2017 Winter Back to Basics Conference

  • 13 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 AM (PDT)
  • 15 Mar 2017
  • 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6206


  • Registration for comped registrants

Registration is closed

This BROCHURE includes the agenda, airport information, hotel details, dress code, etc.

HOTEL:  A block of rooms has been reserved at $179/night until Monday, February 20, 2017 or until sold out, whichever occurs first.  You can book your room under the SIA block by calling reservations at (877) 622-3056 OR you can book online HERE Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa 900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA  92660.

AIRPORTS:  The closest airport to the hotel is John Wayne (Orange County) - 5mi.  Long Beach Airport is 25mi; Los Angeles (LAX) is 44mi and LA/Ontario Airport is 49mi.  You can reserve SuperShuttle online at or call them at 310-782-6600.  To review transportation information from all airports, click HERE.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after March 3, 2017. 
Check payments should be mailed to:
Jill Garrison, Attn:  SIA 2017 Winter Basics Conf, 95 Delphinium Way, Stafford, VA  22556.

SIA Member & Attendee Code of Conduct:  Membership in SIA and attendance at SIA functions is subject to the observance of SIA’s Code of Conduct.  Any member or attendee who violates this Code is subject to expulsion from membership and may be excluded from future SIA events.   The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information.  Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication. Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions.  Members and/or attendees shall not solicit business or otherwise seek any private or personal financial gain in attending or participating in any SIA meeting or function; including the distribution of material not approved in advance by the SIA Board.  Membership/event attendee lists shall not be used or sold for any commercial or promotional purpose. 

Registration Substitutions

You must notify SIA’s Business Manager by email at least 48 hrs in advance of the conference if you wish to send a substitute participant. Registered attendees may not "share" a single registration between multiple company personnel without prior coordination (at least 48 hours) and authorization from SIA’s Business Manager.

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Phone:  703-946-5683 |

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