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America's SBDC 42nd Annual Conference

San Diego, CA Sept. 6-9th, 2022

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Conference Overview 

America’s SBDC is very excited to announce that it will be hosting its 43rd Annual Conference in-person in 2022.

After two years of hosting an online version of its annual professional development event we are delighted to bring our members of the SBDC network, our partners, and supporters back together under the warm sunshine, always found in beautiful San Diego, California.

What’s in store for 2022?
Everyone has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 global pandemic. Through these experiences we have all been challenged and found ways to stay strong, work smarter, and strive for more resiliency in our daily lives.

As we look ahead, we think of the importance of that shared spirit…. felt through our families, our communities and most importantly through our centers and networks. We reflect on the power of working together to join our collective talents, resources, and information to survive some of the most challenging times many of us have ever seen.

Our 2022 conference theme will be “Synergy-Energy.” These words mean and evokes the feeling of how powerful we are together when we work towards a common goal.

Join us this September at the Marriott Marquis overlooking the deep blue water of the San Diego Bay, as we come together to harness our talents and resources to bring success and synergy energy to millions of SBDCs and small businesses in 2022 and beyond

Host Hotel

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 W Harbor Dr,.
San Diego, CA 92101

Whether you are in town for business or vacation, you will be charmed by Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Our waterfront hotel overlooks our private marina and is near numerous attractions, including Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Balboa Park. Every hotel room and suite has impressive views of the city or San Diego Bay. Recharge on indulgent bedding and take advantage of the relaxed reading chairs, flat-screen TVs, desks and Wi-Fi; many rooms have private balconies. Concierge-level rooms grant access to Lounge perks, including free breakfasts, while suites offer generous living areas. Pamper yourself at our hotel's day spa, work out in our 24-hour gym or take a dip in our outdoor pools. Indulge with creative American, Mexican and Asian-fusion fare at our award-winning restaurants. Event planners love our recently redesigned indoor and picture-perfect outdoor venues, combining nearly 271,000 square feet of hotel function space with bespoke event services.

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