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2019 Veterans Conference

 

2019 Vets Podium 1
2019 Vets Podium 2

 

Over 550 people from 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico attended the 2019 Veterans Conference held August 7-9, in Washington DC. In addition to 23 workshops, attendees heard from a number of keynote speakers, including Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg and wheelchair basketball athlete Shaun Castle. Mark your calendars for next year’s conference, which will be August 12-14, 2020, in Washington DC.

 

Testimonials

"The NASWA 2019 Veterans Conference was amazing! Microsoft was proud to sponsor our keynote speaker and Medal of Honor recipient US Army Captain Flo Groberg. The panel on our MSSA program was very informative and interactive, and the three-session track on Native American veteran issues was the first I’ve seen at any veterans’ conference. What a great week!"

"Another successful NASWA Veterans Conference. More than 500 in attendance representing 49 states, serving those who served!"

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything, I brought 10 staff with me for the first time and they are completely blown away. Kudos NASWA for such a wonderful event!"

"Thank you for all of your work. I had a great time, made some good contacts, and feel like I’m beginning to build a network to do a lot more good for veterans and the people that take care of them."

"What a wonderful conference! I've been to many over the years and have to say, this was at the TOP. I was perhaps way too excited about the focus on military spouses - and wanted to talk to all your speakers!"

"Attended the 2019 NASWA Veterans Conference. These are amazing people on a mission to help Veterans find employment and services, so they receive the help that they need."

"It was a great event that allowed us to connect with state leaders, in the interest of sharing insights, best practices, and addressing issues that we are all committed to solving."

 

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Highlights Video

Enjoy this highlights video from the first two days of the conference - and stay tuned for an updated video available later this month to include all three days of the conference!

2019 Veterans Conference Schedule

The daily schedule of the conference is below. View the Conference Program and Speaker Bios.

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Registration

MEMBER REGISTRATION (state agency personnel)

  • Early Bird Registration: $500 through Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Regular Registration: $550 begins Tuesday, June 18
  • Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting: $150 August 6 - 7, 2019

Please note additional costs above for the Veterans Affairs Committee meeting. Important: You can add the committee meeting to your conference registration when you register below.

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION (NON-state agency personnel)

  • Early Bird Registration: $600 through Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Regular Registration: $650 begins Tuesday, June 18

 

Visit Your Registration to see, view, or update your existing registration. NOTE: Please use your Confirmation Number from your "Registration Confirmation" email (sent from NASWA Events) to access your Registration.

 

Payment Options

You may pay by credit card, purchase order, or check, payable to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Please include the confirmation number and meeting you are attending on the check or purchase order.

NASWA
444 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001

If you need to change your method of payment at any time, please email NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org and identify the meeting you are attending.

Cancellations and Refunds

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days prior to the start of the event.

Travel Information

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20001 United States

 

NASWA is pleased to be hosting the 2019 Veteran’s Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington D.C. A block of rooms has been reserved for your convenience. Please click the “Reserve Your Room" button below to book your room. The NASWA group rate is $179.000 (single/double), plus applicable tax.

Deadline for reservations is 5:00 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

 

Plan Your Visit

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many exciting ways for you to participate in this year's Veterans Conference and engage with NASWA members. Please see the prospectus below for sponsorship opportunities and click the button to sign up as a sponsor. Send your questions to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

Conference Attendance Registration

  • Staff from your organization attending the conference should register as "Non-Members" using the Registration page.
  • After completing the sponsor registration, you must still register to attend the conference. The conference registration is a separate, standalone registration from the sponsor registration.
    • You will receive a Complimentary Registration Code for the number of free registrations you receive with your Sponsorship Level. The code will be sent to the individual purchasing the sponsorship.

Sponsor Deadlines:

  • Company description, logo, and website URL should be submitted during registration or sent to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org as soon as possible. 
  • Program ad content should be submitted as soon as possible to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org (Speaker Sponsor, Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels only) The deadline for submitting program ads is Wednesday, July 10, 2019. View Ad Specs
  • Payment is due no later than four (4) weeks prior to the event, July 10, 2019. If payment is not received by four (4) weeks prior to the event, any signed sponsorship agreements are null and void.
  • Conference bag, sponsored lanyards, and any company-branded materials to be included in the registration packet items should reach the hotel by August 2, 2019. View Shipping Instructions

Sponsor Levels Availability:

  • Speaker Sponsor:  $12,500 | SOLD OUT
  • Platinum Level:  $10,000 | 3 Available
  • Gold Level: $7,550 | SOLD OUT
  • Silver Level: $5,750 | 3 Available
  • Bronze Level: $3,750 | 5 Available (Note: This sponsorship level does not include an Exhibit Table - see A la Carte options below)

Contributor Level

Contributor level is available to groups who choose not to be a Sponsor but instead choose to purchase an Exhibit Table only. This option is available only while space is available.
  • Contributor Level Exhibit Table 
    • (One 6' table) - Available  - $2,500

A la Carte:

  • Exhibit Table - (one 6' exhibit table) 
    • Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
  • *Name Badge Package - $2,500
  • *Conference Bags - $1,000
  • Conference Wi-Fi Sponsorship - $3,500
  • *Hotel Key Cards - $4,000
  • *Photo Booth Sponsorship - $4,500

*Price listed is for sponsorship only. Purchase of item(s) is sponsor responsibility. All items subject to availability at the time of the request.

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Sponsor Prospectus:

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Conference FAQs

How do I cancel my registration?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Unregister" button. Follow the instructions to finalize the cancellation of your registration. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Substitute Registration" button and follow the instructions to substitute an attendee. 

If you do not have your Registration Confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a dietary restriction. How can I inform NASWA of this?

You may indicate dietary restrictions during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your dietary restriction request.

I require accessibility accommodations. How can I inform NASWA?

You may indicate accessibility accommodation needs during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your accessibility accommodation needs.

How can I download a copy of my registration invoice/receipt?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Registration Invoice" to download your invoice/receipt. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a question about a NASWA event. How do I contact NASWA?

If you have a question about a specific NASWA meeting or event, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

What is the conference dress code?

All NASWA conferences require business casual attire.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days before the start of the first meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days before the start of the first meeting.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

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  • Bronze