Q: This is my first time attending Annual Conference. Where do I start?
A: First, I would register yourself for your preferred registration type. Add any ticketed events that you plan to attend, such as maybe the Friday night event: “Margaritaville”. Then, check the schedule to see which events or sessions you would like to attend. Make sure you attend the First Time Attendee Conference Orientation on Wednesday at 1:00PM, because this will be the best place for you to ask your questions regarding what to attend and which meetings most pertain to you. Then, network-network-network! Connect with conference attendees in the AGC Events App, and plan to attend all scheduled breaks and the receptions every evening. Feel free to reach out to the AGC Events dept via email or call 916-371-2422 with any other questions or if you want to connect you with your local Regional Director before the event.
Q: Do I have to register for the entire conference if I’m just attending Committee, Division and State Board Meetings?
A: Yes, everyone must be registered to attend the conference in order to access the Education Seminars, General Sessions, and AGC Business Meetings. We will be checking name badges at the door of every session, so please register in advance.
Q: Do I have to register my spouse/guest for the full conference?
A: You are not required to register your spouse/guest for conference, however, if they wish to access any of the conference activities including any sessions or the expo, they must be registered. The suggested registration type for spouses/guests is the Guest Reception Registration, which includes access to the President's Welcome Reception on Wednesday and 1 ticket to the Friday night event. The Guest Reception Registration is the only registration that includes a Friday night event ticket.
Q: How do I check the conference schedule?
A: You can check the Schedule page of this conference website to view the most up-to-date schedule for the conference. You can learn more about some of the events on the Event Info page. Once you are at the conference, you and use the AGC Events App to create a personalized schedule for the event and be most informed on any schedule changes. You can download the AGC Events App in your provider's app store by searching for "AGC of California". The Annual Conference event will be added to the app closer to the event date.
Q: Will there be an Expo Hall at this conference?
A: Yes! This year, the Annual Conference Expo will be a 1-day Expo held on Friday, October 11 which will host the following: coffee, breakfast, lunch,and the 5th Annual Booth Crawl which is during the Friday night event.
Q: What is the dress code or attire?
A: The recommended attire for the conference is business or business casual. This includes the Education Seminars, General Sessions, AGC Business Meetings, and President's Welcome Reception (Wed.). For the "Margaritaville" Friday night event, the recommended attire is casual or you can spice it up and come in your best Margaritaville outfit! If you are planning to attend the Guest Event, we recommend casual attire.
Q: Where can I find the information to make my hotel reservation? (phone number, online reservation link, group code)
A: A special discounted room rate of $279 + $10 resort fee has been secured for AGC of California attendees (standard guest rooms only). Visit the Venue/Hotel Info page to learn more about the conference venue and also how to make your hotel reservation. The group block is available until September 16, 2019 or until it sells out, whichever comes first. Any reservations made after this date are subject to hotel availability and rates.
Q: When do I need to make hotel reservations by in order to get the conference rate of $279?
A: September 16, 2019, but note that the AGC block sold out last year before the early bird registration deadline, so make your hotel reservations as early as possible. Visit the Venue/Hotel Info page to learn more.
Q: Who do I contact about my dietary restriction?
A: Both of the receptions (Wed and Fri) will have vegetarian and gluten free appetizers available and will be labeled accordingly. If you plan to attend the Construction Safety Excellence Awards or if you or your guest are registered to attend the Guest Event and have a dietary restriction, please email your dietary request (vegan, vegetarian, and/or allergies) to Nikki Jose. Requests sent after October 4, 2019 are not guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate.
If you have additional questions that are not answered here, feel free to reach out to the AGC Events dept via email or call 916-371-2422.