Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference Conference and Travel Scholarship


A limited number of Conference and Travel Scholarships will be available for attendees of limited means to help offset travel costs incurred to attend the conference. Though our resources are limited, we hope to make it possible for attendees of limited means, traveling more than 150 miles roundtrip, to participate in this important event. The scholarship will cover one conference registration fee per family/business and one night at the Gateway Hotel (standard room rate and tax). If eligible to receive a Conference and Travel Scholarship, please select this option during registration.  Please note the promotional code listed and use it during checkout. If selected to receive a Conference and Travel Scholarship, you will be notified by email.


  • Cost of conference attendance is a barrier to participate and traveling more than 150 miles roundtrip to attend conference.
  • Attendance is expected to attend all the conference events on Tuesday, June 7 (June 6 Welcome Reception is optional).
  • Completion and submission of the post-conference survey is expected.

Reserving Hotel:

Please note: The conference registration does not include overnight hotel accommodations. You will need to make your own hotel reservation. A limited number of rooms are available to reserve until May 17 or until the group block is filled. Although the hotel will make every effort to meet your reservation needs, accommodations cannot be guaranteed after the May 17 cutoff or if the group block is filled, whichever comes first.

When making a reservation, you must mention you are with the Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference. All rooms must be guaranteed for arrival with a valid credit card. All deposits for individual room reservations are fully refundable if the reservation is canceled before 6pm the night prior to arrival. You can use this link to make reservations, or call the Gateway Hotel directly at 800-FOR-AMES to make, change or cancel room reservations.


If selected to receive the Conference and Travel Scholarship,  one night at the Gateway Hotel (standard room rate and tax) will be covered by the scholarship (removed from your hotel bill).

Please Note:  The hotel will charge the credit card on file one night of room rate and tax if guest fails to change or cancel hotel reservation before 6pm the night prior to arrival and/or does not honor the reserved arrival date (does not check in to the hotel/no shows).

The attendee will be responsible for all hotel expenses if not checked-in for the conference (check-in with conference registration) and participating in the conference sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jean Walsh at (515)294-2776 or email at

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