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.

2023 VARJ Annual Conference

April 3-6, 2023

The Founders Inn, Virginia Beach

Event Details

Join us for the 2023 VARJ Annual Conference, April 3-6, 2023 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 April 3-6, 2023. 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.

Hotel Information

Conference registrants are required to book their own hotel rooms. VARJ has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $106 for a king room and $126 for two queen room, plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your room, click HERE or call 757-366-5700. The deadline to receive the discounted rate is March 3, 2023

2023 VARJ Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament will be held on Monday, April 3rd at the Heron Ridge Golf Club. For more information and to register, click HERE.

VARJ Partners

We invite VARJ’s partners to attend the 2023 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 2023 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 $35. 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, April 4, 2023 from 12:30PM to 4:00PM 
All exhibits must be completely installed by: 4:00PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Exhibitor Hours-
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM 
Exhibitor Move-Out Hours
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 3:30PM to 5:00PM  
All equipment & exhibit materials must be completely removed from the show floor by: 5:00PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

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 2023 Annual Conference, please contact VARJ at or by phone at (804) 486-7272.