From the President

January 22, 2014

Dear FLAVA Friends and Colleagues:2014 conference cover page

Please make plans to attend the 2014 FLAVA Conference, September 25-27, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Hotel. Registration is now open.

Here we grow again! As you know, our conference continues to grow in quality and size. We have outgrown the space available at the Fort Magruder Hotel. We have had to turn down dozens of top presenters simply because of space.

The Double Tree Hotel will afford us the opportunity to bring you a wider variety of outstanding workshops and presentations. Please submit your proposal for a session or workshop by April 18. (Click here to find the proposals form, which is at the bottom of page.)

In addition, our exhibits will enjoy a larger, more central location. Although there is so much more space at this hotel, the proximity of the session rooms and the exhibits hall is very convenient. You will be delighted by the beautiful hotel and amenities. The guest rooms are clean, modern and affordable! We have managed to secure a FLAVA group rate at the government per diem cost. You will enjoy the freshly baked DoubleTree cookie when you check in.  The restaurants will offer delicious lunches at a cost of only $12.00 per person. Please reserve a room today. Use the group code: FLA to receive the special rate. The deadline for reservations at the FLAVA rate is September 3.

You might consider bringing your families along. The hotel is situated across the street from wonderful shopping, adjacent to the Kingsmill golf course, Busch Gardens Amusement Park, and Water Country USA. It is located in very close proximity to historic Williamsburg. The swimming pool and other guest amenities will seal the deal.  Please note that the cost to the attend the conference will not be increased. The cost of registration and membership will remain at the low $100.00 if you register by the early-bird September 3 deadline. 

We are looking forward to welcoming each of you to our new site.

– FLAVA Executive Board