SCAG will host the 59th Annual Regional Conference and General Assembly on May 2-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.
Southern California has many geographic, demographic and economic advantages, but the challenges of 2024 and beyond will require proactive collaboration across local boundaries. Following final adoption of the Connect SoCal 2024 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, the 2024 Regional Conference and General Assembly brings together local and regional leaders to share and learn from each other on the future of mobility, housing and communities, the environment and the economy.
Register online to join leaders in business, planning and public policy working to accelerate the region at the 59th annual Regional Conference and General Assembly.
If an attendee for the 2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly cancels on or before April 12, the attendee will receive a full refund of registration fees.
If an attendee for the 2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly cancels after April 12, the attendee will not receive a refund of registration fees unless due to an emergency.
If an attendee for the 2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly cancels after the start of the conference on May 2, no refund of registration fees will be issued.
Requests for refunds after the refund deadline must include an explanation for the reason and be submitted in writing. Upon receipt of a request to refund registration fees, SCAG will evaluate each circumstance and determine whether the request is granted. Please allow up to five (5) business days to process your refund request.
The conference room rate is $205 per night. The cutoff date to book a hotel room at the discounted rate is Monday, April 15. SCAG cannot guarantee any rooms past this date. You will receive a separate confirmation email for your hotel reservation.
How do I book my room?
After you register, you can book your room from the registration confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email with a link to book your room. If you haven’t received your registration confirmation email or are having issues with the room link, please email email@example.com Please note, the room link is the only way to book a room in the conference room block.
For attendees staying at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
The event venue has ample parking. For overnight guests, self-parking is included in the resort fee. For all other attendees, mention SCAG to self-park for $15 per day. Valet parking is $40 for overnight.
The conference calls for business casual attire. Please note the temperatures may be warm and plan accordingly.
SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the event. Please provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the event to firstname.lastname@example.org to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.
Code of Conduct
While SCAG encourages networking and enjoyment of the social atmosphere of the Regional Conference and General Assembly, this is a friendly reminder that SCAG maintains a zero-tolerance policy for all types of harassment. Sexual harassment or any form of discrimination based on gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, religion or other protected classification is never acceptable. SCAG prides itself on supporting a positive environment and promoting the highest standards of professionalism. SCAG strives to ensure that all attendees enjoy a safe environment and attendees are encouraged to report incidents of harassment or other misconduct to a member of SCAG’s Management team or event security immediately so it may be addressed. As a Regional Conference and General Assembly participant, we appreciate your cooperation and support in ensuring a harassment-free zone and maintaining our professional standards.
Notice of Filming
By attending the Regional Conference and General Assembly, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to, authorize and grant permission to SCAG (and its authorized representative’s permission) to record (by video, audio or any other means), interview, or engage in photography. This consent includes the use of any or all of the materials, in any form and by any medium, as part of any future publications, brochures or other materials used to promote SCAG. As an attendee, you consent and agree that such use by SCAG or its authorized representatives shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation of any kind. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video or audio recording taken by SCAG or its authorized representatives. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability and release before entering the event.
Thank you to our generous sponsors.
SCAG’s Regional Conference & General Assembly sponsorships provide an unparalleled opportunity to promote your commitment to the region and network with elected officials, decision makers, community leaders, and business stakeholders throughout Southern California.
Download the 2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly Sponsorship Opportunities brochure.