virginia 24212

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Louise Billaud and Dr. Alan Forrest
Music Lessons: Renewing the Mind and Spirit through Creative Engagement and Mindfulness in Education

2015 Summer Symposium - The Mindful Educator

Registration is under way now for The Mindful Educator, the 4th Annual VHCC Summer Teacher Symposium. This year’s event begins with registration and breakfast at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. Dr. Louise Billaud, Associate Professor of Music at New River Community College and a 2014 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award winner, will deliver the morning keynote address.

The afternoon session will begin in the Keyser-Aday Theatre at VHCC with a keynote address by Dr. Alan Forrest of Radford University’s Department of Counselor Education, and will conclude with breakout sessions.

Conference Agenda: For a complete schedule of the day’s events, please download the conference agenda.

Pre-Registration: Please complete the online pre-registration form. Your registration is not complete until your payment has been received. Deadline has been extended.

Event Cost: A $15 registration fee includes all conference materials and breakfast. Space is limited, and we will not be able to accept registration until your payment is received. Payments can be mailed to the Office of Workforce Training & Continuing Education, P.O. Box 828, Abingdon, VA, 24210. Payments can also be made in person at the Workforce Training Office, located in the Administration Building on the VHCC Campus, or by phone by calling (276) 739-2430 or (276) 739-2533.

Credits: .5 CEU points will be provided. Certificates will be distributed at the end of the conference.

Questions: If you have questions, please email Barbara Manuel at