2021-22 Conferences and Speaker Events
The conferences at VMI are hosted and organized by the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics' team of conference professionals, faculty, and staff. These events provide forums for discussions on issues of national, regional, and state importance, such as cybersecurity and the environment. Some conferences also provide co-curricular leader development and ethical training opportunities for VMI cadets. Most of the conferences are open to the public and create strategic outreach between the Institute and leaders in academia, business, non-profits, government, military, and think tanks.
For all in-person events, VMI follows all guidelines from the Commonwealth of Virginia governor's office and the CDC. Visit VMI's homepage for relevant information about on-post events and visitation, refer to the VMI calendar, or follow us on your favorite social media platform for the latest updates on conference events.
Environment Virginia Symposium
March 29-31, 2022: Since its inception, the Environment Virginia Symposium has provided a level-playing field for all sectors of the Commonwealth to come together to share insights, best-practices, research, and network for the betterment of the Commonwealth's environment.
Cyber Fusion & Virginia Cyber Cup
February 25-26, 2022: By invitation, cyber programs from across the state's higher education institutions come together for a capture-the-flag style cyber competition and job fair. Information, photos, and resources from past events are still available.
Resources & News
VMI Leader Journey Podcast
VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics, in addition to hosting these conferences, educates, engages, and inspires the VMI Corps of Cadets, Faculty and Staff in leadership and character development and shares insights gleaned from the VMI programs with a broader national audience. One offering available to all is the VMI Leader Journey Podcast, whose episodes include current cadets, alumni, and renowned speakers from a multitude of academic, civil, and military backgrounds.
The Environment Virginia Symposium was recognized by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance with its highest award, the Virginia Green Travel Star Award, for 2019. “We are proud of this recognition of the Environment Virginia Symposium,” said Kim Connolly, assistant director for programs and conferences at the Center. “It is a team effort of our staff, Parkhurst Dining Services, and VMI’s Physical Plant to ensure that a conference of this size is environmentally sensitive.”