VADMO Spring Symposium 2024

March 26-28, 2024

The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

Richmond, VA

Sign up now for this annual VADMO event that will focus on growing your recreational assets, sports tourism, and public private partnerships for recreation and sports infrastructure.

We have an exciting agenda planned for attendees that includes an Opening Reception and Tour of the new Henrico Sports and Entertainment Complex, a Keynote Address will be provided by Parney Parnell, former Operations Manager for the Flying Squirrels, and multiple panel discussions will be included on topics from infrastructure to Virginia Trails

Additionally, the prestigious Virgo Awards will be presented to communities that have demonstrated Best Practices in their local initiatives, marketing strategies and events. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this exciting and educational program, please contact

To book a room at The Virginia Crossings, use this link:


LeisureMedia360 - GOLD Sponsor

Advance Travel & Tourism - Opening Reception & Tour Sponsor

Blue Ridge Outdoors - SILVER Sponsor

Visit Williamsburg - SILVER Sponsor

Richmond Region Tourism - BRONZE Sponsor

Suffolk Tourism - VIRGO Award Sponsor

More Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!!!


Congratulations to the 2023 Virgo Travel & Tourism Award Winners!

Advertising and Promotions Award for budgets of more than $1 Million

  • Visit Williamsburg with the Life At Your Pace Campaign

Advertising and Promotions for budgets of less than $1Million

  • Smithfield/Isle of Wight for ShopTalk "Let's Dish" Video Series

Niche Tourism Award

  • Culpeper Tourism "Right the Record" Campaign

Regional Marketing Initiative Award

  • Gloucester County Marketing Plan 2022

Destination Event of the Year Award

  • Suffolk Tourism – 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest

Tourism Professional of the Year Award

  • Paige Read, Culpeper Tourism and Economic Development

Visitor Center of the Year Award

  • Gloucester County Virginia Visitor Center

Creative Pandemic Marketing Award

  • Suffolk Tourism: Love Local, Buy Suffolk -         A Hospitality Community & Consumer Outreach Program Campaign

VADMO had many exciting presentations at our 2023 Spring Symposium in Suffolk, VA, and we want to share these great presentations with the Symposium Attendees and our membership.  We will be adding additional presentations for your review.

VADMO-Connecting with Outdoor Enthusiasts Jessica Bowser.pdf

VADMO-How Best to Work w Travel Media Mindy Bianca.pdf

VADMO-Keynote Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Lakita Frazier.pdf

VADMO-VA 250 Program Cheryl Wilson.pdf

VADMO-VA 250 and Grants Staci Martin.pdf

VADMO CBL Presentation Jessica Hartness.pdf


The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations invites members, prospective members, allied members and the public, to use this site as a resource and to learn more about our association.

Our Mission: To offer our members advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities for the purpose of member destination success.  

Please use the easy navigation links located on the top bar, to find areas of special interest:

  • For DMO Members, there is a "Members Only" section.
  • For prospective members the "Membership" section is a good place to start.
  • For Allied Members, the "Members" list under "Membership" will prove useful.


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