DAV will host a special virtual gathering, including our Year-In-Review, Commander’s Awards and messages from DAV leadership, at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday, Aug. 26. This event—and relative updates for the 2020 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention—will be posted on this page. As the organization marks 100 years of service, we are still planning to host a centennial celebration in Cincinnati in September. Updates on those events can be found at www.dav.org/centennial.
2020 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention
Out of an abundance of caution for the health, safety and well-being of members, their families, our guests and staff, DAV has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Dallas, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
DAV has continued to monitor conditions and guidance over the past few months in the hopes that it would be possible to move forward with our most important annual gathering. However, based on guidance and feedback we’ve received from a variety of sources, we would not be able to effectively host an event that would allow us to complete our important business and ensure the safety of our veterans, Auxiliary members, families and other important guests.
DAV will issue updates to this page and use other channels to update our members. The organization will be hosting a digital event to recognize our volunteers and leaders while delivering important mission-related information. Understandably, as the national convention has only been canceled once before in our organization’s history, you may have questions concerning the status of normal proceedings and elections. Please visit this page for guidance on these and other issues.
DAV remains incredibly grateful for your understanding during this extraordinary time. For your continued safety, we encourage you to follow the instructions given by the CDC, and to keep reaching out to your fellow department and chapter members as a way to stay socially connected while maintaining physical distance.
The Hilton Anatole will cancel all reservations made in the DAV National Convention room block on Friday, June 19th. All deposits will be refunded at that time to the credit card on file. Should you have any questions or issues, please contact the Hilton Anatole at: 800-445-8667.
For members who want to rebook the Hilton Anatole for leisure during the convention dates, they have extended the $149 rate (resort fee not included). This is a savings of over $60 per night. Members can ONLY access this special rate via this link, over the dates July 28 – August 6, 2020.