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Welcome to Walnut Creek! The “Jewel of the East Bay” is located just east of San Francisco, and between two major California wine regions. Walnut Creek offers many newly renovated hotel rooms, exceptional outdoor scenery, and some of the best shopping/dining in the state. It’s a great time to meet in Walnut Creek!
Located near downtown Walnut Creek, the Walnut Creek Marriott is pleased to welcome you on your trip to San Francisco’s East Bay. With a sensational view of Mt. Diablo and a short drive to Napa Valley, your trip to the Bay Area will be perfectly suited to your wants and desires for an ideal getaway to California’s Coast. Exploring Walnut Creek has never been easier, a complimentary shuttle can pick you up and take you around town to your favorite attractions; including the Broadway Plaza Mall, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, or the Lesher.
Featuring 19 event rooms, 15 breakout rooms and 21,820 sq. ft of total event space. The largest room has capacity for 500 persons. The Marriott has available a long list of AV equipment, including projectors, microphones, PA system, stages, TVs and walkie talkies. High-speed internet access and catering are available as well.
Start your day off right with a breakfast buffet or full American breakfast. The hotel’s restaurant, Atrio, imparts the unique flavors of California and offers incredible cocktails, perfectly paired wines by the glass and several local brews. This casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Starbucks is available on-site.
|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||Ms. B's Breakfast Social & Registration|
|9:00 am - 10:30 am||Instant Start to Smart Keynote Speaker: Mike Dominguez: Hospitality Trends Revealed|
|10:45 am - 12:35 pm||Meet Your Matches and Slay the Day|
|12:35 pm - 1:35 pm||Seal the Deal Feast: Luncheon with Roger Rickard: Ripped from the Headlines|
|1:50 pm - 3:00 pm||Meet Your Matches and Slay the Day ... Continued|
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Explore the Floor: Property Tour|
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Smart Soiree: Stay and play!|