VisitNorfolk Welcomes you to the 75th Annual VSAE Conference


May 5-7, 2024

Norfolk, Virginia is your home for the next three days and we’re here to help you make the most of your short time in the city. From where to eat and grab a cup of coffee to suggested activities during conference downtimes, VisitNorfolk is at your service and sharing all of our best-kept secrets with you. We’ll show you everything you need to know to successfully navigate this year’s conference.

While you’re in town, don’t forget to stop by our Visitor Center at 232 E. Main St., located on the same block as the Hilton. We’ll be happy to give you more recommendations on where to go, what to see and any other information needed during your visit.

Hilton Norfolk The Main

At Main and Granby Streets, Hilton Norfolk The Main sits along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront within walking distance of cultural attractions, trendy shopping, fabulous dining and the glistening Elizabeth River. With its elegance and cutting-edge technology, Hilton Norfolk The Main is a modern luxury hotel with vibrant spaces to match your professional and social style. And with three top-notch restaurants on site, there’s always a culinary experience waiting to wow you.

Sunday Dining Options

Home to more than 600 independently owned restaurants, breweries and distilleries, Norfolk boasts a diverse culinary scene ranging from fresh seafood and waterfront views to exhilarating international cuisine—and a lot of great sips in between. Here’s what you’ll find open on Sunday as the conference kicks off.

Norfolk: On The Water, But Never Watered Down

Get To Know Norfolk

Best Coffee Shops

Running on E? Our coffee shops will perk you up in the tastiest way. Find one or more that suits your fancy, and get ready for a boost of energy to explore, learn and network.
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Save With a Perk Up Pass

But first, coffee! Join VisitNorfolk as we highlight our local coffee shops throughout the city of Norfolk, VA! You’ll enjoy exclusive access to discounts and rewards with every visit to participating coffee shops! They will perk your coffee while you enjoy the perks!
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Diamonds and Sparkles: Guide to Norfolk’s Glass Art

One attraction that makes our city so special is its expansive collection of free, public glass art. Here you’ll find everything from museums and galleries to glass-blowing demonstrations and even a glass-themed hotel.
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Late-Night Cocktails

These bars open until at least midnight – and many until 2 a.m. will help keep the celebration going well into the wee hours of the morning. Just don’t miss that wake-up call!
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Team-Building Outings

After a day of back-to-back breakout sessions, your team will be ready to break out of a conference room and into a fun and relaxing environment. Take advantage of Norfolk’s vibrant arts scene by booking a teambuilding experience at one of these creative options.
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Things to Do in Norfolk, VA

From the historical to the outdoors-y to the cultural, Norfolk is a hotbed of great things to explore, even on an abbreviated timeline. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Show Your Badge

Show your VSAE badge at select businesses around Norfolk for discounts of food, drink, entrance fees, more.
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Have some questions? Check out our meeting FAQs to learn about transportation options, free attractions, safety tips and other general information about our city.
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Free, Fun Things to Do During Conference Downtimes

As a destination that welcomes well over 100,000 meeting and convention attendees each year, Norfolk is certainly a place that’s worth exploring to the fullest during downtime. Here’s where to start.
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