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2023 Spring Conference

20 Apr 2023 @ 8:00am EDT
22 Apr 2023 @ 4:00pm EDT
Event Details

Registration will open in February 2023.

 

We are excited to be hosting NOVA's Spring 2023 Conference on April 20-22, 2023, at The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress!

We will host our General Session and Exhibits on Thursday & Friday (4/20 & 4/21). 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, 4/22. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will attend 4 sessions (out of 6 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 sent to you 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.
 

New Cancellation and Registration Transfer Policies: Since our last event, and in consideration of trends we have experienced since returning to in-person events, NOVA’s Board, Seminar Committee, and staff have reviewed and updated our cancellation and registration transfer policies. These changes reflect best business practices as we continue to navigate our return to in-person and occasional hybrid conferences.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Before March 1, 2023...........75% of fee paid will be returned
Beginning March 1 through March 28, 2023...........50% of fee paid will be returned
On or After March 29, 2023......No Refund (seminar materials will be provided)

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

 

Hybrid Option: For the Spring 2023 conference, NOVA will offer a hybrid option for our General Session ONLY on Thursday and Friday (4/20 & 4/21, 2023). Attendees who are unable to travel to attend the conference in person can register to attend via our virtual platform. In consideration of the various time zones of our virtual attendees, all virtual attendees will receive access to the conference recordings (with the exception of our guest speaker sessions) with their virtual ticket via our virtual platform. Please note, due to the format of the Workshop Sessions, which will be held on Saturday (4/22, 2022), we are UNABLE to offer a hybrid option for that day.

Regardless of whether you attend the General Session in person or virtually, you will receive all relevant materials, will be able to watch the sessions live, and will have the opportunity to participate in the Q&A portion of the session via the Conferences I/O app.  Please be sure to select the correct option when you register and please note the new registration transfer policy listed above.

 

The seminar will increase your knowledge, confidence, and expertise in representing veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans' Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, your time may be credited to your jurisdiction's CLE requirements.

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, so videos of those sessions will NOT be included. Please be sure to purchase the in-person 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. 


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Requirements: NOVA conferences are usually fully accepted for CLE purposes. We pre-apply for approval to states in which we have a certain number of attendees seeking credit. If we do not pre-apply, we provide the state application form for you to submit on your own along with your certificate of attendance.  

NOVA uses sign-in sheets each day to record your attendance. We want to remind you that all CLE procedures, including requiring attendees to sign in, are based on the rules and regulations put forward by various state bars. NOVA is required to follow such rules. While they do vary state to state, accurately signing in to prove your attendance at either a virtual or in-person event is required by every jurisdiction that monitors CLE. As such, please do not sign in for any sessions you haven’t attended. If you leave early, please note as such on the sign-in form. If you fail to properly sign in, we cannot process your CLE credits.   

As NOVA continues to grow, we will be monitoring our CLE procedures over the next several events.  We may need to implement stricter sign-in/out policies based on those observations.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Orlando, FL - April 20-22, 2023

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort

1 Grand Cypress Blvd
Orlando, FL 32836

Visit Orlando has provided a webpage with links to discounted park tickets, "show your badge and save" incentives at area restaurants, and more! To check out all the discounts, please click HERE.
 

Hotel Room Block:  Because we are hosting a hybrid event for the spring, we contracted a smaller room block with The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress than we have booked for recent events. The Hyatt may have rooms outside our block but cannot guarantee it.  Due to the limited availability, 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!

The Room Block Rate at The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is $230 plus tax, per night, single and double occupancy, and is available three days after the conference based upon room availability.

All reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 29, for the NOVA rate to be honored. Please book your hotel room early as space is limited, and the NOVA room block fills before the deadline.

RESERVATION LINK COMING IN EARLY FEBRUARY!


 

Coming Soon!

Registration will open in early February.


To register, simply choose which session(s) you'd like to attend below, and click "Purchase Tickets" - you will then be asked to provide some basic attendee information.

Hybrid Option:  For the Spring 2023 conference, NOVA will offer a hybrid option for our General Session ONLY on Thursday and Friday (4/20 & 4/21). Attendees who are unable to travel to attend the conference in person can register to attend via our virtual platform. In consideration of the various time zones of our virtual attendees, all virtual attendees will receive access to the conference recordings (with the exception of our guest speaker sessions) with their virtual ticket via our virtual platform.  Please note, due to the format of the Workshop Session, which will be held on Saturday (4/22), we are UNABLE to offer a hybrid option for that day of sessions.


Regardless of whether you attend the General Session in person or virtually, you will receive all relevant materials, will be able to watch the sessions live, and will have the opportunity to participate in the Q&A portion of the session via the Conferences I/O app.  Please be sure to select the correct option when you register and please note the new registration transfer policy listed above.

