2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly

Overview

2024 Regional Conference and General Assembly, May 2-3, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

MAY 2-3
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

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.

REGISTER HERE

Agenda

May | Wednesday

3 p.m. EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

6 p.m. PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION (Invitation Only)

May 2 | Thursday

8 a.m. REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9 a.m. REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING

10 a.m. WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

11 a.m. GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

12:15 p.m. SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS LUNCHEON

2:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS I

2:15 p.m. STUDENT SHOWCASE

3:15 p.m. BREAK & NETWORKING

3:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS II

3:45 p.m. STUDENT SHOWCASE

5:30 p.m. EVENING RECEPTION

May 3 | Friday

8 a.m. REGISTRATION

8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST

9 a.m. WELCOME

9:10 a.m. STUDENT SHOWCASE AWARDS

9:30 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10 a.m. PLENARY PANEL SESSION

11:15 a.m. CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

Event Information

Tickets

Registration Early Bird Online Onsite
General Admission $400 $550 $700
SCAG Region Elected Official Free Free Free
SCAG Region City Manager Free Free Free
SCAG Region Student $150 $150 $150
Deadline March 29 April 26 May 3
Refund Policy

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.

Hotels

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 update@scag.ca.gov 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.

Location & Parking

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.

Attire

The conference calls for business casual attire. Please note the temperatures may be warm and plan accordingly.

Accommodations Request

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 update@scag.ca.gov 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.

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Panel Sponsors

Charter Communications, Spectrum Enterprise

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

The Olson Company

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Download Here

contact

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Perla Lopez
Special Events Producer
lopezp@scag.ca.gov.

800+ Attendees

191 Cities Represented

120+ City Managers, City Planning Staff & County Staff in Attendance

250+ Elected Officials

Diamond Sponsor

Amount $30,000
Sponsorships Available SOLD OUT
Speaking Opportunity Featured Speaking Role (Welcome + Opening Remarks)
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  5
Conference Registrations  6
Program Booklet Advertisement Full-Page, Color Ad (Inside or Back Page Cover) 
Exhibitor Table Premium Placement
Added Value Premier Lobby and Conference Space Branding + Gold Added Value
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Platinum Sponsor

Amount $25,000
Sponsorships Available SOLD OUT
Speaking Opportunity Featured Speaking Role 
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  4
Conference Registrations  5
Program Booklet Advertisement Full-Page, Color Ad (Premium Placement) 
Exhibitor Table Premium Placement
Added Value Premier Lobby and Conference Space Branding + Gold Added Value
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Sustainability Awards Luncheon Sponsor

Amount $20,000
Sponsorships Available 1
Speaking Opportunity Featured Speaking Role at Luncheon
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  4
Conference Registrations  4
Program Booklet Advertisement Full-Page, Color Ad (Premium Placement) 
Exhibitor Table Premium Placement
Added Value Special Logo and Brand Placement on Sustainability Awards Luncheon Materials + Gold Added Value
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Reception Sponsor

Amount $15,000
Sponsorships Available 1
Speaking Opportunity Introductory Remarks at Reception
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  3
Conference Registrations  2
Program Booklet Advertisement Full-Page, Color Ad (Premium Placement)  
Exhibitor Table Premium Placement
Added Value Special Reception Signage with Organization Logo + Gold Added Value
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Panel Sponsors

Amount $8,000
Sponsorships Available 2
Speaking Opportunity Introductory Remarks for Panel Session 
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  2
Conference Registrations  2
Program Booklet Advertisement Half-Page, Color Ad 
Exhibitor Table
Added Value Special Panel Signage with Organization Logo + Gold Added Value 
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Technology Sponsor

Amount $7,500
Sponsorships Available 1
Speaking Opportunity  
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  2
Conference Registrations  2
Program Booklet Advertisement Half-Page, Color Ad
Exhibitor Table
Added Value Exclusive Wi-Fi Sponsor Branding and Company Landing Page + Gold Added Value
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Gold Sponsors

Amount $6,000
Sponsorships Available 23
Speaking Opportunity  
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception
President’s Reception Invitations  1
Conference Registrations  1
Program Booklet Advertisement Half-Page, Color Ad
Exhibitor Table
Added Value Meter Board with Organization Logo at President’s Reception and Conference
List of Attending Members 
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Silver Sponsors

Amount $3,000
Sponsorships Available No Limit
Speaking Opportunity  
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception  
President’s Reception Invitations   
Conference Registrations  2
Program Booklet Advertisement  
Exhibitor Table  
Added Value Meter Board with Organization Logo at Conference 
List of Attending Members   
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms

Bronze Sponsors

Amount $1,500
Sponsorships Available No Limit
Speaking Opportunity  
Sponsor Recognition at President’s Reception  
President’s Reception Invitations   
Conference Registrations  1
Program Booklet Advertisement  
Exhibitor Table  
Added Value Meter Board with Organization Logo at Conference
List of Attending Members   
Logo Placement on Conference Website and On-screen Visuals + Mention of Organization on Social Media Platforms