In 2000, the Georgia Department of Education introduced a new conference and called it Georgia Vision Educators Statewide Training, or GVEST. Now, GVEST continues as multiple agencies dedicated to serving students with sensory impairments collaborate to offer professional development training focused on the needs of this population. GVEST provides an opportunity for Georgia's educators who serve individuals with visual impairments to have specialized training and to share effective practices and strategies specific to the needs of students and clients with visual impairments. The annual GVEST conference typically takes place in Macon Georgia each October and provides workshops led by experts in the field of blindness.
GVEST Conference Planning Committee
GVEST would like to gratefully acknowledge the members of the conference planning committee along with Smokey Powell staff for their support and assistance in the planning and implementation of the 20th Annual GVEST program.