2021 Annual International Conference

86th Annual International Conference
Late October, 2021      

Check back after August, 2020 to learn about the October, 2021 conference in San Diego, California.

First Time Attendee Tips for future in-person conferences.

  • Stay at the conference lodging.  If you want a roommate, consider posting on the private ABC Facebook page and/or post on the conference forum (opening in August).
  • Arrive a few hours early to settle in comfortably; stay for the entire conference.
  • Volunteer at the registration desk and meet new people.
  • Attend the First Time Attendee breakfast and hear from the ABC President and ABC Executive Director.
  • Participate in a workshop or pre- or post-conference excursion to make even more connections.
  • Take care of yourself.  Consider participating in ABC Fresh Start with gentle stretching and meditation.  Make good choices; allow time to process your thoughts and take time for a bit of quiet each day.  Enjoy fresh air and exercise. Get enough sleep. 
  • If you need a friend or mentor, look for someone wearing an ABC Ambassador button or visit ABC Connect; you will discover seasoned ABC members who are happy to "show you the ropes." 

Lodging & Venue

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California  92101

Rates: Single/Double (pending) (plus 13.3% tax; subject to change).  Includes guest room internet.
At check-in the optional $26 resort charge (plus tax) covers:

  • Local & domestic phone calls from the guestroom (rates vary)
  • 1-hour of bicycle or non-motorized water sports rentals, including kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats offered through SD Adventures. See standard rates at https://www.sdadventures.com/
  • 1-hour tennis court rental with equipment for 2
  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily food & beverage credit of $10
  • Internet access ($12.95 per day).  (ABC room block lodging includes internet in lodging room.)

Click to learn about the hotel's courtesy airport shuttle.

Enjoy this promotional video from San Diego.  Explore this Point Loma video "Where Inspiration Sets Sail." National Geographic promotes San Diego in this video World's Smart Citiesvideos courtesy of San Diego Tourism Authority

Photograph of Balboa Park fountain courtesy of San Diego Tourism Authority

Enjoy this promotional video from San Diego.  Explore this Point Loma video "Where Inspiration Sets Sail." National Geographic promotes San Diego in this video World's Smart Citiesvideos courtesy of San Diego Tourism Authority

Travel & Transit Tips

If travelling via plane, you are required to present a REAL ID compliant driver's license or a valid passport (or other approved ID) to board a domestic flight.  This federal requirement is effective October 1.

Train or trolley and area transit?  Click here to learn more.

Click link to reach World Health Organization https://www.who.int/ or United States Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/

Click here to learn of top area attractions.

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