Follow the Leaders
The 2019 VACEOs Retreat will be held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA on May 1-3 this year. New to the Council? Here are some frequently asked questions about the Retreat experience.
Q: DOES MY MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE ENTRY INTO THE RETREAT?
A: Yes. Your VACEOs Membership includes a ticket to this special yearly event where Members are able to learn and connect with national thought leaders and each other. (And have some fun too!)
Q. WHAT DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE?
A: Members who attend the Retreat have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from national keynote speakers and take advantage of various leadership workshops. Meals and planned program activities from Wednesday night to Friday mid-day are also included for Members.
Membership does not include hotel rooms/expenses or activities outside of those offered within the program. Visit the 2019 Retreat Registration page for a detailed listing of the activities available at this year’s event.
Q: THE FIRST SPEAKER STARTS ON THURSDAY MORNING. SHOULD I COME WEDNESDAY NIGHT?
A: Yes! Do consider coming in on Wednesday. This year we will have a Block Party at the River Cottages Wednesday night. You don’t want to miss that. And during day there are special activities like golf, or to maximize your time making connections, choose one of the group activities planned that day.
Visit the 2019 Retreat Registration page day for a full listing of events for each day.
Q: DO I NEED TO BOOK A ROOM?
A: Yes. As soon as possible! We have a block of rooms reserved through April 17. Use the special group link found in your confirmation to make your reservation.
Q: SHOULD I BRING MY SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
A: The Retreat program is designed just for members and sponsors. We recommend that you immerse yourself. After all, this is a business retreat. We will have guest tickets for our two evening social events. Some folks have their spouse join them on Friday afternoon for an extra night or two of R&R. We have a reception Friday night just for the “lingerers.”
Q: IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
A: Not really. Let’s call it business casual or resort casual. Relax and be comfortable.
Q: I’VE ARRIVED AT KINGSMILL. NOW WHAT?
A: If you arrive Wednesday, please check in the hotel, (time permitting), before you make your way to the group activity you’ve registered for or take advantage of other resort amenities, such as the spa. For those who wish to reserve a tennis court or play bocce ball, there will be a list in the Retreat app with contact information of other Members who are interested.
If you arrive Thursday morning, we will officially welcome you at the Retreat Registration desk located outside the James River Ballroom at 8:30 am.
Still have a question? Please contact us.
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