2008 Hotel and Travel Center

The DBSA 2008 National Conference will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, the only waterfront hotel in charming Norfolk, Virginia. Dubbed a “cultural center of note” by The New York Times, the city offers world-class museums, galleries, performing arts as well as the sandy beaches of Chesapeake Bay.

Hotel           Ground Transportation         Air Travel


Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Reservations: (757) 622-6664
(Identify yourself as a DBSA Conference attendee)

Norfolk's only waterfront hotel, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel offers a source of comfort and familiarity. The downtown Norfolk neighborhood will immediately make you feel at ease. Waterside Marketplace, featuring over 100 specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, is just steps away. Nearby Town Point Park is a beautiful spot to enjoy panoramic river views while taking a jog or a relaxing stroll. Take a sunset cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, or explore one of the many nearby museums and memorials, including the MacArthur Memorial, the USS Wisconsin Museum, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. History and culture await. More.

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Book Your Hotel Room Before August 11

Room Rates* for DBSA Conference Attendees
$109/night (Single Occupancy + tax)
$109/night (Double Occupancy + tax)
$119/night (Triple Occupancy + tax)
$129/night (Quadruple Occupancy + tax)
(*You must identify yourself as a DBSA Conference attendee)

Parking Rate for DBSA Conference Attendees
(Rate is for valet parking with in/out privileges.)

Considering an extended stay?
The above rates apply Monday, September 8, through Friday, September 19, 2008, based on availability.

Reservation Cut-Off Date: 
Book your hotel room by August 11, 2008 for DBSA's discount. After the August 11 cut-off date, reservations will be accepted, based on availability, at the regular room rate. Room cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours before your scheduled date of arrival.

All conference sessions will be held at the hotel.

Learn more about the features/amenities of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel by clicking here.

Overflow Hotel
Room availability at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is limited. If you are not able to secure a room at the Sheraton, contact the Tazewell Hotel & Suites and request the DBSA conference rate of $99 for single or double occupancy, $106 for triple and $113 for quad, plus taxes.* The Tazewell is located within walking distance of the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside and in the heart of Downtown Norfolk's Theater, Entertainment and Historic Business Districts.

The Tazewell Hotel & Suites
245 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Reservations:* (757) 623-6200
(Identify yourself as a DBSA Conference attendee)

We encourage you to continue to check back with the Sheraton Waterside, as rooms may become available due to cancellations, but reservations at the Tazewell must be canceled 7 days prior to arrival to avoid cancelation penalties.

Air & Ground Transportation

Norfolk International Airport
Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is the largest airport in southeast Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Click here for more travel options and airfare discounts.

Shuttle Service from Norfolk International Airport
Cary VIP Airport Connection is the official airport shuttle and car company. Carey VIP Airport Shuttle is located in a booth outside baggage claim door three at the Norfolk International Airport.

Discount shuttle service is available for the main arrival and departure dates of the conference, which are Friday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 14. The discounted fee is $12 per person, each way. Make your reservation by calling toll-free (866) 507-9138 or download a Adobe PDF reservation form by clicking here. Download a Word document reservation form by clicking here.

Shuttle service on all other days is available for $24 per person, each way. No reservations are required. A DBSA discount for round trip service is available for $46. Ask for the DBSA rate at the Carey VIP Airport Shuttle booth located outside baggage claim door number three.

Cary VIP Airport Connection also provides private town car service for $94.80 each way. Reservations are required by calling toll-free (866) 567-7213 or locally (757) 220-5466.

Taxi Service from Norfolk International Airport
Taxi service is available outside the baggage claim lobby. The fare to the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is approximately $25 each way, plus gratuities.


Conference Agenda
Pre & Post Conference Institutes
Chapter Leadership Forum
Speaker Gallery
Hotel & Travel Center
Special Events
Comedy Night
Registration Center
Registration Form (PDF)

DBSA 2008 National Conference
Online Registration Available Now!

Downloadable registration form to fax or mail (PDF)

with special package discounts when you regsiter for pre-conference institutes and the conference.


Join DBSA for an empowering weekend in the charming water front city of Norfolk! Called a "cultural center of note" by The New York Times, Norfolk offers world-class museums, galleries, performing arts as well as the sandy beaches of Chesapeake Bay.

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Norfolk is home to terrific attractions ranging from the interactive and action-packed, to the patriotic, historic and even contemplative. From the majesty and wonder of a battleship to the wild and wonderful fun of a children's garden, Norfolk is filled with attractions to please every age. Click here for more information about Norfolk.

Downtown Norfolk Free Shuttle
The Norfolk Electric Transit or NET is the premiere transportation link for residents, visitors, shoppers, commuters and downtown Norfolk. This free commuting service is provided by the City of Norfolk and operated by the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). The NET Weekday route makes a total of fifteen stops along a 2.2-mile route throughout the downtown area. The NET Weekend route makes a total of nine stops throughout the downtown area. NET stops are conveniently located and prominently displayed throughout downtown Norfolk.