National Conference 2017

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.”

Ben Stein (American writer, actor, and political/economic commentator)

Featured Speakers

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Agenda and Other Information

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Program Highlights

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“You are the sum total of the people you meet and interact with in the world.”

Tanner Colby (American writer on issues of race, politics, and culture)

Planning Your Trip

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Traveling to San Diego

How to Book Your Travel

You are responsible for making your airline reservations and covering all travel expenses that you incur.

We strongly recommend registering for the conference before making travel arrangements. If you wish to extend your stay either before or after the conference, e-mail Mike La Vita so that we can confirm availability.

You may book your flights on your own or through our preferred travel agency, Ultramar Travel Management. To request reservations through Ultramar, e-mail commonwealth@ultramartravel.com or call 855.681.0785. Remember to identify yourself as a Commonwealth Financial Network® sponsor. Please note: There is a ticketing charge of $45 per person for sponsors and their primary guest. Additional guests booked through Ultramar will incur a ticketing charge of $5 per person.

Directions

Access directions to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Car Rental and Parking

Commonwealth will provide transportation to all off-property group activities.

If you choose to rent a car for personal use, there is a Hertz located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. You can reach the Hertz office by calling 619.702.4524 during normal business hours.

At the Manchester Grand Hyatt, valet parking is $10 to $55, plus tax, per day, depending on the length of stay. Self-parking is available for $8 to $35, plus tax, per day, depending on the length of stay.

Airport and Transportation Info

San Diego is serviced by San Diego International Airport (SAN). Transportation to and from the airport is at your expense, and prices vary based on which mode of transportation you use.

Airport San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Miles from hotel 2.9 miles
Taxi fare (up to 4 passengers) Approximately $12–$15 one way
Public transportation

Take city bus 992 inbound to Broadway & Columbia Street stop

$2.25 one way; approximately 23 minutes, depending on traffic

Shared shuttle service

You can book SuperShuttle in advance by visiting www.supershuttle.com or calling 800.258.3826.

$10 for each passenger

Please note: The shuttle stops at other properties, so be sure to book your return transportation to the airport three hours prior to your flight departure.

Private sedan (up to 3 passengers)

To arrange private sedan service in advance, call ExecuCar at 800.410.4444.

$44 per vehicle

What to Pack

During the day and for our evening events, casual or business casual attire is appropriate. For more tips on what and how to pack, please refer to TravelSmith’s packing checklist and TSA guidelines.

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Your Stay

Hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA  92101
Phone: 619.232.1234
Fax: 619.233.6464

Check-In Time: 4:00 P.M.
Checkout Time: 12:00 NOON

This year, sponsor attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations. After registering for the conference, please visit our customized registration page to reserve your hotel room.

If you will be staying late in San Diego to participate in the Commonwealth Gives Back walk, we will subsidize 50 percent of your hotel room cost for the night of Saturday, October 14.

Hotel Stay Extensions

If you would like to extend your stay at the hotel, please e-mail Mike La Vita before making flight arrangements that deviate from the conference dates.

If you will be staying longer in San Diego to participate in the Commonwealth Gives Back walk, we will subsidize 50 percent of your hotel room cost for the night of Saturday, October 14.

Weather

The temperature in San Diego in mid-October ranges from an average high of 73 degrees to an average low of 61 degrees.

Internet Access

Complimentary high-speed Internet connections are available in all hotel rooms.

Fitness Center/Pool

The fitness center is complimentary and open to guests 24/7. The gym features more than 30 pieces of Precor cardio equipment and weight machines. The main pool, located on the fourth floor, is open from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

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Guest Fees

The cost to bring additional guests and children to the conference is based on age. The fees below include all breakfasts and lunches, as well as the Welcome Reception. Guests ages 18 and older are also invited to join us on our final evening event.

  • 0–3 years of age: Free
  • 4–12 years of age: $325
  • 13–20 years of age: $650
  • 21 years of age and older: $775

Please note: We are not hosting an adult guest or children’s program at National. For tips on what to do in the area, call the hotel at 619.232.1234 and ask to be connected to the concierge.

The maximum number of persons per room is four. If you plan to bring additional guests, please contact Mike La Vita to discuss possible options.

Babysitting

For a list of recommended childcare providers, so that you may arrange babysitting services, call the hotel at 619.232.1234 and ask to be connected to the concierge.

Registration and Fees

Attendee Registration Details

Registration Rates

Full Sponsorship: Includes one 50-minute breakout speaking session, six exhibit booth sessions, and all scheduled meals for up to four sponsor attendees. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

Exhibit Booth-Only Sponsorship: Includes six exhibit booth sessions and all scheduled meals for up to two sponsor attendees. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

Please note: For Commonwealth Core partners, if conference sponsorship fees are included within your yearly agreement, you will not be invoiced for this event. All other sponsors will be invoiced accordingly.

Please register all conference attendees by Friday, September 8.

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Additional Policies

Additional Sponsor Attendees
In order to register additional sponsor attendees, outside of those included within each sponsorship package, you must contact Wendy Kania for approval. The fee to register additional sponsor attendees is $5,000.

Hotel Stay Extensions
If you would like to extend your stay at the hotel, please contact Mike La Vita before making flight arrangements that deviate from the conference dates.

If you will be staying longer in San Diego to participate in the Commonwealth Gives Back walk, we will subsidize 50 percent of your hotel room cost for the night of Saturday, October 14.

Cancellation Policy
Please notify Mike La Vita if you need to cancel your registration.

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Commonwealth's 2017 National Conference will take place October 11–14, 2017, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

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