Convention FAQ

How do I register for the 2019 VFP National Convention?

Convention registration coming soon

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center - Visit the Housing page for more information

How much does the convention cost?

Registration is coming soon but below are the detailed costs.

Registration Costs
Full $225.00
Reduced Member & Workshop Presenter $125.00
One Day Attendance $55
Two Day Attendance $75
Banquet $65

How much is hotel parking?

Overnight self-parking at the hotel is $18.00 per night


Does the convention price include any food?

The "Full registration" & the "Reduced Rate" includes the Saturday Night Banquet. Coffee will be served throughout the day (Thu-Sat)


Are Pets Allowed?

Service Assistance dogs are permitted within the hotel.


Will the hotel have free internet?

2019 Convention Committee is reviewing


How do we propose resolutions?

To be announced at a later date


How do we propose bylaw amendments?

To be announced at a later date


How do I sign up to read poetry?

2019 Convention Committee is reviewing


What are the Workshops?

The workshop committee is currently accepting applications. Deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2019.  To submit a workshop, visit our Workshop Tab.

One of the most important activities during the Veterans For Peace Annual Conventions are the workshops. Most of them are organized and led by Veteran For Peace members. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into creating your workshop.

Please remember that there is limited space for workshops and many applicants. As a result, not all workshops will be selected.  Please email for questions.


May my chapter (or another organization I work with) have a table at the convention?

Tabling applications will be available soon but below are the list of costs.

Tabling Pricing
VFP Chapters $50
Non Profits $75
Vendors $200


How do I advertise in the Convention Program Book?

2019 Convention Committee is reviewing.

Questions regarding the reuse of ads from previous years, should be directed to Doug Zachary,


Who are the Speakers/Performers?

The 2019 Convention committee is currently reviewing.



Childcare will be available as needed.
Form will be available soon


Convention T-shirts

Convention Tshirts will be available through the VFP store.



The 2019 Convention Planning committee is currently reviewing.



The 2019 Convention Planning committee is currently reviewing


Post Cold War Application

The application will be available soon



VFP will offer five awards this year. Four of the five awards are for individuals. VFP is also offering a  Chapter of the Year award, which will be presented at the banquet.

The five award categories are:

  • The Gandhian Non-Violence Award
  • Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Service and Stewardship Award
  • Leadership in Peace Award
  • Chapter of the Year Award

To find out more information on each of the categories and how you can nominate someone for an award, visit our Awards Tab.

I have a Question that is not on this list. Who Do I contact?

General Convention Questions

Shelly (National Office)

Local Contact Hollis Higgins