Banquets & Parties

Wednesday, December 18

Regiception – meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Concourse

AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 408 – 410
*Open to first-time convention attendees

AVCA Match Point Mingle
6 – 7 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 401 – 402
*Open to all participants in the AVCA Match Point Mentoring Program

NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association “Connect at the Convention” Coaches Social
6 – 7:30 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 411 – 412
*Open to all NJCAA coaches

Celebration of Diversity Social
6:30 – 8 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 413 – 415

NAIA Coaches Social Event
7:15 – 9 p.m.
Location TBD
*Open to all NAIA coaches

FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Westin Pennsylvania Ballroom

Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
8 – 10:30 p.m.
Westin Alleghany Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Each attendee receives (2) drink tickets.

Corn hole and a putting challenge will be among several games at the Spalding Kick-Off Party Game Night.

Thursday, December 19

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center East & West Atrium outside 306 – 307 & 310 – 311
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages.

International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
9 – 10:30 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 401 – 402
*Open to all international volleyball coaches

Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon – featuring the Coach of the Year winners and Hall of Fame inductees
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Plated lunch will be served.

Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon

AVCA Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon

AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA match times)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 408 – 410
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Beer, wine and light snacks will be available

Friday, December 20

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center East Atrium outside 306 – 307
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge.

Regiception – meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
9:30 – 11 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Concourse

AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Plated lunch will be served.

AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet

International Coaches Networking Reception
5 – 6 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 411 – 412
*Open to all international volleyball coaches

WeCOACH Meet & Greet
5 – 6 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 408 – 410

Men’s Team Coaches Happy Hour
5 – 6 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 413 – 415
*Open to all men’s team coaches

AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
5 – 7:30 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Hall BC
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, ACE seminar/full registration, or weekend only registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Each attendee receives (2) drink tickets.

Pittsburgh Dine Around Night
7:30 p.m.
Downtown Pittsburgh restaurants

Meet Up & Eat Up – Small Group Discussions & Dining
7:30 p.m.
Downtown Pittsburgh restaurants

AVCA High School/Club Awards Celebration & Party
8 – 10 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom II & III
*Open to all high school/club coaches and club administrators

Saturday, December 21

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Hall BC
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, ACE seminar/full registration, or weekend only registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge.

Champions Party
6:30 – 8 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA match times)
Red Ring Bar & Grille – located one block from PPG Paints Arena
*Attendees must purchase a ticket ($15) to attend
**Music, food and fun are in store to get you ready for a great night of volleyball.

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