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2020 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education Conference -   March 5-7, 2020 - The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center - Roanoke, Virginia
2020 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education Conference -   March 5-7, 2020 - The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center - Roanoke, Virginia




Registration for March 5 and 6, 2020 includes an entrance to Contemplative Practices for Higher Education Conference at the Hotel Roanoke. This package includes a ticket to Carrie Newcomer's concert Thursday night and all conference materials. All breaks and lunch are also included.

Registration for March 7, 2020 includes an entrance to the Conference as well as breaks and any conference materials.

Students are offered a special registration rate for all or part of the conference. This rate includes lunch and breaks on Friday and breaks on Saturday. However, it does not include a ticket to Thursday night concert. Concert tickets are available at registration for a special price.

*** We will release Carrie Newcomer's concert tickets to the General Public on February 2, 2020. Regular Registration will receive a concert ticket only as they are available.

See Schedule page for up to date conference agenda.

For additional conference information please contact Juliet Trail at

After February 2, 2020
Regular Registration Fee for Friday and Saturday (includes the March 5, 2020 concert): $360
Friday only Regular Registration Fee (includes the March 5, 2020 concert): $300

Student Participant for Friday and Saturday: $70
Student Participant for Friday only Fee: $50
Student Participant Saturday only Fee: $20
Student add-on concert ticket: $15

Carrie Newcomer's concert tickets available to the General Public: $25

  • Click on the button below that says "Register Online" - this takes you to the payment portal.
  • Sign in here, creating an account through the Virginia Tech payment portal, and then select a concert ticket as item 9 on the next screen.
  • Click on Continue and the following screen allows you to select the number of concert tickets you wish to purchase.
  • Complete form of payment and the tickets will be held at our Check-In (Will Call) table on the evening of the concert, at The Hotel Roanoke in the Washington Lecture Hall.

Registration deadline is Saturday, March 7, 2020.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $60 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please call (540) 231-9489.

If you need assistance, please call
Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education at (540) 231-5182.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Erich Sawyer at 540-231-4084 or email or TDD 1-800-828-1120 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the first day of the program.‚Äč Requests received less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the program may not be able to be accommodated.

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