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Events

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The following list is provided as the events may be of interest to women Veterans.  By sharing information to raise awareness, VA does not sponsor or endorse any external event.

Interested in making CWV a part of your event?  Request an CWV Speaker at your event.  Please complete the VA CWV Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to 00w@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
DateEvent

June

22

Centerstone and Veterans PATH Retreat for Female Veterans External link to a non-government website
June 22-26, 2017
Beersheba Springs, Tennessee
3-day healing retreat for women Veterans.  Women Veterans have unique perspectives and experiences related to military service.

June

23

Women Veterans ROCK! 2017 Women Veterans Summer Leadership Retreat External link to a non-government website
June 23-24, 2017
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
The Women Veterans Summer Leadership Retreat is dedicated to providing all Military Women with the Tools; Techniques; Personal Strategies and Professional Networks needed for building fulfilling and successful post-military/civilian lives.

June

29

Chronic Health Conditions among Vulnerable Veterans: Current Research and Action
June 29, 2017
Virtual
June’s Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar session spotlights recent publications on chronic health conditions and disparities among vulnerable Veteran patient groups.  Panelist will discuss the following: 1) demographic variability in the prevalence of chronic health conditions and disparities among Veterans using primary care in VHA; 2) recent efforts in using VA data to systematically characterize health and healthcare disparities in VA for vulnerable Veteran groups; and 3) operational and research partnerships executed by the Office of Health Equity to advance the goals of the VA Health Equity Action Plan.

July

20

Veterans Open Mic @ Dog Tag External link to a non-government website
July 20, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
This month’s Armed Services Arts Partnership’s open mic will exclusively feature musicians, storytellers, and creative writers.  We invite all Veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers to apply to perform or read their work.  To be considered, please complete this brief interest form External link to a non-government website.

July

22

118th VFW National Convention - 2017 External link to a non-government website
July 22-26, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Approximately 10,000 VFW and Auxiliary members will convene from all over the world at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  VFW members will vote on organizational by-laws, attend workshops, network with other Veterans and attend business sessions.  Convention delegates will also enjoy addresses from several notable and distinguished guests.

July

24

Breakline Tech Program External link to a non-government website
July 24-August 2, 2017
Silicon Valley, California
Airbnb and Facebook are among the companies hosting this summer.  Veterans will experience a business education sprint, discussions with industry leaders, and onsite visits with top tech companies.  The application deadline is June 16.

July

29

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 2017 National Convention External link to a non-government website
July 29-August 1, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

August

5

73rd AMVETS National Convention - 2017 External link to a non-government website
August 5-12, 2017
Norfolk, Virginia

August

7

AMVETS Warrior Transition Workshop External link to a non-government website
August 8-9, 2017
Norfolk, Virginia
For some, part of our military service may have left us shattered, or our life after the service may have been fraught with challenges or simply isolation.  AMVETS Warrior Transition Workshop (WTW) was designed especially to deal with your issues – PTS, MST and other transition life challenges.  We are here to support you.  This is a unique journey to creating a new future.  Register today!

August

8

2017 Vietnam Veterans of America National Convention External link to a non-government website
August 8-12, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

August

12

2017 Ohio Women Veterans Conference External link to a non-government website
August 12, 2017
Columbus, Ohio
Don’t miss the Ohio Women Veterans Conference, one of the largest gatherings of women Veterans in the nation.  Meet your sisters in military service of all eras from WWII to present day Iraq and Afghanistan.  Network with fellow Veterans – Ohio is home to 67,000 women Veterans – and learn about the benefits, resources and opportunities you have earned with your military service.  You will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education for Veterans, services available locally through 88 County Veterans Service Offices, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will share information on its Women Veterans programs and benefits.  Register now!

August

16

2017 National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Veterans Conference External link to a non-government website
August 16-18, 2017
Reno, Nevada
The four keynote speakers for this year’s co1nference are:  Gail Harris, retired Navy Captain; Courtney Lynch, US Marine Corps; Brad Snyder, former Navy Lieutenant; Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam Disabled Veteran.

August

18

The American Legion 99th National Convention External link to a non-government website
August 18-24, 2017
Reno, Nevada
The American Legion hosts its national convention in a different city each year and welcomes to it a large number of attendees.  Legionnaires attending the event can take advantage of planned tourism attractions, discounted hotel and travel rates, Legion-sponsored events, and other convention-related offers.

August

25

2017 National Women Veterans Summit
August 25-26, 2017
Houston, Texas
It’s been a long time coming, but the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is set and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas Aug. 25-26, with an opening reception Aug. 24.  Register now!

August

29

Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit 2017 + Expo External link to a non-government website
August 29-31, 2017
National Harbor, Maryland
Summit is an intensive, three-day learning and sharing experience that provides the most updated and vital information, state of the art research, and emerging science, which can be put to immediate use in caring for individuals with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), MS, ALS and TBI.

September

28

State of the American Veteran Conference External link to a non-government website
September 28-29, 2017
Los Angeles, California
The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans ∓ Military Families (CIR) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is once again presenting a conference aimed at addressing the critical issues facing today’s Veterans.  The State of the American Veteran Conference will focus on understanding the military transition issues of veterans and families, learning about their needs and challenges, and moving toward concrete policy recommendations to ease their transition and increase their well-being.

October

13

Women Veterans Alliance — Women Veterans Unconference-Fall 2017 External link to a non-government website
Octobe 13-15, 2017
City of Industry, California
3 Days of camaraderie, networking, fun, food, inspiration, & relaxation.