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2015 National Village Gathering: October 5-7


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Early Bird Pricing by August 7, 2015

Regular Pricing After August 7, 2015

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Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
The room block at Hyatt Olive 8 is currently full.  See below for other options.
Additional Hotels:
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 774-1234
.12 miles away: 2 minute walk
Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-8700
.25 miles away: 5 minute walk
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000

.28 miles: 6 minute walk 
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 621-9000
.29 miles: 7 minute walk



Seattle-Tacoma (SEA-TAC) International Airport is located just 15 miles from the Hyatt at Olive 8.  Sea-Tac is home to 29 airlines serving domestic and international destinations.

Ground Transportation

Link Light Rail:
The SEA-TAC Link station is located on the 4th floor of the parking garage.  The Link Light Rail will take you to the Westlake station conveniently located one block from the Hyatt at Olive 8. For more information and Link schedules please visit

Shuttle Express

 Shuttle from SEA-TAC to the Hyatt at Olive 8

Uber Seattle

Download the Uber app to travel to and from the airport or anywhere else in Seattle you would like to visit!


1. Space Needle 

At 520 feet, nothing blocks you from a 360 degree panorama of the Emerald City.  Mountain ranges covered in Douglas Firs. Elliot Bay's bustling waterfront.  The lights of downtown Seattle.  Mt Rainier, ever-present from afar. Head up and see what all the fuss is about!

2. Chihuly Garden and Glass

Providing a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly, the Exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden. It is also right by the Space Needle and you can purchase a combo ticket for the two attractions

3. Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight showcases its collection of more than 150 historic air and spacecraft and related artifacts in unique and inspiring exhibits. There is something for everyone to experience in these dynamic displays presenting events that have carried us from Kitty Hawk to the moon.

4. Seattle Wine Tours

This is much more than a tour; it's a wine touring and tasting experience! Their chauffeur guides know the wineries like the back of their hands and will make the best use of your time.  You can relax in your personal vehicle, take in the scenic beauty of Washington and enjoy the best wines in the world.

5. Washington State Ferries

Take an excursion to Bainbridge island while also getting to see the Seattle skyline!  Smooth sailing and a great way to view the city from the water.


 Sponsorship Levels

The 2015 National Village Gathering would not be possible without the generous support
from our sponsors and exhibitors.  If you're interested in supporting us in Seattle, please CLICK HERE
to register for your sponsorship today! 
Platinum Event Sponsor     $10,000
Gold Sponsor                    $5,000
Silver Sponsor                   $3,000
Bronze Sponsor                 $2,000
Reception Sponsor             $3,500
Spotlight Lunch Sponsor     $2,500
Keynote Sponsor                $1,500
Exhibitor ONLY                   $750

Additional Information

For full sponsor and exhibitor details, please view our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus which is available here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

          LeadingAgeWA        Honor

Thank You to Our Exhibitors

        Verified Volunteers     RideScheduler     Lifespan   


Volunteer of the Year Award

 Village Volunteer of the Year Award:  This award gives Villages a chance to nominate a volunteer who has provided exemplary service to their Village.  They will be recognized at the Village Gathering as well as on the VtVN website for one year.  Nominations are due by September 11th! 2015 Village Volunteer of the Year Award Instructions


A draft detailed agenda for the full conference is now available -click here to download!  Detailed information on General Sessions can be found here and detailed information on the concurrent breakouts and speakers can be found here.
Monday, October 5: 
8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome
8:40 - 9:20 Opening General Session - Villages, Ageism & Liberation - Keynote Speaker: Gloria Gordon, Co-Founder, STL Village
9:30 - 12:30 Concurrent Village 101 & Village 202 Workshops
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Learn - Lunch is provided with a presentation by UC Berkeley
2:00 - 3:30 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:30 - 4:00 Networking Break
4:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Technology Sessions
5:00 - 7:00 Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 6: 
7:30 - 8:30  Continental Breakfast & Interest Group Discussions
8:30 - 10:00 General Session- Crossing the Great Divide: Expanding Care Options for Our Frailest Members
Keynotes: Janice Blanchard & Edgar Cahn
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 1:30  Lunch & Learn
1:30 - 3:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:30  Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30 General Session: White House Conference on Aging - An Update & Implications for Aging in Community Keynote Speaker: Nora Super, Executive Director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging
4:30-5:00 Break
5:00- 6:30 Special General Session- Village to Village Network- Advancing Together
6:30-8:30 New! "Dutch Treat" Dinners

Wednesday, October 7:
7:00 - 8:00 Moving Together in the New Frontier - Group Exercise Session
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 Closing General Session - A Path to Civic Investment in Your Village
 Keynote Speaker: David Chiu
 Panelists: Anne Hinton, Kate Hoepke, Jacqueline Zimmer Jones
10:30 - 10:45 Networking Break
10:45 - 11:30  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:30 - 12:00 Closing, Thank You and Announcement of 2016 NVG


Why Should I attend NVG15?

The NVG is the premier event for Villages across the country to get together to share stories, learn best practices and make lasting connections!