Skip to Main Content

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 is now open!

To view the conference brochure, please click HERE.
 

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

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.

To book your room, please click HERE.

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. Please complete this information carefully.

Please make sure to carefully choose either in person or virtual tickets based on how you plan to join us. There are several ticket options if you keep scrolling!
 

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 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: SLC24

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: SLC24

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 download the files and then 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.

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 HERE. NOVA staff will be in touch in 10-14 days to let you know if we need additional information.

NOVA Exhibit Information

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

Cost:

  • Registration and payment received BY COB on Friday, July 26, 2024:
    • One (1) 6-foot draped table and two (2) chairs: $1,300
    • Two (2) 6-foot draped table and four (4) chairs: $1,600 (ONLY 1 LEFT) SOLD OUT
  • Registration and payment received AFTER Friday, July 26, 2024:
    • One (1) 6-foot draped table and two (2) chairs: $1,500
    • Two (2) 6-foot draped table and four (4) chairs: $1,800 SOLD OUT

The Fall 2024 Conference will be a hybrid event! Our estimated attendance is expected to be between 300-325 attendees.

The fall conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City.  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!
 

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.

  • Afternoon Break Sponsor: $2,500 (1 available)
  • Morning Break Sponsor: $2,500 SOLD OUT
  • Name Badge Sponsor: $3,500
  • Reception Food Sponsor: TBD (please contact for additional information)
  • NOVA Reception Open Bar Sponsor: TBD SOLD OUT
  • Welcome Social Hour Sponsor: TBD SOLD OUT
  • Welcome Bag Sponsor: $5,000 SOLD OUT
  • Breakfast Sponsor: $3,500 SOLD OUT

Our Welcome Bag sponsor will provide NOVA with an agreed upon, pre-assembled customized welcome bag and insert(s) for all attendees. The sponsor will be available during Thursday morning registration to hand out bags to attendees. The sponsor will be recognized on the bag, in the slideshow, and thanked in our daily announcements. 

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.

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 the William G. Smith scholarship, please complete the application HERE.

 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $880.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $1,165.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $295.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Regular Rate PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$1,110.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Regular Rate PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$1,340.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Regular Rate PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$320.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$1,570.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$1,800.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$350.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $570.00
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $745.00
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $190.00
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$745.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$860.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$215.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$975.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$1,090.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$245.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $570.00
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $745.00
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $190.00
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$745.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$860.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$215.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$975.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$1,090.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) VIRTUAL - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$245.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $620.00
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $795.00
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate PLUS Videos 26 Jul 2024 $240.00
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$795.00
Sale Opens 26 Jul 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Early Regular PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$910.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate PLUS Videos
21 Aug 2024
$265.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$1,025.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Non-Member General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$1,140.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Student General Session (Thursday & Friday) IN PERSON - Late Rate PLUS Videos
06 Sep 2024
$295.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
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 26 Jul 2024 $830.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $1,115.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $245.00
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Early Bird Rate
21 Aug 2024
$1,060.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Early Bird Rate
21 Aug 2024
$1,290.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Early Bird Rate
21 Aug 2024
$270.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Member Rate - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$1,520.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - NonMember Rate - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$1,750.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
General & Workshop Sessions (All Three Days) IN PERSON - Student Rate - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$300.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Non-MemMember Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rateber 26 Jul 2024 $435.00
MembeNonMember Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rater 26 Jul 2024 $550.00
Student Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Early Bird Rate 26 Jul 2024 $110.00
Member Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$550.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
NonMember Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$665.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Student Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Regular Rate
21 Aug 2024
$140.00
Sale Opens 27 Jul 2024
Member Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$780.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Member Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$895.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Student Workshop Session (Saturday) IN PERSON - Late Rate
06 Sep 2024
$165.00
Sale Opens 22 Aug 2024
Click here to enter your promotional code

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

Google Calendar
iCal

  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Bookmark/Share