Join us in Richmond, VA

Our 2019 Conference will be held at the Richmond Omni Hotel, nestled within the vibrant Shockoe Slip Historic District in Richmond, VA.


On-site accommodations are available at the Omni Richmond Hotel  at a reduced rate of $125 (plus taxes) per night. Book your room by Please book by January 3, 2019.

Book online using the button below. You can also call the hotel directly at (804)344-7000. Just let the booking staff know that you’re a “VABF attendee” to reserve a reduced-rate room in our conference block. Guests in the group block will automatically receive complimentary, high speed, wi-fi in their guest rooms and one complimentary valet parking space per guest room. Don’t miss out on the many amenities offered by the Omni Hotel & the city of Richmond!

Interested in sharing a room or a ride? Click here!



Below are the parking decks available for events taking place at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Click here for a downloadable Public Parking Lot Map.

James Center Parking Deck- Day Parking and Overnight Parking Allowed

Deck located beneath the hotel, entrance at 1021 East Cary Street

  • Daily Rates (subject to change without notice): $4.00 per hour for the first 3 hours, then $3.00 per hour up to a $21.00 maximum per day (Cash or Credit Card) $3.00 Evening Rate, enter after 4:00 pm, exit before 3:00 am Daily rate charges apply if you enter before 4:00 pm or if you exit after 3:00 am.

Shockoe Parking Deck

Corner of 12th Street and Canal Street- Directly across from the main entrance of hotel.

  • LOWER LEVEL ONLY (Left Lane)- Day Parking Allowed and Overnight Parking Allowed.  Daily Rates (subject to change without notice): Daily Rate: $5.00 per hour for first 2 hours then $18.00 per day (Cash or Credit Card).  Hotel Overnight Rate: $15.00, enter after 3:00 pm- exit between 5:00 am-11:00am. Saturday- Sunday, Right Lane Available for Day Parking Only

14th Street Parking Deck (No Overnight Parking)

1400 East Cary Street

  • Daily Rates (subject to change without notice): $5.00 parking per day – enter before 9:00 am and exit between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm (Cash or Credit card)

Virginia StreetGarage Parking Deck (No Overnight Parking)

100 Virginia Street

  • Daily Rates (subject to change without notice): $8.00 parking – enter before 9:00 am and exit between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm  (Cash only)


The Richmond region is easy to get to with flights from all over landing at Richmond International Airport. Within half a day’s drive of half the population of the United States, getting to Richmond by car or bus is as easy as hopping on I-95. Amtrak trains follow the I-95 corridor as well with two Richmond region trains dropping off at Ashland, Staples Mill and Main Street Stations.

  • Richmond International Airport is 11.3 miles (18 minutes) from Omni Richmond Hotel
    • Uber – $20-$30 depending on the time of day.
    • Lyft – $20-$30 depending on time of the day
  • Main Street Amtrak Station is 0.4 miles (6 minute walk) from the Omni Richmond Hotel

Public Transportation

GRTC Pulse is a rapid transit system that runs along Broad Street and Main Street starting at the Shops at Willow Law with the final stop at Rocketts Landing. Rides are $1.50 one way or $3.50 for a day pass.  The closest Pulse Stop to the Omni Richmond Hotel is the Main Street Station Stop which is an 8-minute walk. 

RVA Bike Share is public transportation on your schedule.  Grab a bike, go for a ride, give it back!  Bikes are $1.75 (first 45 minutes) per trip and $6.00 per day.  The closest RVA Bike Station to the Omni Richmond Hotel is at 200 S. 14th Street, a 5-minute walk.