Dear Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars to attend the annual conference of the Virginia chapter of APPA, the association for Leadership in Educational Facilities.  The conference will be held March 6-7, 2018 just outside of Farmville in the Heart of Virginia at Hampden-Sydney College.

Hampden-Sydney College is continuing the tradition of the recently formed VAPPA chapter by hosting this year’s VAPPA Conference.  The Conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with your facilities colleagues, learn from the valuable case study presentations, gain additional knowledge through the roundtable sessions and enhance your personal and professional development. 

Tuesday, March 6th will consist of campus tours starting at 3:00 p.m., allowing you time to travel to Farmville that day.  The Welcome Reception will take place in the Brown Student Center located in the middle of the Hampden-Sydney Campus.  Wednesday, March 7th will include breakfast, breakout sessions, lunch with speakers, and roundtable discussions. You’ll also learn more about the continued development and future plans of the VAPPA chapter.  A full listing of the breakout sessions and roundtable discussion topics will be sent out the week of February 5th.

Note that this is a program for all educational facilities professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including public, private, higher-ed, K-12, museums, and city/county agencies.  

Please plan on joining us at Hampden-Sydney College for the VAPPA 2018 conference.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you know someone that would benefit from this conference, please forward this invitation on to them.

VAPPA 2018 Conference Agenda 

Sponsorship Opportunities


(thanks to our 2018 sponsors, listed at the bottom of this page)

Sponsorships/Business Partner registration are currently available for 2018!  All of the details are included in the Business Partner information letter (click here).  We will not be having a booth expo at this conference.  We are providing a table for literature, but this is more of a conference that involves networking and participating in the sessions with the member attendees.  

For further questions, contact Debra Dowden-Crockett for more information ( 

Presentation Opportunities

If you are interested in presenting at a break-out session or hosting a round-table discussion at VAPPA ’18, please contact John Prengaman for more information ( 


Follow the link below to learn more about the VAPPA Conference and REGISTER TODAY!!

(Registration Fee Only, hotel and other travel expenses not included)

Travel Information

The conference will be at Hampden-Sydney College.  More information is available here:   

The host hotel for the conference is Hampton Inn Farmville (click here).  The negotiated rate is $109/night.  The group code is VAP, which can be used online to make reservations.  The cut-off date for the group code is February 6, 2018.  

There is also a new Tru by Hilton that will be opening in early February that is only 3 miles from the conference site (click here).  

Additional travel information can be found at:  


Thanks to our Gold, Platinum, and Diamond sponsors for making the conference possible!



WM Jordan


 Asset Works



 Architectural Products of Virginia (APV)

 Bay Diesel

Best Access Solutions

 Condor Tech



Mitsubishi Electric – HVAC Division


ESE Consultants

Country Casual Teak 

 Commonwealth Architects

Crabtree Rohorbaugh & Associates Architects


Draper Aden

Facility Engineering Associates 

Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc

Southern Elevator

Stanley Black & Decker

Jobe & Company







Hoffman Architects


The Joyce Agency




Past Conferences

VAPPA 2016 @ JMU