• Contact Department Staff

    • Val Guffy
      Director of Consumer and Partner Services
      (804) 545-5588
    • Marie Henderson
      Bell Tower Operations Manager and Revenue Programs Manager
      (804) 545-5520
  • 2014 Visitor Centers Seminar

    Visitor Center Seminar  

    The 2014 Visitor Centers Seminar will be held March 19-20, 2014 in Richmond, VA. 

    Event Highlights:

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 

    VC Seminar - Part I - Are You Inspiring Your Visitors?

    Richmond FAM Tour - Part I

    Evening Networking & Reception 

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 

    VC Seminar - Part II - Are You Inspiring Your Visitors?

    Richmond FAM Tour - Part II

    In addition, VTC will announce the 2014 winner of the Trailblazer Award. Nominated by industry peers or localities, this award is designed to recognize a certified visitor center for excellence and creative accomplishment in tourism marketing and promotion, and to foster the development of imaginative and innovative marketing promotion programs and activities.
    Deadline for submission is February 24, 2014. More Details & Download the Trailblazer Award Application  

    We're looking forward to seeing you in our historic capital city!


    Enrollment: $60.00 by February 28, 2014 - $75.00 thereafter.
    Registration fee includes Seminar and FAM Tour Part I, March 19th and Seminar w/lunch and FAM Tour Part II March 20th. Participants must submit the registration form and payment prior to March 14th in order to be completely registered and included for meals and events. 

    Register Online now.


    Download the Forms (PDF)



    Hilton Garden Inn - Richmond Downtown
    Direct: (804) 344-4300
    501 East Broad St, Richmond VA 23219
    Please refer to the 2014 Visitor Centers Seminar for a rate of $99.00 per night. This rate will be honored three (3) days prior to and following the official conference dates. Room block and rate guarantee will be honored through March 3, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Val Guffy at (804) 545-5588 or vguffy@virginia.org