Sunday, April 7, 2013

OIVAC 2013

Virtual Assistants Worldwide Eagerly Anticipate May, 2013, Convention
Online International Virtual Assistants (OIVAC) Leaders Planning
8th Annual Convention, May 16-18, 2013, themed
“Building Business Success in the Virtual World”

Baltimore, MD. One might think that after seven years of planning and presenting a highly successful convention for Virtual Assistants, the “well might run dry”; that ideas, resources and presenters might fall by the wayside. That supposition is way far from the truth as one can see from the schedule of events, speakers, their topics, and the networking opportunities that are in store for this year’s OIVAC Convention attendees. Historically, each subsequent year is topped with something new and even better than that offered the previous year!
With a theme like Building Business Success in the Virtual World” …and multi-level course offerings, this year’s OIVAC is no different. New this year, are two “main” Tracks; one in particular, to help “new”, “emerging” VAs, and even those in the “initial thought stages” learn “the basics” and some of the “how tos” of starting a VA business.
Not to leave anyone out of the events of this year’s educational opportunities, the OIVAC has specifically planned a “Track 2” for those Virtual Assistants already established in their VA business. As with nurses, doctors, social workers, teachers, and the like, who all must “continue their education” in order to remain viable in the ever-changing world, so too is it important for Virtual Assistants to be able to “further their education” in order to continue to excel in their business; to be able to learn about new services they could offer to their clients and to have the “hands on” experience networking can bring.
This Internet-based Convention is designed entirely to bring together all Virtual Assistants for seminars, training workshops, presentations and exhibits. This year’s line-up includes an additional track; “Social Media/Technology” for all, as well as inspiring speakers, educational topics and open invitation events to set participants on a workable course to take control and be successful in the ever-changing online environment.
Back by popular demand, OIVAC 2013 includes the UK VAs sessions and a session conducted by the Aussie VAs and African VAs, in addition to the “Make It and Take It Series”.
Now in its 8th year, the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is an opportunity to meet and to network with like-minded business professionals. It includes a gala celebration and award ceremony that honors individuals dedicated to advancing the VA industry through mentoring, education and goodwill. Exhibitor halls are “live” 24/7 for 45 days. Admission to exhibit halls is free.
“We’re inviting all VAs — from “aspiring,” to “emerging”, to “the veteran” virtual professional -- along with clients, small businesses, corporate supporters, associates and potential prospects -- to participate in our global VA celebration,” says Sharon Williams,, OIVAC Steering Committee Chair, and VA industry champion. She goes on to enthuse, “We also celebrate International Virtual Assistants Day (IVADay), a special event that showcases the accomplishments of extraordinary Virtual Assistants who best exemplify our creed: Dedication, Experience, Expertise and Determination to Succeed (DEEDS).”
As with previous years, “This year’s Convention has something for everyone — and is completely accessible from the comforts of a home or office,” adds Williams.
Virtual Assistants or VAs are independent entrepreneurs who work remotely and use the latest online technology, computers, printers, communications devices, social networking resources and the like to deliver professional administrative, creative, managerial, technical, business back-office and/or personal support services to busy clients.

About Alliance for Virtual Businesses
Established in June 2003, the Alliance for Virtual Businesses (A4VB) is a volunteer-directed organization, with a primary mission of advocating globally on behalf of the Virtual Assistants industry to promote the growth of free enterprise between Virtual Assistants, entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporations, associations, and other business entities.

About Online International Virtual Assistants Convention
OIVAC is an International Convention of Virtual Assistants providing learning, training, networking and information-sharing experiences conducive to the hectic schedules of work-at-home and virtual entrepreneurs.

For more information about the OIVAC, and to see all the upcoming 8th annual OIVAC activities, visit the OIVAC website, or email us at

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