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PAVO Convention


The PAVO Officials Convention has developed into a “can’t miss” event!  This year’s convention is in a true volleyball hot spot – Omaha! Attending the convention is a great way to end your season - you owe it to yourself to join us!  As always, the convention parallels the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships. 

Why should you attend? 

·      Watch the best women’s collegiate volleyball in the land as well as outstanding officials.

·      Network with the top professionals in our field, and get to know some great new officiating friends.

·      Enjoy in a great line-up of educational sessions – a guarantee to better officiating

·      Reward yourself with a really fun way to end your season!

Attractions and Entertainment: Just a few blocks from the hotel and playing site is the Old Market District, where a variety of historical buildings from the 19th century line cobblestone streets.  It’s a wonderful place to wander around, and some of Omaha’s best and most interesting bars and restaurants are in this area.  Galleries and shops abound, with diverse offerings ranging from eclectic to contemporary.  

Convention Plans: The PAVO Convention committee is hard at work confirming a variety of topics and speakers for this year’s event.  Plans include presentations by NCAA National Coordinator, Joan Powell, as well as the NCAA Rules Interpreter, Anne Pufahl.  The ever-popular Semi-final Analysis will review the work of the officials at Thursday night’s matches, and a “Coaches’ Panel” will provide insight from the “other side”.  A number of other pertinent and dynamic presentations are planned.

Convention Registration:  Cost is $175 for PAVO members and $200 for non-members – a minor charge for this outstanding professional development opportunity.  There is also a “mini-registration” ($100) for those that can only attend sessions on Friday night and Saturday.  NCAA match tickets are sold separately. Registration will begin on the PAVO E-store soon.

NCAA Championship Tickets:  The NCAA Championship matches will be held at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 19.  Match tickets in the PAVO block will be available for sale to convention registrants as a package (two semi-final matches on Thursday and final match on Saturday, lower bowl seating). Each convention registrant is limited to two tickets.  The ticket price is $92. 

Accommodations:  PAVO will again partner with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) to provide the housing for the convention.  Most PAVO convention sessions and events will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Omaha (convention rate $109/night).  The DoubleTree is approximately six blocks from the CenturyLink Center.  Reservations can be made at;

 http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/OMAH-DT-AVC-20151215/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

NOTE:  CANCELLATION OF A RESERVATION AFTER THE RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED WILL RESULT IN THE CHARGE OF ONE NIGHT ROOM & TAX BEING APPLIED TO THE CREDIT CARD HOLDING THE RESERVATION.

Stay tuned, and start planning now to be a part of this premier event!


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