VARJ Conference

VARJ Annual Conference

On May 3rd, 1999 the first Virginia Association of Regional Jails annual conference was held at the Fort Magruder Inn in Williamsburg, VA. This event turned out to be an overwhelming success. With over 240 in attendance and over 50 vendor exhibits, plans were made to continue this yearly gathering.

2024 VARJ Annual Conference

March 25-28, 2024

Hilton Virginia Beach Ocean Front, Virginia Beach

Event Details

Join us for the 2024 VARJ Annual Conference, March 25-28, 2024 in Virginia Beach! This year’s conference will feature a host of presenters to discuss emerging issues and hot topics, provide training on critical practices and much more! Additionally, we are looking forward to informal networking with VARJ’s partners and colleagues from across the Commonwealth.

Be sure to mark your calendars for March 25-28, 2024. We look forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach!

Event Schedule

Click here to view the VARJ Annual Conference Agenda


Registration for this year’s conference should be completed online HERE. The conference registration fee for agencies is $550. This includes participation in all aspects of the conference for staff attendees. The conference registration fee for individuals is $60 and the nonmember rate is $275.

Hotel Information

Conference registrants are required to book their own hotel rooms. The original VARJ housing block at the Hilton is full. VARJ has reserved a block of rooms at discounted rates at two nearby locations. Both of the overflow hotels are within a five-minute walk from the conference hotel.

Hyatt House Virginia Beach Oceanfront ($129 plus tax)Click here to reserve your room by the cutoff date of February 28, 2024. * Once you click the link, click “book now”, select your arrival & departure date then click “book now” (the link puts the group code in for you) OR call 800-886-0451 and ask to reserve a room in the group block using the group name over the contracted group dates. The group code is: G-VARJ

This hotel does include complimentary parking – one vehicle per room

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North ($139 plus tax)Click here to reserve your room by the cutoff date of February 28, 2024.

This hotel does include complimentary parking – one vehicle per room

2024 VARJ Golf Tournament

The 2024 VARJ golf tournament will be held on Monday, March 25th at Cypress Point Country Club. For more information, visit our Reece E. Robbins Memorial Golf Tournament page.

VARJ Partners

We invite VARJ’s partners to attend the 2024 VARJ Annual Conference! This year’s conference will provide partners with access to superintendents and staff of Virginia’s Regional Jails. Additionally, partners will have various opportunities to engage through workshops, speaking opportunities, advertising, and informal networking.

**Please note: VARJ is providing various opportunities for partner engagement through our 2024 Partnership Opportunities Program. This program provides specific details on each of the opportunities provided to each of our partners. For more information on this year’s partnerships, click HERE.

All partners must register for the conference through our online registration system, HERE. Registered partners will receive a table in our vendor expo as well as access to all sessions and meals offered as a part of the conference registration. Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver partners receive complimentary registrations as follows:

Diamond- 4 Complimentary Registrations

Platinum- 3 Complimentary Registrations

Gold- 2 Complimentary Registration

Silver- 1 Complimentary Registration

**Additional registrations can be purchased for $500/person. 

Electricity- All exhibitors can reserve electricity for $50. To reserve electricity for your table, please do so through the online registration system link above at the time of registration.  

Exhibitor Move-In Hours:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 12:30PM to 4:00PM 
All exhibits must be completely installed by: 4:00PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Exhibitor Hours:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM 
Exhibitor Move-Out Hours:
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 2:30PM to 5:00PM  
All equipment & exhibit materials must be completely removed from the show floor by: 5:00PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Display Furniture:
Each vendor will be supplied with 1 – topped table and 2 chairs. Diamond and Platinum partners will receive two tables for a “large” exhibit space. 


If you have any questions or concerns about the 2024 Annual Conference, please contact VARJ at or by phone at (804) 486-7272.