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!
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.
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.
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.