On behalf of the Annual Conference Committee and Virginia Optometric Association I’d like to invite you to the 116th Virginia Annual Conference, being held at the Hilton Main Norfolk from June 8-10, 2018.
This year’s conference will coincide with Harborfest, the longest-running maritime festival in the nation. With a schedule of events spanning the entire weekend, Harborfest will provide a lively and festive atmosphere for the attendee and their family. Beginning with the Parade of Sail, in which tall ships are welcomed by Norfolk’s waterside harbor, activities will take place on and off the water throughout the entire conference. At the center of Norfolk’s Waterside District is Hilton Norfolk The Main, where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers. The Virginia Annual Conference will begin Friday morning and continue into the afternoon, ending with the opening of the Exhibit Hall. Friday evening is open to take in all things Harborfest and enjoy Norfolk’s Waterside District. Saturday will begin early and end late as we celebrate our profession with the black-tie optional President’s Reception and Awards Banquet. Dinner will be followed by a private social on the Hilton Terrace, a prime location to view the fireworks over the Elizabeth River. Sunday will offer updates to all on coding from Alpha to Zulu.
The VOA Annual Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Norfolk, Virginia!
— Richard K. Lodwick, O.D., Annual Meeting Chair
The Hilton Norfolk The Main is located at 100 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and mention the Virginia Optometric Association, or click here to make your reservations online. The VOA discounted rate is $139* per night and is available until Wednesday, May 16th, or until sold out. Rates are applicable June 6 - 9. The number of rooms at this rate is limited. *Rate does not include 14% state and local taxes nor $2.00 per room per night occupancy tax.
May 11 - Early Bird Deadline
May 16 - Lodging Deadline
May 18 - Advanced Registration Deadline, after this date please download the program above and register at the door