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Conference and Workshop Planning for Continuing Education Events

Whether in-person or virtually, we bring conferences, workshops and seminars to life for faculty, governmental agencies and corporate clients.

Working with Continuing and Professional Education allows you to focus on the content of your event, whether it’s virtual, in-person, or hybrid. We handle all the details from venue to contracts to registration and finances.

We plan and implement hundreds of educational events per year, ranging from small local workshops to major international conferences.

We are experienced in working with groups of all sizes and ages, from preschoolers to octogenarians.

We are committed to working collaboratively. Your event will reflect your vision.

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Skip the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. CPE is authorized to work with select venues and vendors, eliminating the lenghty RFP process.

Direct access to seasoned planners. Our team will make it easy by handling many of the time-consuming tasks associated with event planning.

Thinking about going virtual? Our experts will help you design and curate an engaging experience that's as close to in-person as possible.


  • Event Management - in-person and virtual
  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • Registration
  • Venue screening and selection
  • Contract negotiation
  • On-site execution
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Creative services
  • Financial management
  • Sponsor/exhibitor coordination
  • Assistance with grant proposals and calls for papers

Ongoing programs, workforce development and certifications

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at Virginia Tech takes the tedium out of administering recurring programs. We can manage multiple locations, coordinate the sites, and make sure the facility is appropriate for the needs of your organization. We have successfully partnered with a range of organizations representing diverse needs including:

  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Virginia Department of Transportation

We work with members of Virginia Tech’s teaching and research faculty as well as with academic, government, business, and community leaders to create and administer customized programs that connect with a wide range of audiences.

"I happen to like driving a Cadillac. CPE is the Cadillac of event planning and support. You pay a little more for the service, but it is worth it."
- Dr. R.F. Harshberger (Transportation Construction Management Institute)


Our partner venues

We work with our clients to secure the venue that best fits the goals of the program we’re planning together.

Virginia Tech features two university-affiliated, world-class International Association of Conference Centers venues:

We also offer spaces designed for learning throughout the Commonwealth:

Commonwealth Campus Centers