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    AVAA is excited to offer a great training opportunity to our SCOs and partners in military student services. In 2020, we are honored to host the VA Southern and Eastern Regions Veterans' Education SCO (VASERVES) Conference. The agenda will be packed with hot topics and training for SCOs and school officials working with VA Education Benefits. Sessions will be taught by state, regional, and national VA leaders who are experts in their fields. Don’t miss the chance to network with other SCOs from the Southern and Eastern Regions as well as having the opportunity to meet federal and state VA leaders, VA organizations relevant to your students and schools, and other military related offices as we learn how to better serve our military student populations.

     

      VA SERVES 2020 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION    


       We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2020 VASeRVES conference registration starting January 13, 2020. The conference will take place November 17-19, 2020 at the beautiful Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Training will include a track for new SCOs and advanced SCOs for which you can receive credit from the National Training Team toward your annual training requirement. The conference is tentatively set to begin around noon on Tuesday, November 17 and wrap up around noon on Thursday, November 19. There is a pre-conference training session for New SCOs that will be offered Tuesday, November 17 at 9 am. Spaces for this session are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis to the first 150 registrants who reserve a spot.

    Transportation from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS), which is located 29.1 miles from Perdido Beach Resort (PB), to PBR will be provided for those who do not wish to secure their own transportation during the conference.  Shuttles will run several times on Monday, November 16, throughout the day on Tuesday, November 17 and then again, the afternoon of Thursday, November 19 and from morning to mid-afternoon on Friday, November 20. As we get closer to the conference time, a shuttle schedule will be published. The shuttles will run several times during the conference for attendees to take advantage of local entertainment and food offerings nearby the conference center. We are working with PNS to offer rental car discounts to those who choose to rent a car and drive to the conference location. We will publish those as soon as they are available. 

    Conference attendees may also choose to fly into Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) which is located 72.2 miles from Perdido Beach Resort. We are working on negotiating car rental discounts from this location as the shuttle service will not be running from MOB to the conference hotel. 

    Conference rates and schedule are as follows:

    • Early registration: $395 if registration complete prior to July 1, 2020.

    • Summer registration: $415 if registration complete from July 2, 2020- September 1, 2020

    • Late registration: $450 if registration complete from September 2, 2020- October 15, 2020.

    • Last minute conference registration prices from October 16, 2020 until the conference time will be $495.

    • Please note that all payments must be received by the end of each registration time frame. Those paying on site for the conference will be subject to last minute conference registration prices. 

    • Only those registering prior to October 15 will receive one complimentary VASeRVES 2020 t-shirt with their registration.

    • Priority for group pricing on extracurricular events throughout the week will be given to early registrants. More details on these events and pricing will be released in Spring 2020.

    TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW, CLICK THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW:

    Perdido Beach Resort
    27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
    Orange Beach, AL 36561
    (251) 981-9811


    VA SERVES 2020 Conference Hotel Information
    Sponsored by Alabama Veterans Affairs Association
    Booking ID # 16832

    Call In Reservations: (800)634-8001

    Online Reservations:

     
    Specific Room Types are based upon availability at the time of the reservation.

    Rates quoted are based on single / double occupancy:
    Angle View Rate($129.00) Pass View Rate($199.00) Pool View Rate($224.00)
    One-Bedroom Executive Suite w/Parlor($339.00) *Consists of 2 rooms
    Two-Bedroom Executive Suite w/Parlor($549.00) *Consists of 3 rooms
    Club Level Rooms:
    Club Level Pass View Rate($199.00) Club Level Pool View Rate ($219.00)
    Club Level Two-Bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor($629.00) *Consists of 3 rooms
    Perdido Beach Resort requires payment for one night at the time of reservation.

    Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.