2019 AVA Convention and Biennial General Membership Meeting


June 12th - June 14th

Albany, NY

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) invites you to its 2019 Convention and Biennial Meeting in Albany, NY., hosted by the Empire State Capital Volkssporters.

The ESCV Convention site contains all of the details and more about the convention, its walk events, and the lovely city of Albany.

There are 3 walks planned prior to the convention, 3 during the convention, and 2 after the convention. Also, there will be an evening Meet and Greet "Take me out to the Ballpark", Desserts and Music Evening, and a Closing Sit-Down Dinner followed by our National Speaker and the presentation of the AVA Awards to make for a very festive Closing for all. Afternoon workshops are planned, along with the convention business meetings.

This website should provide enough detail to allow you to pre-register for the convention. Simply go to the Pre-register page, fill out the form, and authorize the payment using your credit card. After your payment, please print out the waiver form, sign it and bring it to the convention with you. This will dramatically speed up your registration process at the convention.

For questions, or more information, contact Lea Darling (convention@ava.org).

A smooth running convention is helped with great volunteers. Please consider helping by signing up as a volunteer using the Volunteer tab above.

All pre-convention, convention, and post-convention walk Credit fees will be $3. Also, the convention's Bike and Swim Credit fees will be $3.


The Convention Timeline

Jul 20, 2018 Hotel open for booking rooms with the convention room rate. (see below)
Aug 1, 2018 Volunteer form is open on this web site.
Jan 2, 2019 Online pre-registration for the convention opens using this web site.

May 14, 2019 LAST day to register for Convention and get seats on the shuttle buses to and from the walks. This is our bus company's deadline. Don't delay, register today!

May 29, 2019

Last day to pre-register online or by mail.

NOTE: You must pre-register to attend any of the social functions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and may be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee for a full convention registration, and up to $25.00 for a partial convention registration. You must contact the AVA no later than June 1, 2019, to cancel your registration for the 21st AVA Biennial Convention. Cancellations made prior to June 1, 2019, will be eligible for refunds. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after June 1, 2019.

All requests for cancellations and refunds should be mailed to:

American Volkssport Association
Attn: Erin Grosso
1001 Pat Booker Rd, Ste. 101
Universal City, TX 78148
(210) 659-2112

Please direct all inquiries to Erin Grosso, AVA Finance Director at erin@ava.org.

2019 Convention Hotel

The block of reserved rooms at the 2019 AVA Convention Hotel (Red Lion Hotel Albany) is sold out. We have arranged for another block of rooms at the nearby Red Roof Inn Albany Airport hotel. The block room rate is $77.99. The Red Roof Inn is not a full-service hotel and a continental breakfast is not included.

To make your reservations: please dial (518) 459-1971. Please make sure to ask for the American Volkssport Association Block to get the discounted rate.

Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
188 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Block code: B112AVA611

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