2020 VAHSA Annual Conference

Resiliency: Bouncing Back and Overcoming Obstacles

March 31-April 2, 2020
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 

The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. 

Call for Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2019. Information Here

Applications for the McKinney Emerging Leaders Scholarship will open on January 6, 2020. 

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Registration opening January 6, 2020.

Tuesday Keynote: Kenneth Ward, Executive Director, College Bound, Inc. 

Wednesday Keynote: Dr. Robert J. Wicks,  Author

Thursday Keynote: El Brown


All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. 


Registration fees include two lunches, breaks, conference materials, workshops and presentations.

Early Bird – January 6 – February 7, 2020
Regular – February 8 – March 6, 2020
Annual Conference – March 31  April 2, 2020
Early Bird Rate Full Conference – $335 member/$385 non-member/$300 presenter
Early Bird Rate Single Day – $190 member/$240 non-member/$170 presenter
Regular Rate Full Conference – $360 member/ $410 non-member/$325 presenter
Regular Rate Single Day – $215 member/$270 non-member/$195 presenter



Virginia Head Start Association Cancellation Policy - A submitted registration is a commitment to pay. No refunds will be issued, though you may transfer your registration to another person at no additional charge.

Notice of Recording and Individual Release Policy - Events could be recorded by the event organizers or event participants and you may appear in the resulting recording. 

Payment Options: We accept payment online by credit card through Moolah. We also accept payment by mail to VAHSA, P. O. Box 4, Ashland, VA 23005.

Online Payment Notes: You do not have to have a Moolah Account to pay by credit card. Just choose the credit card option when asked. Please be sure to use the correct billing address when you pay by credit card.

Pay By Mail Notes: If paying by mail, fees are due by the time of the conference. If your fiscal systems do not permit pre-payment, then you must submit a purchase order. All fees are due within two weeks of the end of the conference or a late fee of 3% will be applied. 


Hotel Information: 

Hotel Option 1
Hampton Inn and Suites
1080 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Group Code: VHS
Room Rate: $109 a night 
Parking: Free
Hotel Block closes March 1, 2020

Hotel Option 2
Hilton Garden Inn
1060 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Room Rate – $109 a night
Hotel block closes March 6, 2020



The 2019 Conference Materials are now archived