We bring conferences, workshops and seminars to life for educators, governmental agencies and corporate clients.

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CPE is authorized to receive and disperse funds directly. We are one of the only approved funds-handling organizations on campus.

Skip the RFP process. Issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) can require hundreds of man-hours and create significant delays. CPE is authorized to work with select venues and subcontractors so you can eliminate the process.

You have direct access to seasoned planners. We lessen the burden on you by handling many time-consuming tasks, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • Registration
  • Venue screening and selection
  • Contract negotiation
  • Event management
  • 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:

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