2019 Annual Convention

The 2019 Annual Convention of Veterans For Peace will be hosted by VFP Chapter 35 in Spokane, Washington, August 15-18. Our convention will be at the Doubletree Hotel, located right next to the Spokane River in downtown Spokane.

The theme of this year's convention is Sacred Lands, Sacred Lives: Peace Knows No Borders.

This year's convention will be one day shorter than past conventions, which will make it less expensive for all. The Board meeting will take place on Thursday during the day, and the President's Reception and Poetry Reading will take place on Thursday evening.

 

Registration is now open!
We are so excited for you to join us in Spokane in August.  

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Please note that Housing is separate from your registration fee.  Book your special discounted VFP rate at the Doubletree by visiting our Housing tab!

Workshops

Workshop Applications Now Open

Workshops are one of the most important activities during the Veterans For Peace annual conventions. Most of them are organized and led by Veteran For Peace members. We greatly appreciate the time and effort presenters put into creating their workshops. Usually there are two days of workshops. This year there is only one day, Friday, August 16, therefore time slots are more limited than in past years. As a result, not all workshops will be selected.

Workshops that follow the theme of the convention, Sacred Lands, Sacred Lives: Peace Knows No Borders, and/or address these issues—
          • Climate Change and Militarism/The Environmental Cost of War
          • U.S. Intervention Around the Globe
—will receive high preference but are not guaranteed acceptance.

Please see our website for more information.

You can also print out the application in PDF or Word and mail or email it to the National Office.

Poetry Sign Up

VFP Poetry Reading Sign-Up Open

VFP's convention also includes an evening of poetry.  Our membership contains a great number of talented poets.

If you are interested in reading your poetry, you must sign up to have your name added to read at our poetry soiree at the 2019 VFP National Convention in Spokane, Washington.

Your focus should be:

  • on the complexity of attaining peace in a world torn apart by war
  • directly address the costs of war
  • theme of the convention: "Sacred Lands, Sacred Lives: Peace Knows No Borders"
  • personal experience of consequences from the war economy
  • expressions of compassion for those enduring genocide by dislocation, militarism, & climate disruption

Find out more information!

 

VFP Award Nominations Now Open

Who do you think deserves an award from VFP?

VFP will offer five awards this year.  Four of the five awards are for individuals.  VFP will also offer the Chapter of the Year Award, which will be presented at our annual convention.  Visit our website for a full description of all the awards.

The deadline for the awards nominations is July 30, 2019.

You can also submit your nominations via PDF.

Nominate someone for a VFP Award
Nominate a Chapter for Chapter of the Year Award
 
Tabling

Many members of VFP and vendors choose to table at our convention.  This year is no different!  

Tabling prices include one table that is 6 feet and two chairs.  To apply for a table click here.

Purchase Ads

We are appealing to VFP chapters, businesses, or allied organizations to contribute to the 2019 VFP convention by placing an ad in the convention program booklet. In past years, VFP Chapters have used these ads as an opportunity to publicize special projects, chapter publications, or to promote merchandise. Some have used an ad to share a powerful message on peace issues of particular interest to them with convention attendees.

To find out details of how to support VFP, click here!

 

Resolutions and Bylaws

All Members, including both Full Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to speak to resolutions presented before the Annual Convention. All Members, including both Full Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to one vote on resolutions.

Only Full Members may vote on bylaw amendments. The procedure for voting for both resolutions and bylaws changes will take place in the same manner and time as the elections for the Board of Directors. 

Click here for protocols on submitting a resolution or bylawDeadline for submission is July 22nd.

Not a member?  Join today!

 
 

Have more questions?  Check out our Convention FAQ

Convention FAQ
 

Contact Us

Veterans For Peace
1404 N. Broadway Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63102
314-725-6005
vfp@veteransforpeace.org

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