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Forum Annual Conference
July 28-30, 2014

Hi ,
Thank you for registering for our upcoming conference in San Diego, CA! To get you started on your conference journey, we have a few useful tips and reminders.

Conference attire is business casual. We are expecting to have great weather with sunny skies and high 70s to low 80s. Remember the hotel meeting rooms tend to be chilly so you may want to bring an extra layer to the sessions.


All conference sessions will be on the lobby level of the Hotel Solamar except for breakfasts which will be outside on the terrace of the 4th floor.  The registration desk will be open beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 28 and will be located in the meeting space foyer on the lobby level (between the hotel check-in desk and restaurant). An orientation for new CEOs will take place at 9 a.m. in Luna B followed by an all day CEO Retreat in Luna A (starting at 10 a.m.). The Orientation for New Regional Association Staff will take place in Luna B at 11 a.m. and the RA Staff Retreat will start with lunch at 12:30 p.m. in Solstice B.


For those of you in town on Sunday night, we invite you to join us for a casual dinner at the Southpaw Social Club (815 J St), a short walk from the hotel.  A group will meet in the Solamar lobby at 6:20 p.m. and walk over together or you can meet us at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m.  If you will be joining us, we encourage you to bring cash to ease the bill payment process.

Please visit the
conference webpage, for links to the agenda, attendee roster, speaker information, and more.  We'll also be tweeting throughout the conference and we encourage other attendees to do so as well.  Please use the hashtag, #ForumCon14.


The hotel as an on-site business center available to hotel guests and we will have wifi available in the meeting space for conference attendees. If you will be staying at the Solamar, wifi will be complimentary in your guest room. Check-in is 3 p.m and checkout is 12 p.m.


Interested in learning more about San Diego? Take a look at some resources that highlight all the great things to experience in Milwaukee:

Many thanks go out to our planning team and our hosts, San Diego Grantmakers, who have put together an excellent program!  Once on-site, don't hesitate to ask questions or share any feedback to anyone on the planning committee or Forum staff.

We look forward to seeing you in a couple of days!


Courtney Moore
Member Services & Operations Manager
Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers



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