LWV-VA 39th Biennial Convention

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St
Norfolk Virginia 23510
Virginia US
Friday, May 17, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)
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Friday evening, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Deadline for registration is April 25, 2019.

$139/night (plus state & local taxes)
Call to reserve rooms now  (757-627-4200), mention League of Women Voters

Deadline for room reservations is Thursday, April 25, 2019

$150.00* per person, including Saturday Lunch and the Saturday evening reception & banquet.

Deadline to register for Convention is Thursday, April 25, 2019

Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019

Convention host local League LWV of South Hampton Roads has arranged a “dine-around” featuring a wide variety of local restaurants on Friday evening, including a ferry ride to Olde Town Portsmouth restaurants.

Please use the online registration form. Each person attending all or any part of the Convention (including Banquet and/or SHR event) must have a completed form because of the number of options available. Using the PayPal shopping cart for payment allows for one person to pay for multiple registrations by choosing the specific options and quantities, but individual registrations are required.

Online Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/mutK1u2YeBO9r4rI2

Payment Options: http://bit.ly/2XBFnxl

Once you have selected an option, you will be taken to the cart page. On the cart page, click the “continue shopping” link in order to add any additional items.

Convention Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. Registration & 7:00 p.m. Dine-Around

Saturday, May 18, 2019(please indicate which sessions you will attend)

All day: LWVSHR Silent Auction, winners announced at conclusion of banquet

8:00 a.m. Registration & pastries

9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session Call to Order
speaker: Susan Carty, LWV National Board Liaison “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion”

12:30 p.m. Lunch, included in the registration fee
speaker: Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum Virginia, Diversity: “Why and How To Be Inclusive”

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Living in our world
  • Women’s Issues
  • Redistricting

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Election Security & Integrity
  • What about Our Wetlands
  • Grab Bag of Hot Button Issues

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Local League Presidents Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar

6:00 p.m. Banquet (choice of entree` on the registration form)
speaker: Rachel Bitecofer, Christopher Newport University, Wasson Center for Public Policy

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Sauce
  • Vegetarian: Quinoa Cake w/Grilled Asparagus

Resolution Committee & Caucuses: 15 minutes after the conclusion of Banquet

  • Budget
  • Women’s Rights Position
  • Bylaws
  • Centennial Celebration Brainstorming

Sunday, May 19, 2019

6:00 a.m. Walk along the Elizabeth River Trail (optional)

7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. League Management Workshops (please indicate which session you will attend on the registration form)

  • Let’sTalk About People (Communications, DEI, Engaging Membership)
  • It’s All About the Money (Fund-raising)
  • Working with League Partners

8:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Keynote Speaker: Ron Carlee, PhD., Old Dominion University: Defending Democracy on All Levels”

  • Adoption of Budget and Program
  • Election of Board for 2019-2021
  • Resolutions
  • Guidance to the new board
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2020 Council
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2021 Convention

Noon: Convention Adjourns

LWV-SHR Special Session: Meet the Rising Tide

12:30 p.m. Bonus Session, hosted by League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads, $25.00. Includes casual deli lunch.


  • Rear Admiral (ret.) Ann Phillips, special assistant to the Governor of Virginia for Coastal Adaptation and Protection
  • Christine Morris, Norfolk Resilience Officer

Special Notes: A separate registration form MUST be completed for each individual attending regardless of whether or not they are attending the full convention, single day, Banquet, and/or SHR special. 

Multiple registrations can be paid for at the same time by choosing quantities of different options.

Online Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/mutK1u2YeBO9r4rI2

Payment Options: http://bit.ly/2XBFnxl

For a print version of the schedule, go here https://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/lwv-convention.pdf