JANUARY 9-12, 2020

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Evolution of Leadership


Registration open

Questions? We have answers! Check out our full list of frequently asked questions below.

Quick Links

Basic Information
Registration and Badges
Travel Arrangements
Continuing Education
Future AVMA Meetings and Additional Questions

Basic Information

Who can attend the VLC?

The VLC is open to all veterinary professionals Including: Veterinary Students, Veterinarians, Technicians, Association Executives and other industry professionals interested in developing their leadership skills for their professional and personal development are encouraged to attend.

How do I submit for reimbursement?

A reimbursement form will be provided after the conference to eligible attendees whom indicate they would like reimbursement for eligible expenses during registration, including:

  • State VMA/Constituent Allied Organization Representatives
  • Delegates and Alternate Delegates
  • Veterinary Leaders
  • Students selected by SAVMA
What is the VLC Mentor Program?

The VLC Mentor Program matches up first-time attendees with returning attendees to enrich the conference experience. It is recommended that mentors schedule a VLC experience with first-time attendees; for example, attending the Lunch with AVMA Updates or Keynote together. Please indicate your interest in the Mentor Program during VLC registration. Mentors and first-time attendees will be connected via email in December.

Registration and Badges

When will registration open?

Registration is open

How much does it cost to attend the VLC?

The Veterinary Leadership Conference 2019's registration cost is $340. Information on attending VLC at reduced costs is available on the Scholarship page.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registration and event fees are non-refundable. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact the VLC Staff at vlcatavma [dot] org for more information.

Travel Arrangements

How do I make hotel reservations?

Secure your hotel reservations in the AVMA's official hotel block at the Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificent Mile. Please note that if AVMA requests your arrival and departure dates during the registration process, we will be booking your reservation for you. Delegates, Alternate Delegates, and Veterinary Leaders will receive a specialty link for booking housing reservations.

How do I book airline reservations or car rentals?

Email Travelex Travel Agency at avmaattravelexbiz [dot] com or call 800-882-0499 and mention the Veterinary Leadership Conference for assistance with airline reservations and car rentals.

Continuing Education

How do I access the VLC 2019 Continuing Education certificate?

Please email vlcatavma [dot] org to request a CE certificate for a past Veterinary Leadership Conference.

Do I need to sign up for each session I would like to attend?

All VLC CE Sessions and events are available to all full conference registrants on a first-come, first-seated basis. Session and event interests are collected during registration for planning purposes only.

Future AVMA Meetings and Additional Questions

How do I request meeting space for my organization at VLC?

Limited meeting space is available for allied organizations. Complete an online request form to request meeting space.

When and where are future AVMA Meetings?

Visit the future AVMA meetings page to view locations and dates for future AVMA Conventions, Veterinary Leadership Conferences, and AVMA Symposia.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have a question about American Veterinary Medical Association Membership, email memberrecordsatavma [dot] org or call 800-248-2862 ext. 6631. Call center available Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM CT.

If you are speaking at AVMA Convention, email your inquiry to avma_ceatavma [dot] org.

For all other AVMA Convention inquiries, email vlcatavma [dot] org.

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference Waiver and Release of Claims (PDF)

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A special thank you to VLC Presenting Partner Zoetis.