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2022 Fall Conference

27 Oct 2022 @ 8:00am EDT
29 Oct 2022 @ 4:00pm EDT
Event Details

NOVA’s fall 2022 conference, will be held on October 27-29, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.  We will host a fully in-person event; we will tape presentations from the general session and offer them for sale after the event. 

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR CONFERENCE BROCHURE

There will be no virtual option for this year’s fall conference.

 

We will host our General Session and Exhibits on Thursday & Friday (10/27 & 10/28). The reception 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, 10/29. 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 upon registration. A personalized schedule of your session assignments will be sent out prior to the conference. Because these sessions are designed for small groups, there will be ample opportunity for questions/discussion with the presenters and your fellow attendees.
 

This conference is intended for both new and experienced veterans law practitioners. The seminar will 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!

 Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202


On the banks of the Ohio River - where Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana meet - is a place with a view and a vibe unmistakably its own. Welcome to America's Queen City - Cincinnati. Located just steps from the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati hotel in the vibrant downtown district puts you in the heart of the action.
 

To have an accurate understanding of our room block pick up and to ensure attendees are able to book rooms in the block, we ask that you 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.


Be sure to book your hotel room
HERE! The room block rate at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is $169 plus tax, per night, single and double occupancy, and is available three days prior and three days after the conference based upon room availability. The reservation must be made by Tuesday, September 27, for the NOVA rate to be honored. Please book your hotel room early as space is limited and the NOVA room block always fills before the deadline.

Organizations that register two or more individuals at the same time can apply the multi-registration discount. The discount is 10% off your final amount, or each registration. *Please note this discount does not apply to single registrations and can only be used if registering from the same firm at the same time.*

Discount Code: REG22

Registration is now open!

 

Other Registration Information:

  • Organizations that register two or more individuals at the same time can apply the multi-registration discount. The discount is 10% off your final amount, or each registration. *Please note this discount does not apply to single registrations and can only be used if registering from the same firm at the same time.* DISCOUNT CODE: REG22
  • Please note that the student registration rate is reserved for active full-time law students. If you possess a Law School/Student NOVA Membership as a Law Professor, please register under the NOVA Member Rate.
  • When completing your registration, please do so as you would like your name badge at the conference to read. We will also use the information provided on your registration to compile our list of seminar attendees that is distributed with conference materials. We do not use your NOVA member profile information.
  • Please provide a unique email address for each attendee that is their own email, not that of their organization or staff. The email provided on the registration form will be used for all conference communication, including materials and CLE, and we want to ensure proper receipt.
  • Please make sure to contact NOVA staff if you have any disability requiring special accommodation or assistance. We want our attendees to be as comfortable as possible.

About 1 week before the conference, you will receive an email (to the email with which you registered) with a link to download the seminar materials. 

Make sure to open all PDF's with an adobe reader, and find and click on the paperclip icon, in order to access any attachments such as speaker bios and exhibits.

If you have registered for our Workshop Session, please complete your workshop preference form by clicking HERE.

As a reminder, attendees will only attend 4 of 5 sessions, but will receive the materials for all sessions. They will not be taped. NOVA will assign each attendee to 4 sessions and your session schedule will be provided to you prior to the conference.

CLE credits vary by state and NOVA programs are usually fully accepted. We have sign in sheets each day to record your attendance for CLE purposes.

At the conclusion of the conference, NOVA staff will calculate your CLE credit hours based on whether you signed in at the registration desk each morning. Then, approximately two weeks after the conference you will receive an email with necessary forms and other supplemental materials that you will then have to submit to your state bar or the VA.

Any questions regarding CLE, please contact Katy Whalen.

William G. Smith Scholarships


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 also accredited veteran’s service representatives. 

