Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: September 14-15, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Richmond, city, capital of Virginia, U.S., seat (1752) of Henrico County, situated in the east-central part of the state at the head of navigation of the James River. Politically independent of the county, it is the centre of a metropolitan area including the rest of Henrico county and Chesterfield and Hanover counties. The English first explored the site in 1607, when a party led by Christopher Newport and John Smith sailed upriver shortly after the founding of Jamestown.
Tobacco remains important economically; printing and publishing and the manufacture of chemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, metals, and wood and paper products are also significant. The University of Richmond (Baptist) was founded as Dunlora Academy in 1830; other educational institutions include Union Theological Seminary (1812), Virginia Union University (1865), Virginia Commonwealth University, and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (1972). Among its historic buildings are St. John’s Church (1741), where patriot Patrick Henry delivered his “Liberty or Death” address in 1775; the home (1790) of Chief Justice John Marshall; the White House of the Confederacy (1818; now a museum); Robert E. Lee House (1844); Edgar Allan Poe Museum (Poe edited the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond from 1835 to 1837); Valentine Museum (1812; depicting Richmond’s history); and Battle Abbey of the Virginia Historical Society (1913).
The nearby Richmond National Battlefield Park commemorates seven Civil War battles that were fought in and around the city in 1862–65. The park, with a total area of 2.7 square miles (7 square km), comprises 10 units spread out within the city and across three surrounding counties. Many notable Southerners, including U.S. presidents John Tyler and James Monroe and Confederate president Jefferson Davis, as well as 18,000 Confederate soldiers, are buried in the city’s Hollywood Cemetery. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (1934) was America’s first state-supported art museum. Inc. city, 1782.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 204,214 people residing in the city. 50.6% were Black or African American, 40.8% White, 5.0% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.6% of some other race and 2.3% of two or more races. 6.3% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
Attractions & Landmarks
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