BVA 67th National Convention

Hilton Galveston Island Resort 

Galveston, Texas


Preliminary Schedule of Events

Date/Time Event
Sunday, August 19
8:30 am-5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm-9:00pm Operation Peer Support
Monday, August 20
7:30am – 5:00 pm

Fishing Trip:
Galveston Party Boats
Call for details at 409-763-5423

8:30 am-6:00 pm Registration and Information
8:30 am-5:00 pm Auxiliary Silent Auction
8:30 am-2:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 am-5:00 pm Field Service Meeting
8:30 am-10:00 am Operation Peer Support Meeting
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Rules Committee Meeting
4:00 pm-4:30 pm Credentials Meeting
7:00 pm-10:00 pm President's Welcome Reception
Sponsored by America's Vetdogs)
Tuesday, August 21
8:00 am-11:00 am Opening Business Meeting
8:30 am-9:30 am Welcome and Keynote Speakers:
The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki,
Secretary of the Department of
Veterans Affairs, and Local
9:45 am-11:30 am Business Meeting
8:30 am-5:00 pm Auxiliary Silent Auction
10:00 am-5:00 pm Field Service Meeting
10:00 am-3:00 pm Operation Peer Support Meeting
10:30 am-5:30 pm Exhibit Hall
11:30 am-1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Presentations: To Be Determined
3:00 pm-5:00 pm Bylaws and Resolutions Meeting
Wednesday, August 22
8:00 am-12:00 pm BVA Forum
8:30 am-9:25 am Presentation I: Leadership training
9:30 am-10:20 am Presentation II
10:20 am-10:35 am Break
10:35 am-11:15 am Presentation III
11:20 am-12:00 pm Presentation IV
10:30 am-5:30 pm Exhibit Hall
12:00pm-3:00 pm Father Carroll Luncheon
3:00 pm-5:00 pm District Caucus Meetings
Thursday, August 23
8:00 am-12:00 pm Closing Business Meeting 
Bylaws and Resolutions, Elections 
Updates on Future Conventions
10:30 am-5:30 pm Exhibit Hall
1:15 pm-1:45 pm Legislative Updates
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Leadership Training Forum
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Awards Reception
7:00 pm-9:45 pm Awards Banquet
Friday, August 24
  • All-Day Sightseeing at the Lone Star Flight Museum on Friday, August 24.
  • Visit to Historic Galveston. A shuttle will run between the Hilton Hotel and the Historic Strand District.
  • Seawolf Park's "Sleepover Program" August 25-26. Both the USS Stewart and the USS Cavalla will be available for this program. It consists of participants "sleeping in the same bunks and walking the same decks as the brave crews that were taken into harm's way during World War II."