Welcome to James City County! 
#VRPS2023 #PossibilitiesAreLit 

As you plan your trip to the 2023 VRPS Annual Conference, please be sure to read the "what to pack" handout so you don't forget anything, review places to explore and dine, sign up for volunteer opportunities (if you haven't already), check out important conference reminders and more!  

And, if you didn't register as a full delegate, enhance your experience by playing in the golf tournament and purchasing tickets to pre-conference tours, the awards banquet, socials and the Director's Forum. 


  • Name badges should be worn at all times during the conference
  • Double-check the socials schedule to know when you need cash vs. credit/debit cards at bars during social events; ID required for alcohol
  • Sign up to volunteer and assist with conference operations
The conference app is COMING SOON! It will be FREE and available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. Conference details will be available at your fingertips with the 2023 VRPS Annual Conference mobile app. 

Be sure to follow the steps below to get your CEUs for each session you attend:
  1. Log into the Conference App
  2. Add Session to "My Schedule"
  3. Sign into Session using QR Code in room
  4. Attend Session
  5. Complete Session Evaluation in App
ATTIRE: (see below for suggestions)
  • Educational Sessions: Business Casual
  • Pre-Conference Tours: Casual attire; comfortable shoes
  • Awards Banquet: Casual (but remember, photos are taken of award winners) 
  • Social Events: View the flyer for the nightly suggestions
  • Bring a light jacket and/or sweater - VA weather is unpredictable! (and conference rooms may be chilly)

Attendees and speakers can visit the conference registration desk to pick up conference bags and name badges during the hours noted below. Badges should be worn at all times during the conference.

  • Saturday, Sept. 9, Noon-5 p.m. @ DoubleTree 
  • Sunday, Sept. 10, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. @ DoubleTree 
  • Monday, Sept. 11, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. @ DoubleTree 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30-11:30 a.m. @ DoubleTree 

 See full conference schedule>>

For some of the conference socials, shuttle transportation is REQUIRED. Parking is available onsite at the conference hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188). 

Not a full delegate? Enhance your experience and purchase additional tickets* to the following events:

ATTENTION Conference Attendees: If you want to add a ticket or CEUs to your existing registration, please do not create another registration. Please email [email protected] to have the addition made for you. Thank you!

  • Sunday, Sept. 10
    - Sunday Social: Beach Bash - Let's Glow! ($30) | Get Tickets>>

Monday, Sept. 11, Noon-4 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
#PossibilitiesAreLit at this year’s Exhibit Hall! Join us to network with suppliers and vendors and get ready for some F-U-N with activities such as a silent disco (prizes involved – bring your best moves), professional headshots (say cheese!), cash grab money booth (if you’re feeling lucky), interactive light features and more!

Exhibit Hall Schedule>>

Live Auction: 
A fun addition to this year's Awards Banquet! Join us on Monday, Sept. 11; bring your wallets and get ready to bid on some amazing auction items! Packaged experiences to include overnight getaways, theme park adventures, winery outings and much more! All proceeds from the auction support the Foundation of VRPS whose goal is to provide scholarships for students and professionals seeking further education or professional development opportunities, as well as supporting, other VRPS
trainings and events.

Share the VRPS Live Auction catalog with fellow staff members, friends, and family. If they're interested in an item(s), bring their bid with you to the conference and bid on their behalf.
See Auction Catalog>>