We are grateful to have so many of our members joining us in person for this year’s DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Tampa, and look forward to a great event. As you may be aware, COVID-19 infection rates are rising again as the Delta variant has become more widespread. Out of an abundance of caution and with the safety and wellbeing of our members, honored guests and their families in mind, DAV will require unvaccinated attendees to wear masks in the convention space for the entirety of the event. According to updated guidance, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places like Tampa that have high transmission rates. Vaccinated attendees may choose to follow that protocol. Convention bags will include a free mask, courtesy of our friends at Humana.


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DAV Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

DAV Convention and Sponsorship opportunities are closed for this year. Thanks to our many sponsors noted below.

Legislative Information

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NOTE:  Reservation deadline to receive airport shuttle discount is July 24. Click here for Airport Shuttle Information.

The DAV room blocks with the $129 rates are now closed. Rooms may be available, but they will only be at each hotel’s prevailing rate


Tampa, Florida Co-Locations

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water St.
Tampa, FL  33602
Group Name: DAV/Disabled Veterans
$129 Single/ Double
Telephone:  1-813-221-4900
Hotel Safety Protocols


Overflow Hotels

Westin Tampa Waterside
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33602
Group Name: DAV/Disabled American Veterans
$129 King/ $149 Harbor View King or 2 Queens $149
Telephone:  1-813-229-5000
Hotel Safety Protocols


JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
510 Water St.
Tampa, FL  33602
Group Name: DAV/Disabled Veterans
$129 Single/ Double
Telephone:  1-813-221-4950
Hotel Safety Protocols



Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL  33602
Group Name: Disabled American Veterans
$129 Single/ Double
Telephone:  1-813-204-3000

Hotel Safety Protocol Information
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Additional Information

Embassy Suites (DAV Staff and Select Award Recipients)
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL  33602

Hotel Safety Protocol Information
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Additional Information

Be sure to mention our Group name when calling.



Valet Parking:

All hotel properties offer valet parking on a first come first serve bases (no self-parking at the hotels).  Rates are $32 overnight with in/out privileges or $20 for daily parking. The Westin has offered a discount on their overnight pricing at a rate of $26.


Tampa Convention Center Lot
141 E. Brorein Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(Tampa & Brorein Streets)

Pam Iorio Lot
301 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
This lot is next door to the JW (near the Embassy Suites)

Both lots are run by the city of Tampa and are pay by plate garages. The rate is $2 per hour with a max daily/ overnight rate of $12 (no in/out privileges). The daily rate resets each morning at 6am.


Overflow Hotel Shuttles

DAV will provide shuttles between the DAV overflow hotels and Convention hotels (JW & Marriott) each day. Please look for the schedules posted in the lobby of the overflow hotels for details.


Shuttle Schedule    |    View Downtown Tampa Convention District    |    View Downtown Dining Map   |   Scooter, Transportation, Parking and more


Discount Ticket Guide

Location/Date Change Information

The scheduled location of the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention—the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada—has canceled the July 24–27 event due to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions for events and meetings. The convention will now take place July 31–August 3 (the Day of Inspiration will take place on Thursday, July 29) at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and the Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida.

GSR Cancelations:
Grand Sierra Resort will begin canceling reservations on March 22 and all reservations will be canceled no later than March 31. A refund will be issued within 7-10 business days from the date of canceling. If you have any questions about your cancelation after April 10, please contact the hotel with your original confirmation number at 1-800-648-5080.

Convention Sponsors

Non-profit and Government Exhibitors