Question: What is Servant Leadership?
Answer: A philosophy that turns the traditional model of leadership upside down and teaches leaders how to serve the people they lead- inspiring and equipping those we influence. This smarter approach replaces the command and control models of leadership to better focus on the needs of others and helps organizations become more profitable, people-oriented, and sustainable.
Question: What does the conference rate include?

The conference rate includes all meals and event functions listed in the program agenda. 

The conference rate does not include air and/or ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals outside of those listed in the conference agenda and any items of a personal nature. 

Question: What is the attire for this event?
Answer: Business casual (please no shorts or flip flops). We recommend bringing a coat/sweater, as meeting room temperatures can be chilly.
Question: Can I send a substitute in my place?
Answer: You may send a substitute in your place. Please contact Smith & Merrick Event Partners at info@smithmerrick.com to make the substitution. All substitutions must be made by Sunday, March 12th, 2017.
Question: What is the Sunday, March 12th Networking Reception?
Answer: This is an optional reception from 4:30-6:30pm where you can meet and greet other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors while enjoying snacks and beverages.
Question: What is the rate at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina for conference attendees?
Answer: All conference guests may book a hotel room for the discounted rate of $229 per night plus tax. Please visit our lodging & local attractions page for more information. The deadline to book a room is Monday, March 6, 2017.
Question: What kind of transportation is available?

The San Diego International Airport is approximately 3.3 miles from the hotel. Taxis are the least expensive transportation to and from the airport and around town. Shared ride services can be booked through Super Shuttle. Rates and information can be found on their website.

The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 15 USD  (one way)
Question: What attractions and restaurants are located near the hotel?

Visit the local attractions page on this website for more information on attractions and local dining options.

Question: What is the rate for parking?
Answer: Overnight self-parking is available for all guests, at a rate of $32 per day. 
Question: Will there be internet available at the conference?
Answer: Marriott Rewards Members are eligible for complimentary internet in their guest rooms.
Question: What is the average temperature this time of year in San Diego?
Answer: High: 75 degrees | Low: 60 degrees