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Sporting Events and Meetings

Planning a Sports Event in San Diego

What makes San Diego an ideal destination for your next sporting event or meeting? Aside from the year-round, near-perfect climate, San Diego offers a diverse range of recreational activities and a community looking for new and interesting sporting events. Fueled by a passion for sports and an active Southern California lifestyle, San Diego is often referred to as the sports and fitness capital in the U.S.

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Military and Defense Industry Meetings

Your Ideal Meeting Destination

You serve your country with great honor, and now we are honored to serve YOU - with a special program designed to make your military and defense industry meetings very successful! This service is provided to you at no cost - compliments of the San Diego Tourism Authority!

We understand your need to find a quality hotel with excellent meeting space at federal government per diem rates. Our state of the art technology will make this process quick and efficient. After submitting the information as outlined below, we will identify hotels that meet your requirements. An internet link specific to your meeting will be created, allowing San Diego hotels to respond quickly and directly to you with rates and availability. And, if you need a local military liaison, we will be delighted to help.

To start this process, we will need the following information:

  • Meeting dates or time frame
  • Number of guest rooms estimated
  • Meeting space and configuration desired
  • Food & beverage needs
  • Audio/visual requirements

Past Military Meetings held in San Diego include:

  • Air National Guard - Civil Engineering Programming Conference
  • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics - Joint C4ISR Symposium
  • Army National Guard Readiness Center - National Guard Safety Conference
  • Department of Defense - JAMRS Conference
  • Department of Navy-Drug Education for Youth - Annual Training Conference
  • Department of Veterans Affairs OGC Annual Conference
  • Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF)-NDE/24th RNT/37th S & MBS Joint Subcommittee Meeting Affairs - SREB Meeting
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Educator Workshop Program Series
  • National Defense Transportation Association Annual Forum & Exhibition
  • SPAWAR - JTR-Joint Logistics Working Group
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Project Team Conference
  • U.S. Coast Guard - U.S. Coast Guard MEXUSPAC Joint Response Team
  • U.S. Naval Forces, Southern Command - Inter-American Naval Conference
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Multicultural Meetings

The San Diego region has a rich multicultural tapestry. The historic murals in Chicano Park and Balboa Park, Malcolm X Library in East San Diego, Martin Luther King Promenade and Chinese Historic District in downtown San Diego are just a few examples of the multicultural tributes evident throughout the county.

We take great pride in preserving our heritage and culture. San Diego's festivals, neighborhoods, theaters, museums and dining opportunities reflect diverse cultures and lifestyles, including African-American, Asian-American, Latin-American, Native American, LGBT, Jewish and more.

Come join our multicultural celebrations. You'll find that San Diego's warmth comes not only from its sunny weather but also its friendly people. This open-arms policy has helped make our city one of America's most desirable places to live.

With a wealth of meeting facilities and accommodations, culturally and scenically diverse regions, 135 conference and convention hotels, and 56,000+ hotel rooms, San Diego provides many ways to make your event memorable.

We extend a warm welcome to you and your delegates to experience the diversity that has made San Diego a multicultural meetings and tourism destination.

Annual multicultural events held in San Diego include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Festival and Parade
  • San Diego LGBT Pride Celebration
  • Pacific Islander Festival
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival
  • Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • San Diego American Indian Cultural Days
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Vietnamese Tet Festival
  • Black History Month Kumba Festival
  • Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
  • International Village Celebration
  • Chinese New Year and Culture Fair
  • Brazil Carnaval
  • International Film Festival
  • Latino Film Festival
  • Little Italy Precious Festival
  • Portugese Festa
  • Annual Greek Festival
  • San Diego Multicultural Festival
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Sustainable San Diego

A Guide to Environmentally Friendly "Green" Meetings in San Diego

San Diego's commitment to the environment and the protection of its most treasured resources - 70 miles of beautiful beaches and the best year round weather in the country - is far reaching. San Diego currently ranks 1st in California in Solar and 9th in the country for green jobs.

Green Meeting Resources

Find the perfect location to host your sustainable meeting. Click here to see a complete guide to venues, business and hotels in San Diego.

Green Industry Resources

Many resources are available within the meeting and sustainable industries that provide guidelines and other information to make your sustainable meeting a success. Click here for a complete list to help green your meeting.

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