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News For You: #2018VLA Conference Update

September 10, 2018

2018/Conference Special

In the Issue

  1. Meal Tickets
  2. Registration and Packet Pick Up
  3. Wednesday in Williamsburg
  4. #2018VLA
  5. Newsletter Sponsor: Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library
  6. Thursday Dine-Arounds
  7. Scholarship Tickets In Advance
  8. Friday Luncheon Prizes
  9. Conference Documents and Slideshows

Registration Deadline EXTENDED

Please note: Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Florence, VLA recognizes that your priorities this week may have shifted. We are extending VLA conference registration without a late fee to September 19, 2018.

Conference Location: Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA. Please note hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and is on the Second Floor.

Parking: Parking at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge is complimentary for self-parking, $15 per day for valet. Parking maps have been added to the VLA Conference Portal.

Volunteer:The VLA conference can't succeed without volunteers! Browse our volunteer opportunities and sign up to help today!

Our Final Conference Program is now available!

Meal Ticket Purchase Deadline Extended to 9/19

Just as we've extended the deadline to register without a late fee, we are extending the deadline to purchase meal tickets. If your amployer will not pay for meals, please purchase tickets here.

Our meal plan includes a ticket for the Wednesday Scholarship & Awards Banquet, the Thursday Box Lunch, and the Friday Drag Queen Storytime and Bingo/Networking Lunch. Or, you can buy tickets individually.

Registration and Packet Pick Up

Early Registration: Wednesday, September 26, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Main Level, outside the Colony Room at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge.

Thursday Registration: Begins at 9:00 am, outside the Virginia Room on the lower level of the Conference Center. Coffee and light breakfast will be served in the rear of the Exhibit Hall.

Friday Registration: The Exhibit Hall will open at 8:30 am and closes at 3. Registration is in the rear of the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday in Williamsburg

So many options to choose from! Join Cycling for Libraries (just $35 for bike rental, helmet and lock!) or choose from one (or more) of the free, amazing tours our Local Arrangements Committee has organized! We've also got a New Members Round Table Pub Crawl Wednesday evening. Sign up now to secure your spot!


Join the fun on social media with #2018VLA. All public posts from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be available on our Tagboard at the Lodge. Be sure to follow us on Facebook if you aren't already! Our Social Media Team has been having a lot of fun posting this year...

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library

This newsletter is brought to you by The Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library. Friends are Fundamental!

Thursday Dine-Arounds

Thursday night Dine-Around sign ups are open! We've made reservations for Thursday evening dinner for you! Dine arounds are a great way to network and meet new people. Please sign up for the dine around you would like to attend. Each participant is responsible for the cost of their meal and for travel to and from the restaurant

Save Time, Support VLA Scholarships

The Annual VLA Scholarship Basket Raffle is one of our biggest fundraisers for VLA Scholarships. Save time by buying your tickets in advance and pick them up at your leisure in the Scholarship Booth outside the exhibit hall in the Virginia Foyer, lower level. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Want to donate a basket? Please contact 2018 VLA Scholarship Chair Michael Hibben.

Prizes for Friday Luncheon & Bingo: Tickets $33 by September 19

Attending the Friday Luncheon & Bingo? Each attendee will recieve a bingo card -- extra cards will be available for $10 each. Prizes so far include: 2 nights at The Main (can be used for the 2019 VLA Conference); Bose Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones; a YETI soft cooler; an Away Travel Carry-On (with removable battery pack) and MORE!

Conference Documents and Slideshows

As we receive them, documents from VLA presenters will be posted on our Annual Conference Portal. Are you a VLA Presenter? Submit your documents through this form.

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