Superintendent’s Memo #281-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 12, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  2012 Educational Technology Leadership Conference

Virginia Tech has announced that the 2012 Educational Technology Leadership Conference (ETLC) will be held November 5-7 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke. This will be the 18th year for the conference which addresses issues of concern to the K-12 technology community.

The overall theme of the 2012 conference is e-learning leadership. There will also be opportunities to learn about innovative and productive uses of technologies in virtual and non-virtual schools and share approaches and experiences related to the five major components of Virginia's educational technology plan. Several sessions on Department of Education programs and initiatives, as well as sessions on the benefits and challenges associated with flipped campuses, and bring your own device (BYOD) policies and strategies are planned.

Registration details are on the ETLC Web site located at

Details for submitting a proposal can be found at The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, October 22, 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) 231-5587 or by e-mail at or contact Sara Marchio, special projects coordinator, at the Virginia Department of Education at or (804) 786-0877.