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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
703-818-0300

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Conference Overview

VAASL 2017 - "Libraries for the People"



We are excited to share that after more than a decade the VAASL Annual Conference will be held in Northern Virginia.  Our theme, "Libraries for the People,"represents our mission and vision as we demonstrate our support of ESSA.  Libraries provide all patrons equal opportunities to access a variety of resources and technology.  School libraries are havens, meeting the unique needs of those they serve.  What a perfect time and location to celebrate libraries and their impact on students' lives.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCT. 6TH.


Conference Fees and Payment Procedures

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 vaasl@customconference.com.  Please include a copy of the invoice with the purchase order.

CONFERENCE FEES

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.

CANCELLATION

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 vaasl@customconference.com.  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 RATES WILL INCREASE BY $30.00 PER PERSON AFTER THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 6, 2017.

Fees
Member - Full Conference $180.00
Member - Full Conference w/Lunch Bundle $230.00
Member - Thursday Only $130.00
Member - Thursday Only w/Lunch included $155.00
Member - Friday Only $130.00
Member - Friday Only w/Lunch included $155.00
Member - Saturday Only (Includes Authors' Breakfast) $105.00
Non Member - Full Conference $240.00
Non Member - Full Conference w/Lunch Bundle $290.00
Non Member - Thursday Only $190.00
Non Member - Thursday Only w/Lunch included $215.00
Non Member - Friday Only $190.00
Non Member - Friday Only w/Lunch included $215.00
Non Member - Saturday Only (Includes Authors' Breakfast) $165.00
Retiree - Full Conference $130.00
Retiree - Full Conference w/Lunch Bundle $180.00
Bring a Classroom Teacher (in conjuntion with librarian at the appropriate rate) $100.00
Bring a Classroom Teacher w/Lunch Bundle (in conjuntion with librarian at the appropriate rate) $150.00

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.

BOOK ONLINE

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