University of Richmond, Virginia
Dates: Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2005
Theme: Telling Our Story

The Virginia Governor's School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond has agreed to host the 2005 Biennial Working Retreat of the National Conference of Governor's Schools. Read the Invitation Letter - PDF and complete the Registration Form - PDF. See registration deadlines below.

Location

Retreat Agenda

Thursday, October 6
3:00-5:30 Registration, Brown Alley Room (Weinstein Hall)
3:00 Executive Board Meeting, Jenkins Suite
5:30 Wine and Cheese Reception, Brown Alley Room
7:00 Dinner, Richmond Room (Heilman Dining Center)
President’s Welcome
Hosts’ Welcome
Roll Call of States
9:30 Return to Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly a Holiday Inn)
Informal gathering opportunities (hot tub, bar)
Friday, October 7
8:00 Meet in hotel lobby for transportation to University of Richmond
8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast, Jenkins Suite
8:45 Welcome: Barbara McGonagill, Specialist for Governor’s Schools and Gifted Programs (Virginia)
9:00-11:45 Opening Business Session, Jenkins Suite
12:00-1:00 Lunch, Richmond Room
Roll Call of States (continued)
1:15-2:15 Campus Walking Tour
2:30-4:30 Work Session: Telling Your Story, Jenkins Suite
4:30 Depart campus for Poe Museum
5:00-6:15 Poe Museum
6:30 Dinner, Bottoms Up Pizza (Shockoe Bottom)
9:00 Return to Crowne Plaza
Informal gathering opportunities (hot tub, bar)
Saturday, October 8
8:00 Meet in hotel lobby for transportation to University of Richmond
8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast, Jenkins Suite
8:45-11:45 Work Session: Telling Your Story, Jenkins Suite
12:00 Depart for Picnic Lunch, Hollywood Cemetery
2:00 Depart for University of Richmond via Monument Avenue
2:45-5:00 Reconvene Business Session, Jenkins Suite
Reports on Work Accomplished
5:15 Depart for Crowne Plaza
6:00 Depart for optional dinner
6:30 Dinner, Café Gutenberg (dinner not included in conference fee)
9:30 Return to Crowne Plaza
Informal gathering opportunities (hot tub, bar)
Sunday, October 9
8:00-9:00 Executive Committee Meeting, Crowne Plaza dining room

Lodging

  • The Retreat Hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel RICHMOND WEST (formerly Holiday Inn) Richmond at I-64 and Broad Street: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/6c/1/en/hd/ricbs
  • Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly (804-285-9951). Be sure the mention National Conference of Governor's School when making the reservation.
  • The conference rate is $59 (+ applicable taxes) per room per night. Rooms are reserved at the conference rate until September 6, 2005.

Transportation

  • Fly into Richmond International Airport (RIC). The airport offers service by American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and United.
  • The Virginia Governor's School will provide complimentary transportation to and from Richmond International Airport on October 6, 8, and 9. You must contact the Governor's School office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-289-8945 to request transportation.

Fees and Registration

  • For those who wish to renew or initiate NCoGS membership (includes $75 NCoGS dues payment):
    • Early Bird: $200 (postmarked by August 1)
    • Pre-Registration: $225 (postmarked by September 6)
    • After September 6: $250.
  • For participants who do not wish to become a member of NCoGS (does not include $75 dues payment):
    • Early Bird: $175 (postmarked by August 1)
    • Pre-Registration: $200 (postmarked by September 6)
    • After September 6: $225.

The conference fee includes a wine and cheese reception on October 6, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner on October 6 and 7. An optional dinner on October 8 at downtown Richmond's Café Gutenberg is not included.

Complete the Registration Form - PDF and mail, with payment made to University of Richmond, to:

Sheryl A.M. Johnson, Director
The Governor’s School
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

University of Richmond Taxpayer ID #: 54-0505965
NCoGS Taxpayer ID# 61-1026274