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September 27, 2011


Colonial Williamsburg
The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg spans the 1051 rooms of the Williamsburg Inn, the Colonial Houses, Williamsburg Lodge, and Woodlands Hotel & Suites. Last year, the lodge unveiled a dramatic expansion and a new focal point for groups: a brand-new state-of-the-art conference center, with 45,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Colonial Williamsburg

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Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

Wytheville Meeting Center

Sophisticated facilities in an ideal location, this describes Southwest Virginia's newest conference center. From ballroom seating up to 1,000 theater style and 500 for banquets, to smaller breakout rooms, the Wytheville Meeting Center's customer service will exceed your expectations during your next regional, state, or multi-state conference or event.  

Learn more about Wytheville.

The Fredericksburg Area offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities ranging from small historic inns to the convenience of modern hotels and a 110,000 square foot convention center.  

Enjoy historical attractions, wineries, golf and chef-owned restaurants one hour from major airports in Washington, DC and Richmond. For more information, contact or call 1-800-260-3646.

Fredericksburg Expo Center

Learn more about Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Save the Date           
Meetings Quest

The Meetings Quest Tradeshows are the longest running, one-day, educational tradeshow series in the industry. 

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Meetings Quest Tradeshows.

Small Market Meetings Conference

Small Market Meetings Conference

Little Rock, AR
September 26-28, 2011

Up to $400 in travel expenses are being reimbursed for qualified meeting planners, plus complimentary accommodations, meals and entertainment!

Register for the SMM Conference.

ACTE Powertalk

ACTE Powertalk
In partnership with IMEX America
Las Vegas, NV
October 10, 2011

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IMEX America
IMEX America
  Las Vegas, NV
October 11-13, 2011

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact
  Spotlight On: Virginia Unveils Declaration of Meeting Excellence

Declaration of Meeting Excellence

Virginia Tourism Corporation unveiled The Declaration of Meeting Excellence, a new meetings and conventions campaign that touts Virginia's commitment to exceeding expectations of meeting planners everywhere. The state's tourism industry has come together to support the campaign, making it Virginia's first-ever statewide campaign to target the meeting and conventions industry. Virginia launched the new campaign to 1,000 meeting planners and industry leaders at HSMAI's MEET National in Washington, DC in early September.  Continue Meeting Excellence article...
  Feature Focus: What's New in Virginia Meeting Sites

Virginia Tourism

Virginia's natural beauty, affordability, central location, incomparable history, and attractions make it a premier meetings destination.

Virginia is less than a day's drive from more than 60 percent of the U.S. population and boasts 11 commercial airports - including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International - plus 57 general aviation airports and Amtrak rail service.  Continue Meeting Sites article...

   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

As thousands once again flock to the hallowed grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Visit Fairfax invites visitors to connect to the rich African American heritage and history waiting just over the river in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Continue Fairfax article...

Several hotels in Arlington have wrapped up major renovations.  The Crystal City Marriott and Crystal Gateway Marriott have added new dining options and revitalized lobbies, and the Hyatt Regency Crystal City underwent a complete hotel transformation. Continue Arlington Hotel article...

With dozens of art events throughout the fall, Alexandria’s Fall Arts Jubilee is a true celebration of the arts – and a delightful time to enjoy the town voted ‘Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities’ by AmericanStyle magazine readers.  
Continue Fall Arts Jubilee article...

   Solar e-Clip: A Dedicated Learning Environment

National Conference CenterAmong the nation's largest, most progressive centers, this dedicated learning environment is IACC-approved, Green Seal certified, 12 miles from Dulles Airport, and 45 minutes from D.C.  

Learn more about the National Conference Center.

  Winner’s Circle:  Win a Trip to Reno Including Round Trip Airfare for Two
Refer a Meeting Professional

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by The Peppermill Reno!  You will be entered to win a two night stay for two at The Peppermill Reno, plus round trip airfare, spa treatments and dinner!  


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