2017 Fall Conference



NOVA's 2017 Fall Conference

NOVA's Fall Conference Brochure is Coming Soon!

The NOVA 2017 Fall Conference will be held at Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida! The NOVA Conference is intended for both new practitioners to the area of veterans’ law and more advanced practitioners. The seminar will increase your knowledge, confidence, and expertise in representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, your time may be credited to your jurisdiction’s CLE requirements. We hope to see you in St. Pete Beach!


Where & When

St. Pete Beach, Florida - October 12-14, 2017
Hotel: Tradewinds Island Resort

The NOVA Room Block Rate is $185 plus tax, per night, single or double occupancy, and is available 2 days prior and 2 days after the conference based upon room availability. Room reservations must be made by September 10, 2017 for this rate to be honored.

To book your room for the 2017 Fall Conference call 1-800-808-9833 and make sure to refer to the NOVA 2017 Fall Conference, to obtain the special group rate.


How to Register

Registration will open in June.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Before September 22, 2017...........75% of fee paid will be returned
On or After September 22, 2017......No Refund (Seminar Materials will be provided)


Fall Conference Special Luncheon

NOVA will provide several tables with seats available for attendees, where discussion will be led by experienced NOVA members and presenters on conference topics. Come interact with your colleagues and the presenter, discuss issues, and ask questions regarding the presenter's topic.

Registration for the luncheon will open in June.


William G. Smith Scholarships - Submit Your Application by Friday August 11, 2017

Scholarships have been created in memory of NOVA Founding Member William G. Smith, Esq., who provided leadership and support to countless practitioners in veterans’ law. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only and are available to individuals who are not financially able to attend, and who would not otherwise be able to attend the seminar due to financial hardship. These scholarships are designated for attorneys, non-attorney practitioners, law students, and also accredited veteran’s service representatives.

To apply for the William G. Smith Scholarship Award, the following information is required: Your name, address and email; year of graduation from law school, if applicable; current employer and position; provide a brief explanation of how you intend to use this training; indicate your VA accreditation date, if applicable; explain why you need financial assistance to attend a NOVA seminar; and indicate if you have the financial resources to cover the costs to attend the seminar (i.e., travel, lodging, food) should you be awarded a scholarship. The granting of scholarships as well as the number of recipients shall be at the sole discretion of the NOVA Board of Directors.

The deadline for Scholarship Applications is Friday August 11, 2017.


Conference Materials

NOVA does not provide hard copies of the conference materials on site. A few weeks before the conference, you will receive an email (to the email with which you registered) with a link to download the seminar materials. Some attendees, knowing that NOVA does not provide hard copies on-site, choose to print these out for easy reference. You may also copy the materials to your laptop or tablet, should you plan to bring one to the conference. We recommend you save or print your materials prior to arriving at the conference.


Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor!

Display the resources you have to offer those who serve our nation's veterans! Among NOVA’s greatest benefits are our semi-annual seminars, held to ensure that our members have the best tools and latest information so they may better serve their clients.

*Exhibitors are responsible for hotel room reservations and cancellations.

Reserve Your Table Now!

Click HERE to access our Exhibitor Registration Form and learn more about how you can display the resources you have to offer those who serve our nation's veterans!  Questions? Contact us by clicking HERE.

Become a NOVA Sponsor

We are eager to work with you and help you publicize the resources you have available more effectively. By sponsoring one of the following events/items we offer at a NOVA Conference, your brand is sure to capture the attention of our attendees.

  • WI-FI Internet Access:  $5,000
  • Power Strip Sponsor:    $4,000
  • Breakfast Sponsor:       $2,500
  • Name Badge Sponsor:  $2,500

Schedule of Events

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