Helpful Tips for a Successful VLR Experience!


What is the dress code?

Attire during the VLR is business casual. If you are arriving at The Omni Homestead Resort prior to the event or staying beyond the event and you plan to dine in one of their many fine dining or casual restaurants, please note that many accept casual dress, but some may require you to “dress appropriately.” This means that gentlemen may be expected to wear coat and tie. Please consult the resort when making your reservations for exact requirements in each of the resort’s restaurants.

What are my meals and dining options?

If your stay at the resort falls any time OUTSIDE of the conference dates, you may want to dine at one of The Omni Homestead Resort’s many great restaurants. Please note that conference attendees and registered attendee guests will receive meal tickets (included and paid on the registration form) and will dine in designated areas during scheduled conference events. (Please see event registration form for registered attendee guest inclusions.)

If you will be dining at the resort other than during conference meals, please make reservations for dining. This will ensure that you will be able to dine at the restaurant and time of your choosing. Please contact The Omni Homestead Resort directly for reservations.

Do you have any early activities planned?

If you are arriving on Thursday, July 25th, and are a full conference attendee, you will want to take advantage of the Early Bird activities mentioned earlier in this conference brochure. These activities will enhance your conference experience and offer you the opportunity to meet and network with other VLR attendees. Please let the committee know you will be attending these events by emailing us at vlrcom[email protected]

How do I learn about my golf team assignment?

For those of you registered to play in the golf tournament on Friday, please note that your team assignments will be sent to you directly (by email). Lunch will be provided to you on the course during play.

What's the weather like in Hot Springs?

As most of us do not live near Hot Springs, it may be that the weather is very different there than where we live. Please be certain to check the weather and dress appropriately. You will want to bring swimsuits for the enticing aquatic facilities and hot springs, long pants and leather shoes if you plan on horseback riding, comfortable shoes for hiking, your business casual clothes for conference fun and education, and of course, your theme related attire for festive events – such as Friday’s Welcome Reception.

Should I bring business cards?

Please remember that this event is about education and networking. We are providing an opportunity for you to mingle with some of the best industry professionals. With this in mind, please do not forget to bring business cards so that you can keep in touch with those you meet!

Can I win any prizes?

Community Manager attendees will have the opportunity to win a raffle prize at the conclusion of the event on Sunday. If you are a manager attendee, you must be present at the designated time and place for the drawing in order to be eligible. No one will want to miss out!!

I'm bringing my family.  Is there anything for my children to do?

For those bringing guests or family to the Virginia Leadership Retreat, there will be fun activities for them while you are in class. Please click here to learn more.

What else do I need to know?

Most importantly . . . remember to arrive at this event with an open mind, ready to learn and have a wonderful time with others who also dedicate themselves to the Community Association industry. In other words . . . let’s not forget to have a little fun!

For updates on conference events and activities, please “like” our Facebook page – Virginia Leadership Retreat. Also, please provide your cell number on the registration form for text message updates during the event. Already registered and still want to stay connected? Please email us at [email protected]