• When, in the course of human events, we set forth to meet, we aspire to greatness...


    View a complete copy of Virginia's Declaration of Meeting Excellence 


    You have the right to

    get your life back

    Throughout this website you’ll find new features to simplify your planning process, like advanced search functions, RFP coordination, Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contacts and a promotional tool kit. With less effort spent hunting and sifting through information, and more support every step of the way, you’ll be more productive, have more time and even less worry.

    fair and honorable pricing competitive with all

    Easily reached by a large percentage of the nation’s population, Virginia destinations allow planners to take advantage of low transportation costs and high visitor appeal. Through Virginia’s network of statewide DMOs, you’ll discover values you won’t find just anywhere. Whether dates or locations drive your planning, the complimentary services of DMO experts will lead you through a wide range of possibilities to the most budget-friendly options.

    exceptional service and hospitality extended with impeccable attention to detail

    You’ll experience Virginia’s well-known reputation for Southern hospitality at every phase of planning and execution of your event. From gracious surroundings, to simple acts of consideration, you and your attendees can expect to be treated as welcome and appreciated guests.

    count on investments returning as often as attendees

    With ease of travel and driving proximity minimizing barriers, Virginia’s natural beauty, desirable destinations and unique meeting spaces lead to high attendance, and promising return on investment..

    a free exchange of information created by the planners, for the planners

    In the spirit of collaboration, Virginia has listened to meeting planners and crafted solutions for their needs. Through surveys, planners have spoken to reveal their challenges. What we learned inspired Virginia’s commitment to Meeting Excellence and simplified access to the information you need most.

    offer a meeting that's socially and ecologically responsible

    In addition to volunteer opportunities provided by local DMOs, Virginia offers team-building activities focused on doing good. You can limit your event’s impact on the environment by choosing hotels, restaurants, attractions and events that participate in the Virginia Green program.

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