Upcoming Events

March 23, 2018: Educational Luncheon Featuring Judy Ringer

Friday, March 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pendry San Diego

Join SITE SoCal for Finding Connections in Conflict with Instructor Judy Ringer.

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Pendry San DiegoThis program will be a creative take on professional development as guests will experience how the martial art Aikido uses the energy of conflict to connect in more compassionate ways.

Most of us see conflict as a negative, a perception that has a profound impact on how we manage it. In addition, although we may be skilled at managing other resources, sometimes we do not manage ourselves very well. We get hooked by the stress of working in a busy industry and at times may find ourselves becoming driven by emotion. We become defensive and lose power. We act out feelings instead of directing their vital energy toward purpose.

This experiential, interactive program uses principles from Aikido, the Japanese art of reconciliation. You’ll learn to utilize and re-direct the energy of conflict, reduce stress, and acknowledge and reinforce connection.

Connect with this event on FacebookGuests will discover how to increase awareness of habitual reactions to conflict, replace them with more intentional ones, and feel more confident in moments of heightened tension and anxiety.

Don’t worry, this will all be done in business casual attire!


Young Leaders Program 9:30 AM Parlour 2 & 3
Registration 11:00 AM Grand Ballroom Foyer
Networking Reception 11.00 AM Grand Ballroom Foyer
Lunch 12:00 PM Grand Ballroom

About our Presenter

Instructor Judy RingerJudy Ringer is the author of Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict. She provides conflict and communication training intentionally with unique workshops based on mind/body principles from the martial art Aikido, in which she holds a third degree black belt.

Employing best practice communication models, Judy brings to life key concepts such as self – management under pressure and appreciation of other viewpoints. Her programs are interactive, experiential and energetic. She has written articles on the relevance and appreciation of the Aikido metaphor for Aikido Today Magazine and The Systems Thinker and is the author of the award-winning e-newsletter, Ki Moments.

Learn more at www.JudyRinger.com.

Young Leaders Program – Powerful Presentations with Judy Ringer

Registration Notes: *This session is limited to 40 guests and open to all Young Leaders and SITE SoCal Members. Young Leaders are developing professionals who have 2 or less years of experience in incentive travel and/or are 35 years of age or younger. Young leaders do not have to be SITE SoCal Members to attend this session, and all current SITE SoCal Members of any age or level of experience are welcome to join this session as capacity allows.

In first quarter, SITE SoCal is focused on the core value of CONNECTIONS. This empowering workshop, presented by SITE SoCal Young Leaders, is a small group session with our speaker, Judy Ringer, with a purpose to help participants acquire the tools for increased confidence and presence speaking before large or small group. As a guest, you will practice skills to develop a more powerful voice to connect with your audience when giving a presentation.

Objectives of this session will be to:

  • Enhance awareness of the vocal mechanism, including breathing and voice projection.
  • Ability to put into practice the Four Defining Characteristics of a Powerful Presentation.
  • Group learning through kinesthetic exercises, simulation and discussion.
  • Fun and Connecting with your SITE SoCal colleagues!

Give Back Get Back

gently hugged logoGently Hugged is our Charity of the Meeting. The goal of Gently Hugged is to provide a way to get items into the arms of mothers with babies in need. Donated gently used or new clothing in preemie to 12 month sizes along with blankets and accessories (hats, socks, bibs). The completed boxes are then distributed by nurses and social workers to low income, military, immigrant, and foster families in need within underserved areas such as hospitals, prenatal clinics, social service agencies, and homes.


Pendry San DiegoSan Diego is a sun-kissed, seaside California city with a thriving culture and year-round temperate climate. Located downtown in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego is just blocks from the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, as well as dozens of bars and eateries, vibrant nightlife, beaches, shopping, and more. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll be inspired by San Diego’s creative, welcoming culture.

Accomodations & Parking

  • Planner hotel room rate: $150, Single/Double +$30 Hotel Amenity Fee
  • Supplier hotel room rate: $150 single/double +$30 Hotel Amenity Fee
  • Board hotel room rate: $150 Single/Double +$30 Hotel Amenity Fee
  • Parking – daily rate: $10 Valet (up to 65 pax)
When Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where Pendry San Diego
550 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Dress Code Business Casual Attire

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