The 2019 Conference Committee is excited to announce that the Annual Conference & AGM will be held from May 29th to 31st, 2019 in gorgeous Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Speakers and Dates

The 2019 VRA Conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia at The Prince George Hotel on May 29th to May 31, 2019.

Program information coming soon!


Social Event

This year’s Cocktail hour and Social event will be held at The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar.

Situated in one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures, the Press Gang is one of the most sought after places to dine in Halifax.

Not only have they closed the restaurant for us, they have provided us with a wonderful menu highlighting their fine cuisine.

Come and join us for an evening of East Coast hospitality and a birthday celebration for CAVEWAS as they celebrate their 35th year. 


Rates and Form

Early bird rates (until April 30th)

$275.00 CAVEWAS Conference
$425.00 Member - eligible for student discount
$475.00 Non-Member - eligible for student discount
$275.00 One Day – Wednesday OR Thursday
$150.00 One Day – Friday Only
$700.00 CAVEWAS and Member - eligible for student discount
$750.00 CAVEWAS and Non-Member - eligible for student discount
$550.00 CAVEWAS and Thursday Only
$425.00 CAVEWAS and Friday Only

Corporate Discount:  Companies that register five or more employees for the full conference in Halifax are eligible to receive a discount of $50.00 per employee on their invoice. If you would like to take advantage of this discount, please email

New for 2019:  A 50% discount off of a student registration for students wishing to attend the full conference.  For those wishing to attend one day only, they will receive a $50.00 discount off of their registration.

Social Event: Gala Dinner & CAVEWAS Birthday Celebration: $80.00


Travel and Accommodations

This year’s Conference will be held at the beautiful Prince George Hotel in downtown Halifax.  With both onsite amenities and the downtown location, you will be sure to find lots to do in the evenings.

Rooms have been reserved at $229 per night plus taxes.  You can take advantage of the VRA room block by going to and booking your room.

1725 Market Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 3N9


Sponsors & Forms

Please click the following link for the conference sponsorship form.