VAM Annual Conference 2019

Lynchburg, Virginia

March 23-26, 2019

VAM Welcomes You to Hill City!

The VAM staff and the board of directors are excited to introduce a unique conference format for 2019. After decades of a traditional conference structure, VAM's 2019 Annual Conference will take a "citywide" approach as we travel to Lynchburg, Virginia. The conference has all of the educational elements you are used to, and will include tons of chances to network with your colleagues and our business members. By highlighting and making use of a variety of sites in the downtown area of this infinitely walkable city, conference guests will get to experience sessions, tours, and evening events at such historic sites as the newly restored Academy Center of the Arts and Virginian Hotel, as well as Amazement Square, Lynchburg Museums, and more!  You don’t want to miss it!

About Lynchburg, VA

Located at the crossroads of Virginia's historic James River and bucolic landscape of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg is a southern city on the rise with a walkable downtown, thriving food and beverage scene, growing arts community, and plentiful outdoor recreation. Lynchburg is the perfect backdrop for discovering fascinating history, enjoying shopping and dining, sampling world-class wines in breathtaking settings, unplugging on the water, or simply gathering with friends and family.


  • VAM Member Full Conference $320
  • Nonmember Full Conference $385
  • Multiple Registrant Full Conference $285
  • Student Member Full Conference $260
  • Speakers Full Conference $260
  • Conference Committees Full Conference $150
  • Benefactor Members Full Conference $150
  • Single day $250
  • Speaker Single Day $150
  • Volunteers Full Conference $75
  • Guest pass $150 

*Get $50 off by registering by February 21, 2019


The Virginian Lynchburg
712 Church Street Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
$129; parking $10

Holiday Inn Lynchburg
601 Main Street Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
$105; free parking

*Contact your preferred hotel directly to make reservations, and be sure to ask for the special VAM Annual Conference Room Bock Rate. Deadline for room block rates: February 21, 2019.

Handouts & Presentations 2018

Looking for information about VAM's 2018 Annual Conference? You can access handouts and presentations from the conference sessions below.

View Handouts & Presentations