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Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday September 15. It will be held at the main hotel (Ojai Valley Inn) at the Anacapa Foyer and Terrace. The registration table will be open from 5:00-8:00 PM on Sunday for conference material pickup and on-site registration.


The conference excursion/free time will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Box lunches wil be provided.

1 PM-3:30 PM Wine Tasting and Lunch

Approximately 2 hours will be spent at the Old Creek Ranch Winery for a wine tasting and lunch. The Old Creek Ranch Winery is Ventura County's only rural winery and is located on an 850-acre ranch. The original winery was built in the late 1800’s on property formerly known as Rancho Ojai. Guests can enjoy wines while relaxing in the beautiful outdoor seating areas.

Note - if some attendees would like to skip the wine, and go straight to the beach, one bus will drop off in Ventura.

3:30 PM - 8 PM Ventura visit

The second part of the afternoon will be an unstructured visit to Ventura, a charming California beach town about 15 miles from Ojai. After the buses drop off in Ventura, attendees are free to enjoy the beach and explore the town for several hours. Here is a downloadable Downtown Map and Historical Walking Tour Map. Buses will return at 6 PM and 8 PM. Attractions include:

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will be held Thursday evening on September 19 at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the main hotel in the Hacienda Ballroom. The conference banquet is included your registration fee. If you wish someone extra (spouse, friend, etc.) to attend, an extra ticket must be purchased for $100 ea. This can either be done at time of registration, or during the registration check-in on-site.

The default entree is a chicken entree. If you would prefer a fish or a vegan option please fill out the brief survey at this link. (No reponse necessary for default option). Responses must be received by September 6 for us to accommodate.


While there are no formal golf activities as part of the conference, attendees may wish to take advantage of breaks in the program to golf. The Ojai Valley Inn golf course is one of the premier resort courses in the country, a destination of choice in its own right. The conference has negotiated special rates for our attendees: $109 weekdays | $125 weekends | $89 twilight every day beginning at 2pm. Advance reservations are suggested to secure preferred tee times. Please email Matt Pavin, Golf Sales Manager, at mpavin@ojaivalleyinn.com or call (805) 640-2146. For those who need rentals, current model Titleist and TaylorMade sets are available for $75 (with a free glove and free sleeve of balls included).

Golf Information Sheet (pdf)

Photos courtesy of Visit Ventura, Ojai Valley Inn, and the Old Creek Ranch Winery.