The National Teachers Conference is an annual event for educators involved in the VE program, providing a platform for networking, sharing best practices, and learning new strategies for engaging students in business education. Attendees participate in training workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, demonstrations, and have opportunities to engage with industry professionals and experts in the field. The conference aims to enhance the VE program in classrooms by providing new resources, tools, and insights for educators to prepare their students. We look forward to your participation!


NTC Registration

July 11-13
Agenda to follow
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New Teacher Orientation Day Registration

NOTE: New VE Facilitators must complete both registration forms

Wednesday, Jun 28
10am – 3:30pm ET / 9am – 2:30pm CT / 7am – 12:00pm PT
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NEW VE FACILITATORS – Orientation Day via Zoom Wednesday June 28

10am – 3:30pm ET: The pre-NTC conference VE Orientation Day is available to all new VE facilitators and is designed to provide the foundation necessary to get the most out of the NTC Conference and to prepare you for launching your VE program.

ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES – In Person at Long Island University Brooklyn.

Pre-Conference: Monday July 10

4:45 PM – Optional Pre-Conference Meet & Greet 

Day 1 - Tuesday July 11

7 AM – Breakfast & Registration

8 AM – Welcome Keynote

9 AM – Group Photo!

9:30 AM – Morning Breakout Sessions

12 PM – Lunch

1 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4 PM – Closing Session 

4:30 PM – Certiport D4D or ESB Testing Opportunity

Dinner with the President

Day 2 - Wednesday July 12

7:45 AM – Breakfast

8 AM – Opening & Featured Speaker

9:30 AM – Morning Breakout Sessions

12 PM – Lunch

1 PM – Keynote Address

2:15 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4 PM – Closing Session

4:30 PM – Certiport D4D or ESB Testing Opportunity

5:30 PM – City Cruise NYC Boat Tour

Day 3 - Thursday July 13

7:45 AM – Breakfast

8 AM – Keynote Address

9:15 AM – Morning Breakout Sessions

12 PM – Lunch & Closing Remarks

1 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – Conference Wrap Up

Featured Presenters

Lis Bostwick

Canva Learning Consultant


Lis Bostwick Bio

Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning. She is the author of, Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation. As an innovative teaching and learning consultant and Canva Learning Consultant supporting K-12 teachers, Elisabeth works alongside educators to create innovative classroom cultures where every learner thrives. With her passion for creating a long-lasting, positive impact on education, Elisabeth supports others to identify how we can cultivate systemic change and develop essential success skills to ignite a movement of inspired, confident learners.

Amanda Fox

Author of The AI Classroom


Amanda Fox Bio

Amanda Fox, is the Chief Content Officer for Teachergoals and currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. She has taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Film, Journalism, and enjoys writing, illustrating, and cooking in her free time. 

Recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, Fox has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President’s Volunteer Award in 2018. She is the author of The AI Classroom, The Canva Classroom, Teachingland: A Teacher’s Survival Guide to the Classroom Apocalypse, Zom-Be A Design Thinker, and Markertown. 

David Geurin, Ed.D.

Author of Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive in an Unpredictable World?

David Geurin Bio

Dr. David Geurin is superintendent of schools for the Fair Play R-II school district. Previously, he was principal at Bolivar High School for 14 years. Under his leadership, BHS developed many innovative programs and the school was honored as a National Blue Ribbon School and Missouri Gold Star School.

Dr. Geurin is author of Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive in An Unpredictable World? He’s passionate about developing leadership, school culture, and authentic learning experiences. Most of all, he’s devoted to creating better future stories for all students.

In 2017, Dr. Geurin was named Digital Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. And he delivered a keynote address at the 2019 National Principals Conference. He has shared his keynotes and workshops from China to the Bahamas and across the U.S.

Dr. Geurin began his career in education as a high school English teacher and coach.

