Events

Convention Schedule

AVCA Convention week is full of innovative and thought provoking educational sessions. However, the convention schedule includes much more than just education. It’s about interaction with other coaches to network, exchange, learn, and share. The convention schedule is filled with opportunities to meet up with old friends and make new connections at social events including parties, awards banquets, matches, and more!

Tuesday, December 13th

  • AVCA Registration
    4 - 7 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C

Wednesday, December 14th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CHI 206
  • Assistant Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • High School Leadership Council Meeting - By Invitation Only
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas B
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A - Open Practice
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop Court Session
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Diversity Awards & Coaches 4 Coaches Luncheon
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • CHI 207
  • NCAA Division I Conference Meetings
    4:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Various Hilton meeting rooms - see Daily Schedule for room assignments
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B - Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • JVA Annual Gathering (open to all club directors/coaches and high school coaches) - Keynote: Title TBD - Micah "Bam Bamm" White
    4:50 - 5:30 p.m. • CHI 215-216
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Coaching in an Athlete Centric Time - Carlette Patterson, Erin Virtue & Tama Miyashiro (please see session description under the Education tab)
    1 - 4 p.m. • CHI 213-214 & Mateflex Court 2
  • NAIA - VCA Recognition Committee Forum
    5 - 6 p.m. • CHI 205
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - Carlette Patterson & Dan Tudor (please see session description under the Education tab)
    1 - 4 p.m. • CHI 213-214
  • AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. • CHI 202
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    1 - 9 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Volleyball Business Exchange
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • CHI 203-204
  • NCAA Semifinal Team C - Open Practice
    1:20 - 2:50 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • JVA Club Director Happy Hour
    5:45 - 7 p.m. • CHI Pre-Function Space Outside 215-216
  • Club Management Education Track (presented by JVA) - (see specific topics and speakers in Club Management Track section under the Education tab)
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m. • CHI 215-216
  • NAIA - VCA Competition Committee Forum
    6 - 7 p.m. • CHI 205
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    2 - 4:15 p.m. • CHI 207
  • NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association "Connect at the Convention" Coaches Social
    6 - 7 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone B
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    2:45 - 4:15 p.m. • CHI 212
  • AVCA Diversity Development Team Recognition Ceremony
    6 - 7 p.m. • CHI 201
  • NCAA Semifinal Team D - Open Practice
    2:55 - 4:25 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • Opening Session: Creating Champions of the Past and the Future - Sean Murray & Speaker TBD (please see the Daily Schedule under the Events tab for details)
    6 - 7:30 p.m. • CHI 213 - 214
  • NAIA - VCA Officers Forum
    3:30 - 5 p.m. • CHI 205
  • Celebration of Diversity Social
    7 - 8:30 p.m. • CHI 201
  • AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know - Kyrsten Becker-McBride & Zach Weinberg
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • CHI 213-214
  • NAIA Social Event (open to NAIA coaches only)
    7:15 - 9 p.m. • Check Convention App for Location
  • Division II Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI 211
  • FCA/AIA Coaches Connection
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone A
  • Division III Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI 210
  • AVCA Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
    8 - 10:15 p.m. • Hilton Grand Central Ballroom - 2nd Floor
  • Two-Year College Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    4:15 - 5:45 p.m. • Hilton Hill

Thursday, December 15th

  • AVCA Match Point Mentoring Breakfast - Grab breakfast and meet up with your mentor/mentee at your leisure
    8 - 9 a.m. • Outside CHI 203-204 & 213-214
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Breakfast Buffet - Pick-up attendant served breakfast items before heading off to your general meeting
    8 - 9:15 a.m. • Outside CHI 203-204 & 213-214
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Hilton Murray & Prague
  • Volleyball Marketplace Exhibitor Set-up
    8 - 10 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • JVA Board Meeting (JVA Board Members & By Invitation Only)
    10:30 - 12:30 p.m. • Hilton Washington City
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Outside CHI 210
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall C
  • Collegiate Men's Beach Volleyball Meeting
    8:15 - 9:15 a.m. • CHI 205
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    Noon - 1 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Division II Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 215-216
  • The AVCA Honors - Featuring Coach of the Year Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
    12:15 - 2 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom AB
  • Division III Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 213-214
  • NAIA Women's Beach Volleyball Coaches Association Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI 206
  • Two-Year College Coaches General Meeting
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 210
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Division I Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom C
  • AVP Planning Meeting
    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas B
  • NAIA - VCA Caucus Meeting
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 211-212
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Club Coaches General Meeting (presented by NCSA)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 201-202
  • NAIA VCA Business Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone B
  • High School Coaches General Meeting (presented by Sports Attack)
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 203-204
  • AVCA Membership Q&A Session
    2:30 - 3:30 pm. • CHI 210
  • International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 207
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • First Point Volleyball Foundation Board Meeting
    9 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas B
  • AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party - Light individually packaged snacks and drinks will be available
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom C
  • NCAA Beach Issues Meeting
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • CHI 205
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #1
    6 p.m. • CHI Health Arena
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • NCAA Semifinal Match #2
    8:30 p.m. • CHI Health Arena

