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CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

August 29-September 2, 2021

Wilmington, Delaware

Hotel, Travel and General Information

Conference Location

Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Hotel Accommodations

View this map of conference hotels.

Note: CVSA works only with the official accommodations providers listed on the event website and does not endorse the use of any third-party booking companies. Be aware of the malicious practice of room poaching where third-party companies portray themselves as being associated with an event to solicit attendees for room reservations. This practice can not only be fraudulent but also has the potential to expose the association to penalties and cause increased room rates for future meetings.

The Westin Wilmington – LOW INVENTORY
818 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-654-2900
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

The Westin Wilmington is located adjacent to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The Westin offers a group rate of $219 per night, plus 10% tax. Hotel accommodations are “first come, first served” and may sell out at any time. The group rate will be available until Friday, July 29, 2021, or until the room block sells out. On July 30, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public. View hotel COVID-19 information here. A portion of the room rate will be credited to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to offset convention and administrative costs. Reserve your room at the Westin Wilmington here.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
820 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-565-2100
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown is located .2 miles across the street from the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Homewood Suites offers a group rate of $209 per night, plus 10% tax. Hotel accommodations are “first come, first served” and may sell out at any time. The group rate will be available until Thursday, July 28, 2021, or until the room block sells out. On July 29, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public. View hotel COVID-19 information here. A portion of the room rate will be credited to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to offset convention and administrative costs. Reserve your room at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown here.

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
760 S. Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-803-5888
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront is located .1 miles across the street from the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Hyatt Place offers a group rate of $174 per night, plus 10% tax. Hotel accommodations are “first come, first served” and may sell out at any time. The group rate will be available until Tues., July 27, 2021, or until the room block sells out. On July 28, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public. View hotel COVID-19 information here. A portion of the room rate will be credited to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to offset convention and administrative costs. Reserve your room at the Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront here.

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-654-8300
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown is located 1.4 miles (approx. 30 minutes walking) from the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Sheraton Suites offers a group rate of $169 per night, plus 10% tax. Hotel accommodations are “first come, first served” and may sell out at any time. The group rate will be available until Tues., July 27, 2021, or until the room block sells out. On July 28, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public. View hotel COVID-19 information here. A portion of the room rate will be credited to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to offset convention and administrative costs. Reserve your room at the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown here.

Airport and Transportation Information

By Plane: Downtown Wilmington is just 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 90 minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

By Train: Most trains on the Northeast Corridor between New York City and Washington D.C., including the Acela Express, stop in Wilmington. SEPTA’s commuter trains connect Philadelphia, Wilmington and Newark. The AMTRAK train station is located just blocks from the center of Wilmington, at Martin Luther King Boulevard and French Street. Several rental car agencies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz, have offices inside the train station, while Uber and Lyft are just a click away. Zip Car is also available at the train stations and throughout downtown Wilmington.

By Car: I-95 is the major thoroughfare through Wilmington with most attractions less than 20 minutes off the interstate.

Parking

Complimentary self-parking is available at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Westin Wilmington, Homewood Suites and Hyatt Place Wilmington. On-site parking is available for $16 per day at the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown.

Shuttle Bus Information

Complimentary shuttle buses will be provided between the Chase Center, the Queen Theatre (President’s Networking Reception) and conference hotels. More information on shuttle routes and times will be available in advance of the conference.

Event Registration and Member Services

Located at the Chase Center on the Riverfront:

  • Sunday – 3 to 5 p.m.
  • 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 a sponsor icon and exhibitors with an exhibitor icon on their badges. 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

Weather

The average high temperature in August/September in Wilmington, Delaware is 85 degrees with a low of 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

President’s Charity

CVSA President Sgt. John Samis selected the Special Olympics Delaware as the recipient of funds raised from the conference raffle. Funds will be used to to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Delaware area. We ask that you bring items for the raffle to the conference. Donations for the raffle 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 Special Olympics Delaware. Cash donations would also be appreciated.

Events Health Policy

CVSA makes the health and safety of all conference attendees a priority. We are committed to following all U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines as well as local health and facility protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adopt enhanced health and safety measures at the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Please view details of the policy including attendee requirements here.

Events Code of Conduct

CVSA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, without exception, are expected to abide by this events code of conduct across any and all technologies used to execute a CVSA event whether in person or a virtual event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the host(s), moderator and CVSA staff. CVSA has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants. 

Examples of unacceptable behavior are: 

  • Unauthorized sharing of login credentials with another user, including unregistered users; any unregistered user found participating will be required to pay the full registration fee, including the late registration fee 
  • Recording, copying and/or sharing of any media, including screenshots 
  • Engaging in unsafe practices while participating in a virtual event, such as driving a car
  • Harassment, disrespect, intimidation or discrimination in any form 
  • Verbal or written abuse of any participant, including, but not limited to, comments related to race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, etc. 
  • Sharing inappropriate, nude and/or sexual images 
  • Threatening or stalking a participant 

To report an incident of unacceptable behavior, please contact CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney or CVSA Deputy Executive Director Adrienne Gildea. CVSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. CVSA may also, at its discretion, prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person. 

Media Policy

Members of the press understand that no individual may be quoted by name, rank, jurisdiction or title concerning comments made during this virtual conference or any other virtual meetings. If any member of the press wants to use or obtain a quote, they may only do so with written permission of that individual and the Alliance. CVSA’s conferences and meetings – whether conducted in-person or online – are opportunities for CVSA members and industry stakeholders to speak freely, discuss topics and issues, and share ideas and perspectives without concern of print or online attribution. For more information, contact CVSA Manager of Communications Nicole Leandro. 

Consent to Multimedia Use

Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities – in-person or virtually – 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. 

Copyright Acknowledgement

By registering and attending the event, an attendee may participate or contribute to discussions regarding the Standards and CVSA Materials (“work product”) and hereby acknowledges that it is their intent and understanding that the intellectual property, including copyright in and to the work product, and all derivative works and/or any modifications and variations of the work product, did, does and will vest solely in CVSA. To the extent that an attendee contributes to the work product during the event, they do not claim any ownership in the work product and instead hereby completely assign any and all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights in their contributions to CVSA. 

Questions

Contact CVSA Event Coordinator, Natasha Bunch.