Attire: Black-Tie optional. Coat check will not be available.
Parking: Parking deck at 3rd & Marshall (351 North 3rd Street). The parking fee is $7.00, cash or credit card – pay upon entry. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the Greater Richmond Convention Center. NOTE: Enter the Convention Center from the 3rd floor of the parking deck.
Arrival: This is a ticketless event – you do not need to bring a ticket with you.
General registration is on the upper level in the Grand Ballroom foyer.
To reach the Grand Ballroom foyer from the parking garage, continue down the hallway and turn right. Directional signage and volunteers will be available to guide you.
You will receive a ticket at registration which will show your table number. If you pre-selected a vegetarian, gluten-free, or vegan meal, you will also receive a meal card to place at your table setting.
Bars: All bars will accept cards and cash. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. ATMs are available on site if needed.
Book Signing: Keynote speaker and author Richie Jackson will be selling copies of his book Gay Like Me available for purchase and signing during the Welcome Reception in the Grand Foyer. Fountain Bookstore staff will be on site to assist with sales, and we will have a photographer available if you’d like to take a photo with Richie.
Auction: The Virtual Silent Auction powered by GalaBid will open for bidding at 5:30 pm. Silent Auction Check-Out will begin at 9:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom foyer.
Special Ask: We will be using OneCause’s text-to-give platform during the Special Ask! You’ll be able to submit your donation using your cell phone. Once your donation is submitted, your name will flash across our big screens, and the interactive donation thermometer will rise. Checks, cash, and handwritten credit card information will still be accepted.
Raffle: Tickets for our $1,000 cash raffle are available for $5 each or 5 for $20. Volunteers will be circulating the area outside of the Grand Ballroom selling raffle tickets. One lucky person will receive $1,000 if their raffle ticket is drawn at the end of the night!