To apply for the William G. Smith Scholarship, the following information is required: your name, address, and email; year of graduation from law school, if applicable; current employer and position; a brief explanation of how you intend to use this training; and your VA accreditation date, if applicable. You must also explain why you need financial assistance to attend a NOVA conference, and indicate if you have the financial resources to cover the related expenses of attendance (i.e., travel, lodging, food) should you be awarded a scholarship.

To apply for a William G. Smith Scholarship, please click HERE.
 

The deadline to submit a request for scholarship consideration is Friday, September 16, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the NOVA Fall 2022 Conference in Cincinnati, OH!  

If you would like to apply to exhibit at the Fall conference, please click HERE. Once we receive and review your application, NOVA staff will contact you with additional information.
 

Exhibit dates:
Thursday and Friday, October 27 & 28, 2022

Cost:
One (1) 6-foot draped table and two (2) chairs: $1,100.00
Two (2) 6-foot draped tables and four (4) chairs: $1,400.00

 

NOVA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are eager to work with you and help you publicize the resources you have available more effectively. By sponsoring one of the following events/items we offer at a NOVA Conference, your brand is sure to capture the attention of our attendees.

  • Power Strip Sponsor: $3,000
  • All Day Snack Sponsor: $3,000
  • Name Badge Sponsor: $3,000 - FULL
  • Afternoon Break Sponsor: $1,500
  • Reception Sponsor: $TBD

***NEW*** Our Power Strip sponsor will ensure that our attendees have enhanced access to power strips and will be recognized in the slideshow, on signage on all tables in the ballroom, and thanked in our daily announcements.

***NEW*** Our All Day Snack sponsor(s) will ensure that our attendees have access to an assortment of prepackaged snacks throughout the day and will be recognized in the slideshow, on signage in the buffet area throughout the sponsored day, and thanked in our daily announcements. We have 2 All Day Snack sponsorships available.

FULL - Our Name Badge sponsor will be recognized in the slideshow, on the back of all attendee name badges, and thanked in our daily announcements.

Our Afternoon Break sponsor(s) will ensure that our attendees receive cookies or a similar enhancement to the afternoon coffee break. They will be recognized in the slideshow, on signage in the afternoon break area during their sponsored break, and thanked in our daily announcements. We have 2 Afternoon break sponsorships available.

Our Reception sponsor is our largest available sponsorship and allows us to serve an upgraded reception menu that includes additional appetizers and an open bar. 

As noted, the list above is just a sample of some of the sponsorship opportunities available, we are happy to work within our sponsor’s budgets to find creative and new opportunities. Contact us for more!  To apply to be a sponsor, please contact Stacie Lemick.

  • For the Fall 2022 Conference we are not requiring attendees to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19.  While we are not requiring proof of vaccination, we do recommend that attendees are vaccinated per CDC guidance.
  • NOVA will follow the health requirements of the facility and locality (Hamilton County) at the time of the conference.  As of August 8, 2022, neither the Hyatt or Hamilton County requires masking in indoor public spaces, but you should feel free to wear a mask and we will have masks on hand for anyone who wants one. 
  • If you have any COVID-related symptoms such as fever, cough, loss of smell, shortness of breath, or were directly exposed to a confirmed COVID-infected person before you travel or once you are in Cincinnati, we ask that you do not attend the conference.
  • NOVA will continue to monitor the pandemic and reserves the right to change the policy should there be a change in CDC guidance or Hamilton County rules.  You will be required to sign a waiver.  Please click HERE to download the waiver for this event.
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
General Session Only (Thursday and Friday Only) - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $495.00
General Session Only (Thursday and Friday Only) - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $645.00
General Session Only (Thursday and Friday Only) - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $170.00
Workshop Session Only (Saturday Only) - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $375.00
Workshop Session Only (Saturday Only) - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $475.00
Workshop Session Only (Saturday Only) - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $100.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $720.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $970.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate 16 Sep 2022 $220.00
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27 Oct 2022 @ 8:00am EDT
29 Oct 2022 @ 4:00pm EDT

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