Why the VirCon5?
I launched the first VirCon two years ago with a simple goal. I wanted to provide the best value in school marketing professional development.
While in-person conferences are fantastic for networking, they are not a great value for learning. I love networking as much as the next person but in the end, networking isn’t going to make you a better marketer, and it certainly isn’t going to attract new students to your school.
I was once told, “Try and take one to two ideas or concepts from each conference and that will be a successful conference.” My issue is that if you add up the cost of airfare, Uber/Lyft rides, hotel rooms, conference registrations, food, alcohol (while you’re networking), and gifts for your family it could cost your school and/or you thousands of dollars for two ideas.
That math doesn’t work anymore.
The VirCon was created to bring you the best school marketing experts and have them teach you how to attract new students and retain current students using the internet and social media all at the best possible value!
"Kudos to you for putting together such a great lineup of speakers. It was very helpful that each gave examples for getting started immediately. As I told a colleague this morning, I took away more from the 5+ hours I was online yesterday than I did from a 4 day, $3000 conference I went to this summer. I'm looking forward to re-watching some of the webinars and sharing what I've learned with my team."
- Risa Engel, Director of Communications, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
"Another note from a very satisfied customer here. You did a great job of putting all of that together. The seminars were excellent, well prepared, contained very useful information and meaningful. Congratulations and job well done."
- Michael Heaton, Head of School, Quetico College School
"Overall I thought the day was well planned and had varied content and was helpful. The cost was also easy to stomach in comparison to the expensive face-to-face events that are tough to justify."
- Andrea Carisse, Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing, Ridley College