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NEW DATES: October 21 - October 24
Due to recently imposed government orders related to the Coronavirus, the executive officers of the Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) had to make the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule its 72nd Annual Convention & General Membership Meeting, to be held April 29 – May 2, 2020, at the Wyndham Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA.
We held out hope for as long as possible. However, due to the declarations surrounding the Coronavirus, we concluded it was in the best interest of everyone's health and safety that we are taking this action.
On behalf of VAS President Gary Faulhaber and First Vice President and Convention Chairman Kevin Wood, we're pleased to inform you that fortunately, we have been able to secure space at the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach on October 21-24, at the same rate that was in effect in April.
If possible, we will host the same program and schedule. We are working with all of our speakers/instructors on the rescheduling.
If you have already registered for the convention but now know that you cannot attend during the rescheduled dates of October 21-24, please contact the VAS office to arrange a refund. Otherwise, please be patient as we work through the logistics of rescheduling, confirming speakers and instructors, and making other administrative arrangements. VAS will be in contact with you shortly with more details on the program as well as any adjustments to your registration.
UPDATE from the Wyndham Hotel. It turned out to be too overwhelming to transfer hotel reservations so all hotel reservations made for the April dates are cancelled. Please call the Wyndham Hotel at 1-800-365-3032 and make a new reservation for October. Be sure to mention the group code "Virginia Association of Surveyors" to receive the special convention rate of $124 per night.
We encourage you to not take any action regarding your convention registration, exhibit booth, sponsorship, or other convention plans until after additional details are announced. Your convention registration will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled convention dates unless you contact us to request the cancellation of your registration.
We understand that the rescheduled date may present an inconvenience for some. Our priority has always been your health and safety. The rapidly changing circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference beyond the control of VAS. We appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented event. We hope to make the process of moving the convention to the new dates as seamless as possible for everyone involved.
If your license renewal date and continuing education credits are affected by this change, please know we worked with the APELSCIDLA Board on an extension period for your renewal. We're pleased to report that APELSCIDLA and DPOR have implemented an extension policy.
Again, we regret any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding in these unusual circumstances, and hope to make this transition as smooth as possible.