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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.

Conference Location
With the exception of the reception on the first day, all conference events will take place in the ISAT/CS Building on the campus of James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg VA. See map.

Driving Directions to JMU (See map.)
Traveling SOUTH on I-81:

  • Drive I-81 South toward Winchester. Take Exit 245 and turn RIGHT on Port Republic Road off I-81. At the next light, turn RIGHT on Bluestone Drive into the main entrance of campus.

Traveling NORTH on I-81: 

  • Drive I-81 North toward Winchester. Take Exit 245 and turn LEFT on Port Republic Road off I-81. Cross over I-81 and at the second light, turn RIGHT on Bluestone Drive into the main entrance of campus.

Parking for the conference (See map.)
General Parking:  C12 Parking Lot          (NOTE: If C12 is full, overflow may park in C10.)
Wheelchair Accessible Parking: D2 Parking Lot (Accessible parking JMU campus-wide)
 
Walking/Accessible Directions  See map for the following:
Walking directions from the C12 Parking Lot to the ISAT/CS Building
- Wheelchair accessible directions from the D2 Parking Lot to the ISAT/CS Building
Directions from the ISAT/CS Building to the Montpelier Room (located in the East Campus Dining Hall)

Hotel Accommodations
The Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott have blocked off several rooms for the conference at a special rate. Please book by July 16th, 2018 to take advantage of this special rate. See group codes and rates below.
 
Hampton Inn Harrisonburg (Check-in August 14th)
85 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Online Reservations: Book your room
Phone Reservations: (540) 432-1111
Group Code: VA Cyber Range
Rate: $85.00/night (Includes free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast)

Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg (Check-in August 14th)
1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Online Reservations: Book your room 
Phone Reservations: (540) 432-3031
Group Code: JMU VA Cyber Range
Rate: $93.00/night  (Includes free Wi-Fi)

Driving Directions from the Hampton Inn to the C12 Parking Lot
  • Turn right onto University Boulevard. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Evelyn Byrd Avenue and move into the left lane. Proceed straight through the second traffic light (crossing Reservoir Street) to enter JMU’s campus. Continue around the bend to the left to enter the C12 lot (look for a purple sign) and park. NOTE: If you reach the traffic light at Carrier Drive, you are about to exit the C12 lot.

Driving Directions from the Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg to the C12 Lot
  • Turn right onto Evelyn Byrd Avenue and move into the left lane. Proceed straight through the second traffic light (crossing Reservoir Street) to enter JMU’s campus. Continue around the bend to the left to enter the C12 lot (look for a purple sign) and park. NOTE: If you reach the traffic light at Carrier Drive, you are about to exit the C12 lot.