 

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, so videos of those sessions will NOT be included. Please be sure to purchase the in-person 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. 

*Please note NOVA reserves the right to refuse conference registration and provide a refund.*

Please choose your selections carefully.


New Cancellation and Registration Transfer Policies: Since our last event, and in consideration of trends we have experienced since returning to in-person events, NOVA’s Board, Seminar Committee, and staff have reviewed and updated our cancellation and registration transfer policies. These changes reflect best business practices as we continue to navigate our return to in-person and occasional hybrid conferences.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Before March 1, 2023...........75% of fee paid will be returned
Beginning March 1 through March 28, 2023...........50% of fee paid will be returned
On or After March 29, 2023......No Refund (Seminar Materials will be provided)

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


Other Registration Information:

  • 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 remember this conference has a HYBRID FORMAT and to carefully choose which days you would like to attend, how you would like to attend, and register accordingly.  
  • 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.

 

Multi Registration Discount:

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 Coming Soon!

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. 

You must log in to sharefile with the email with which you registered for the event in order to view the folder shared with you.

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

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Requirements: NOVA conferences are usually fully accepted for CLE purposes. We pre-apply for approval to states in which we have a certain number of attendees seeking credit. If we do not pre-apply, we provide the state application form for you to submit on your own along with your certificate of attendance.  

NOVA uses sign-in sheets each day to record your attendance. We want to remind you that all CLE procedures, including requiring attendees to sign in, are based on the rules and regulations put forward by various state bars. NOVA is required to follow such rules. While they do vary state to state, accurately signing in to prove your attendance at either a virtual or in-person event is required by every jurisdiction that monitors CLE. As such, please do not sign in for any sessions you haven’t attended. If you leave early, please note as such on the sign-in form. If you fail to properly sign in, we cannot process your CLE credits.   

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. NOVA does not submit your hours on your behalf.

Any questions regarding CLE, please contact Katy Whalen.

Multi Registration Discount:

Organizations that register two or more individuals at the same time can apply the multi-registration discount. To apply the code, please click "Click here to enter your promotional code" when selecting your tickets, before clicking purchase tickets.

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 Coming Soon!

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the NOVA Spring 2023 Conference in Orlando, FL!  

If you have not exhibited at NOVA previously and would like to apply to exhibit at the Spring conference, please click HEREOnce we receive and review your application, NOVA staff will contact you with additional information.
 

NOVA Exhibit Information

Exhibit dates:
Thursday and Friday, April 20 & 21, 2023


Cost:

  • One (1) 6-foot draped table and two (2) chairs: $1,200.00 
  • Two (2) 6-foot draped tables and four (4) chairs: $1,500.00 (There are only 2 available in Orlando due to limited space.)

The spring conference will be a hybrid event. Our projected in-person attendance is approximately 225 people.  

Because we are hosting a hybrid event for the spring, we contracted a smaller room block with The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress than we have booked for recent events. The Hyatt may have rooms outside our block but cannot guarantee it.  Due to the limited availability, we ask that you only book ONE room per representative.  If you need to book multiple rooms for your company, please be sure to assign every room to a unique representative who will be working at the booth during the conference.  If you book multiple rooms under one name, we will CANCEL any additional rooms immediately!
 

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.

We have also added a new sponsorship opportunity to our events! See the list below:

  • Reception Drink Ticket Sponsor: $5,000 (2 available)
  • Name Badge Sponsor: $3,000 (1 available)
  • Breakfast Sponsor : $3,000 (3 available)
  • Afternoon Break Sponsor: $1,600 (2 available)

***NEW*** Our Reception Drink Ticket sponsor(s) will provide each in-person attendee a drink ticket for our reception that can be redeemed for beer, wine, soda or bottled water. Our drink ticket sponsor(s) will be recognized in the slideshow, on signage in the reception, and thanked in our daily announcements. We have 2 Drink Ticket sponsorships available.

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 Breakfast sponsor(s) will ensure that our attendees receive an enhanced breakfast and will be recognized in the slideshow, on signage in the breakfast area during their sponsored breakfast, and thanked in our daily announcements. We have 3 Breakfast sponsorships available.

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.

 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$495.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Non-Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$645.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Student General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$170.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$495.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Non-Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$645.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Student General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$170.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$770.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$970.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$220.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$545.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Non-Member General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$695.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Student General Session Only (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos
03 Mar 2023
$220.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$720.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$970.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$220.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member Workshop Session Only (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$375.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
NonMember Workshop Session Only (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$475.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Student Workshop Session Only (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate
03 Mar 2023
$100.00
Sale Opens 01 Feb 2023
Click here to enter your promotional code

20 Apr 2023 @ 8:00am EDT
22 Apr 2023 @ 4:00pm EDT

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