Keynote Speaker

Charles Figley

Charles Figley, a former Marine who served in the Vietnam War and went on to become a pioneering researcher in the field of Vietnam veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Wednesday morning Opening Ceremonies. Professor Figley received the VVA Excellence in the Sciences Award at the 2016 National Leadership in Tucson.

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Special Guests

VVA will be honoring the dedicated service and accomplishments of actor Wes Studi; author Doug Peacock; photographer Nick Ut; and Golddiggers - Paula Cinko, Rosetta (Cox) Gitlin, and Jackie Chidsey.

Tuesday, August, 8, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Convention registration open                   (Pre-registered delegates only)

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Media credentialing


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Convention registration open                   (Pre-registered and on-site)

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Delegates briefing

Studio 2 (M)

4:00 pm -

National Board of Directors meeting

Galerie 2 (M)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

AA meeting

Studio 1 (M)


Convention Bags Only $10.00 while supplies last!

All registered delegates will receive one bag with their registration. Extra bags can be purchased on your registration form.