National Conference

Student Veterans: America's Smart Investment
Today's Investment is Tomorrow's Capital

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The SVA National Conference supports SVA’s goal of developing student veteran groups to create a network of resources, ideas and support. Open to all SVA members and supporters, the National Conference is held annually and provides seminars, workshops and networking sessions conforming to the established theme. It also features accomplishments from the preceding year, officer meetings, award presentations, and the Student Council confirmation vote.

Guests scheduled to attend include:

  • Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Chris Cortez, Vice President of Military Affairs, Microsoft; Maj Gen USMC Ret.
  • Joe Gainey, SGM, USA Ret.; First Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Kyle Carpenter, Cpl USMC Ret; Medal of Honor recipient
  • Shoshana Johnson, Former Specialist, US Army; First African-American female prisoner of war
  • For a list of all panelists click here.

You can find the agenda for this year's conference hereAlso feel free to consult the FAQs for more information. 



Registration Deadline for NatCon 2015 has been extended to December 22nd 2014.


7th Annual National Conference
January 8th - 11th, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
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Past Conference Locations

Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco, California
Washington D.C.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Orlando, Florida
Scottsdale, Arizona



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