Friday, December 16th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Breakfast
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Hilton Blackstone B
  • Director of Volleyball Operations (DOVO) Group Q&A
    12:45 - 1:15 p.m. • CHI 206
  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Men's Coaches General Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI 211-212
  • AVCA Silent Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI 201-202
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • Outside CHI 210
  • Division I Head Coaches Committee Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas B
  • Breakfast Buffet - Grab breakfast and make your way to the Super Session
    8:30 - 9:15 a.m. • Hilton Grand Central Ballroom Foyer - 2nd Floor
  • NJCAA Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • JVA Beach Awards Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    9 - 10 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Meeting
    1 - 2:15 p.m. • Hilton Merchants
  • Collegiate Beach Coaches General Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • CHI 211-212
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • International Issues Meeting
    9 - 10:15 a.m. • CHI 210
  • AAU Executive Committee Meeting
    2 - 5 p.m. • Hilton Paxton
  • AVCA Super Session & Victory Club Recognition: Title TBD - Trevor Ragan
    9 - 10:30 a.m. • Hilton Grand Central Ballroom - 2nd Floor
  • Baden Challenge
    2:15 - 2:30 p.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall C
  • JVA Beach Club Directors and Coaches Meeting (open to all junior and college beach coaches)
    10 - 11 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Weekend Registration Package Begins - does not include AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
    10:30 a.m. •
  • AVCA Diversity Development Team Meeting
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Hilton Merchants
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Caucus
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • CHI 210
  • AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award Winner Session (By Invitation Only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. • CHI 211-212
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA High School & Club Awards Celebration - Join the AVCA as we recognize the best in our sport as we honor AVCA Club Award winners, RAPP Club Award winners, and High School Region Coach of the Year winners
    5 - 5:45 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom C
  • AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by NVA
    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom AB
  • Men's Team Coaches Happy Hour
    5 - 6 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom AB
  • JVA Education Committee Meeting (committee members and by invitation only)
    11 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • AVCA Thirty Under 30 Awards Celebration (By Invitation Only)
    5 - 6 p.m. • CHI 207
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • WeCOACH Reception
    5 - 6 p.m. • Hilton Blackstone B
  • NAIA Men's Volleyball Business Meeting
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • CHI 210
  • AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
    5 - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Texas High School Coaches Association Social
    6:15 - 7:15 p.m. • CHI 207
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    12:30 - 7 p.m. • Career Center - Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing
    7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Omaha Dine-Around (See the Omaha Dine-Around section under the Events tab for more information)
    7:30 p.m. • Various downtown Omaha restaurants
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in the Career Center)
    12:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Hilton Murray & Prague

Saturday, December 17th

  • AVCA Registration
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Silent Auction Winners Posted
    8:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • USA Volleyball Sitting Commission Meeting
    10:30 a.m. - Noon • Hilton St. Nicholas B
  • Breakfast Buffet - Start your day by picking-up attendant served breakfast items and then make your way to your favorite education session
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Concessions Open for Lunch and Snacks
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Outside CHI Halls B & C
  • AVCA Volleyball Marketplace
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Scavenger Hunt Drawing
    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. • Mateflex Court 1 - Exhibit Hall C
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Outside CHI 210
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • AVCA Career Center - review job openings, post a resume, advertise open positions, review salary survey information, and schedule career counseling appointments
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • AVCA Membership Q&A Session
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CHI 210
  • Interview Rooms Available (reserve rooms in Career Center)
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Hilton Murray & Prague
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    Noon - 4:30 p.m. • Outside CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    9 - 10 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C & Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibitor Move Out
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall C
  • Coaches 4 Coaches DISC Debrief
    9 - 10 a.m. • CHI 210
  • AVCA Girls' Talent Showcase
    12:30 - 5 p.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Diversity Awards Workshop
    9 - 11 a.m. • Hilton St. Nicholas A
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1 - 2 p.m. • Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Career Counseling Appointments (see schedule in Career Center section under the Education tab)
    9 a.m. - Noon • Career Center - Exhibit Hall C
  • Coaches 4 Coaches Wrap Up Session
    1 - 2 p.m. • CHI 210
  • Boys' Talent Showcase Coaches Check-in
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • Outside CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:15 - 3:15 p.m. • Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • College Transfer Showcase Coaches Check-in
    9:30 - 11 a.m. • Outside CHI Exhibit Hall B
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Various CHI Meeting Rooms
  • Boys' Talent Showcase
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • CHI Exhibit Hall B (Courts 4 - 7)
  • AVCA Champions Party - separate ticket required
    5 - 6:30 p.m. • CHI Grand Ballroom AB
  • College Transfer Showcase
    10 a.m. - Noon • CHI Exhibit Hall B (Courts 1 - 3)
  • NCAA Championship Match
    7 p.m. • CHI Health Arena

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