2020 VAAP conference

Marriott Newport News, VA

March 24 – 27, 2020

The 2020 VAAP conference hosted by the Hampton Roads District will be held at the Marriott in Newport News City Center, March 24-27, 2020.  The Marriott is located right in the middle of Newport News Town Center at 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 Hotel: 757-873-9299, and has many restaurants within walking distance, and attractions just a few miles away such as Busch Gardens theme park, Historic Williamsburg / Jamestown and outlet stores.  (Room rates will be $124. +tax per night).

Registration rates: VAAP Member/$300, NON-VAAP Member $400.  The 3 day conference includes continuing education hours, networking opportunities, breakfast, lunch and much more.  While you do NOT have to be a member to attend, joining VAAP would offer a substantial discount. 

There will also be a PRE conference held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  This plans to be 6 different themed areas of programming to include: creative, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and community integration.  Each participant will have the ability to share their ideas as well as will interact with others to form a vast resource manel/tool to take back to their facility and be able to implement into their program.  We encourage Directors to send your Activity Assistants to the TUESDAY program, as they are often holding down the fort while the directors attend the three-day (Wed – Friday) event.

***specific times, session subjects and prices for each will be posted in upcoming communications.  Plan now to attend!!!


Several fabulous restaurants within walking distance to include;

Attractions include:

>>>>> 20 minutes to downtown Colonial Williamsburg

>>>>> 17 miles to Busch Gardens

>>>>> 40 miles to the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach

Places to visit, bring the family


Civil War battlefields and 1862 Peninsula Campaign sites
Endview Plantation
James A. Fields House
Ferguson Center for the Arts
Lee Hall Mansion
The Mariners’ Museum and The Mariners’ Museum Park
USS Monitor Center
Newport News Regional Park
The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Peninsula S.P.C.A. & Petting Zoo
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia War Museum

Bring the family and stay for the weekend!!!!

Spring 2021 Conference

Hosted by SWVAAP will be held in/near – Lynchburg, VA