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|Membership Frequently Asked Questions|
1. What is my username and password?
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You create your username and password when you first join VEDA. VEDA is UNABLE to see any passwords (for security purposes); therefore, we cannot give it to you. You can retrieve your username by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting it. If you do not know your password you will need to click "Forgot Your Password?" on the Member Login page and follow the directions to reset your password. VEDA recommends keeping your password in a secure location so that you are able to find it when you need to log into the website. If you need assistance with this process please do not hesitate to reach out to Jeanne Ali at email@example.com.
Registration for VEDA events is quite simple. PLEASE NOTE - once you begin the registration process - YOU MUST CONTINUE all the way through the payment and confirmation screens to complete the registration process.
The Event Page for the VEDA Meetings and Conferences will contain a series of links. These links will include:
Most importantly, LOG IN FIRST! Once logged in, click on the "Register" button; it will take you to the registration page. Review your information and make any corrects and additions to the Registration Information. Select the "Next" button at the bottom of your screen. Select the appropriate Required registration option and (if available) any Optional Activities in which you would like to participate. Click on "Save and Finalize Registration". You will then be taken to the Checkout page. Complete all of the billing information and click "Proceed to Confirmation". You will then be taken to a Confirmation page. You have now registered for the event and can view/print your invoice/reciept by clicking on the paper/pencil icon in the upper left cormer of your screen.
You're now done!
Simply click on the event and Register. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Contact email@example.com if you decide to add any optional activities after you have completed your registration.
EVERY dues-paying member of VEDA is eligible to receive scholarship money. Inactive members or those that have allowed their memberships to expire are NOT eligible. To apply for the scholarship click here.
Annual dues are due for ALL members on January 1 of each year. Dues are not prorated for anyone. Emails will start to be sent in December each year in anticipation of the January 1 due date. To renew your dues login to your VEDA account and click the *** Renew Membership *** that will start appearing in December of each year.
All memberships are held by the individual. If you leave your company - the membership goes with you; it does not stay with the company. Memberships cannot be transferred from one person to another, neither can member benefits be shared by several people. (i.e. We cannot include multiple email addresses for one membership so that extra people are able to see our news and information.)
When you log in to the system at http://www.goveda.org/, click on link at top of the page Manage Profile, then click Edit Bio under Information and Settings, (Don't forget to add a photograph of yourself!)
Search for jobs in Career Center via this link https://veda.site-ym.com/networking/opening_search.asp
When the founding members of VEDA went about the business of setting up the organization in 1982, they were focused on professional development for economic development practitioners. To achieve this focus, they determined that membership should be by individual only. Over the years since that time, membership committees and boards of directors have discussed the issue and have always returned to the focus of the founding members. The VEDA bylaws state the following about membership:
Section 1 – Any reputable person engaged in activities directed toward economic and industrial development within the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be eligible for membership in the VEDA when approved in accordance with the provisions of these By-laws.
Section 2 – Membership shall be the privilege of the individual and shall be in the name of the individual and not in the name of the organization. Membership shall not be transferable.