2017 National Conference

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Conference Hotel
Sheraton Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Self-Parking is offered at the group rate of $18/night on hotel property. Valet Parking is $39/night. Attendees who are not staying overnight and parking at the hotel can pick up a discounted pass at the Conference Registration Desk located at Marina.

How can I get to the Sheraton Hotel and Marina?
Complimentary airport shuttle transportation is provided by the Sheraton's existing courtesy shuttle schedule. Make sure to take the shuttle to Marina Tower, where all registered BBBS attendees will be staying. The hotel is located approximately five minutes away from the airport. If you will be driving, self-parking is offered at the discounted group rate of $18/night. Please see the Registration Desk at Marina 4 to pick up your discount ticket. Valet parking is $39/night. For ride share locations, shuttle contact information, and additional navigation options around San Diego, click here for more information.

Internet Access
Complimentary internet access is available in each room. For internet access in the conference meeting space from June 26 - 29, join: Big Brothers Big Sisters and use the passcode: BBBS2017 (case sensitive).

Conference Maps

Download the conference map here to find Registration, Workshop Rooms, General Sessions, and meal functions.

Exhibit Hall
This year's Exhibit Hall is sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese's who will be giving away pizza parties to matches at 5 lucky agencies through the on-site ticket challenge. Also, featured in this year's Exhibit Hall is the Centene Relaxation Station that will have hot tea, massage tables, and live television. Blackbaud will have a mobile device charging station and ZEN Technology suite will be hosting coffee mid mornings from June 26 - 28. Download the Exhibitor Map here.

Local Restaurants and exploring San Diego
To find restaurants near the hotel, click here and if you wish to explore San Diego in your down time. Please click here for the top 10 suggested tourist activities for San Diego.

Special Events
To attend the Big Brothers Big Sisters Night with the San Diego Padres on June 27, you must pre-register to receive a ticket by June 19. Tickets are available at the registration desk by Marina 4 during the Conference hours. All attendees are highly recommended to wear the BBBS t-shirt which will be provided at the time of conference check-in. Shuttle service from the Sheraton to Petco Park will run every 30 minutes from 4:30 to 6:30PM on June 27. Pickup is outside the Bayview Foyer. Special pre-game ceremonies honoring Big Brothers Big Sisters will start at 6:40PM. Shuttle service back to the Sheraton will run every 30 minutes from 7:30 to 10:00PM, leaving from 14th Street bewteen K Street and Imperial Avenue. The last shuttle will leave Petco Park at 10PM. Full details on dining options near Petco Park and other transportation information is available on the Conference Website.

If you are attending this year's National Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBCUniversal on Wednesday, June 28, you will receive a ticket and one complimentary drink coupon. The attire for the Gala is business formal/cocktail. Seating is general seating for the exception of Award Winners, Corporate Partners, Speakers, and Conference Sponsors.

Nursing Moms
Nursing moms can collect a key from the Registration desk to use Room 518.

Social and Virtual
This year's conference general sessions and Awards Gala will be livestreamed on Facebook Live. There will also be off-stage interviews and other special events featured throughout the conference. Stay tuned for links and the schedule on the conference website.

Be sure to use the hashtag #BBBSTogether on your social medial posts and check the program book on details on how to win a free registration to the 2018 BBBSA National Conference and a special gift package fromo ALEX AND ANI.

Stay updated and get connected with Workplace by Facebook. Join the Group: 2017 National Conference by downloading the app or learn more at connect.bbbs.org/workplace.

For any other information or news regarding the conference, be sure to visit the conference website at www.conference.bbbs.org. The conference website also features a full agenda of all conference sessions.