Spring 2012 Quarterly Meeting/VIRGO Awards

  • 21 May 2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • 22 May 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina


  • For Allied Member Organizations having more than two representatives at the Spring Meeting.
  • Includes lunch on Tuesday, Keynote Speaker and Virgo Award Presentations. Does not include educational sessions.

Registration is closed

Spring 2012 Quarterly Meeting 
May 21-22, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina

The Spring 2012 Quarterly Meeting will allow the VACVB membership to come together to conduct business, hear from a guest speaker present on topics and issues related to the travel and tourism industry, have break out committee meetings and reports, share ideas and best practices, network, and communicate with fellow tourism professionals. 

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for individuals of DMO member organizations is $75. Allied Members are invited to send two representatives at no cost as a benefit of membership ($75 for three or more representatives from the same Allied Member organization). 

Registration includes: Lunch and reception on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday; breaks both days. Monday evening's dinner will be on your own. 


Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
700 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669

Rooms are available for $77/night* (single or double).
To make your reservation, you may either
1) call 1-888-233-9527 and reference the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (group code "CVB") or
2) go to VACVB's Crowne Plaza lodging portal to book your room.


Monday, May 21st

9a-2p - Registration
10-11a - Board Meeting

11a-12p - General Session - Sergei Troubetzkoy & Brian Gorg (VACVB)
12-1p - Lunch Buffet

1-2:30p - Breakout Sessions 

  • Sports Marketing Full Throttle - panel discussion including Kris Smith (Sports Hampton/Hampton CVB), Boo Williams (Amateur Athletic Union & Boo Williams Sportsplex), Morgan Lang (Hampton Roads Sports Commission & Hampton Parks and Rec), and Donn Leavenworth (Hampton Parks and Recreation)
  • Working with Government Meeting Planners - Linda Eisan (Virginia Beach CVB)

2:30-2:45p - break

2:45-4:45p - Walking Tour of Downtown Hampton

5-6:30p - Reception with Virgo Presentation & Voting

6:30p - Dinner on Your Own


Tuesday, May 22nd

8-9a - Breakfast Buffet

9-10:15a - Breakout Sessions

  • Creative Bid Packages & Presentations - Cleo Battle (Richmond CVB)
  • Experiential Tourism - panel discussion including Kelly Norman, Beth Sturm (Lifeboat Challenge - Geocaching), and Lisa Dove (Ravenchase Adventures)

10:15a - break

10:30-11:45a - Breakout Session

  • Bringing the International Visitor Beyond 1st Tiered Cities - Matt Gaffney (CRUSA), Carly Stedman Norosky (Miles Media)

12-1p - Lunch Buffet

1-2p - Motivation Speaker on Leadership - Dexter Godfrey

2-3:15p - VIRGOs Award Presentation

*Cancellation policy: Any reservation made under the group block must be canceled within 72 hours of check in. Any reservation not canceled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged for the initial nights stay. The hotel must be notified of early departures 24 hours in advance. Failure to notify the hotel of early departure will result in payment of one night and a $50 early departure fee. 

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