Western Regional Symposium

The California SWANA Chapters offer a regional symposium each year. The hosting chapter rotates annually. 

Registration is now open!

To register for the event, go to swananorcal.org and click on the Register Now button under the Western Regional Symposium Attendee information. Select the Continue as a Guest option, enter your contact information, then select the Continue button to go to the next page and make your ticket selections. If you have any problems registering, please e-mail [email protected] and we will contact you.

Here is a draft outline of the week's schedule, the technical session details will be posted by Friday, February 21st.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Sunday, April 26th 2020

         1:30 pm – 5:30 pm     CA Joint Chapters Leaders Meeting (Big Sur Room)

         12:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Registration (Foyer)    

       Monday, April 27th 2020

7:00 am – 6:30 pm   Registration (Foyer)                 

10:30 am – 3:30 pm   Golf (Pacific Grove Golf Course)

1:00 pm –  5:00 pm   Exhibitor Set-up (Laguna Grande Ballroom)

5:00 pm –   6:00 pm   Keynote Speaker: TBD (Seaside Ballroom)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   Welcome Reception (Laguna Grande Ballroom)         

Tuesday, April 28th 2020

7:30 am –   4:00 pm   Registration (Foyer)

8:00 am –   8:30 am   Welcome Introduction: Tracie Bills, Gold Rush President

                                           (El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

8:30 am –  9:45 am   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

9:45 am – 10:00 am   Break (Foyer)

         10:00 am – 11:15 am   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

         11:30 am – 2:30 pm   Trade Show (Laguna Grande Ballroom)  

         11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch (Atrium)

              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Joint Chapters Meeting (Big Sur Room)

2:30 pm –  3:45 pm   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

3:45 pm –   4:00 pm   Break (Foyer)

4:00 pm –   5:15 pm   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms) 

Wednesday, April 29th 2020

7:30 am –   5:00 pm   Registration (Foyer)

8:00 am – 9:15 am   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

9:15 am –   9:30 am   Break (Foyer)  

9:30 am – 10:45 am   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)  

         11:00 am –  2:00 pm   Trade Show (Laguna Grande Ballroom)              

         11:30 am –  1:00 pm   Lunch (Atrium)            

2:00 pm –   3:15 pm   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms) 

3:15 pm –   3:30 pm   Break (Foyer)  

3:30 pm –   4:45 pm   Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

5:30 pm –  8:30 pm   Banquet Dinner (Laguna Grande Ballroom)             

Thursday, April 30th 2020

7:30 am – 9:30 am      Registration (Foyer)                

8:00 am – 9:15 am      Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms) 

9:15 pm – 9:30 pm      Break (Foyer)

9:30 am – 10:45 am    Technical Sessions (Del Monte & El Camino/Del Mar Rooms)

Make your hotel reservations! Hotel Reservation Information

April 27-30, 2020

 Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside

1441 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard

Seaside CA 93955

Hotel Direct: (831) 393-1115

For reservations, call: 1-800-EMBASSY and ask for the SWANA group rate by referencing “SWANA 2020” or by referencing the group code “SWA” or you can book directly at: www.embassymonterey.com, after entering your arrival and departure dates, click on Add special rate codes and enter SWA under the group code.

$199 per night (Standard Suite with King Bed) + tax; $219 per night (Standard Suite with Double Beds) + tax, $219 per night (Bay View Suite with King Bed) + tax; parking is $7 per night for reservations made by April 3, 2020. Guestroom types cannot be guaranteed and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to ensure your room is reserved, you must reserve your room with a credit card guarantee. Any room reservations requests received after the April 3, 2020 date will be subject to availability and based on current room rates and reservation restrictions at the time the reservation is requested. The check-in time is 4:00 PM and the check-out time is 11:00 AM.

For guests arriving prior to or staying after the dates indicated for the Symposium, rates will be offered based on availability and will be subject to current room rates and reservation restrictions at the time the reservation is requested.

For more information contact:

SWANA Gold Rush Chapter:

James Moore, Symposium Chair

Phone: (916)223-7226

Email: [email protected]