During our conference, there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize and network with your industry peers. See our offerings below!
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Friday, April 6 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
On Friday, April 6, VPA will charter a private dinner yacht, the Virginia Elite, for the Sunset Dinner Cruise. There is no better way to kick off your first evening in this seaside city than with a waterfront boat ride with a dinner. The cruise is open only to VPA members.
Networking Reception & Cash Bar
Saturday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
After a full day of programming, relax and unwind with your fellow conference-goers at the networking reception which includes a cash bar.
Annual News & Advertising Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Every year, we honor the best of the best among Virginia’s newspapers. Join us for dinner, music, games and prizes as we honor our peers for their outstanding work in news and advertising.
Places to Eat in Norfolk (discount with conference badge!)
VPA conference attendees will have an ample amount if options to pick from when it comes to dining out. To see a full list of restaurants in downtown Norfolk, click here.
We are also partnering with several restaurants in downtown Norfolk to offer a “Show Your Badge” discount for VPA conference attendees. Some of the discounts include up to 15% off, while others include a free dessert or appetizer!
To see a complete list of restaurants and area attractions that are offering some form of discount to VPA conference attendees, click here.
Things to do in Norfolk
Norfolk is a city that offers a little bit of everything. From a thriving nightlife scene to outdoor activities, there is always something unique and fun to entertain visitors of all ages.
A tour of the waterfront. A kayak excursion. An arts tour downtown. A visit to a historical site. Dinner and drinks at a favorite local restaurant.
To learn more about things to do in Norfolk, visit here.