Join your fellow meeting planners on March 21-22 at the Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Waterfront as we go back and forward!

This year’s conference theme, Back to Basics: Reimagining Me
eting Fundamentals, is an opportunity to refocus on the foundational elements every meeting planner must have in their toolkit. At the same time, we’ll engage and share new ideas and solutions for dealing with the uncertain new world of meetings and events.

Earn 6.5 CEU/CAE credits while you learn from each other, outside industry experts, and representatives from hotels and CVBs. #2024MPSummit #MeetingProfessionals #MeetingPlanners  


Wednesday, March 20
 1:00-4:00 pm – Optional Pre-conference Activity-bike tour at First Landing State Park (transportation to the park will be provided)
  6:30-8:30 pm – Optional Dinner at Hot Tuna (transportation will be provided)

Thursday, March 21
  9:00-9:15am – Welcome and Introductions
  9:15-11:00am – Create a First-Time Attendee Experience That Delivers Dividends (1.50 CEU)
11:15am-12:00pm – Structured Networking Activity (0.75 CEU)
12:00-1:00pm – Networking Lunch
  1:15-1:45pm - Property Tour
  2:00-3:00pm – Culinary Co-Op with Chef Mason (1.00 CEU)
  3:15-4:00pm – IGNITE: Meeting Planner Essentials (0.75 CEU)
  5:30-6:30pm – Reception
  6:30-8:00pm – Dinner
  8:00-10pm – After-dinner Event

Friday, March 22
 7:30-8:30am – Breakfast
 8:30-9:45 am – Preparing for Plan B (1.25 CEU)
10:00-11:15 – Sponsor Panel: RFP Best Practices (1.25 CEU)
11:15-11:30am – Closing Remarks


This retreat is limited to executives, meeting planners, and sponsors. Registration fees include all education sessions, Thursday's lunch, breaks, reception and dinner, and Friday's breakfast and lunch.

  VSAE Member Non-Member
BY Friday
February 23
$145 $195
AFTER Friday
February 23
$175 $225

Cancellation Policy:
By Friday, March 1 - 75% refund.
By Friday, March 8 - 50% refund.


Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Waterfront
2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

  • $149/night; Rate is good for Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21. 
  • Room block cutoff is 5:00 p.m. February 23.
  • Check-in is 4:00 p.m.; Check-out is 12:00 p.m.