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2018 VMA Annual Meeting

The VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Program Committee has put together a timely educational program for 2018. Covering a wide range of topics, and the ever popular industry outlook for 2019, the VMA Annual Meeting is a “must attend” for VMA/VRC members. Additionally, a social program including spouse events, golf and other activities for both attendees and spouses/guests will be available.

9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018
When: September 25 - September 27, 2018
Where: Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct,
Truckee, California  96161
United States
Contact: Malena Malone-Blevins
202-331-8105 ext. 310

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 Who Should Attend?

VMA and VRC professionals from all company divisions. We encourage leadership to bring the company's "next generation."


Early bird registration fees are $875 on or before August 17 and $925 thereafter.


You must be a member of VMA/VRC to attend and you must sign in to your membership account to receive the early bird registration discount.   If you have questions about your username and password, please call 202-331-8105 ext 307 or email Simone Roper at 


All registration fees include General Session Education Programs, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Coffee Breaks, Informal Dinner and Reception, Thursday Morning Breakfast Speaker, and Closing Reception and Dinner Gala.


Registration for Spouse/Guests 


VMA spouse/guests early bird registration fees are $575, on or before August 17 and $625 thereafter.   


A spouse/guest is defined as a spouse or significant other who is accompanying an attendee registrant to the meeting.  Spouse/Guest registration is not intended for additional colleagues from your company. Spouse/Guest registration does not include the General Sessions.


Spouse/Guests registration fees includes the Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet California Wine Tasting, Coffee Breaks, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Celebrity Tour of Palm Springs, Informal Reception and Dinner, Friday Breakfast Speaker and Closing Reception and Dinner Gala.


Registering Multiple Attendees

You can register other attendees from the same member company, however, you must be able to choose their Optional Tickets and RSVP their complimentary events for them at time of registration.  There are no discounts for multiple registrations. 



VMA holds two golf events during the meeting. The VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins Golf Game.  Everyone is welcome to play. Both events will be played at the Tahoe Mountain Club. Transportation is provided to the course. Please purchase a ticket to participate when you register.



Registered attendees and Spouse/Guests are welcome to take advantage of the many Optional Activities and one-of-a -kind discounted experiences customized just for VMA attendees that highlight the Lake Tahoe area, it's history and natural beauty. Optional Activities are at attendees own expense and must be paid for in advance. Please purchase tickets for Optional Events when you register.



 As part of your Spouse/Guest registration, you are welcome to take part in two special events. Join your fellow spouse/guests  beginning September 25 for a Meet and Greet featuring a one-of-a-kind alpine experience.  Likewise, on September 26 go off-site to experience a historic tour of Lake Tahoe.   Both of these events are complimentary and are part of the Spouse/Guest registration, however, pre-registration for the offsite event is required. 



The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe only has a few rooms left at the discounted rate of $259 on the nights of September 25 – 27th. It is anticipated that the room block will be sold out well before the cut-off date of August 31st. To make reservations online CLICK HERE or call 530-562-3000.


The closest accommodations to the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, is Tahoe Mountain Lodging located in NorthStar Village just 10 minutes (4 miles) from the Ritz. The Catamount Lodge has 1 King bedroom condos available for $199 per night, and one-bedroom studios at $189 per night. These accommodations are highly rated on Trip Advisor and are recommended by the resort. VMA does not have a dedicated block, but Tahoe Mountain Lodging has plenty of availability at these price points. If you wish to make reservations at Catamount Lodge, please call 1-800-466-6784. The address for Tahoe Mountain Lodging is 4001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA.


While there is a gondola that connects the Ritz Carlton and Northstar properties, it is only operational on the weekends in September. If you stay at Northstar Village , you will need to drive to the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe for annual meeting events. There is no self-park at the Ritz Carlton, and valet charges are $10 per day, with no in and out privileges.



If you need to change or cancel  your registration or your participation in optional activities for the VMA annual meeting, please submit changes in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at  Some changes may incur additional costs,   If so, VMA  will contact you to secure a credit card before we make the change.


  • Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable minus a 5% registration service charge.
  • Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days are 75% refundable.
  • Due to hotel and other event guarantees cancellations of registrations received between 0 – 14 days prior to the event are not refundable.
  • All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at


Optional activities this year must be pre-paid in advance.  Tickets for Optional Events can be purchased when you register. Cancellations less than a week before the meeting will not be refunded.  Substitutions for optional events, including golf will be taken until day of event.



Malena Malone-Blevins at 202-331-8105 ext 310 or email


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