CAL SMACNA 55th Annual Convention Cancelled

It is with deep regret to inform you that CAL SMACNA’s 55th Annual Convention April 7th 10th at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla has been cancelled

Unfortunately, state and local health orders related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to restrict large group gatherings in San Diego county.  CAL SMACNA’s Convention Committee, Executive Committee and staff had all hoped pandemic conditions would have changed in California by now.  While we know this is disappointing, the health and welfare of our guests and communities remain our top priorities.  Full refunds to convention and golf registrants as well as sponsors will be processed between now and March 31st. (see directions below)

Convention & Golf Registration — Refund Policy

CAL SMACNA will provide a full refund of all Convention and Golf registration fees. Please allow us time to process full refunds.  We anticipate all refunds to be issued by March 31st. You do not need to request a refund as they will be issued automatically via your original form of payment. 

Convention Sponsorship — Refund Policy

CAL SMACNA will provide a full refund of your sponsorship.  Refunds will be issued back to the original form of payment issued by March 31st. If you rolled over your sponsorship from the 2020 Convention, you have the option to rollover your sponsorship to our 2022 convention at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa or you can request a full refund.  Please email veronika@cal-smacna.org indicating how you would like to proceed or if you have any questions.

Hotel Reservations — Refund Procedure

Per The Lodge at Torrey Pines cancellation policy, CAL SMACNA cannot cancel your hotel reservation.  Please contact the hotel at (858) 453-4420 to cancel your reservation.  Once you have cancelled your reservation, you will receive notification directly from The Lodge at Torrey Pines.  Please make sure you check your junk/spam for this cancellation confirmation. Please note to avoid charge of first night room and tax, reservations need to be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival date.  (Alternatively, the hotel has agreed to honor the discounted room rate if you would like to individually keep your reservation for a “single household” weekend getaway during these dates. You just need to contact them and let them know your plans.)  

If you have further questions regarding your hotel reservation, registration(s), or sponsorship refunds, please contact veronika@cal-smacna.org.

I cannot thank our Convention Committee, sponsors, vendors, and staff enough for the enormous amount of work they all put into this CAL SMACNA conference.  Everything — from the charming ambiance of this beautiful coastal venue, to the remarkable line up of speakers and high energy entertainment, or playing golf on the 2021 US Open prepped course — would have been absolutely wonderful to enjoy after all of the challenging times in the past year.  It breaks our hearts to have to cancel this event.  

We are looking forward to connecting in person again and are working hard to plan a phenomenal event with fantastic content for our 56th Annual Convention in 2022 on April 20th  through 23rd at Grand Hyatt Kauai, in Koloa, HI.   Mark your calendars now and stay healthy!

Please visit our website www.cal-smacna.org for a list of the companies that generously sponsored our convention. 

We appreciate your understanding and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused you or your company.

Please feel free to contact our staff at (916) 363-7460 if you should have questions or need additional information. 

-Chris Walker
Executive Vice President