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VAASL 2017 Annual Conference

November 02, 2017 - November 04, 2017

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly ,  VA  20151

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Conference Overview

VAASL 2017 - "Libraries for the People"


REGISTER ONSITE (at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles) BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, AT 5:00PM.

Onsite Registration Rates

Member Full Conference - $180.00

Member Thursday or Friday Only - $130.00

Non-Member Full Conference - $240.00

Non-Member Thursday or Friday Only - $190.00

Retiree Full Conference - $130.00

Bring a Classroom Teacher (in conjunction with a librarian at the appropriate rate) - $100.00

Optional event tickets will not be available onsite.

Lunch Wristbands will be available for purchase at the onsite registration desk Wednesday from 5:00-8:00PM ($50 for both days, $25 for one day).

Conference Fees and Payment Procedures


Registrants may pay with a credit card online or receive an invoice to pay by check or purchase order by mail.

Please make your check or purchase order payable to VAASL and mail to:  VAASL Conference, c/o Conference Solutions, P.O. Box 7276, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-7276.

Purchase orders may also be faxed to Conference Solutions at 1-703-493-9377 or scanned and emailed to  Please include a copy of the invoice with the purchase order.


New this year!  Due to participant request, VAASL is now offering a registration bundle that includes lunch both Thursday and Friday.  You will receive a wristband in your registration packet. 

Membership Reminder: To register for the conference using member rates, your non-lifetime membership must be renewed/processed prior to arrival at the conference.  The VAASL membership year is October 1 - September 30.  If you renew your membership on or after July 1, 2017, your membership will continue through September 30, 2018.

VAASL membership is only $55.  Among the many benefits is a greatly reduced rate for the annual conference.  Only members qualify for "early bird" registration.

To renew your membership or join VAASL, visit the VAASL Home Page and click on "Membership" at the top. 

Concurrent Session Presenters:  If your proposal for a concurrent session is accepted, you will register for the conference at a discounted price using the URL included in your acceptance email.

Bring a Classroom TeacherBack by popular demand, each paying librarian can bring a classroom teacher for only $100.00!  In order to take advantage of this promotion, please go to the  GROUP REGISTRATION form and register the first person at the appropriate member or nonmember rate and the teacher at the "register a classroom teacher" rate of just $100.00.


To cancel your registration, send a written request postmarked on or before October 9, 2017, to VAASL 2017 Conference c/o Conference Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 7276 Fairfax Station, VA 22039-7276, fax 1-703-493-9377 or email  A cancellation fee of $50.00 will be charged.  No refunds will be given for cancellations after October 9, 2017.  Refunds will be processed after the conference.


Member - Full Conference $180.00
Member - Thursday Only $130.00
Member - Friday Only $130.00
Non Member - Full Conference $240.00
Non Member - Thursday Only $190.00
Non Member - Friday Only $190.00
Bring a Classroom Teacher (in conjuntion with librarian at the appropriate rate) $100.00

Cancellation fee - on or before October 09, 2017- $50.00. No refunds after October 09, 2017.
Optional Events

On the registration form, check all of the optional events you plan to attend even if they are complimentary.  All optional events will require a ticket. 

Tickets will be distributed onsite in your registration packet.

Following is the list of Optional Events:
Date Start Time End Time Function Name Cost
November 02, 2017 08:00 AM 09:00 AM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening w/Continental Breakfast $0.00
November 02, 2017 04:30 PM 05:30 PM President's Reception $0.00
November 02, 2017 07:15 PM 08:45 PM Dessert with Kwame Alexander $20.00
November 03, 2017 06:00 PM 09:00 PM Awards Banquet with Ruta Septeys, Author $50.00
November 04, 2017 08:00 AM 10:00 AM Breakfast with Meg Medina and Author Panel $30.00

Click here to view/print a description of the above functions.

Hotel Accommodations

The Host Hotel: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles.

VAASL Conference rate - $149.00 per night plus tax.  Included in the room rate is complimentary guest room WiFi and complimentary parking.

To make reservations online please use the link below and follow the instructions as prompted.


The cut-off date for reservations in the block is Monday, October 9, 2017 or UNTIL ROOM BLOCK IS FILLED.