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Student Support Conference

Join us for this free professional development opportunity in Charleston, WV!

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Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center (map)


November 29–30, 2023

Download the Student Support Conference Program

Including speaker bios, full conference schedule, session descriptions, and more.

The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to host the 2023 Student Support Conference: Collaborating for Student Success in Charleston, WV. The conference will include a wide variety of useful breakout sessions, opportunities to connect and network with other student support professionals and community partners, and an exciting lineup of keynote presenters. This professional development opportunity is appropriate for student support professionals including Communities In Schools Coordinators, county-level directors, homeless liaisons, school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school mental health providers, afterschool program directors, and other community partners. There is no cost to attend the event; however, travel, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participant. Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Support and Well-Being at 304-558-3199.

Certificate of Attendance

To receive a certificate of attendance/CEUs, please complete the Conference Evaluation Form.

Conference Handouts, Resources, & PowerPoints

PowerPoints and other files for the 2023 Student Support Conference  can be accessed by visiting the Office of Student Support’s 2023 Student Support Conference OneDrive folder.

Where to Stay

Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV

Embassy Suites by Hilton

$129/Night (Group Rate)

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Marriott in Charleston, WV

Charleston Marriott Town Center

$129/Night (Group Rate)

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Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, November 29

Time Topic

Pre-conference workshops

  • Suicide prevention – Recognize, Respond, REACT
  • Vaping prevention and intervention
  • Trauma
  • Supporting Military Students and Families
11:30–1:00pm Registration
1:00–2:15pm Opening Session
2:30–3:30pm Breakout Sessions

Thursday, November 30

Time Topic
7:00–8:00am Registration
8:00–9:15pm Plenary Session
9:30–10:30pm Breakout Sessions
10:45–11:45pm Plenary Session
11:45–1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30–3:45pm Breakout Sessions
3:55–4:15pm Closing Session