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Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions? We have answers!

THE BASICS

Why are we having an Online Convention again?

The last few years have been learning experiences but also a huge success with increased attendance and the opportunity to hear from speakers around the globe.  We are also happy that hundreds of our members and guests can join us in gathering without the environmental impacts of traveling.  We continue to be cautious regarding the pandemic and want to create as many organizing opportunities that keep people safe and healthy.

What are the dates of the Online Convention?

The dates will be August 25th-28th 2022. 

What is the theme of this year's convention?

The theme of this year’s convention is “From War Making to Peace Seeking”  

I have a question you didn't answer.

If your question is immediate you can send us an email at convention@veteransforpeace.org.

REGISTRATION

How can I register for the convention?

Registration links are coming soon. Please stay tuned!

PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING

When will the schedule be posted?

We are still in the planning stages! Please stay tuned and return to our website periodically for news and updates.

How do I submit a workshop proposal?

We are accepting proposals until June 24, 2022 and then the Convention Committee will decide and let you know by June 28, 2022 if your proposal has been accepted. You need to fill out this form with your proposal.

I want to submit a workshop but I don’t have the equipment to do my workshop online.

Due to the nature of this year’s convention, all workshop applicants will need to have certain criteria that you can find here. However, we also do not want people to feel like they can’t participate because of access so we encourage folks to reach out. If it is not possible to show the workshop by the time of the Convention, then we might work with you to possibly show a webinar moving into the future.

When will the Business Meeting happen? 

The Business meeting will happen online, on the Saturday of the convention, August 27th.  We will be posting more information on the Business meeting soon!

AWARDS

How do I nominate someone for an award?

VFP Award Nominations are now open! VFP will offer five awards this year. Four of the five awards are for individuals. VFP will also offer the Chapter of the Year Award. Visit our Awards page for a full description of all the awards and to submit nominations.

What is the deadline for award nominations?

Award Nominations must be submitted by July 25th, 2022.

TECHNOLOGY

What technology do I need? 

All you will need to participate is an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smartphone. To participate fully, you will need a camera and microphone; however, you can still watch and view the content, ask questions, and interact with the presenters without. 

 

We will be using the same platform from last year which we were told was much more user-friendly! We will also be using Zoom for the majority of the webinars since we know most folks are very familiar with it by now.

I don’t know how to use the program you all have chosen for the convention, can someone help me?

Similar to last year we have a support team in place and we plan to also host some tutorials leading up to the convention. 

OTHER QUESTIONS

I want to buy an ad, where will ads be located for an online convention?

Convention Ads will be shown on-screen throughout the VFP Online Convention as well as in the printed commemorative booklet sent to people who register at the commemorative rate. We will also have a dedicated page on the VFP Convention website where ads will be displayed. 

 

Stay tuned for ways to purchase ads!

How do I submit the name of chapter member we have lost this year to be honored during the 2022 Presente?

Please fill out this form to include any names of members who have passed away since the 2021 Convention. These names will be read out during the Veterans For Peace 2022 virtual convention.
 

If you would like a bereavement package sent out, please email Shelly at shelly@veteransforpeace.org with the members' name, closest family member, and where to send the package.

Have a question that we didn't answer?

We are still in the early planning stages of convention, so please check back soon for more information and updates!