Banquets & Parties

Wednesday, December 15

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

AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Union Station Ballroom A
*Open to first-time convention attendees

Celebration of Diversity Social

NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association “Connect at the Convention” Coaches Social
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Delaware AB
*Open to all NJCAA coaches

Celebration of Diversity Social
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Union Station Ballroom C

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.
Hyatt Delaware CD

Convention Kick-Off Party 
8 – 10:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency 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.

Thursday, December 16

AVCA Match Point Networking Grab & Go Breakfast 
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
*Open to all participants in the AVCA Match Point Mentoring Program

Grab & Go Breakfast 
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center outside Union Station Ballroom & outside C170 – 172
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration, or ACE seminar/full registration packages.

The AVCA Honors presented by Jostens

International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation  
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center A110 – 112
*Open to all international volleyball coaches

The AVCA Honors presented by Jostens & AVCA 40th Anniversary Celebration – featuring the Coach of the Year winners, Hall of Fame inductees, and a celebration of AVCA’s 40 years of service to volleyball coaches
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom
*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 Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA match times)
Greater Columbus Convention Center Union Station Ballroom B
*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 individually packaged snacks will be available

Friday, December 17

Grab & Go Breakfast 
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Foyer – 3rd Floor
*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.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Concourse

AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom
*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

Men’s Team Coaches Happy Hour
5 – 6 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center A110 – 112
*Open to all men’s team coaches

WeCOACH Meet & Greet 
5 – 6 p.m.
Hyatt Delaware AB

AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Hall B
*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.

AVCA High School & Club Awards Celebration 
5:15 – 6 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Hall B – AVCA Theater
*Held in conjunction with AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament

AVCA 40th Anniversary Party  
6:15 – 7 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Hall B – AVCA Theater
*Held in conjunction with AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament

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

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

Saturday, December 18

Grab & Go Breakfast 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Hall B
*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.

AVCA Champions Party 
6 – 7:30 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA championship match time)
Whistle & Keg (located outside front entrance to Nationwide Arena)
*Coaches must purchase a ticket ($15) to attend

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