WAVES is excited to extend an invitation to attend our
25th Annual WAVES Conference, 2024

Atlantic City, NJ

July 16th – 18th, 2024

This is a voting year for members only

We’re offering an
information packed conference

With the national level training team that will enhance VA School Certifying Officials ability to provide the highest quality of service to VA Education Beneficiaries.

Here is what
WAVES strives to promote and achieve

Professional Standards

Promote high professional standards, policies, and ethical practices among members.

Serve the needs

Serve the needs and interests of veterans, faculties and administrators in the member institutions.

Mutual Interests

Represent the mutual interests of the membership on matters coming before the organization.

Interchange of Ideas

Provide a forum to facilitate the interchange of ideas and information.

Foster Communication

Foster communication and cooperation between all concerned and interested institutions and agencies on matters affecting the education of veterans and other eligible persons.

Coordination Services

Provide advisory liaison and coordinating services regarding educational programs affecting in-services military personnel.


Shuttle Transportation from Philadelphia Airport to the Hotel will be available and a link to the reservation tool will be provided upon completion of your Conference registration.  Reservations are required in advance to receive this service so please make sure to complete the reservation as soon as you have your flight booked. 

You will need a credit card along with your arrival and departure flight information to complete your reservation for your shuttle transportation. 

You may make a reservation for yourself and your guests for shuttle service so long as all members of the party have the same travel plans. If any guests have a different flight schedule, please advise them to make a separate reservation, with a different email address. 

When booking your air travel, please keep in mind the dates and times shuttles will be offered. 

Shuttle Hours To/From Philadelphia (PHL) Airport:

Arrival Transportation Shuttle from PHL to Harrah’s offered the following dates and times:

Monday, July 15, 2024  |  12:00pm-10:00pm
Shuttles will depart hourly

Departure Transportation Shuttle service to PHL from Harrah’s offered the following dates and times:

Thursday, July 18, 2024  |  2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, July 19, 2024  | 3:00am – 1:00pm
Shuttles will depart hourly

Please note: it is recommended to book your flight no earlier than 6:15am on Friday – For return, plan 3 hours of time from Harrah’s to your flight departure time at PHL.

Shuttle Transportation Costs:

Round Trip to/from PHL – $20
One Way Trip: Arrival from PHL to Harrah’s – $10
One Way Trip: Departure from Harrah’s to PHL – $10

Before reserving, please ensure that your flight is scheduled to arrive within the designated shuttle dates and times above.

Get in Touch

Chris Henthorn
WAVES President
Veteran, Residency & Registration Advisor
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064


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