Things to Know Before You Go
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa in Carslbad, California for CRN’s annual events! Here is some information you may find helpful as you finalize your plans. Contact Maya English (firstname.lastname@example.org / 202-204-7687) if you have any pre-event questions. Click here for additional tips on attire for evening functions and can't-miss reception/committee meeting news.
The area’s average temperatures this time of year range from a low of 50°F to a high of 75°F. Keep in mind that the meeting rooms can sometimes be chilly, so bring a sweater or jacket along—layers are always a smart choice for travel and especially conferences.
Attire for all sessions of The Workshop and The Conference is business casual. For evening gatherings, the fun run & walk, golf tournament, yoga, and other activities, please see descriptions that follow.
ABOUT THE PARK HYATT AVIARA
The Park Hyatt Aviara is the host hotel where The Workshop and The Conference sessions and social functions will take place. The address is: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011. You can reach the hotel by phone at 760-448-1234.
Information on ground transportation is available via the websites of the airports servicing Carlsbad:
- McClellan-Palomar Airport (10 minutes/4 miles)
- San Diego International Airport SAN (40 minutes/32 miles)
- John Wayne Airport, Orange County (60 minutes/58 miles)
- Los Angeles International Airport LAX (100 minutes/96 miles)
The registration desk for The Workshop is outside the Laviana Ballroom, and The Conference registration desk is in the Grand Foyer. Please check in at CRN’s registration desk to receive your packet and name badge. Registration desk hours are:
- Wednesday 11/6 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
- Thursday 11/7 7:30 am – 12:15 pm
- Friday 11/8 7:30 am – 4:45 pm
- Saturday 11/9 7:30 am – 10:30 am
EVENING RECEPTION: PARTY LIKE IT'S 1994 Sponsored by Herbalife
Wednesday 11/6 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Palm Courtyard
Join us Wednesday evening in the Palm Courtyard for a reception with Workshop and Conference attendees, sponsored by Herbalife. Get ready to "Party like it's 1994" and have fun with pop culture memories from the same year DSHEA became law! Attire is casual – come dressed in your 90’s flannels, concert t-shirts and bright colors.
DSHEA SILVER ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION Sponsored by Jamieson Wellness, Inc. and Stratum Nutrition
Thursday 11/7 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Avalon Terrace
Raise a glass with us Thursday before dinner on your own as we toast to the 25th anniversary of DSHEA with elegance a reception sponsored by Jamieson Wellness, Inc., and Stratum Nutrition. Share the supplement industry memories that make you smile and snap a selfie with friends commemorating the occasion while savoring light appetizers and drinks to the sounds of a local guitarist. Attire is business casual.
DINE-AROUND — Plan ahead and make reservations!
Thursday 11/7 | 7:30 – 11:00 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Carlsbad
Dine at the resort, or go to nearby Carlsbad and explore one of its many popular restaurants. See a list of local restaurants here. Attendees will be provided discount codes for Lyft rides to and from the resort.
CLOSING RECEPTION: NIGHT AT THE DEL MAR Sponsored by Lonza
Friday 11/8 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm
LOCATION: Palm Courtyard
It's a sure bet—you do NOT want to miss CRN's Night at the Del Mar closing reception, sponsored by Lonza. Play to win—whether betting on horse races or trying your hand at equestrian-themed games—and collect tickets for prizes as you mingle with your industry colleagues and enjoy classic deluxe fare. Come dressed in your derby finest! Pastel sports jackets and dresses paired with extravagant hats encouraged.
IN-PERSON COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Thursday 11/7 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday 11/8 | 4:45 – 5:45 pm
INTERNATIONAL TRADE & MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Friday 11/8 | 4:45 – 5:45 pm
FREE GROUP ACTIVITIES
Thursday 11/7 | 6:30 – 7:20 am
Meet at 6:15 at the Palm Courtyard for check in—yoga starts at 6:30
Sign up in advance when you register online or at the registration desk and get additional details. Meet at 6:15 at the Palm Courtyard for check in—yoga starts at 6:30. Plan on wearing a warm layer to start.
KYOWA HAKKO FUN RUN & WALK Sponsored by Kyowa Hakko
Friday 11/8 | 6:30 – 7:30 am
Meet in lobby at 6:15 to head to starting location
Sign up in advance when you register online or at the registration desk and get a free t-shirt. Meet in lobby at 6:15 to head to the starting point in groups for the annual fun run/walk—a time-honored CRN conference tradition! Dress in layers for this early morning outside.
CRN’s popular golf outing and the catamaran cruise are filled with advance registrants, but if you would like to be placed on a waitlist for openings, please contact Maya English. Or, take the afternoon to enjoy the Aviara Spa—conference attendees receive a 10% discount! Reservations are recommended.
GOLF TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Balchem
$249 includes box lunch and an afternoon at the Aviara Golf Club on one of the best courses in the country and the #1 course in Southern California.
CATAMARAN CRUISE Sponsored by Amin Talati Wasserman LLP
$85 for a three-hour tour of San Diego's breathtaking Pacific coast, complete with lunch at the resort and beer and wine served on deck.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CARLSBAD!
Please contact Maya English (email@example.com / 202-204-7687) if you have any pre-event questions.
THANK YOU, 2019 EVENT SPONSORS!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS