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VESA 2023 Conference Announcement

The Virginia EL Supervisors Association (VESA) is proud to announce our 2023 annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “Multilingual Learners: Bearers of Untapped Cultural Wealth.” The conference will feature sessions related to evidenced-based practices in supporting our diverse English Learners with the goal of ensuring college and career readiness. Conference sessions will also include a focus on strategies for developing academic literacy and language in the content areas, vocabulary instruction for ELs, and support for our Long-Term ELs. 

The conference will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, February 3, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel located at 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704.

Divisions are encouraged to submit proposals related to the education of ELs at the following link VESA 2022 2023 Conference Presentation Proposal

Online registration for the conference is available at VESA 2023 Registration. The registration fee includes a light reception on Thursday evening, February 2, 2023 and breakfast and lunch on Friday, February 3rd. Registration may be paid via PayPal.  Registration closes on January 11, 2023.

The Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel group rate is no longer available. A limited number of rooms may be obtainable but at the best available room rate. An alternative lodging option is the Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town.

Questions or requests for additional information should be submitted by e-mail to or 


Visit the 2022 VESA Conference Website for recordings from last year's conference.

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