Events Calendar

Check out the events calendar and make sure to attend these face to face events. 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • on-line certification program

    VDP - Virginia Destination Professional                                      Certification

    Program Registration

    The VADMO VDP certification is a unique Virginia-centric DMO individual professional certification. Using activities and events you have participated in since January 1, 2016 and forward, you may register for this certification program. There are two components to this certification program, a knowledge component and an experiential component, which must be completed to earn the VDP certification

    Activities counting towards the certification requirements must have occurred within the past two years.  Renewal of your certification must be done two years after it is achieved  to maintain your credentials. Before you submit materials, please register for the program.  Your registration fee does not expire, but when you achieve the VDP all activities must be within the two year window.

    For example, all candidates who achieve their VDP in 2018 must have all required activities completed since January 1, 2016.

    A link to the submission portal will be provided in your receipt. If you have any questions, please contact VADMO at 540-904-4710.

    Full program specifics are available here.
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 12:01 AM
    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • 2018 Tourism Symposium

    2017 Virgo Awards
    Entry & Payment

    The VIRGO Travel & Tourism Awards Program is organized by the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO) and is open to individuals, businesses, organizations or other entities located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The program is open to VADMO members and non-members. Entries must have been produced between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 and should pertain to programs that promote travel to and within the Commonwealth of Virginia, not outbound travel.


    ENTRY PROCEDURES (Informational Brochure)

    Please enter your submissions here.

    • All nomination material will be submitted electronically using this form.
    • Choose the appropriate category for submitting each entry.
    • Material may not exceed 10 pages in total and may be submitted in MS Word, PowerPoint, or PDF. (Nominees will also bring their nominations to VA-1)
    • Each nomination placed on black on black foam board no larger than 20'' by 30''.
    • All entries will be displayed at VADMO tourism Symposium in April 2018


    First Three Entries: VADMO member $35 each | Non-members $50 each

    Fourth Entry (plus):  VADMO member $25 each | Non-members $40 each


    To pay online, please click the "Register" button on this page.

    Alternatively, you can mail the Virgo Nominations Payment Form to: 

    VADMO/VIRGO Awards
    PO Box 3363
    Warrenton, VA 20188

    Please make checks payable to: Virginia Association of Convention Visitor Bureaus (VACVB) or call the office to make a credit card payment with VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

    Questions pertaining to the awards program should be directed to:


    The 2017 VIRGO Tourism & Travel Awards will be presented during the 2018 VADMO Tourism Symposium, April 22-24, 2018, at The Omni Charlottesville Hotel.  

    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Join VADMO for the 2018 Tourism Symposium on April 22-24, 2018. Parts of our program will be shared with the VRLTA Annual Meeting.
    Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Please make your hotel reservations by March 22, 2018.  To receive our special rate, click here.

    Program Agenda

    The 2018 VADMO Tourism Symposium will incorporate networking, education 

    VDP Recognition and the VADMO Virgo Awards.

    Sponsorship Opportunities - Available

    Exhibit Opportunities- Available


    If you must cancel for any reason, please notify VADMO in writing by April, 20 2018.  A $100 handling fee will be assessed for all refunds. 

    No refunds will be made after April 20, 2018.


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