The 78th National Convention is Coming!

St. Louis, Missouri

August 14-18, 2023

(Hosted by Heartland Regional Group)

National Convention Resources

77th National Convention Schedule of Events (PDF) (DOC)

77th National Convention Program (PDF)

77th National Convention Announcement (PDF) (DOC)

77th National Convention Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF) (WEB)

COVID-19 Policy

In-person attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be in accordance with current CDC guidance, regardless of community transmission level and must cover an individual’s nose and mouth. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others at all times and follow safety protocols consistent with CDC guidelines, including in offices, conference rooms, and all other communal and workspaces. Visitors attending and receiving a public service or benefit are exempt from attesting and testing requirements, but are strongly encouraged to follow safety protocols, including masking and social distancing, to the greatest extent possible.

Note that travel increases your risk of receiving and spreading COVID-19. (CLICK HERE) for current information and guidelines from the CDC regarding travel outside of your local community.

The BVA National Convention is the one time each year that blinded and visually impaired veterans meet directly with VA Blind Rehabilitation Services leadership and other rehabilitation professionals to learn about and discuss new products, services, and technologies.

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is offering rooms for $145.00 per night (plus a 14.95% state and local tax). The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill offers complimentary standard Wi-Fi in guest rooms as well as use of their indoor pool and fitness center.

The hotel is offering complimentary airport transportation ONLY from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) BY RESERVATION. Their shuttle service is being worked out at this time. More information will be presented at a future date.

While on property, enjoy Starbucks in their gift shop; breakfast, lunch and dinner in Article One; or snacks and drinks from the Article One Lounge.

To reserve your room, please use the convention room booking link (CLICK HERE).  You can also call (800) 233-1234 and use room block code “G-BVET” to make your room reservation. The room block rate is available from August 21st-27th, 2022.

For travel assistance we encourage you to contact Brenda K. McDaniel (Independent Travel Consultant) and daughter of a BVA member. Please contact Brenda (between the hours of 11:00am – 6:30pm EST) via email at, or via telephone at (915) 204-0101. Should you prefer coordinating your own travel, Brenda has secured a BVA discount with Delta Airlines, simply use code “NMVNJ” while booking.

Please complete the convention registration form (and online payment process) via the following online system. Should you require assistance completing this process contact BVA National HQ via email at, or via telephone at (800) 669-7079 x 304.