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VSNC , Inc. welcomes you to the 19th annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference taking place in the Portsmouth, Virginia on Friday, September 14 ­ Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Hotel on the waterfront in Portsmouth, VA. The theme of this year's conference is "Waves of Opportunity, Oceans of Success in Virginia’s Neighborhoods” and we look forward to bringing you another exciting conference this year!


Attendees from neighborhoods and municipalities across our Commonwealth will come together to learn best practices for addressing neighborhood issues of the times, attend informative workshops, network with one another, and share experiences and information toward building stronger communities.

In addition, the Youth Café will be offered to participating youth for them to learn how to become contributing members of their community, facilitate constructive changes and create opportunities for themselves and friends.

The 2018 conference will also continue to solicit nominations from neighborhoods, individuals and youth from across Virginia to recognize the commitment, time, and energy of those who tirelessly volunteer to make their neighborhoods the places they are proud to call home at the annual VSNC Awards Luncheon. These awards have been presented since 2000 as a collective “thank you” to those nominated neighborhoods and individuals, and are the only statewide awards given to neighborhood organizations and individuals for their neighborhood self-help initiatives.

To learn more about this year's conference, this link will take you to a YouTube video of an interview that took place between the City of Portsmouth's Public Affairs Officer, Dana Woodson and Shellae Blackwell and Brittany Bailey who serve on the Board of Directors of VSNC, Inc., the organization responsible for the planning and coordination of the annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference.

VSNC , Inc. thanks our conference sponsors and exhibitors for without their financial support, this conference would not be possible. Please show them your ongoing gratitude as well by supporting their products, services and activities.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's 19th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference in Portsmouth, Virginia and hope you will SAVE THE DATE!

Check back often as information about the 2018 conference is being updated as it becomes available.

Latest News

VSNC Cancels 2018 Conference Due to Hurricane Florence

Posted September 11, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Board of Directors regrets to announce that the 2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled to be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel on September 14-15, 2018 has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.

2018 Conference Registrants:

All conference registrants will be provided with a refund of their conference registration fee within the next 45 days. Conference registration fees received from those who registered online will be electronically refunded back into the account or card from which they were drawn. Those who mailed their conference registration fee by check will receive a reimbursement check from VSNC, Inc. All conference attendees should verify that their hotel room has been cancelled.

2018 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors:

All conference sponsors and exhibitors will be contacted to determine the most convenient manner for VSNC, Inc. to return their generous financial support.

2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Award Recipients:

All 2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Award recipients will be notified and plans made to present their award to them. In addition, all 2018 award recipients will be recognized during the 2019 Virginia StatewideNeighborhood Conference Awards luncheon.

VSNC, Inc. apologizes for this inconvenience and hopes to see each of you at next year’s conference being held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia on September 13-15, 2019.

For additional information about the annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, please write Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc., P.O. Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, call (540) 342-2763, or visit the conference website at www.vsnc.org.