2011 Program

 

 

2011 National Biennial Conference

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Sheraton National Hotel·900 S Orme Street·Arlington VA

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Preliminary Conference Program

 

 

(Panels and speakers are subject to change.)    Register here

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, October 21

 

9:00 am

Networking and onsite registration

Vestibule (off lobby)

9:30 am

Day on the Hill—visit your representatives

 

7:00 pm

Presentation of the Colors

Concourse Room

 

Introduction: Tom Howe, President VMFP
Remarks Matthew Cary, Executive Director VMFP 

 


Reception

Galaxy Room 


Cash bar, hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Sean Lane


 

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, October 22

 

7:00 am 

 Networking and onsite registration

 Vestibule (off lobby)

7:15 am

VSO, Veteran, Military Family Breakfast Forum

 Mezzanine/Board Room

 8:30 am

 Opening remarks VMFP President Tom Howe

 Conference Room

8:45 am

Jobs, Thomas Bandzul, Moderator



Brian Nichols, Manager, Warriors to Work – Wounded Warriors Project; Lisa Ford: Helmets to Hardhats; Matthew Cary, Director of the District of Columbia Office of Veterans Affairs, Executive Director Veterans and Military Families for Progress; James Gilbert, Director Union Veterans Council AFL-CIO



**Concurrent Jobs Fair—Mezzanine 3**


10:15 am

Healthcare Needs, Issues and Solutions for the Veteran and Military Family Community

 

 

Charles Eggleston, Charlene Nieman, Miranda Kruse: Military Widow, Suicide Survivor, Gold Star Wife; Paul Sullivan, Executive Director of Veterans for Common Sense

 

 11:30 am

Lunch Break (Grab and Go at Barista, Restaurant)

 

 1:00 pm

 Women’s Issues Forum: Marlisa Grogan, Service Women’s Action Network, Moderator

 

 

Linda Kreter, VeteranCaregiver.com; Kayla Williams, Iraq Vet & Author; Pamela Stokes Eggleston, Development Director, Blue Star Families

 

2:30 pm 

Education: Bill Dooling, Moderator


Michael Schindler: Operation Military Family; Katherine Gale: America’s Promise; Nicholas Laurys: VA Benefits Officer, University of MD

 

4:00pm

Break

 

7:00 pm

2011 VMFP Recognition Awards Recognition Dinner

Galaxy Room

 

DAY 3 – SUNDAY, October 23

Conference Room: Membership Meeting

 

9:00 am

President’s Remarks Tom Howe, 2009-2011 President

 

9:10 am

Mission Issues update,  Chapter News

 

9:40 am

Elections and Business Meeting

 

10:45 am

Break for Member Voting

 

11:00 am

Announcement and Installation of  Newly-Elected Board

 

11:15 am

Incoming President’s Remarks

 

12:00 pm

Close of the Conference