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5th Annual National Village Gathering 
November 11-13, 2013
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
The 2013 National Village Gathering
Gateway to Connected Living: The Village Movement


The chart below lists the 2013 registration fees. 

Registration Type

Early Bird Pricing by 10/1/13

Regular Pricing After 10/1/13

Pre-Conference Only Member



Pre-Conference Only Nonmember



Main Conference (Tues & Wed) Member



Main Conference (Tues & Wed) Nonmember



Full Conference (All 3 Days) Member



Full Conference (All 3 Days) Nonmember



Group Rates - 4 or more- Full Conference Only    
Member Group Rate - Per Person  $219  N/A
Nonmember Group Rate - Per Person   $259   N/A

**Please contact for student rates.

Registration Instruction Sheet - Group Discount 

Registration Instruction Sheet - One Person  Click Here to Register


Hotel Information:

The conference will be held at:

The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St.  Louis, MO 63102

The room block is currently filled. The Hyatt has given us a rate of $115/night for a standard room up to double occupancy.  This rate will be available until October 10th, 2013 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.  Please do not hesitate and reserve your room today! You can view information about the hotel and reserve your room  here!

Travel Information:

Air: Hyatt St. Louis is located approximately 15 miles from Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Train: Travel by Amtrak into St. Louis Gateway Station, which is 2 miles from the hotel.

Bus: Take Megabus to St. Louis Union Station or Greyhound.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:


Sponsorship of the 5th Annual National Village Gathering provides direct visibility to over 200 VtVN Network members and over 10,000 Village members across the country. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities provide a way for your business or organization to support the Village Movement. To learn more about our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and to register - Click Here!

All of the speakers for the Gathering have now been decided.  You can learn more about each of the speakers and which session they will be speaking at on our Speakers pages.  

Gathering Presentations:

Presentations will be available closer to the Gathering.  Stay tuned!

**This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers

What Can You Expect at the 5th Annual National Village Gathering?

  • Learn and share valuable information with over 200 of your peers
  • Learn about the latest innovations currently in the Village Movement
  • A robust agenda with something for Villages of all stages - exploratory, in development and open
  • Visit and explore a new city on your own time and with organized outings

The full conference agendas are now available, click below to view or an abbreviated version can still be viewed on this page.

Click here to view the FULL Pre-conference Agenda.
Click here to view the FULL Main Conference Agenda

Monday, November 11th:

7:30-8:30   Registration and Continental  Breakfast
9:00-4:00   Village 101 - Pre-Conference for Exploratory and In Development Villages (Lunch will be provided)

8:30-4:00   Gateway to Sustainability: A Day
with the Experts -PreConference Session for Open Villages (Lunch provided)
Optional Events
4:30-6:00   Low/Mod Interest Group Meeting - 
Open to Everyone
6:30-9:00 Executive Director Dinner (pay on 
own, open to paid EDs of open Villages)
6:30-9:00 All Volunteer Villages Dinner (pay 
on own, open to volunteer run Villages)

Tuesday, November 12th:

7:30-8:30  Registration and Continental 
8:30-9:00  Welcome
9:00-9:30  Keynote Presentation
9:30-10:00  Networking Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:30-11:30  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:30-1:00  Lunch
1:00-2:30  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:30-3:00  Networking Break
3:00-5:00  Advisory Council Session
5:00-7:00   Networking Reception VtVN Awards

Wednesday, November 13th:

7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental
7:30-8:00 Moving with Aging - Exercise session
8:30-9:30  General Session - Villages & LGBT Elders
9:30-10:00  Networking Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:00 - 11:30 General Session - Preparing Your Village for the Age Wave
11:30-12:30  Lunch
12:30-2:00  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:00-2:50   General Session - Villages and Advocacy
2:50-3:00  Wrap Up/Thank You