2020 VACo Annual Conference

November 8-10, 2020
Norfolk Hilton – The Main

The 2020 VACo Annual Conference has an exciting new venue this year. The conference will be held at the Norfolk Hilton – The Main due to the renovation of 200+ rooms at The Omni Homestead. Further information will be provided as preparations develop.

2020 Marks VACo’s 86th Annual Conference

      • Regional Meetings 
      • Steering Committee Meetings
      • VACo’s Annual Business Meeting where the Legislative Program is adopted and the Board of Directors is elected for the upcoming year 
      • General Sessions feature state representatives, local government leaders and experts in issues that county governments face 
      • Breakout Sessions designed to educate and promote collaboration 
      • Exhibit Hall with companies and organizations that offer products and services specifically related to local county government 

Interested in VACo Education? Attending VACo’s Annual Conference is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing localities. Counties across Virginia often face similar concerns, yet community leaders don’t always take advantage of an invaluable resource: their neighbor in the next county over. With roughly 1000 local government officials, state representatives, speakers, and exhibitors in attendance, the Annual Conference is the perfect place to learn from and join forces with your peers from across the Commonwealth. Don’t miss this chance to visit with state legislators, learn from the experts, and experience the benefits of collaboration and innovation with your fellow local leaders.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Registration for VACo’s 86th Annual Conference is scheduled for release in August. Bookmark this page or watch for more information in the County Connections newsletter.

LODGING
To Be Announced

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP
The VACo conference could not be possible without the support of our sponsors and premier partners. Sponsorship provides an opportunity for your company to have visibility in the conference program book, conference promotional materials, posted on our website and in our newsletter, as well as on social media. Sponsorship can be an important part of your marketing strategy. 2020 VACo Annual Conference Sponsorship Form

2020 EXHIBIT HALL
The exhibit hall will be open on November 8 and 9. The layout of the exhibit hall at the Norfolk Hilton will resemble what our vendors have become accustomed to as much as possible. Currently, vendors from 2019 are invited to renew their booth space to stay in the location. The deadline for renewals (which is normally March 31) has been extended to May 31st. Beginning June 1, booth spaces not renewed by 2019 vendors will be offered to new exhibitors.  2020 EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

VACo’s ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT CANCELED
The annual golf tournament has been canceled for the 2020 conference. We look forward to offering this event again in 2021.

VLGMA LUNCHEON
The Virginia Local Government Management Association Luncheon will be on Monday, November 9. This is a ticketed event and is not included in the conference fee.  VLGMA registration form