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 interacting 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!

Wednesday, December 15th

  • AVCA Diversity Awards Winner Workshop
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • GCCC A113 - 115
  • Advanced Career Education (ACE): Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job - The Race for Relevance - Wade Garard, Pauline Thiros, Bruce Rasmussen, Jaime Gordon & Kirsten Bernthal Booth
    1 - 4 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Registration
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • GCCC B130
  • Club Management Education Track (presented by JVA & Art of Coaching Volleyball) - (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    1 - 5:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • NCAA Semifinal Team A - Open Practice
    10 - 11:30 a.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Learning Lab: A Conversation on Training Philosophies - Luka Slabe (participants must sign-up in advance)
    3:15 - 4 p.m. ET • Login instructions will be sent to sign-up list
  • Regiception (Meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration)
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • GCCC Exhibit Hall B Concourse
  • Keynote Session: Building a Better Learning Environment - Trevor Ragan
    4:15 - 4:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • NCAA Semifinal Team B - Open Practice
    11:35 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. • Nationwide Arena
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    4:45 - 5:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Club Management Track Reception (presented by JVA)
    1 - 1:30 p.m. • GCCC A120 - 122
  • Fire Side Chats with Anne Marie Anderson
    5 - 6:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Pre-Convention Seminar: Title TBD (presented by the United States Marine Corp) - Jim Stonebe
    1 - 4 p.m. • GCCC Short North Ballroom B & Mateflex Court 2

Thursday, December 16th

  • Introduction to the AVCA Virtual Convention
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Victory Club Recognition
    1:20 - 1:25 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Keynote Session: Coaching Lessons - from High School to the Olympics - Karch Kiraly
    2 - 2:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • AVCA Virtual Volleyball Marketplace
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Division I General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Career Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Career Center Booth
  • Division II General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Scheduling Center Booth
  • Division III General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Research Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Research Center Booth
  • NAIA General Meeting (Pre-Recorded Meeting)
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Podcast Center
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Podcast Center Booth
  • Two-Year College General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Online Auction (auction proceeds benefit the Diversity Awards Program)
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Auction Booth
  • High School General Meeting (Pre-Recorded Meeting)
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Today's Program featuring Anne Marie Anderson
    Daily Program Overview Available Upon Entry Into Lobby • Virtual Platform Section: Lobby
  • Club General Meeting
    2:30 - 3:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Daily Workout #1 with the Marines
    7 a.m. ET & On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Daily Workout Booth
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    4 - 4:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Facilitated Meditation Exercises
    7 a.m. ET & On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Meditation Booth
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    5 - 5:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 - 11:45 a.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Keynote Session: The Case for Moving Women's College Volleyball to the Spring Permanently - John Cook
    6 - 6:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12 - 12:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Learning Labs (participants must sign-up in advance)
    6 - 6:45 p.m. ET • Login instructions will be sent to sign-up list
  • AVCA Hall of Fame Induction Virtual Ceremony
    1 - 1:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    6 - 7 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    1 - 2 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire AVCA Edition
    6:30 - 7:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    1 - 5 p.m. ET • Individual Zoom meeting link will be sent to sign-up list
  • Equality Coaches Alliance - LGBTQ Diversity and Inclusion Gathering
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions

Friday, December 17th

  • Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    1 - 2 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • AVCA Virtual Volleyball Marketplace
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    1 - 5 p.m. ET • Individual Zoom meeting link will be sent to sign-up list
  • Career Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Career Center Booth
  • Keynote Session: Favoring Process Over Progress (presented by the Diversity Development Team) - China Jude Ed.D.
    2 - 2:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Scheduling Center Booth
  • Assistant Coaches General Meeting - Update with Emily Kohan (Pre-Recorded Video)
    2 - 2:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Research Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Research Center Booth
  • Men's Coaches General Meeting
    2 - 3:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Podcast Center
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Podcast Center Booth
  • Beach Coaches General Meeting
    2 – 3:15 p.m. • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Online Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program)
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Auction Booth
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Today's Program featuring Anne Marie Anderson
    Daily Program Overview Available Upon Entry Into Lobby • Virtual Platform Section: Lobby
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:30 - 4:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Daily Workout #2 with the Marines
    7 a.m. ET & On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Daily Workout Booth
  • Keynote Session: Identity, Autonomy, Freedom and the Link to Athlete Personal Development and Performance (presented by the United States Marine Corps - Kevin Hambly
    4:30 - 4:55 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Facilitated Meditation Exercises
    7 a.m. ET & On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Meditation Booth
  • Learning Labs (participants must sign-up in advance)
    4:30 - 5:15 p.m. ET • Login instructions will be sent to sign-up list
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 - 11:45 a.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12 - 12:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Choose Your Own Adventure
    5 - 5:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA High School & Men's Coach of the Year Virtual Awards Ceremony
    1 - 1:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage

Saturday, December 18th

  • Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Club Coach of the Year Awards Ceremony
    1 - 1:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • AVCA Virtual Volleyball Marketplace
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    1 - 2 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • Career Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Career Center Booth
  • Career Center (see Career Center counseling times under the Education tab)
    1 - 5 p.m. ET • Individual Zoom meeting link will be sent to sign-up list
  • College Open Dates & Tournament Scheduling Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Scheduling Center Booth
  • AVCA Silent Auction Closing (Winning bidders will be contacted after the event for payment and shipping instructions)
    2 p.m. ET •
  • Research Center
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Research Center Booth
  • Keynote Session: A Reflection - My Best Coached Seasons All Had One Common Theme - John Speraw
    2 - 2:25 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Podcast Center
    On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Podcast Center Booth
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    2:30 - 3:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • AVCA Online Auction (auction proceeds benefit Diversity Awards Program) *Please note auction closes at 2 p.m. ET
    Available 24 hours • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Auction Booth
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    3:30 - 4:15 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Today's Program featuring Anne Marie Anderson
    Daily Program Overview Available Upon Entry Into Lobby • Virtual Platform Section: Lobby
  • Closing Session: What We Have Learned about Ourselves and Our Sport and Where it Will Take Us in 2021 and Beyond - Kathy DeBoer
    4:30 - 4:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Main Stage
  • Facilitated Meditation Exercises
    7 a.m. ET & On Demand • Virtual Platform Section: Expo - Visit the Meditation Booth
  • Learning Labs (participants must sign-up in advance)
    4:30 - 5:15 p.m. ET • Login instructions will be sent to sign-up list
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    11 - 11:45 a.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions
  • Exhibitor Meet & Greet
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Expo
  • AVCA Educational Sessions (see specific topics and speakers in Seminars At-A-Glance document under the Education tab)
    12 - 12:45 p.m. ET • Virtual Platform Section: Sessions

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