Room share is a good way to make new friends while sharing expenses. If you wish to share a room with another participant, please post a notice on the NARTS message boards.
Airport Transportation / Driving Directions & Parking
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 4 miles/10 minutes from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $13-$15 each way. Super Shuttle provides van airport shuttle service at a discounted rate to NARTS attendees of $7 each way per person. They also offer executive car sedan airport transportation at a discounted rate of $30 each way for up to 3 passengers. Click Here for a printable info sheet. Click Here to make Online Shuttle Reservations or Phone: 800.258.3826. Use Group Code: NARTS when making reservations. Note: Advance reservations are required to receive the discounted rate. For driving directions and map to the hotel Click Here. Valet parking is $32 overnight. The hotel does not have self-parking—there are pay parking lots within 2 to 4 blocks from the hotel. They charge from $12-$15 overnight.
What to Wear
Getting To Know You: Come as you are - comfy and casual!
Resale Bus Tour: Casual & comfy. VERY comfortable shoes!
"Sweet Treats" Dessert Party & Talent Show: Evening Attire - Ladies... Cocktail dress or dressy pant outfit. This is a good time to bring out your strappy sandals and glitzy jewelry! Men... Suits or Sport Coats, Dress Shirt & Slacks - Ties are not required. (ABSOLUTELY NO Jeans or Shorts are Permitted)
Costumes Optional: Dress as your favorite celebrity or movie/TV character in keeping with our talent show theme.
Conference Sessions: Casual Business Attire (ABSOLUTELY NO Jeans or Shorts are Permitted)
Sunday Night: Casual Attire - Shorts, Capris, Jeans, Skirts with a lightweight jacket or sweater... whatever you are comfortable in and don't forget your Dancin' shoes!
Weather: The temperature in San Diego during June averages from the low 60's to the mid 70's.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Meeting rooms are always cool and buses are air conditioned, so PLEASE bring a sweater and/or jacket to assure your comfort! If you dress for the outdoor temps, you'll be chilly inside the meeting rooms.
What to Pack
Business cards... to exchange with your peers.
Business checks & credit cards... for your shopping trip through SourceMart and for all the bargains at Auction!
Extra tote bag or suitcase... so you can pack all the papers and goodies you accumulated during Conference.
Store photo album / scrapbook... to share on Thursday evening at Getting To Know You.
Info Share handouts... your ads, policies, store newsletters, etc. Bring 200 copies or what you can spare.
For more information about Info Share and the Photo Albums, please visit our FAQ page.
Greeters will be outside opening events to welcome you, answer questions, introduce you to others and make sure your first NARTS meeting is a positive experience. For more information about Meeting Ambassadors read our FAQs. First time attendees will enjoy reading about My First Meeting.
Online registrants will receive a printable confirmation/receipt via email. If you register by mail your confirmation/receipt will be sent via email or mail from the NARTS office.
Registration & Badges
Registration will be held at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego on the Second level, beginning Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. For your convenience, we will offer late registration on Friday from 8 to 8:30 PM and Saturday from 8 to 8:45 AM. All name badges must be picked up on-site during registration. Badges will not be mailed in advance. Each registered attendee must pick up their own badge. Be sure to have a valid photo ID available at registration. Name badges are required for admittance to all conference functions.
NO REFUNDS will be granted AFTER June 10, 2013 FOR ANY REASON. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. No shows will not be refunded. Substitutes welcome with notice from original registrant—the difference between member and non member price will be charged if a non member replaces a member. Written cancellations received NO LATER than June 10, 2013 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee per person - including full guest packages.
If you or your registered guest have a special medical dietary requirement and/or a disability that may require accommodation to fully participate AND you failed to note it on your registration form, please email or call our meeting planner, Adele Meyer at: 800.544.0751. Special accommodation needs MUST be submitted by June 1, 2012. Please submit special medical dietary needs by June 10, 2013.
No Smoking Policy
For the comfort and health of all attendees... all NARTS functions will be smoke-free. This includes educational sessions, workshops and all food functions. Also, please honor the smoking policy of the hotel.
Responsible Drinking Policy
Alcoholic beverages are a part of some social events during NARTS Conference. An individual’s decision to partake is a matter of personal choice and is neither encouraged nor discouraged by the Association. Reasonable and appropriate measures are taken by NARTS to ensure that consumption occurs in a safe and responsible manner. All attendees are expected to exercise good judgment in their consumption of alcohol at NARTS events.