Friday evening, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2019 Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Deadline for registration is April 25, 2019.

LODGING: $139/night (plus state & local taxes)


  • Or, call to reserve rooms now  (757-627-4200), mention League of Women Voters

Deadline for room reservations is Thursday, April 25, 2019

CONVENTION REGISTRATION: $150.00* per person, including Saturday Lunch and the Saturday evening reception & banquet.

Deadline to register for Convention is Thursday, April 25, 2019

Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019

Convention host local League LWV of South Hampton Roads has arranged a “dine-around” featuring a wide variety of local restaurants on Friday evening, including a ferry ride to Olde Town Portsmouth restaurants.

Please use the online registration form. Each person attending all or any part of the Convention (including Banquet and/or SHR event) must have a completed form because of the number of options available. Using the PayPal shopping cart for payment allows for one person to pay for multiple registrations by choosing the specific options and quantities, but individual registrations are required.

Online Registration Form:

Payment Options:

Once you have selected an option, you will be taken to the cart page. On the cart page, click the “continue shopping” link in order to add any additional items.

Convention Documents

Read Full Convention Workbook HERE

Specific items to vote on here:

Convention Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LWV-VA Board Meeting

5:00 p.m. Registration & 7:00 p.m. Dine-Around

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (please indicate which sessions you will attend)

All day: LWVSHR Silent Auction, winners announced at the conclusion of the banquet

All day: Wares Tables

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session Call to Order speaker: Susan Carty, LWV National Board Liaison Transformation Journey”

12:30 p.m. Lunch, included in the registration fee speaker: Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum , “Diversity: Why and How To Be Inclusive”

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Women’s Issues
  • Redistricting

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Election Security & Integrity
  • Seeing Sea Level Rise from Ground Zero
  • Grab Bag of Hot Button Issues

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Local League Presidents Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar

6:00 p.m. Banquet (choice of entree` on the registration form) speaker: Rachel Bitecofer, Ph.D., Christopher Newport University, Wasson Center for Public Policy

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Sauce
  • Vegetarian: Quinoa Cake w/Grilled Asparagus

Resolution Committee & Caucuses: 15 minutes after the conclusion of Banquet

  • Budget
  • Women’s Rights Position

Centennial Celebration Brainstorming

Sunday, May 19, 2019

6:00 a.m. Walk along the Elizabeth River Trail (optional)

7:30 a.m. Registration

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. League Management Workshops (please indicate which session you will attend on the registration form)

  • Let’s Talk About People (Communications, DEI, Engaging Membership)
  • It’s All About the Money (Fund-raising)
  • Working with League Partners

8:30 a.m. Plenary Session Keynote Speaker: Ron Carlee, DPA, Old Dominion University: “Defending Democracy on All Levels”

  • Adoption of Budget and Program
  • Election of Board for 2019-2021
  • Resolutions
  • Guidance to the new board
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2020 Council
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2021 Convention

Noon: Convention Adjourns

12:30 p.m. Bonus Session: “Meet the Rising Tide” hosted by League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads

*Boxed Lunch (separate fee)


  • Rear Admiral (ret.) Ann Phillips, special assistant to the Governor of Virginia for Coastal Adaptation and Protection
  • Christine Morris, Norfolk Resillience Officer

Special Notes: A separate registration form MUST be completed for each individual attending regardless of whether or not they are attending the full convention, single day, Banquet, and/or SHR special. 

Multiple registrations can be paid for at the same time by choosing quantities of different options.

Online Registration Form:

Payment Options:

For a print version of the schedule, go here

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