2019 National Minority Veterans Summit- "We Are One"

Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX

September 27 - 28, 2019

The inaugural 2019 National Minority Veterans Summit, hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)- Center for Minority Veterans, will focus on the needs and issues imperative to minority Veterans.

Summit Objectives:   

  • To provide minority Veterans and the local/state/Federal/NGO partners who serve them, with information about VA benefits and services
  • To engage in transparent dialogue about issues impacting minority Veterans
  • To share minority-focused research and innovations
  • To receive feedback from minority Veterans and connect with community partners
  • To identify unique issues and concerns of minority Veterans that impact their Veteran experience

Summit Target Audiences:

  • Minority Veterans
  • Caregivers
  • Survivors
  • Public sector partners including military, federal, state, and local agencies
  • Veteran Service Organizations and other nonprofit partners
  • Academics and others in the research community
  • Representatives from the tech industry and corporations
  • Other community partners
  • VA employees

There will be a pre-summit one-day training event for VA's Minority Veteran Program Coordinators, followed by the two-day summit to consist of lectures, discussion panels, an exhibit hall, and an open forum

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Veterans Affairs' senior leaders, interact with state and local officials, participate in breakout sessions focused on employment, mental health, entrepreneurship and much more

Veterans Benefits Administration will be offering an in-person claims clinic during this event.

     What to expect:

  • Speak with a VA representative
  • Get answers to VA claim and benefits questions
  • Review and explanation of decision rating letters
  • File new claim
  • Get same-day decision; unless a medical examination is required – then exam will be scheduled for attendee.

 What to bring:

  • Please bring all supporting medical evidence and documentation to assist in providing a claim decision and/or VA services.

Plenary sessions will focus on VA benefits & services, healthcare, memorial services, collaboration opportunities, interacting with partner organizations, and special "Voice of the Veteran" panels

Additional Information:

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with
disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at vaco00mminorityveterans@mail.va.gov or call (202) 461-6191.

Please note:

Hotel rooms are not part of the Registration process, Participants and Exhibitors must arrange for their own travel and hotel reservations and accommodations. Register at 

The Summit is for our Veterans, their caregivers, and Survivors. Due to limited space, complimentary meals may only be provided to Summit PARTICIPANTS.
for Dept of VA personnel vice (any) government employees:

Hotel Lodging Location

Sheraton Dallas Hotel

400 North Olive Street

Dallas, TX  75201

Phone: 214-922-8000   Fax: 214-303-4291 


There is an arranged block of sleeping rooms for this training.  Hotel reservations should be made with an arrival date of Wednesday, September 25th and departure date of Sunday, September 29th


Reservation Phone #

Please use the online booking link created for our group:


Book your group rate for US Department of Veterans Affairs / 2019 National Minority Veterans Summit



Hotel reservations can also be made by calling 1-888-236-2427 using the contracted room block at the Sheraton Dallas hotel. We respectfully request that you please do not book a reservation at any other hotel so we may honor the contracted room block with this hotel. When making your hotel reservations, inform them you are making reservations under the “Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Minority Veterans Summit” group name. 


Please check with the hotel about their Deposit Policy.


Cut Off Date

It is imperative that reservations are made no later than Fri., August 23rd by 5pm Central Time to receive the Government per diem rate.  Reservations made after the cut-off date are not guaranteed the special group rate. You must provide your Government I.D. Badge to receive the Government per diem rate.        



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