2016 Annual Conference - Virginia Beach

Despite of the weather our conference was a success. Thanks go out to the City of Virginia Beach, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors! See you next year in Williamsburg.


Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Conference Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront


View the conference program >


About the VML Annual Conference

Each fall about 1,000 local government officials, speakers and exhibitors attend the VML Annual Conference. The conference includes:

  • General sessions featuring political leaders, nationally-known speakers and local government experts.
  • Workshop sessions on a variety of local government issues.
  • Business meeting focusing on the adoption of the annual VML legislative program and the election of officers for the upcoming year.
  • The presentation of the annual achievement awards recognizing excellence in local government programs.
  • The opportunity for networking with colleagues from across the state.
  • Exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for local governments.

NEW for 2016 - The Annual Conference will begin with an opening session on Sunday, October 9, 2016 and conclude with a closing general session on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. All conference activities will end by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. 


Conference Registration

Registration opens July 1, 2016

A conference registration packet will be mailed to local elected officials and clerks. The packets, which include all necessary registration information, also will be published in the July issue of Virginia Town & City. Information on speakers, workshops and activities at the conference is included in Virginia Town & CityeNews and through individual mailings.

Check back for more information about registration fees for members and non-members. 


Conference Hotels

Book your hotel room on-line today at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/VML2016

We strongly recommend that you book your reservation online within our housing block as VML makes every effort to include a range of accommodations for its attendees, with consideration of comfort, quality and safety as well as other factors.  Complimentary continuous shuttle service will be provided to the official conference hotels only.

The hotel cut off date is September 14, 2016. All reservations must be submitted by that date. VML cannot guarantee hotel accommodations after that date. 


The Doubletree Hotel and Hilton room blocks are currently full at this time.  The Sheraton Oceanfront still has availability on Sunday 10/09 and Monday 10/10.  Currently, there is no availability on Saturday 10/08.  This status could change due to any cancellations.  
Please e-mail any housing inquiries to Eric Logan, Convention Housing Manager, at ellogan@visitvirginiabeach.com or call direct line (757) 385-6656.   


Sponsor or Exhibit

The annual conference is where Virginia’s local government officials shop for the latest equipment, technologies and services for their municipalities.  Corporate sponsorship of the VML Annual Conference contributes to the successful outcome of each year's conference. Find out more here >