We're pleased to continue hosting our conference at Paradise Point in San Diego, CA. Both San Diego as a destination, and Paradise Point as a venue, offer unique opportunities for fresh perspective and creative inspiration for the Sustainable Brands Community. View room rates and book online now to ensure space at this year's fantastic headquarters hotel which is limited.
San Diego has become known for its commitment to cross sector collaboration, and is becoming a hub of sustainable innovation, with 85 research clusters in the local area. The city plays host as well to two of the world's leading conservation research institutes in the San Diego Zoo and Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD. It's proximity to Mexico has engendered significant investigation into cross cultural collaboration for common good. It is home to the lead instigator behind the greening of the military.
Both the city, and our new conference headquarters are ready to be impacted for good through the move of SB to their location.
In a message to SB'12 attendees, Mayor Jerry Sanders commented: "We see innovation for sustainability as a strategic area of economic opportunity for the region, and are actively supporting several world leading initiatives, including the Biomimicry BRIDGE, a partnership between the San Diego Zoo, the City of San Diego, CONNECT, and the four Universities in town; UCSD, SDSU, USD and Point Loma Nazerene. We're excited to see the Sustainable Brands Conference move to San Diego; we know it will provide a wonderful exchange of inspiration and ideas."
David Hall, GM at Paradise Point saw SB’12 as a key step in the company’s sustainability journey. His view? “We look forward to partnering with Sustainable Life Media on this conference. We are committed to helping produce a landmark event, and recognize that this partnership offers an opportunity for our property to continue improving the sustainability of our daily operations. We believe the changes we make will not only help reduce our footprint, but also make a positive impact on our community and the planet.”
And lastly, of course, San Diego's beautiful beaches, fantastic weather and wide range of activities for families provides the perfect support for the personal sustainability of our community. We hope many will invite their families to join them this year and stay on for a long weekend to take advantage of all San Diego has to offer.
Downtown San Diego
Bike routes along the Pacific Coast
Trips to San Diego Zoo who are partnering in interesting Biomimicry projects
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
San Diego downtown nightlife has plenty to offer