Contact: Sharon Williams

DATE: May 12, 2017

TEL: (443) 802-5968
E-mail: info @

Virtual Assistants Geared Up: Anticipating May 2017 Convention

Online International Virtual Assistants (OIVAC) Leaders Planning
10th Convention, May18-20, 2017, themed “Where Your Future Starts. Today.”

 Baltimore, MD. – One might think that after 10 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 far from the truth as one can see from the schedule of events, speakers, their topics, and the networking opportunities. Historically, each subsequent year is topped with something new and even better than that offered the previous year!

With a theme like “Where Your Future Starts. Today” …and multi-level course offerings, this year’s OIVAC is no different. New this year, are Facebook Live sessions and see-me-now Hot Seats, where VAs open up about the problems they face in growing their business, and Experts offer input.

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 clients and have the “hands on” experience networking can bring.

This Internet-based Convention is designed entirely to bring together Virtual Assistants for seminars, training workshops, presentations, and networking. This year’s line-up includes new “Social Media/Technology” methodologies, 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 2017 includes networking sessions led by UK, UAE, Spain VAs and Canadian Virtual Assistants who will discuss the in-country issues they face.  

Now in its 10th year, the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded business professionals.  It also includes a gala celebration of International Virtual Assistants Day

“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 celebrate International Virtual Assistants Day (IVADay), to commemorate the 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 and social networking resources. VAs deliver professional administrative, creative, managerial, online marketing, technical, back-office and/or personal support services to busy clients.


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 10th annual OIVAC activities, visit the OIVAC website, or email us at



For More Information

Contact: Sharon Williams

Date: April 18, 2017
: (443) 802-5968
E-mail: info @

Virtual Business Journey Begins at Online International Virtual Assistants Convention for Many Small Business Owners

Baltimore, MD –The three-day, 100% virtual assistants international convention scheduled for Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20, 2017. The convention perfectly blends virtual assistant industry leading educational presentations with networking, technology training, Hot Seats, Expert panels and our special International Virtual Assistant Day celebration. These activities are conducted via easy to access and use web-based conferencing technology, regardless of geographic boundaries.

Virtual Assistants (VAs) are independent entrepreneurs who work remotely. We use the latest technologies to deliver administrative, online marketing, creative, managerial, technical, business back-office and/or remote support services. Our clients are busy entrepreneurs, executives, and other professionals. We make important contributions to the growth and stability of small businesses, worldwide. Veteran, aspiring, novice VAs attend.

” VAs converge in celebration of the best and brightest in our industry,” says OIVAC Chair and VA industry trailblazer, Ms. Sharon Williams of “We also celebrate International Virtual Assistants Day (IVADay), which showcases the accomplishments of extraordinary virtual assistants who best exemplify our creed: Dedication, Experience, Expertise and Determination to Succeed (DEEDS).”

Since 1996, more than 20,000 professionals from around the world have become VAs. The industry grows as more jobs are outsourced and people catch the entrepreneurial fever. Virtual Assistants are highly-skilled working mothers, executive assistants, technology professionals, creative types and others who decided to start their own businesses in order to achieve a better work/life balance.

“OIVAC has something for almost everyone. Partnering and relationship development to the introduction of new software, internet-based marketing strategies, and technology enhancements – are all accessible from the comforts of a home or office,” says Williams. We look forward to connecting during one of the online seminars, networking or Hot Seat sessions, etc.

For more information on and the 10th celebration, please visit the website or email



The Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is a collaborative effort developed by virtual professionals who partner with small businesses and entrepreneurs specializing in various areas including – coaching, speaking, real estate, marketing, law, affiliate management, accounting, and consulting, etc.  Approaching this 10th-year celebration, our theme, “Where Your Future Starts. Today”, let’s individual interested in the industry that they can begin their journey today. Here at OIVAC.

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