Posted August 22, 2017 in Conference
By Ken Hastings, Conference Chair
It is that time of year again. It is time for conference and I think we have a great one in store for you and your families. CALSPro is excited to offer a conference where you can not only meet with colleagues but learn something new that you can take home with you and implement in your businesses. We are equally excited about the venue that encourages you to bring your families and enjoy time away from the office.
Each year the Conference Chair works diligently to try and deliver a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders as well as experts from different fields. This year we are fortunate that we will be delivering both to you. The highlight of this year will definitely be Mr. Bob Davies. Bob brings an interactive program that is sure to entertain as well as inform. Bob speaks all across the country and has graciously agreed to come and speak to us.
Coming out of the Strategic Planning Session we have several new By-Law amendment proposals that are being brought before the membership. Your vote only counts if you are there, so make sure your voice is heard.
Continuing to deliver a new and unique conference venue is not always easy. This year, our location definitely aides in this endeavor by providing a unique location with history. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas is a great resort. Several of our members have stayed at this resort over the past couple of years and find it wonderful. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort was once the playground of the Hollywood rich and famous. The Hollywood elite would fly their private planes in from greater Los Angeles and land right on the fairways of the resort to escape the city for secret getaways. We hope to provide you with the same opportunities. From the Blu Ember Restaurant to the gorgeous views, from the awesome golf course to the outstanding pools, water slides and lazy river. Yes I said water slides and lazy river.
The resort is adjacent to The River Mall. The mall is an outdoor shopping place which features shops and restaurants such as Fleming’s Steakhouse, Yard House and the Cheesecake Factory. There is a movie theater, outdoor live music and a man made river flowing throughout the mall.
Our location is an 8 minute drive to The Shops at El Paseo. If you have never been to the Palm Springs area before, El Paseo is the Rodeo Drive of the desert. It features shops such as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Ave., Kate Spade New York, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Lululemon and several respected art galleries. Definitely a great place to shop.
These are just a few of the highlights, sights and options available to you at this years conference. We are working on even more but you will have to attend to see what is in store. So pack up the family, pack your bags, and get ready for an awesome weekend you won’t want to miss. See you in Rancho Mirage!