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This page is dedicated to registered attendees of Heartland Conference 2018. Find answers to your questions about hotels, transportation, courses, social events and a whole lot more. Thanks again for registering for VGM's Heartland Conference!

Before you Head to the Heartland...

  • Hotel Room:

    Don't forget to book a room! Discounted rates available at several local hotels. Rooms fill up fast so make a reservation today. Check out the list of conference hotels.

  • Bring Some Friends:

    The more people you bring, the merrier the time! There is still time to register additional attendees from your company. PLUS, Our multi-attendee discount is a great deal! Register 3 for only $379 each. Register additional staff here.

  • Connect With Us:

    #VGMHeartland on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram! Follow us on social media so you receive the latest Heartland news.

  • Handouts:

    Session handouts are now available! Download or print your handouts prior to coming to Heartland. To access the handouts visit the agenda page and log in. Username: Heartland18 Password: MyCommunity

  • Pack the Right Gear:

    The dress code for the Heartland Conference is "casual" or "business casual." Bring a sweater or jacket because Iowa and meeting room temperatures are unpredictable.


While You Are Here...

  • Check In:

    Stop by the lobby of the convention center and check in at registration. You'll get your Heartland Conference program, name tag, shuttle schedule and a bag of homemade cookies.

  • Getting Around:

    While in our hometown, the Heartland Courtesy Shuttle will give you a ride to all conference activities. You don't need to reserve a seat. The shuttle stops at all conference hotels. A transportation schedule will be available on the Heartland app. Look for the Heartland Shuttle stop sign at your hotel. That's where we will pick you up.

  • Name Tag:

    Wear it all the time! You'll need your name tag to get into sessions, social events and to earn CEUs. If you lose your tag while you are here stop by registration for a replacement.

  • Guest Services:

    Twenty-Four-Seven hospitality guaranteed! We're known for our hospitality so if you have any questions call guest services at 855-504-7500.

  • VGM Campus Tours:

    Maximize your VGM membership by taking a tour and learning about all the great services VGM has to offer. You'll leave thinking, "I didn't know they did that!"

    Register in the lobby of the convention center.


    Monday, June 18 – 3:30pm-5:30pm
    Picking up at the Convention Center and dropping off at the Hog Roast
    Tuesday, June 19 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Picking up and dropping off at the Convention Center
    Wednesday, June 20 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm
    Picking up at the Convention Center and dropping off at the hotels.