VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Luncheon
Telling the Virginia Story: Has Your Story Hit its Mark?
VEDA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Winter Membership Luncheon completes the program year of Telling the Virginia Story and brings a first-rate program to Waynesboro, December 3-4, 2019. This final meeting for 2019 will include a joint VEDA/VEDP workshop, a networking reception, the year in review, the election of VEDA’s 2020 leadership, and programming that will address Has Your Story Hit its Mark?
The 2019 VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Luncheon will kickoff with a reception on Tuesday, December 3rd for members and guests. Make plans to go to dinner with a group following the reception. On Wednesday, be sure to arrive early and network before the program begins at 9:30.
We hope to see you in Waynesboro in December!
LODGING RESERVATIONS & DIRECTIONS
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Tuesday's events located at the Wayne Theatre, 521 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980 540-943-9999
11:00 am – 1:00 pm VEDA Board of Directors Meeting By Invitation Only
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm VEDP/VEDA Deep Dive Workshop There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm VEDA Winter Meeting Reception
6:30 pm Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Wednesday's events located at the Best Western Plus, 109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980 540-942-1100
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Networking
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am Panel Discussion
11:30 am – 12:15 pm VEDA Annual Meeting
12:15 am – 12:45 pm Buffet Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Announcements and Adjournment
2:00 pm VEDP Regional Economic Development Organization Meeting
By Invitation Only - This meeting is for staff of regional economic development organizations.
VEDA Cornerstone Members - $112.50
VEDA Members - $125
Non-Members - $150
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, online registration will close on Friday, November 22, 2019. No cancellations or refunds after Friday, November 22, 2019. Cancellations prior to Friday, November 22, 2019 will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee.
Best Western PLUS Waynesboro (Wednesday's events will take place at this location.)
109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980 Click HERE for directions
Be sure to take advantage of the VEDA Group Rate of $93 at The Best Western PLUS Waynesboro. Room block will close November 15, 2019.
Click HERE to make your reservations
The award-winning Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center has been voted the valley's favorite for four years! Guests enjoy everything the region has to offer. Situated in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, the hotel is located minutes away from Shenandoah National Park; the P. Buckley Moss Museum, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Skyline Drive.
The hotel offers recently updated, spacious guest rooms with flat screen TVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. Additionally, the hotel has an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, an indoor heated saltwater pool, and a fitness center. This is a 100 percent non-smoking hotel.
The nearby Wintergreen Resort offers the area's best skiing and golfing, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is also within a short drive of this Waynesboro hotel. The hotel is a favorite for those in town for the numerous wineries, historic Charlottesville or the University of Virginia.
Wayne Theatre (Tuesday's events will take place at this location.)
521 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980 Click HERE for directions
The historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center has a history of making an impact on the Waynesboro community since it first opened its doors as a vaudeville house in 1926. The Wayne’s restoration and re-opening in 2016 was fueled by a handful of community members who had the vision of what the Wayne could mean to the community.
The Wayne Theatre Alliance promotes the artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities and the economic vitality of Waynesboro and adjacent region through the operation and preservation of the Ross Performing Arts Center at the historic Wayne Theatre as a performing arts/conference facility.