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2017 National Women Veterans Summit

Event Information
2017 National Women Veterans Summit

For those of you who are unable to attend, check out the Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page and Twitter feed regularly on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th for live streams and Tweets.  Join the online conversation using the hashtag .

The event is scheduled for August 25-26, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  The event is being hosted by VA’s Center for Women Veterans and the Veterans Experience Office and with the support of partners including The American Legion, AMVETS, Blinded Veterans Association, BP, Comcast, Disabled American Veterans, General Electric, Health Net Federal Services, IBM, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Optum, Paralyzed Veterans of America, USAA, the Veterans Canteen Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Walgreens.

Register now! External link to a non-government website


Veterans History Project (VHP)
08/18/2017 – The Library of Congress’s VHP will be onsite to help Veterans tell their stories and record their oral histories for the VHP website.

Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp
07/21/2017 – During the Friday evening reception, we will feature four women Veteran stand-up comics who graduated from the Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp!

Journey to Normal
07/13/2017 – Thursday evening, we will screen the documentary film Journey to Normal and include a discussion with the producer and one of the women Veterans featured in the film.

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) On-Site Claims Clinic
06/30/2017 – VBA personnel will be onsite to provide VBA claims assistance and information.  This claims clinic is by appointment only Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 10:00am-2:00pm.  To schedule an appointment, please send your request to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Branch of Service
  • Mailing address
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
  • Type of assistance requested (i.e. submission of claim for compensation/pension, status of claim, dependency, appeal assistance etc.)

NOTE:  Rating Decisions will not be completed at this claims clinic.

Million Veteran Program (MVP)
06/22/2017 – You can become “One in a Million” by enrolling at the Women Veterans Summit!  The MVP is enrolling volunteers and seeking Veterans like you.  Our mission is to transform health care by studying how genes affect the development of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other health conditions.  We honor your service and invite you to learn more about MVP.


Take a Sneak Peak at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit [08/18/2017] – The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is swiftly approaching and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in Houston, Texas.  Read more »

See You at the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit [08/04/2017] – The female Veteran population accounts for 10 percent of U.S. Veterans, and that number is expected to grow to 15 percent by 2030.  Read more »

Registration Open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston, TX [06/19/2017] – It’s been a long time coming, but the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is set and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas Aug. 25-26, with an opening reception Aug. 24.  Read more »


Houston To Host National Women Veterans Summit This Summer [06/14/2017] – Houston and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will be hosting the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit on Aug. 25-26.  Hundreds of women Veterans from around the country are expected to attend, along with senior VA leaders and key Veteran stakeholders.  Read the full Houston Patch article » External link to a non-government website