2020 AVECO Conference

July 13-16, 2020

Learn more about our 2020 host city here.

AVECO Annual Training Conference

The Association of Veteran Education Certifying Officials along with with colleagues at the Department of Veterans Affairs and State Approving Agencies work together to coordinate a week long training meant to provide support and training to school certifying officials at covered institutions of higher learning and approved training facilities.

Conference registration rates:

Members Early Registration:    $375.00 per person

(Prior to June 14, 2020)

Non-Member Rate:     $450.00 per person

The 2020 Annual Training Conference is to be held:

July 13-16, 2020

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

24 Public Square

Cleveland, OH 44113

The room rate per night for conference attendees is $152.00 for rooms booked prior to June 14, 2020.

Reserve your room HERE!

Host Hotel

COVID-19:  Due to the restrictions of the current pandemic payments made by check will have a delay in processing as a result of social distancing and campus closures. To insure timely processing of your payment you are encouraged to use Paypal which you will be redirected to once you submit your form.  To make a payment over the phone please email andrea.wheeler@devry.edu.

Volunteer Today

We know that our membership is filled with talented and energetic people, and we need your help to make our training conference the best it can be by joining one of our 5 conference committees.

Registration – Chair Tamarkius Roby; Co-Chair Andrea Wheeler 

The registration committee volunteers will support registration and logistics for the week of the conference to include: check-in of attendees, directional guidance to session rooms, Whova app session checkers, and assists with pre-conference preparation.


*Committee members must be able to arrive at the conferencing location one to two days prior to conference.

Program – Chair Danielle Downs; Co-Chair Claire Turner

Committee responsibilities include generating initial ideas for conference sessions, coordinating with VA officials on presentations for the conference, identifying and contacting presenters for each session, putting together the conference agenda, coordinating entertainment for the conference, handling logistics for presenters, securing each presenters presentation for posting to WHOVA, and communicating with AVECO membership and conference

attendees about registration and updates.

Access Committee – Chair Norma Cazares; Co-Chair Claire Turner


This committee’s role is to provide support and assistance to AVECO members who are in need of additional accommodation during our annual conference. The volunteers will assist the committee chairs in relaying special needs to the hotel, referral of resources and an immediately identifiable resource in case of an emergency during conference.

Audio Visual Committee – Chair Amber Atieh; Co-Chair Tamarkius Roby

The AV committee chairs are supported by two current AVECO member volunteers who assist them in the technical tasks associated with the operation of the annual conference.  

A daily check list during conference would include the following:

  1. Ensure microphones are working properly and can be heard through the whole room.

  2. Check that computers are connected to the hotel’s internet.

  3. Make sure all slides are downloaded on the computer for the presenter.

  4. Turn on all lights in the room.

  5. Report any issues to Amber and Roby immediately.

  6. End of the day - 

  • Make sure all radios/walkies are on the charger. 

  • Make sure all computers are shut down and secure. 

Sponsorship Committee – Chair Keith Dailey; Co-Chair Danielle Downs

The Sponsorship committee works to build closer ties between the business communities with its focus on gaining financial sponsorship resources for the Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials (AVECO).  This committee’s relationship with the chambers is twofold.  One it will garner financial support for the scheduled AVECO conferences within the area. And secondly, it will allow large, medium, and small businesses to promote their products and or services and demonstrate their commitment to our veterans.

Join a Conference Committee!

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