About VirginiaCAN and the Annual Conference

The Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) is a non-profit, professional organization providing leadership, training, and support to Virginia college access organizations. The VirginiaCAN mission is to support and enhance postsecondary education access and attainment for residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As access providers, our common priority is working with underrepresented populations, including low-income and first generation, to make college possible for students who may not otherwise continue in their education.

Our premier professional development event is an annual conference that has grown to serve over 225 of the Commonwealth's stakeholders in access. This year's 15th annual conference will be held December 4th – 6th 2019 at the Omni in Richmond, VA. Attendees include college access providers, secondary school counselors and other K-12 leaders, college admissions and financial aid professionals.

Conference sponsorships provide opportunities to market your program, products, or services to a range of attendees, from on-the-ground service providers to organizational leaders. Serving as a conference sponsor places you in contact with those working directly with students and those who make the fiduciary decisions about what products they will use to best serve students and families. If you are searching for a high-impact, low-cost way to build connections in college access, a VirginiaCAN sponsorship is right for you!

Sponsorship Packages

The benefits available at each sponsorship level are listed in the comparison chart below. Click here to view full details of each sponsorship package as a PDF.


Banner photo “Richmond Skyline from Lee Bridge” by Taber Andrew Bain is licensed under CC BY 2.0.