The National Conference Committee is excited to announce the upcoming Virtual AVP-USA National Gathering, May 28th-31st! The decision for the gathering to be virtual in 2021 was determined after significant conversation within AVP-USA, the Board, the National Committees, and with consideration to discussion on AVP-L. This online Gathering will build on the strengths of the previous year and address many of the challenges we faced! The 2020 Virtual Annual Gathering was well attended with a high percentage of first-time attenders due to the virtual format. The Committee cannot wait to see you all again in the future and are excited to be able to provide meaningful AVP connection even in these confusing and disconnected times. The Committee is working diligently to ensure that the Gathering is engaging, with a focus on providing time and space for much needed social connection! The weekend will be broken up into manageable sections that each participant can opt to attend, with opportunities to be in small groups for reflection. We look forward to seeing you there!

Access to Technology

Access to technology will be important for participation in this Gathering. Having a laptop or desktop will be the easiest way to connect smoothly and access all the features of the conference. The National Committee is encouraging all local and regional groups to brainstorm ways to help everyone in need have access to a device (tablet, laptop, desktop, smartphone).