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2024 Fall Conference

12 Sep 2024 @ 8:00am MDT
14 Sep 2024 @ 4:00pm MDT
Event Details

The NOVA 2024 Fall Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be a hybrid event.  Registration will open in mid to late June!


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 a drink 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). Our conference 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, 9/14. 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 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 cancellation 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 in-person registration to virtual attendance or transfer your virtual registration 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.

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


Room block information coming in late June!

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the NOVA 2024 Fall Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah!  

If you have not exhibited at NOVA previously and would like to apply to exhibit at the Fall conference, please click HEREApplications will be processed in late spring and NOVA staff will contact you at that time.


NOVA Exhibit Information

Exhibit dates:
Thursday and Friday, September 12 & 13, 2024 from 7am-5pm


Please check back in late June for more details!

The scholarship application for the fall conference will open in June. 

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.


12 Sep 2024 @ 8:00am MDT
14 Sep 2024 @ 4:00pm MDT

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