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Registration for NOVA's 2024 Fall Conference is NOW OPEN! Register By July 26 at the Discounted Early-Bird Rate!

Registration for NOVA's 2024 Fall Conference is NOW OPEN! Register By July 26 at the Discounted Early-Bird Rate!

The NOVA 2024 Fall Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be a hybrid event. We have an exciting program designed for both new and experienced veterans law practitioners! Increase your knowledge, confidence, and expertise in representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, your time may be credited to your jurisdiction’s CLE requirements. We hope you join us!

We are pleased to announce that there will be a Wednesday Welcome Social Hour from 5-7pm on September 11, providing an added opportunity for networking before the conference begins. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a conference regular, you are invited to socialize with fellow attendees thanks to our sponsors Werner Hoffman Greig & Garcia and Mednick Associates.

We will host our General Session and Exhibits on Thursday & Friday (9/12 & 9/13). The NOVA reception, with open bar hosted by Hill & Ponton, will be held on Thursday evening, and we will host a speaker Q&A session at the end of the day on Friday.

Our Workshop Session will be held on Saturday, 9/14. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will attend 4 sessions (out of 5 options), and will be required to rank the sessions in their order of preference after registration. A personalized schedule of your session assignments will be available in your badge holder. Because these sessions are designed for small groups, there will be ample opportunity for questions/discussion with the presenters and your fellow attendees.

Hybrid Option: For the 2024 Fall conference, NOVA will offer a hybrid option for our General Session ONLY on Thursday and Friday (9/12 & 9/13). Attendees who are unable to travel to attend the conference in person can register to attend via our virtual platform. Please note, due to the format of the Workshop Sessions, which will be held on Saturday (9/14), we are UNABLE to offer a hybrid option for that day.

Conference Videos:  In-person attendees will have the opportunity to purchase conference videos at the time of registration for the discounted rate of $50. NOVA does not record guest speakers or the Saturday workshop sessions, so videos of those sessions will NOT be included. Please be sure to purchase the registration ticket plus videos option when registering. Please note that the videos will be sent to the email with which you registered for the event, a few weeks following the conference. 

Cancellation Policies: Please note our registration cancelation policies:

Registration Cancellation Policy:

  • Before July 27, 2024 - 75% of fee paid will be returned
  • Beginning July 27 through August 21, 2024 - 50% of fee paid will be returned
  • On or After August 22, 2024 - No Refund (seminar materials will be provided)

Registration Transfer Policy: 
If you would like to transfer your registration from in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person attendance, you will be assessed $149 for administering this change.

On-site Reminders:  NOVA negotiates free Wi-Fi for attendees at our conferences as a courtesy.  The Wi-Fi that is provided free of charge only includes bandwidth for basic internet browsing and the ability to check email.  It is NOT enough bandwidth for downloading conference materials onsite, using a VPN connection, or streaming videos during the conference.  We ask that attendees be mindful of the limitations of the free Wi-Fi onsite and be sure to download your conference materials before arriving. 

NOVA also works with the hotel and Pelican Productions to supply power strips to attendees.  The power strips are scattered throughout the meeting space for attendees use.  We ask that you arrive to the meeting room with fully charged devices.  Please DO NOT move the power strip closer to your seat as they are placed so that multiple seats will have access to the strip.  Finally, we will not provide power strips for the Workshop Sessions on Saturday - please plan accordingly.

Finally, the temperature in hotel ballrooms tends to fluctuate throughout the day and can go from hot to cold (and back again) quickly.  Please plan accordingly and dress in layers so you can adjust to the fluctuating temperatures.

For more information about the conference, click HERE. Questions? Email Stacie Lemick at the NOVA office.

Register for Fall Conference Here!


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Hotel: Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City opened in October 2022 and is located in the heart of the city's vibrant urban hub. Boasting spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains, downtown Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City offers an outdoor pool, charming fire pits, and exceptional dining options.

Please only book ONE room per attendee. If you need to book multiple rooms for your firm, please be sure to assign every room to a unique attendee who is registered to attend the conference. If you book multiple rooms under one name, we will CANCEL any additional rooms immediately!

The Room Block Rate at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is $229 plus tax, per night, single and double occupancy, and is available three days before and after the conference based upon room availability.

All reservations must be made by Friday, August 16, for the NOVA rate to be honored. Please book your hotel room early as space is limited, and the NOVA room block could fill before the deadline.

Book Your Room At The Hyatt Regency Here



Scholarships have been created in memory of NOVA Founding Member William G. Smith, Esq., who provided leadership and support to countless practitioners in veterans law. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only and are available to individuals who are not financially able to attend, and who would not otherwise be able to attend the seminar due to financial hardship. These scholarships are designated for attorneys, non-attorney practitioners, law students, and accredited VSOs. The deadline to submit a scholarship is Thursday, July 18, 2024.

Apply For William G. Smith Scholarship Here