Mahmoud Khedr


Mahmoud Khedr Bio

Above all, Mahmoud is human-first. He’s a proud Egyptian-American Muslim immigrant, social entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and mental health advocate. Mahmoud is a globally-recognized advocate and speaker on youth mental health, digital well-being, health equity, holistic healing and social determinants of health.

Mahmoud is the Founder and CEO of Flora, an organization providing equitable mental health solutions to all youth. FloraMind is one of the leading youth mental health organizations and one of the first to create and implement culturally-relevant mental health education programs in schools, districts, non-profits, and communities around the country. He is also currently a Senior Innovation Consultant focused on Health Equity with KPMG’s Ignition Innovation Labs.

Mahmoud previously worked at Facebook, Google, Echoing Green, and The NYC Mayor’s Office of Tech & Innovation. Everything Mahmoud has been involved throughout his career has been to end unnecessary suffering and empower people to flourish.

As a global advocate and speaker on mental health, youth empowerment, and social entrepreneurship, Mahmoud has received fellowships, awards, and recognition from MTV and the Biden-Harris Administration, former President Bill Clinton, and General Colin Powell, Forbes, and Stanford d. School. In 2019, he delivered his TED talk, “How Toxic Positivity Leads to More Suffering” with over 100K views on He is a Forbes 1000 honoree and graduated from the City College of New York with a B.S. in Social Entrepreneurship.

Jian Bland


Jian Bland Bio

Jian Bland (she/her) is a strategic partnership professional working in the cross-sector of technology, social impact, and the future of work. With 7+ years of product design, innovation, and stakeholder management, Jian has a background working with large corporations, venture capital firms, startups, and non-profits alike generating strategies, implementation, and evaluations. Jian currently leads Mastercard’s New York City Technology Hub, 1 of 7 global innovation centers. There, she works closely across business units to build a culture of collaboration, empowerment, and thoughtful risk-taking. Jian focuses on talent acquisition, culture and future of work, technology branding, and employee and community engagement. Prior to her current work, Jian managed a city-wide social impact strategy focused on education and economic mobility in New Jersey alongside local, state, and regional nonprofit, government, and corporate partners. Jian is a 2022 Master’s degree graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Policy and Practice.

Participating Partners


Hotel Accomodations

The Holiday Inn Downtown Brooklyn

300 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Group Rate Ends June 10, 2023 or if hotel reaches 80% capacity

Reservation Link

If you are interested in staying any additional days, please email Aly Martinez at with the subject line “Virtual Enterprises National Teachers Conference Room Block Inquiry” to request the room block rate. Offer is subject to vary.

The Hampton Inn by Hilton in Brooklyn

125 Flatbush Ave Ext
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Group Rate Ends June 19, 2023 or if hotel reaches 80% capacity

Reservation Link

Questions? Call 718-875-8800. Attendees can also call 1-800-HILTONS to call central reservations. The group code is “VEI”.

Billing Details

No invoice will be generated by Virtual Enterprises International. Our EventBrite registration will list your pass as “free” because the NTC Conference Registration Fee is included in the school’s Program Participation Fees for the 2023-24 school year. 


Long Island University Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Paid Parking is available on DeKalb and on Flatbush Avenues


  • The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus is located at 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11201 (click here for Google Map directions). Proceed to the Kumble Theater where check-in will take place.

Public Transportation:
LIU Brooklyn is central to all transportation. Use the MTA’s Trip Planner, to plan your trip to the campus.

By Subway:
The LIU Brooklyn campus is served by all major subway lines. IRT: 4 or 5 train (Lexington Avenue Line) or 2 or 3 train (Seventh Avenue Line) to Nevins Street Station; BMT: B, Q, or R train to DeKalb Avenue Station; IND: A, C, or G train (Eighth Avenue Line) to Hoyt Schermerhorn Street Station. For subway information, visit:

By Railroad: (Long Island Railroad)
The Flatbush Avenue terminal of the Long Island Rail Road is 4 blocks from the Campus. For railroad information visit:

