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2018 VAPDC Summer Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 7/25/2018 to 7/27/2018
When: Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue, NW
Roanoke, Virginia  24016
United States
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Online registration is available until: 7/19/2018
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We’re in Historic Downtown Roanoke, Virginia for the 2018 VAPDC Summer Conference at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center! The program committee has a great event planned as this year’s conference explores Leveraging Your Region’s Assets for Success.

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Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 VAPDC Summer Conference

Agenda

VAPDC Summer Conference Mobile Session Map

Outdoor Activities: Roanoke Mountain Adventures
 Roanoke Mountain Adventures Brochure

Hotel Reservations

About The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Directions

Parking

Downtown Restaurants

Sponsors


Summer Conference Fees
Full Conference Registration - $350 (Includes all Conference Sessions, Breaks, Wednesday Lunch and Dinner Reception, and Thursday Lunch and Reception.)
Spouse Full Conference Registration - $250 (Includes all Conference Sessions, Breaks, Wednesday Lunch and Dinner Reception, and Thursday Lunch and Reception.)

Ala carte Registration Choices are intended for Guests and Spouses for Full Registration Attendees. If registering for the full conference the events below are included in the Full Registration price.

  • Wednesday Lunch - $50
  • Wednesday Bus Tour only - $50
  • Wednesday Dinner Reception at the Virginia Museum of Transportation - $80
  • Thursday Lunch - $50
  • Thursday Evening Reception - $40

Conference Registration Details and Cancellation Policy

  • Online conference registration will close at 5 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  A limited number of onsite registrations can be taken at the Conference registration desk; however participants are encouraged to register in advance to ensure participation.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after July 19, 2018.
  • There will be a $25 fee assessed on cancellations prior to July 19, 2018 and no refunds after July 19, 2018.

Facility/Accommodations
THE HOTEL ROANOKE & CONFERENCE CENTER
110 Shenandoah Avenue, NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Hotel Reservations
Hotel: 540-985-5900
Reservations: 1-866-594-4722
Online Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49539935
Make your hotel reservation by July 3, 2018 to receive the VAPDC group rate of $151 per night

About The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Directions

  • From North or South: I-81 Exit 143 (I-581 South) to Exit 5. Cross Wells Avenue and continue to the main entrance of the hotel. 
  • From 220N (Martinsville): 220N becomes I-581N. Take exit 4E (Orange Avenue). Take first right at traffic light onto Williamson Road. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel.
  • Alternate: 220N becomes I-581N. Take exit 4E (Orange Avenue). Take the first right at traffic light onto Williamson Road. Take the first right at the third traffic light onto Wells Avenue. Take the first left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Take the first right before Shenandoah Avenue to the main entrance of the hotel. 
  • From 460W (Lynchburg): 460 becomes Orange Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light at Williamson Road and Orange Avenue. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel. 
  • Alternate: 460 becomes Orange Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light onto Williamson Road. Take the first right at the third traffic light onto Wells Avenue. Take the first left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Take the first right before Shenandoah Avenue to the main entrance of the hotel. 

Parking
Please note that if self parking overnight, you may come to the front of the hotel to drop off luggage and personal belongings and keep at the Bell Stand. 

SELF PARKING SHUTTLE SERVICE
Try the new parking shuttle operating seven days a week:
8:00 am – 11:30 am & 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The shuttle runs continuously during these hours between the self-parking lot and the main entrance. 

Parking Fees (Rates Subject to change)
Overnight Hotel Guest – Self-Parking: $10 per day/Valet Parking: $16.00 per day
Daily Parking: Self-Parking: $1.00-$8.00

Wednesday Night Reception at the Virginia Museum of Transportation
Join other conference attendees for a dinner reception at the Virginia Museum of Transportation on Wednesday night, July 25th. See exhibits focused on RAIL, ROAD, AIR & SPACE, and even some MARITIME.

RAIL TRANSPORTATION: The coming of the railroad to Big Lick in the 1850s changed the little hamlet into the City of Roanoke, today Virginia’s largest city west of Richmond. The Museum’s extensive rail collection and exhibits interpret the rail industry’s rich history and its impact on Roanoke and beyond. The legendary Norfolk & Western Railway, headquartered in Roanoke, was a true American success story. In its Roanoke Shops, the Norfolk & Western created the world’s most powerful steam locomotives. Only at the Virginia Museum of Transportation can you see and board the last two that still exist: the massive Class A 1218, known as the ‘Mercedes of Steam,’ and the sleek Class J 611, the most advanced passenger steam engine ever built.

ROAD TRANSPORTATION: Exhibits include the Automotive Gallery; the Harry L. Messimer Bus Collection Exhibit; and Our NASCAR Roots: Curtis Turner.

AIR AND SPACE TRANSPORTATION – Exhibits include the Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery and the Jupiter Rocket.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION EXHIBITS include the Maritime Gallery; the Hanna Transporation Safety Room; Main Street; and Star Station

For more information about the Virginia Museum of Transportation and its exhibits visit: http://www.vmt.org/.

Downtown Restaurants

  • Alejandro’s Mexican, 127 Campbell Avenue SE, 540-400-7053 (Mexican, Southwestern)
  • Alexander’s, 105 S. Jefferson Street, 540-982-6983 (American, Cajun/Creole, Seafood)
  • Benny Marconi, 120 Campbell Avenue SE, 540-400-8818 (Pizza, Italian)
  • Bread Craft, 24 Church Avenue, 540-562-4112 (American Café)
  • Firefly Fare, 32 Market Square SE, 540-206-2630(American, International Fusion)
  • Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse, 104 S. Jefferson Street, 540-527-2333 (American Steakhouse)
  • Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint, 210 Market Street SE  540-433-5225 (American Pub)
  • Lucky, 18 Kirk Avenue SW, 540-982-1249 (American)
  • Macado’s, 120 Church Avenue SW, 540-342-7231 (American, Gourmet Sandwiches/Salads)
  • Table 50, 309 Market Street SE, 540-904-2350 (American)

 Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 VAPDC Summer Conference


2018 Summer Conference Sponsors

Sponsor profiles

 

Gold Sponsors

       

 

Silver Sponsor

Draper Aden Associates