NCPJ 2018 Spring Conference to be hosted in San Diego, California May 2-5, 2018 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn
Please join us for our 2018 NCPJ Spring Conference in beautiful San Diego, California. The site of our conference will be the gorgeous four star luxury resort at Rancho Bernardo Inn which offers world-class amenities to its guests. We are pleased to have secured very favorable group rates for a block of rooms for our NCPJ members. In addition, registrants who attend our conveniently scheduled educational sessions will earn a full 9 hours of CLE credit, thereby combining professional advancement concurrently with a most enjoyable and memorable cultural experience.
The conference will begin Wednesday, May 2, 2018, with a reception for new members and first-time attendees and guests from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, followed by a welcome reception for all members and guests from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The curriculum co-chairs, Judges Brenda Thompson and Amy McCulloch, have developed an informative and engaging program for our spring conference in beautiful San Diego California. On Thursday, May 3rd, the agenda includes a presentation on the Untapped Power of Assisted Outpatient Treatment Law by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer of the Summit County Probate Court and Brian Stettin, Policy Director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. On Friday, May 4th, John T. Rogers, Jr, California State Chair of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel will present a seminar entitled “Reply All or Not to Reply All – That May Be An Ethics Question.” Mark Mapstone, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine, will also be presenting on Friday on issues in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease relevant to probate, as well as Peter Polumbo and Darryl Lynch of the Oppenheimer Fund. On Saturday, May 5th, the agenda will include a variety of topics.
ACCOMMODATIONS: NCPJ has negotiated a conference rate of $199.00 single/double plus tax. There is a $25 per day resort fee to cover amenities, including WiFi. The resort has waived the $25 per day parking fee for our group. These rates are offered three days before and after the meeting dates, subject to availability. The cut-off date to make reservations is April 4, 2018, but you are strongly encouraged to make your reservations before then, as it is very likely the NCPJ room block will fill. You may call the Rancho Bernardo Inn at: (800) 542-6096 to make your reservation, or use the Inn’s online reservation link.
REGISTRATION: The conference registration fee is $400.00 for members if received by April 17 and $450.00 after April 17. The fee for retired judges is $300.00. The registration fee includes all conference materials, the welcome reception and final reception/banquet. The fee for spouses/guests is $80.00, which includes the reception and banquet. The dress code for the conference is casual; dress code for the banquet is business casual.
TRANSPORTATION: Rancho Bernardo, located in North San Diego, is a 30-40 minute drive from San Diego International Airport (SAN), served by major domestic carriers. Transportation from the Inn to downtown is by car, Uber, Lyft or Super Shuttle.
ACTIVITIES: The Rancho Bernardo Inn is reminiscent of a country estate and offers spacious lodgings in a spectacular setting. Fine dining, a full-service spa and a magnificent golf course are offered at the Inn. A short 1.5 miles from the Inn is the Bernardo Winery with a wine tasting room as well as roasting their own award winning coffee. Complimentary tasting cards are available from the Inn. Other nearby wineries are the Orfila Vineyards, Cordiano Winery, and Hungry Hawk Vineyards. Fifteen minutes away is the 1800-acre Safari Park. Admission includes an open-air safari tram tour. In Old Town San Diego, there is a popular, two hour hop on/hop off trolley that travels a 25-mile long loop that highlights some of San Diego’s most popular destinations. You can also wander along the Embarcadero, San Diego’s waterfront with public art, military memorials and marine attractions in a pedestrian friendly area and explore Balboa Park (1549 El Prado), which hosts stunning examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and is the site of both the San Diego Building of Man (1350 El Prado) and the Mingei International Museum (1439 El Prado). The San Diego harbor is always a center of activity, with the Coronado Island ferry providing a short ride to Coronado Beach, and the USS Midway Museum (910 Harbor Dr.) filled with many interactive exhibits. Of course, there is also the world-famous San Diego Zoo (2920 Zoo Drive), about 40 minutes away with more than 4,000 animals.
Please join us and many other judges and probate professionals from all across America for this most enjoyable and educational experience in lovely San Diego, California, from May 2 through May 5, 2018. We look forward to seeing you.