The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. 

The 2019 Conference Materials are now archived





Applications for the McKinney Emerging Leaders Scholarship will open on January 6.

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 All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. 


Registration fees include two lunches, breaks, conference materials, workshops and presentations.

Early Bird – January 5 – February 28, 2019
Regular – March 1 – March 22, 2019
Annual Conference – April 2-4 2019
Early Bird Rate Full Conference – $335 member/$385 non-member/$300 presenter
Early Bird Rate Single Day – $190 member/$240 non-member/$170 presenter
Regular Rate Full Conference – $360 member/ $410 non-member/$325 presenter
Regular Rate Single Day – $215 member/$270 non-member/$195 presenter



Virginia Head Start Association Cancellation Policy - A submitted registration is a commitment to pay. No refunds will be issued, though you may transfer your registration to another person at no additional charge.

Notice of Recording and Individual Release Policy - Events could be recorded by the event organizers or event participants and you may appear in the resulting recording. 

Payment Options: We accept payment online by credit card through Moolah. We also accept payment by mail to VAHSA, P. O. Box 4, Ashland, VA 23005.

Online Payment Notes: You do not have to have a Moolah Account to pay by credit card. Just choose the credit card option when asked. Please be sure to use the correct billing address when you pay by credit card.

Pay By Mail Notes: If paying by mail, fees are due by the time of the conference. If your fiscal systems do not permit pre-payment, then you must submit a purchase order. All fees are due within two weeks of the end of the conference or a late fee of 3% will be applied. 


Hotel Information: 

Holiday Inn Bristol Convention Center

3005 Linden Drive, Bristol, 24202

Telephone: 276-466-4100

Room Rate: $89.00 Single/Double-$99.00 King 

Parking: Free

Hotel Cut Off: March 23, 2019


Hotel Block for Fairfield Inn is sold out and is now closed.