1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference has ended
Welcome! The Virginia Cyber Range is hosting the 1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. This conference is open to all Virginia high school, college, and university faculty, administrators, and partners. Stay up to date on the conference:  Sign up for our newsletter!

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Attendees and Sponsors: Registration is CLOSED. NOTE: Regrets...We are at MAX CAPACITY; NO on-site registrations will be accepted. 
Registration fees (includes CEU certificate, lunch (Day 1), and breakfast & lunch (Day 2)):
     - VA Educator/State/Federal Government Employee: $50
     - Student: $25
     - Industry/Others: $150
     - Sponsors: Three levels available during registration; see below under Sponsorship Opportunities to review.

Conference Objectives
At the end of the conference, attendees will:
  • Understand the challenges facing educators (K12 through university level) in cybersecurity education
  • Learn innovative and effective ways to teach cybersecurity to students using hands-on learning
  • Learn about various state and national cybersecurity educational resources available to educators
  • Understand the history and services provided by the Virginia Cyber Range
  • Understand the hiring needs and skills required to prepare students to successfully enter the cybersecurity workforce
  • Discover ways to get underrepresented student populations excited about and involved in cybersecurity
  • Examine the dangers associated with social media and technology use and how to effectively teach students to safely operate in cyber

Earning Continuing Education Units (CEU)
All attendees are eligible to earn CEUs for attending the conference, but they must sign in each day at the designated CEU table located near registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities: There are many exciting opportunities for your company or organization to be involved with this conference. There are three sponsor packages (Dean’s List and Honor Roll no longer available. Logos received after 7/24 will not be included in printed materials.) from which to choose. Go to our registration site, create an account and sign in to become a sponsor >> here.

There are four tracks for this year’s conference:
  • Cyber Educational Resources
  • Cyber for K12
  • Cyber Workforce
  • Hot Topics
Check out the Schedule tab below for an initial draft of the conference structure.

Questions? Please send an email to conference@virginiacyberrange.org.

Featured Speakers

avatar for David Raymond

David Raymond

Virginia Tech
Director, Virginia Cyber Range
avatar for The Honorable Atif Qarni

The Honorable Atif Qarni

Virginia State Government
Secretary of Education


avatar for Darrell Andrews

Darrell Andrews

Lord Fairfax Community College
Associate Professor - IT
avatar for B Bagby

B Bagby

Virginia Western Community College
Asst. Professor of Information Technology
avatar for Marouane Balmakhtar

Marouane Balmakhtar

Northern Virginia Community College
avatar for Dr. Olivia Blackmon

Dr. Olivia Blackmon

George Mason University
Director of Corporate Outreach and Special Projects
avatar for Erik Breede

Erik Breede

Phoebus High School
avatar for Samantha Brill

Samantha Brill

Lord Fairfax Community College, Workforce Solutions
Program Manager
avatar for Dr. Peggy Brouse

Dr. Peggy Brouse

George Mason University
avatar for S.B.

S.B. "Chandler" Chandler

Virginia Tech
Web Developer
avatar for Joe Chase

Joe Chase

Radford University
Professor, Department of Information Technology
avatar for Henry Coffman

Henry Coffman

Lord Fairfax Community College
Professor in Information Technology
avatar for Karen Cole

Karen Cole

Assura, Inc.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Taz Daughtrey

Taz Daughtrey

Central Virginia Community College
avatar for Ellen Denny

Ellen Denny

Radford City Public Schools
Executive Director of Instruction
avatar for Monta Elkins

Monta Elkins

FoxGuard Solutions
avatar for Christopher Etesse

Christopher Etesse

Scriyb, LLC
CEO and President
avatar for Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Cyber Innovation Center
Director of Curriculum
avatar for Ashley Greeley

Ashley Greeley

Tippecanoe School Corporation
Cybersecurity Literacy & Outreach Coordinator
avatar for Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Apogee Strategic Partners, LLC
avatar for Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson

ABS Technology
Staffing Solutions Manager
avatar for Doreen Joseph

Doreen Joseph

George Mason University
avatar for Michael Kuentz

Michael Kuentz

Amazon Web Services
Solutions Architect
avatar for Dr. Margaret Leary

Dr. Margaret Leary

Northern Virginia Community College
Chair, Edward H. Bersoff Cybersecurity, Endowed Professor Director,...
avatar for Mark Loepker

Mark Loepker

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
Senior Advisor and Education Lead
avatar for Eileen Malick

Eileen Malick

Atlee High School
CS Teacher
avatar for Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Syrinx Technologies, LLC
avatar for Diane Miller

Diane Miller

Northrop Grumman
Corporate Director
avatar for Bob Osgood

Bob Osgood

George Mason University
Director Digital Forensics & Cyber Analysis
avatar for Blenna Patterson

Blenna Patterson

Radford City Public Schools
Instructional Technology and STEM specialist
avatar for Davina Pruitt-Mentle

Davina Pruitt-Mentle

Lead for Academic Engagement
avatar for Dr. Edna Reid

Dr. Edna Reid

James Madison University
Associate Professor
avatar for Judith Sams

Judith Sams

Virginia Department of Education
Specialist, Business and Information Technology
avatar for Sharon Shadrach

Sharon Shadrach

Powhatan County Public Schools
Classroom Teacher
avatar for Keenan Skelly

Keenan Skelly

Circadence Corporation
VP, Global Partnerships
avatar for Melissa Stange

Melissa Stange

Lord Fairfax Community College
Professor of Computer Science
avatar for Leo Taddeo

Leo Taddeo

Cyxtera Technologies, Inc
Chief Information Security Officer
avatar for Dr. Cara Tang

Dr. Cara Tang

Portland Community College
Faculty & Department Chair, Computer Information Systems
avatar for Prem Uppuluri

Prem Uppuluri

Radford University
Professor, Computer Science Director Center for Information Security...
avatar for Adrian Webster

Adrian Webster

George Mason University
avatar for Thomas "Tweeks" Weeks

Thomas "Tweeks" Weeks

Virginia Cyber Range
Consulting Engineer
avatar for Deanne Wesley

Deanne Wesley

Forsyth Technical College - Winston
Education Consultant Cyber Security and Associate Dean of the Davis...
avatar for Bradley Wolfenden

Bradley Wolfenden

Circadence Corporation
Director of Cyber Academic Partnerships