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Alabama Veterans Affairs Association is the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind, founded in 1974, dedicated to serving our educational professionals that serve our military students and their families. 

Dear AVAA members and friends,

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we unfortunately have to announce the CANCELLATION of the 2020 VASeRVES conference that was scheduled to take place November 17-20, 2020 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL.

As the result of this cancellation, we will be hosting a virtual two-day AVAA conference on November 19-20. This will take the place of the annual AVAA training conference, but is not limited to AVAA members. For those who had already registered for the VASeRVES conference who wish to attend the virtual AVAA conference, please respond to this email to update your registration. For registration fees already paid, the difference will be refunded to the registrant.  For those who wish to cancel registration altogether, we will begin processing refunds through the CVENT system and will get them returned as quickly as possible. For registrations already paid by credit card, a 5% service fee is deducted from the refund to cover credit card fees associated with the transactions. All hotel rooms booked through the group reservation system at Perdido Beach Resort will be cancelled and deposits refunded automatically.

The virtual training conference will include sessions for New SCO, Advanced SCO, VA Work study, and Debt Management. Other topics such as best practices for Banner schools, Tuition Assistance, Alabama GI Bill, and other much requested areas will be added to the agenda as well. VACO National Training Team Approved topics presented by VA officials will be eligible toward annual training credit requirements. An official agenda will be published in September and registration for the conference will be open at early-bird rates until October 15. The rates are below:

  • AVAA membership and conference: $125

  • Conference without AVAA membership: $100

  • After October 15, a late registration fee of $25 will be applied.

Registration for the conference, with or without AVAA membership, will include conference promotional items such as masks and t-shirts that will be mailed to your address provided at the time of registration. There is a $5 shipping charge to mail the items that will be applied at the time of registration. Only those registrants who have paid the $5 shipping fee with receive swag items via mail. 

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