Events Calendar

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

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 12:01 AM
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • 2018 Tourism Symposium

    2018 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, 2018 and December 31, 2018 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 2019


    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 2019 VADMO Tourism Symposium, April 28-30, 2019, at The Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg, VA.  

    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • The Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg VA

    Date and Location:

    April 2019 28-30 at the Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg, VA.  $135++ room rate for single/double occupancy.  The room block closed but reservations may be made by calling 434.329.3200 x0 and asking for the VADMO rate.

    Address: 712 Church St, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    Phone: (434) 329-3200


    Will include the Virgo Awards presentation and two presentations by renowned speaker and tourism consultant Bill Geist.  

    The theme is Leadership Through Advocacy and the program is planned to include sub-topics of crisis communication, legislative advocacy, marketing leadership, changing needs of reunions, and peer-to-peer encouragement.

    • Sunday, April 28 - 5:30 PM -8:00 PM 
      • Virgo Showcase and Reception
    • Monday, April 29 - 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
      • Breakfast/Lunch, Education Sessions, Virgo Luncheon and Reception
    • Tuesday, April 30- 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Breakfast, Education Sessions


    • $195 for Members
    • $250 for Non-Members
    • $550 for Member Exhibit Table (includes a registration)
    • $1,150 for Non-Member Exhibit Table
    • $125 for Full Time Students
    • $50/guest for attending a reception

    Register using the online form on the link to the left/above.



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