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2019 VEDA Fall Conference

9/18/2019 to 9/20/2019
When: September 18 - September 20, 2019
Where: Omni Richmond Hotel
100 S. 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States

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Telling the Virginia Story --- Tools for Telling Your Story



Thursday's Presentations by DCI Team
Julie Curtin, President Economic Development, DCI
Steve Duncan, Vice President, Digital Lead Generation, DCI
Susan Brake, Vice President, Digital Strategy, DCI

Member Engagement Orientation

VEDP Update by Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VEDA Public Policy Update by Michael Woods, Senior Manager, Troutman Sanders Strategies

Using Marketing Materials and Websites to Tell Your Story

Keynote Presentation: Creating Vibrant Communities through Tourism Development by
Wirt Confroy, Director of Business Development, Virginia Tourism Corporation &
Caitlin Johnson, Director of Operations & Industry Initiatives, Virginia Tourism Corporation

VTC Presentation (pdf version/no video)

VTC Presentation -- Link to PowerPoint with Video

Quick Links

See Who Attended
Final Agenda
Speaker Bios
Conference Registration Fees
Hotel Reservation Information
About the Hotel, Directions, Parking & Transportation
RVA Downtown Restaurant Map
Attention Golfers
Thursday Night Conference Celebration
Sponsors ~ Sponsor Profiles

 Conference Registration Fees

VEDA Members - $350
VEDA Cornerstone Members - $315
Non-Members - $425

CANCELLATION POLICY: Last day to register online is Friday, September 13, 2019. No cancellations or refunds after Friday, September 13, 2019. Cancellations prior to Friday, September 13, 2019 will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee.

Hotel Reservation Information Click Here for information About the Omni Richmond Hotel, Directions, Parking & Transportation
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Please note that the Omni Richmond Hotel is currently sold out for the nights of the VEDA Fall Conference.

Please contact these nearby hotels. VEDA has no room block at these hotels

The Berkeley Hotel 1200 East Cary Street - 804-780-1300
Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown 1320 East Cary Street - 804-754-0007
Residence Inn by Marriott Richmond Downtown14 South 14th Street - 804-225-5550
Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown 555 East Canal Street - 804-788-0900
Hilton Richmond Downtown 501 East Broad Street - 804-344-4300

YP Dutch Treat Dinner - Wednesday at 7:15pm
Southern Railway Taphouse, 100 S 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219,   
Head count required. Let us know you're coming when you register for the conference.

Attention Golfers!
Join us at this year's conference golf tournament at the Royal New Kent Golf Club in Providence Forge, Virginia - Wednesday, September 18. Click here for Golf Details and Registration Information

Thursday Night Conference Celebration Click Here for Museum Information
Join VEDA members and guests on Thursday, September 19th at the American Civil War Museum in downtown Richmond to celebrate all the good that economic development brings to the Commonwealth.


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Collection of 33,000 works of art from major world cultures

Virginia Science Museum - Hundreds of experiential exhibits, artifacts and interactive technologies

Historic Canal Walk & Cruises - Self-guided walking tour or narrated cruise along historic James River & Kanawha Canal

Maymont Park - 100-acre estate with gardens and zoological exhibits

Riverside Outfitters Guided Rafting Trips - White water rafting on the James River through downtown Richmond

Shockoe Slip - Cobblestone streets and with timeless treasures

Carytown - Mile-long shopping and entertainment area with 200 eclectic boutiques and more

Stony Point Fashion Park - Upscale shopping center in a dog-friendly, park-like setting

Short Pump Town Center - Popular shopping mall in a town center setting

Richmond Farmer’s Market - Familiarize yourself with local foods at one of America’s oldest markets


Fall Conference Sponsors
Sponsor Profiles

Virginia Sponsors


Dominion Sponsors

City of Chesapeake Department of Economic Development
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Hanover County Economic Development
InterChange Group
MEB General Contractors
Portsmouth Economic Development
Department of Economic Development, City of Virginia Beach

Dogwood Sponsors

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
Liberty Property Trust


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