Venue & Hospitality

Conference Dates: September 27-28, 2019

About City

Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It's one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life. Patrick Henry made his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in St. John's Church in Richmond. Virginia is the home base for the United States Navy's Atlantic Fleet. Virginia is known as "the birthplace of a nation." Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.

The state motto and seal have been official since Virginia declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Virginia is the only state to have the same plant for state flower and state tree, the Flowering Dogwood. The majority of the symbols were made official in the late 20th century

Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Resort Beach. The city's most famous stretch of beach, known in the tourism industry as the "Resort Beach," stretches north of the pier, along the coast, in front of a long line of hotels.

Whether you're a Virginia native or just visiting the Commonwealth, be sure to try some of our favorite foods that Virginia is known for: Chesapeake Bay blue crab. Virginia oysters. Peanuts.

The US average is 39 inches of rain per year. Virginia Beach averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Virginia Beach.

 

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