UPDATED INFORMATION for this Year’s VA Conference

Albuquerque New Mexico

July 17th to July 20th, 2016


WAVES Conference Official Hotel The Hyatt Regency is NOW FULL.


Please contact one of the overflow hotels listed below for lodging accommodations.


The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is attached to the convention center.  This is where all of our conference events will be held at.  The DoubleTree is at 201 Marquette Ave, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. The DoubleTree by Hilton is THE ONLY HOTEL conveniently connected to the Albuquerque Convention Center Via an indoor, carpeted concourse.  It is a mere 45 second walk to the convention center.  Please Visit the DoubleTree to make your room reservations at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/ALBSMDT-WAV-20160715/index.jhtml


The direct phone number is:  1-800-584-5058


Another wonderful thing about the DoubleTree is that there is a shuttle to and from the airport, complements of the DoubleTree.


Our next Hotel is the Hotel Andaluz.  It is located at 125 Second St. NW. Albuquerque, NM  87102.  It is across the street from the convention center.  The Hotel Andaluz is Albuquerque’s ONLY luxury boutique hotel, and has a breath-taking outdoor terrace.  Guests will enjoy the most modern of pleasures and conveniences, complimented by the unique historic nature of the hotel.


If you want to see what New Mexico is like, you have to check out this hotel.

 Here’s the Web Link where guests can make reservations online:




If they prefer to call, they can be reached at 505-242-9090 and ask for the WAVES room block rate.  


Both hotels will offer the same rate of $139.00/night. The room rate will be availabl                                                                               


 If you have already made your reservations and conference registration for the annual WAVES Conference---- Congratulations!  Come prepared to experience an information packed agenda designed to assist you in providing the absolute BEST service possible to our nations veterans and their families.


IF you are still trying to decide if the WAVES conference will be WORTH those precious travel dollars, the executive board wants to remind you that as well as sessions with timely information, your conference registration fee will also be covering several meals and break-out refreshment opportunities.


WAVES will be covering your Breakfast for the entire conference, as well as your lunch.  Dinner will be provided on July 20th for our Presidents Dinner.  So make sure to mark on your registration form that you want to attend the dinner.  We will have entertainment from “Trio Los Amigos of New Mexico” doing our Presidents Dinner.


Hopefully these additional benefits can help stretch those travel funds just a bit further.


Your WAVES Executive Board is excited to see all of you at this year’s Conference.  See you in Albuquerque New Mexico.






Tracy Copeland

Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists

Assistant Director of Financial Aid


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Phone: 214.273.2260 ext. 2260