Registration | Schedule | Featured Presenters

Location | Accommodations | Scholarship | Identity Cabaret

 

**MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR VASTA ACCOUNT

TO GET THE MEMBER DISCOUNT!**

Welcome to VASTA's Conference Registration page!

The 2019 VASTA Conference, Connectors, Communicators & Culture 

will be held August 4-7, 2019

at The Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown 

in Orlando, Florida, USA.

 

To view or download the official Orlando Welcome Packet,

Click Here!

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, 4 August 2019

2:30p-6:00p Registration
6:00-8:30p Opening Ceremony - Includes refreshments, presidential address, and Keynote


Monday, 5 August 2019

8-9a Member Presentations
9:00-11:00a Featured Guest Presentations
11-12:30p VASTA Annual Address
12:30-2p Lunch
2-6p Member Presentations
6-8pm Manager's Reception - Includes refreshments


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

8-9a Member Presentations
9-11p Featured Guest Presentations
11-12:30p Member Presentations
12:30-2 Lunch
2-6p Member Presentations
6-8p Manager's Reception - Includes refreshments

 

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

8-9a Member Presentations
9-10a Featured Guest Presentations
10-11:30a Member Presentations
11:30-12:30p Featured Guest Presentations
12:30-2:30p Closing Ceremony - Celebration Lunch

 

A more detailed overview of the VASTA conference schedule coming May 1!

Please note, the ATHE conference will be held August 7-11th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel.

 

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATIONS

The 2019 Annual VASTA Conference will be held at

The Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

An upscale all-suite hotel by Hilton. 

Address: 191 E Pine St, Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: (407) 841-1000

A stay at Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown places you in the heart of Orlando, walking distance from Orange County Regional History Center and Lake Eola. This hotel is close to Lake Eola Park and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Cost and Amenities:

$149 USD/night + tax for first 50 rooms booked.
Includes:
•    Made-to-order breakfast 
•    Nightly Manager’s Reception
•    In-Suite Kitchenette
•    Free Wi-Fi when you sign up for a Free Hilton Honors Account.
When booking, use group code: VCG
 

Booking Information and Requirements:

•    Must provide a Debit or Credit Card to book reservations. 
•    No deposit required upon booking. 
•    Free cancellation before 11:59pm local hotel time on 31 Jul 2019.
•    Parking is an additional $26.00/day for guest valet parking plus tax or $19.50 per day for day parking guests plus tax

MUST BOOK BY 1 JULY 2019 TO RECEIVE SPECIAL RATE. We strongly (VERY strongly) suggest you make your room accommodations as soon as possible, as availability will no doubt diminish and prices will increase. 

To book your room now,

CLICK HERE!

Directions to The Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando can be found in the Orlando Welcome Packet.

 

FEATURED PRESENTERS:

Patricia Raun

Scott Kaiser

Tonia Sina with Intimacy Directors International

Rena Cook & Eliza Schneider

Margaret Kemp

MORE INFORMATION ON OUR INCREDIBLE LINE UP OF FEATURED GUESTS COMING SOON!

 

IDENTITY CABARET:

Identity Cabaret is an initiative of VASTA's Diversity Committee and has been one of the highlights of the VASTA conference for the past number of years. If you have questions about this year's Identity Cabaret, please contact the Diversity committee at diversity(at)vasta.org. Please note, the Identity Cabaret will be held from 6:30p-8p on either the 2nd or 3rd evening of the conference. We will update the schedule once we have it set.

 

Please be advised, this year's conference committee is trying to "go green" by cutting back on printed materials. All materials and information will be available on the website under "Conferences" then "Orlando" and available for download and printing as attendees need. Additionally, all information will be available via a conference APP upon arrival at the conference.

 

REGISTRATION:

Please remember that you must be a current member of VASTA and logged in to register for the conference at the member rate. Please, also confirm that your member profile is up to date.

If you have membership questions or are having trouble with logging in, please reach out to the director of membership at dir.membership(at)vasta.org.

Registration Fee:

  • $350 - I am a current VASTA Member (early bird - $275 ends May 31st)

  • $225 - All Students, Retirees, VASTA Distinguished Emerita (early bird - $175)

  • $450 - All non-members (early bird - $375. Does not include membership to VASTA)

A $75 Early Bird Discount is automatically applied to your total at check out, if you register before 11:59pm EST on 31 May 2019.

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

If your plans change after you register, please contact VASTA's Director of Operations, Nancy Bos, (treasurer(at)vasta.org). After June 15th, you will only receive 50% of your original payment.

 

SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTION

To contribute to VASTA's "Member-Sponsored Conference Scholarship” that supports member attendance at future conferences, please click the "donate here" button and indicate the amount you want to give.

Donate Here

Please note: A photographer and/or videographer hired by VASTA may take still pictures and videos during the conference for VASTA's promotional purposes.

Questions? Feel free to email conference Director, Kendra Kingsbury - kkingsbury(at)vasta.org.

**IF YOU ARE A VASTA MEMBER, BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR VASTA ACCOUNT, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, TO RECEIVE THE MEMBER DISCOUNT!**

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Pricing
VASTA or PAVA Member $350.00
Student/Retired/Distinguished Member Price $225.00
Non-Member $450.00
Early Registration Discount $75.00
Early Registration Cutoff 2019-06-01
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