By Bus: 
The LIU Brooklyn campus is accessible by MTA bus lines B25, B26, B38, B41, B52, B54 and B67. For bus information, visit:

By Plane:
Nearest airports to the LIU Brooklyn campus are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Bus, taxi and limousine service are available at all airports. Connecting train service is available at Newark Liberty. The AirTrain is available to and from JFK Airport with connections to the LIRR Flatbush Avenue terminal, which is located 4 blocks from the Campus. For Port Authority airport travel information, visit:

By Car: (Paid Parking is available on DeKalb and on Flatbush Avenues)

From Manhattan
Via Manhattan Bridge
Proceed along Flatbush Avenue Extension, turn left on Myrtle Avenue, right on Ashland Place and proceed 2 blocks to DeKalb Avenue and turn right. The campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

Via Brooklyn Bridge
Proceed along Adams Street, make left turn onto Tillary Street and keep right; after crossing Flatbush Avenue Extension bear right onto Navy Street, which becomes Ashland Place; proceed 2 blocks and turn right on DeKalb Avenue. The campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

From Queens
Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (west) to Tillary Street Exit. Keep right on Tillary Street. Follow Tillary Street to Flatbush Avenue and make a left, then a left on Myrtle Avenue and a right on Ashland Place. Proceed 2 blocks and turn right on DeKalb Avenue. The campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

From Staten Island or Brooklyn
Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (east) to Cadman Plaza West. Follow Cadman Plaza West to Tillary Street. Bear right on Tillary Street and keep right, crossing Flatbush Avenue Extension and bearing right onto Navy Street, which becomes Ashland Place. Proceed to DeKalb Avenue and turn right. The campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

To return to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge
Proceed on DeKalb Avenue and turn right on Flatbush Avenue to the Manhattan Bridge.
– via the Brooklyn Bridge, proceed on DeKalb Avenue, turn right on Flatbush Avenue then left on Tillary Street. The entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge will be on your right.

To return to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Queens-bound
Take Flatbush Avenue to Tillary Street. Turn right on Tillary Street and then stay to the left. Enter Ramp for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

To return to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Brooklyn- or Staten Island-bound
Take Flatbush Avenue to Tillary Street. Turn Left on Tillary Street to Cadman Plaza West. Make a right turn on Cadman Plaza West. Bear left to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Meals & Entertainment

Monday – July 10

Wine Mixer! This optional event includes light refreshments (dinner on your own)

Tuesday – July 11

Light breakfast, full lunch and “Dinner with the President” included

Wednesday – July 12

Light breakfast and full lunch included. Dinner on your own – we encourage you to explore all that Brooklyn & NYC have to offer!

  • Evening Activity:  See the iconic NYC skyline aboard the Hornblower Serenity from City Cruises! Light Food and Beverage available for purchase. Ticket provided for all NTC attendees. Boarding takes place at 5:30pm at Pier 15 at South Street Seaport | 78 South Street, New York , NY 10038, USA

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Thursday – July 13

Light breakfast and full lunch included

Other handy dining options:

  • The LIU-Brooklyn Cyber Cafe will be open Tuesday through Thursday, offering refreshments and meals for purchase
  • Just across the street from the LIU Brooklyn campus you will find the Dekalb Market Hall


New to New York City? Check out these staff recommended outings. 

What is the recommended attire for attendees?

Attendees should plan to dress in business casual attire.

Are computers provided?

No. The conference will be BYOD “bring your own device.”

Is wifi available? 

Wireless internet will be available for all participants throughout the week.

Should I sign up for REMIND?

Yes! We will be using Remind to send SMS text message updates to participants throughout the week (details will be provided at the NTC).

Will my photo be used in promotional materials? Might I become famous?

Please! We will be taking photos and videos during the conference so please submit this Photo Consent Form to provide VE with permission to include you in communications materials following the conference. You never know who might become famous!


(NOTE: The Photo Consent Form is also included as part of the NTC registration. Only one consent form is needed per person).

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