Convention FAQ

How do I register for the 2019 VFP National Convention?

Online Registration is now closed.  Registration will re-open on Thursday, August 15th at the DoubleTree Hotel.


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)


What is being served at the Banquet?

Dinner Menu
Hearts of Romaine & Spring Greens, Radishes, Red Beets & Croutons with Basil Ranch Dressing
Baby Greens with Sliced Strawberries, Candied Almonds, Crumbled Chevre Cheese and Mango Vinaigrette Dressing

Grilled Chicken Breast with Herb Demi Glaze
Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato & Rosemary Sauce
Roasted Acorn Squash with Ancient Grain Risotto and Drizzled with Red Pepper Sauce

Thyme and Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
Vegetable Medley of Broccoli Cauliflower and Carrots
Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter

Warm Apple Cobbler with Whipped Cream
Assorted Cookie Bites and Brownie Bites

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Premium Herbal Teas and Iced Tea with Lemon Slices


Are Pets Allowed?

Pets are allowed.
There is no charge for Service Assistance dogs.
The hotel will charge a one-time $35 pet fee per room for non Service assistance dogs.


Will the hotel have free internet?

There will be complimentary wireless Internet in the guestrooms.


How do we propose resolutions?

Resolution submissions are due on July 22nd, 2019.  To read all guidelines for submission, please visit the Resolution/Bylaw Tab


How do we propose bylaw amendments?

Bylaw submissions are due on July 22nd, 2019.  To read all guidelines for submission, please visit the Resolution/Bylaw Tab


How do I sign up to read poetry?

Visit the poetry tab for specific details on submitting your poetry


What are the Workshops?

The workshop committee is currently accepting applications. Deadline is extended to June 7th.  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.

You can also print out this PDF version of the workshop proposal and mail it to the National office.


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 Fri from 9am -5pm.  If you are in need of childcare, please fill out this request form.


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