Hotel, Travel and General Information

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

September 22-26, 2019 Biloxi, Mississippi

Check availability at the Beau Rivage.

For reservations at the Hard Rock Hotel, call 877-877-6256 and reference group code CVSA2019.

Hotel Accommodations

Beau Rivage
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

The Beau Rivage group rate of $129 per night, plus 12 percent tax and a daily resort fee of $10 is currently sold out. However, rooms may still be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate. Check hotel availability here.

Hard Rock Hotel
777 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

An overflow block of rooms has been secured at the neighboring Hard Rock Hotel located .3 miles from the Beau Rivage. The Hard Rock Hotel offers a group rate of $69 per night over conference dates, plus 12 percent tax and a daily resort fee of $12.84. Rooms are limited and may sell out at any time. For reservations, call 877-877-6256 and reference group code CVSA 2019. Reservations are not available at this special rate online.

Airport and Transportation Information

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) is 14 miles from the hotel.

  • The estimated taxi fare is $40 one way from the airport.
  • For information on airport shuttle services, call 228-280-8434 or 352-274-0365.
  • UBER and Lyft operate in the area.


Complimentary self-parking is available at the Beau Rivage and Hard Rock Hotel.

Conference Locations

Beau Rivage (Sunday and Thursday)
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Mississippi Coast Convention Center (Monday – Wednesday)
2350 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531

Complimentary parking is available at the Beau Rivage, Hard Rock Hotel and the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

Shuttle Bus Information

Complimentary shuttle buses, sponsored by Greyhound, will be provided between the Beau Rivage, the Hard Rock Hotel and the Mississippi Coast Convention center per the schedule found here. Travel time between the hotels and convention center is approximately 15-20 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

Event Registration and Member Services

Located at the Beau Rivage:

  • Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Located at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center:

  • Monday – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Name Badges

You must wear your name badge to participate in all meetings, breaks, receptions and events. Hotel staff has been instructed to look for name badges at all functions and will ask that you leave the area should you not display one. If you require assistance, CVSA staff can be identified by a red ribbon on their name badge. In addition, CVSA sponsors will be identified with white ribbons and exhibitors with maroon ribbons. Please take the time to thank them for their continued support and commitment.

Dress Code

  • General Session: Business
  • All Other Sessions: Business Casual
  • Receptions: Casual


The average high temperature in September in Biloxi is 87 degrees with an average low temperature of 72 degrees.

President’s Charity

President’s Charity

CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson selected the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence as the recipient of funds raised from the conference auction. Funds will be used to help provide comprehensive services to victims impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide, including education and prevention. We ask that you bring items for auction to the conference. Donations for the auction can include items such as attire, bags, mugs, patches, miniature truck or bus replicas, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at the CVSA booth to win the items donated by our members. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence. Cash donations would also be appreciated.

Media Policy

Fostering an open relationship with the media by providing a free flow of public information is vital to CVSA’s success; therefore, the Alliance allows members of the media to attend its meetings and conferences. Media will be identified with a black “Press” ribbon on their name badge. CVSA asserts a strong standing policy of non-attribution of discussion points from meetings and conferences. Members of the press understand that no individual may be quoted by name, rank, jurisdiction or title concerning comments he or she made during a meeting. If any member of the press wants to use or obtain a quote, he or she may only do so with written permission of that individual and the Alliance. CVSA’s conferences and meetings are opportunities for CVSA members and industry stakeholders to discuss topics and issues, and share ideas and perspectives. We encourage our members to speak freely at meetings and conferences without concern of print or online attribution.

Consent to Multimedia Use

Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CVSA’s use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.


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