VAPPA 2017 Institutional Conference Registration - NOTE RESCHEDULED DATES

Wednesday, May 31, 2017




George Mason University is located in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia - one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world. 

Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature, and influence.  Today, as Virginia's largest public research university, they are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities.  Mason is just 15 miles outside of Washington, DC - the nation's capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.

For directions to George Mason University's Fairfax Campus, please click here: Campus Directions

The physical address for the Mason Pond Parking Deck is 4371 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. This is the best location for GPS purposes.

Parking for VAPPA 2017 is included in your registration.  When arriving please park in the Mason Pond Parking Deck (for both days).  Please visit the attached Campus Map.  The Mason Pond Parking Deck is #41.   The opening reception will be held at the Center for the Arts, #8 and Tuesday's Conference will be in the Johnson Center #30.

You will receive two parking passes when you check in.  One is good for each day of parking. If you "do not need both" or any (carpooling etc) we encourage you to hand them back in so VAPPA is not paying for the additional parking.  

Parking note: When you arrive you will pull a ticket, do not loose this.  When you leave you will put the pulled ticket in the machine, it will provide a $ amount owed, then you will put in your pre-paid ticket and it will let you out. Please allow extra time on both the in/out as we will have about 200 people using the decks.

Loading dock Access: If you will need to use a loading dock to unload as a vendor, you can do so from 6am - 8am on Tuesday AM.  You will take the next left past Mason Pond Drive off of Patriot Circle up to the South Plaza of the Johnson Center. The dock is very small and has a lot of traffic. Vendors are asked to pull up, turn your flashers on, unload the car to your booth, then move your car to the deck.  If you do not have a lot the deck is a short walk from the deck.


VAPPA is partnering with the Residence Inn in Fairfax City (3565 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030).to offer VAPPA guests a $129 rate.  In order to receive this rate please contact 1-877-399-6027 to book your room or visit the VAPPA reservation site. (NEW SITE UP!

The Residence Inn, Fairfax City offers free breakfast, free high speed internet, and has an onsite fitness center. It is a short (and convenient drive) to Mason.  For more information on the hotel please visit their site

NOTE: If you call, please request the VAPPA Room Block at the Residence Inn.  

This deal is good for Wednesday Night, May 31st, 2017 ONLY, however the hotel said they may offer the rate for other nights - case/case basis.  Last day to book this deal is May 10, 2017, after that the hotel may honor the above rate pending availability. if you need to book more than one night, please contact the # directly.

Please note there is not obligation to use this hotel, it is very close, but if it's outside of the budget we encourage you to see the Recommended Hotels link below.

Recommended Hotels 

Note: All of these hotels are within a 10 mile radius of campus

Click Here (and scroll down) for hotels that offer State Employee Discounts.




Contact Information

  • Lesley Irminger
    Events Coordinator, University Events - Office of Communication and Marketing
    George Mason University
    Phone: 703-993-2124


    For more information on VAPPA, please click here 

Payment Instructions

  • If you prefer to pay with a check, please mail them directly to George Mason University.  Please attach a copy of your registration form.

    If you are a Mason affiliate with an Org # and would like to pay with a Mason Org #, Please contact Lesley Irminger ( to coordinate. 

    Send Checks to:
    Attn: Lesley Irminger/VAPPA
    Office of University Events
    Mailstop 3G3
    George Mason University
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    All checks should be made out to George Mason University
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