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English, History, & Related Humanities Peer Group Conference

Welcome to the English, History, & Related Humanities peer group conference information page! The Science peer group conference will be held March 30-31, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Williamsburg, VA. Details about this meeting will be posted on this page as they become available.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting’s programming or agenda, please contact your peer group chair.

Peer Group Chairs

English Co-Chair: Camille Mustachio, Germanna Community College

English Co-Chair: Abigail Montgomery, Blue Ridge Community College

Humanities Chair: Matt Brent, Rappahannock Community College


Please click below to view a draft agenda:

English, History, & Related Humanities Peer Group Conference Draft Agendaicon

Conference Location

DoubleTree Hotel Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-2500

For phone reservations, please dial: (804) 222-8733 and ask for the English and Humanities room block.

For online reservations, please go to the following link:

On the left of the page enter the date(s) of your event: March 30, 2017* , and select “Add special rate code.” Select “ Group Code,” where you will enter your “ID code” of ENG. The group rate for this event is $104.00 per night.

Reservations must be made by March 19, 2017.

*If your campuses is 200 or more miles from the conference location, the VCCS will cover two nights of lodging (March 29 and March 30).

VCCS Coverage

The following coverage is provided by the VCCS Office of Professional Development:

Peer group conferences are free and open to all VCCS faculty, full- and part-time alike. Covered costs include the opening luncheon, conference materials, and single occupancy overnight lodging based on qualifying distances (see below).

Coverage for the following is at the discretion of the participant’s college:

Dinner the first night of the conference and travel expenses including mileage, parking, and meals while on the road may be reimbursable by your college. Please check with your supervisor for more information.

Hotel and Travel Policy

The VCCS will cover one (1) night’s lodging and tax for each participant whose campus is fifty (50) or more miles from the site of the peer group meeting. Those whose campus is two hundred (200) or more miles may stay the night prior to the meeting as well.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant and must be guaranteed with a personal credit card. Call the hotel phone number to reserve your room and be sure to ask the reservation agent for the VCCS room block.
  • The room block will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the registration deadline or the room block has sold out, whichever comes first. Please book early!
  • By booking in the conference room block, conferees will have their room charge and tax transferred to the VCCS master account upon check-in.
  • Charges for incidentals, additional people in the room not affiliated with the peer group, and upgrades above per diem are the responsibility of the individual.
  • The VCCS will not pay for rooms booked elsewhere while the block remains available.
  • Should the block sell out, contact us at for instructions.
  • Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. No-shows are the responsibility of the participant.
Important Note:

In order to be afforded the coverage and protection of our VCCS’ contract with the hotel, you must follow our hotel booking procedures. To reserve a room or to inquire about the hotel’s cancellation policy, please call the hotel reservations number noted above. Do not reserve your hotel room through an online booking site other than the DoubleTree’s (i.e. Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak).

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now open! Please follow the link below to submit a proposal:

English, History, & Related Humanities Peer Group Conference Call for Proposals

A list of suggested topics is available to help you write a proposal:

English, History, & Related Humanities Peer Group Conference Suggested Proposal Topicsicon

Participant & Exhibitor Registration

All participants must register, presenters and attendees alike.

Registration is now open! Please follow the link below to register as a conference participant or as an exhibitor:

English, History, & Related Humanities Peer Group Registration

The cost to register as an exhibitor is $400.