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Veterans and Military Services

Veterans in Society Conference

Join the USC Press and Department of Veterans and Military Affairs for the 2024 VIS Conference: Tidal Changes in the Sea of Goodwill. We’re excited to host you in Columbia from March 14-15, 2024 (Half-Day Thursday March 14 and Full-Day Friday March 15).

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Conference Location

We’ll be gathering in the University Conference Center on the University of South Carolina campus, which is the 8th floor of the Close-Hipp building at 1705 College St.


A room block has been secured at the Graduate Columbia. Reserve your room online before Feb. 22, 2024. 

Check in: 4 p.m., March 14, 2024
Check out: 11 a.m., March 16, 2024

The Graduate is located at 1619 Pendleton St., which is less than a block from the University Conference Center.


The closest airport is Columbia Metropolitan (CAE), 15 minutes from campus. 

Host committee and contact information

Michael McGandy

Jared Evans

Hilary Brannon


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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsorship opportunities are available at levels from $250 and up. (A sheet with complete details is available.) Sponsors will have the attention of more than 200 conference attendees, and benefits include advertising space, logo placement, complimentary registration, and speaking opportunities at ViS 2024. January 19, 2024, is the deadline for becoming a sponsor.

Exhibitors will be able to share information about their organization with and sell their products to more than 200 conference attendees. Space is available for $250 for a display table. (Full details of the benefits of exhibiting at ViS 2024 are available.) January 19, 2024, is the deadline for securing space in the exhibit hall.

Advertising opportunities are included in the benefits for sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information regarding sponsoring and exhibiting at ViS 2024, contact Michael McGandy, 803-777-2243

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