About the convention

With 70 miles of beaches, world class attractions and fabulous weather, there’s no question why San Diego is considered America’s Finest City. Shed your winter coat, toss aside your soggy galoshes and forget your umbrella — bring flip-flops and sunscreen, and get ready to make some waves in San Diego, Calif.

Online registration closes at noon PST/3 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 6. You may register on-site starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.  The registration desk will in the Indigo Ballroom  at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront.

The JEA/NSPA convention returns to San Diego — this time along the beautiful bayfront with a promenade for jogging, walking or just soaking up sun. It really ia  great place to be. Just across the street is the bustling Gaslamp Quarter with historical buildings and 16 blocks of shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment including the San Diego Padres.

After the sessions, you’ll want to explore the natural and cultural attractions. Catch a wave at one of San Diego’s beaches. Feel the rush on the Giant Dipper roller coaster to sail over 2,600 feet of wooden tracks. Get your feet wet with more fun and games on the beach boardwalk from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach. Check out Sea World, and sit in the splash zone, where Shamu will be sure to send a wave (or two) your way. With the fabulous weather, you’ll surely pick up tan, too.

Spend the day at lunch Balboa Park, one of the nation’s largest cultural complexes. Browse the spectacular array of fine arts, science and history. Adjacent to the park is the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Bring your cameras and get ready to capture animals from all over the world basking in the San Diego sunshine and enjoying the limelight.

Head to Old Town to visit ghosts that haunt the famed Whaley House, wander the original gravesites for San Diego’s early settlers and cruise through the shops and centers in the Bazaar del Mundo. Grab a California Burrito and a few street tacos to complete your culinary adventure.

Dr. Seuss and Anchorman can’t be wrong. With myriad of attractions, fabulous weather and a diverse culture, San Diego is the ultimate please call home. So what are you waiting for?

You’ll find a list of publications, schools, individuals and vendors already registered to attend here.

Grab your flip-flops and make some waves in San Diego.