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Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions? We have answers!

Trying to access the Virtual Convention?
Check out our step-by-step PDF!

REGISTRATION

How can I register for the convention?
What is the cost of the online convention?

$125 - Full convention access, commemorative booklet, PLUS a VFP Store Credit!
$100 - Full convention access
$75 - Full convention access (reduced rate)

What if I still can’t afford to attend?

We have a limited number of scholarships available. You can fill out the scholarship request form here. If you are interested in donating to a scholarship fund you can donate here.

PROGRAMMING

What is the schedule for Convention?

Programming began at 9am CT on August 25th, and runs until 9pm on August 28th! The VFP Social Room will close at 10pm CT on August 28th.

Registrants can view session times and descriptions on our Virtual Convention Page! *password needed for access*

Download a PDF Version of the Schedule (Please click your time zone): 

Eastern   ·    Central   ·    Mountain   ·   Pacific   ·   Hawaiian

*Please note that any schedule changes/adjustments will not be updated on PDF versions of the schedule*

How do I access the Convention programming?

You should have received an email on August 22nd with your password and the link to our restricted “Virtual Convention” webpage (this is also linked in the navigation menu of the website). This page will be your hub for all of the different sessions, entry into the social room, and access to the recordings! If you registered after August 22nd, your confirmation email should contain the password and information you need to join!

Check out our step-by-step PDF! Email convention@veteransforpeace.org if you are having any trouble accessing the content.

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. 

All sessions will be accessible from our Virtual Convention page and workshops and other events will be either Zoom Meetings or Webinars.

When will I get my password to access the Convention content?

We sent email out to all registrants on August 22nd. You will also receive an email the morning of August 24th so that the information is at the top of your inbox! This email will contain the password you need to access the virtual content, in-depth information about how to join each of the sessions, and any other information you might need! 

Please keep in mind that the password is case sensitive, and needs to be all lowercase.

I didn't get the email!

Please check your spam folder, if it is not in there, please email convention@veteransforpeace.org and we will send you a copy of the email. If you have unsubscribed from getting other VFP emails, it may prohibit you from receiving the emails about Convention. If you think that is the case, please send us an email at convention@veteransforpeace.org!

Do I need to sign-up for each individual session?

Nope! You can access every session from the “Virtual Convention” page for the duration of the Convention. You’ll be able to watch all the recordings there as well.

What sessions will be recorded? How long will recordings be available?

Workshops, Plenaries, Yoga, Music/Poetry and Meditation will be recorded. Meeting rooms and community circles will not be recorded.

Workshop recordings will be available within 48 hours of airing, all recordings will be available within a week of the end of Convention and will be available to access for 60 days.

How and when will Presente take place this year?

Similar to last year, we will be honoring all the VFP members we have lost since the last VFP Convention during our Saturday night event by reading out their names alongside a bell-ringing.

Please fill out this form to include any names of members who have passed away since the 2021 Convention. If you would like a bereavement package sent out, please email Shelly at shelly@veteransforpeace.org.

How do I sign up to read poetry?

If you would like to read a poem or sing a song at our virtual 2022 VFP Convention Poetry Soirée on Friday evening, please fill out this form.

I registered at the commemorative price - when will I receive my $25 store credit?

Registrants who purchased the commemorative ticket to Convention will receive the information for their $25 store credit when they receive their commemorative booklets! Since the booklets will feature content that takes place during Convention, we do not have an exact date when those will be sent, but please rest assured that we will get them to you as soon as we can!

BUSINESS MEETING

When will the business meeting be conducted this year?

The VFP Business meeting will be held on Saturday, August 27th, from 11:00AM CT until 2:00 PM CT.  Registration for the Business Meeting is now open. Learn more here.

How will the business meeting be conducted this year?

Like last year, the business meeting will be conducted via Zoom Webinar.  For the business meeting, you will need to download the Zoom app on your desktop. You can watch a tutorial here.

Who can attend the Business Meeting? How do I register?

The VFP Business Meeting is open to active members of VFP. You do not need to register for the Convention in order to participate in the business meeting. Make sure your VFP dues are current so you have access to the business meeting. 

An email to all current VFP members was sent out with the link to register for the business meeting. If you have not received the link to register, but believe your dues are current, please email Shelly Rockett: (shelly@veteransforpeace.org).

 

PLEASE NOTE: This registration link is separate from Convention registration.

I registered for the Business Meeting but have not received the information to join the meeting.

If you have already registered for the Business Meeting via Zoom, you should have received an automated email with your link to join the meeting on August 27th. If you did not receive this email, please check your spam folder. We will also send a reminder email on August 26th that has the link to join the call.

Where can I view the proposed resolutions and board reports?

OTHER QUESTIONS

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

The Ads deadline for 2022 has passed. 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. 

 

Pay for your ad here!

I have a question you didn't answer.

Send us an email at convention@veteransforpeace.org, if your question is immediate you can call the National Office at (314) 725-6005.

Have a question that we didn't answer?

Please email convention@veteransforpeace.org!

If your question is immediate you can call the National Office at (314) 725-6005.