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!

Conference Hotels:

The Virginian Lynchburg   SOLD OUT on Saturday night!
712 Church Street Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
$129 single/double; self parking: $5.00 (Lot is behind hotel), valet: $8.00 (Includes in and out)

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

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

We have added a few rooms at the Craddock Terry Hotel
1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
$135 single/ double (these are available only Sunday and Monday nights)
*the Craddock is 1/2 mile from the other activities at the conference.  It is easily walkable, but there will also be a shuttle provided to get participants to conference activities each morning.

About Lynchburg:

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.




Thank you to our signature sponsor!

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

2019 American Evolution
Cinebar Productions
DLR Group
Glave & Holmes Architecture
Hollinger Metal Edge
Willis Towers Watson

And our Marketplace Sponsors:

Cat Tail Run Bookbinding
North East Document Conservation Center
Quatrefoil Associates
Re:Discovery Software

Learn more about sponsorship and business opportunities at the 2019 Annual Conference