Superintendent's Memo #238-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 1, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2010 Educational Technology Leadership Conference

Virginia Tech has announced that the 2010 Educational Technology Leadership Conference (ETLC) will be held November 30 – December 2, 2010, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. This will be the 16th year for the conference which addresses issues of concern to the K-12 technology community.

The two strands for the 2010 conference will focus on the goals and objectives of the Educational Technology Plan for Virginia: 2010-15 and successful approaches to virtual learning and the technologies that make virtual learning work. Scheduled speakers are Dr. Curtis Bonk, author of The World is Open, and Dr. Tim Tyson who will share his expertise for integrating technology into the entire school plan. Registration details are on the ETLC Web site located at

Details for submitting a proposal can be found at The deadline has been extended to October 31, and proposals may be submitted online.

Should you have questions about the conference, please contact Ken Potter in the Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education at Virginia Tech at 540-231-7039 or e-mail or contact Sara Marchio, special projects coordinator, at the Virginia Department of Education at or 804-786-0877.