By popular demand, we return to the splendid city of San Diego for a weekend of discovery. From Thursday through Saturday, the conference will convene at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego. On Sunday, we will meet on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego.
First United Methodist Church and San Diego School of Christian Studies
Located on a hillside in beautiful San Diego, California, First United Methodist Church and the San Diego School of Christian Studies are minutes away from popular destinations like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, and the San Diego Maritime Museum. Founded in 1869 after the Civil War, First UMC is known in the San Diego community for valuing music and the arts. The sanctuary of the church is a frequent venue for instrumental and chorale concerts and is home to the largest pipe organ in San Diego County.
University of San Diego
|Overlooking Mission Bay, the 180-acre campus of the University of San Diego blends graceful architecture with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged canyons that line the mesa. Founded in 1945, the University is named after San Diego de Alcalá, a Franciscan lay brother from Alcalá de Henares, a town near Madrid, Spain. The University there served as a model for USD's founders, both physically, through its architectural style, and philosophically, through its determination to prevail as an educational institution that serves society and the human condition.|
San Diego International Airport is located 8.1 miles from First United Methodist Church. For airport information including terminal maps, flights, and ground transportation, please visit http://www.san.org/splash.asp. For driving directions from the airport to First United Methodist Church, please click on the link below.
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. For your convenience, the C.S. Lewis Foundation has negotiated group rates with the following hotel:
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.
As summer is peak travel season in the San Diego area, we recommend that registrants search for hotel rates online. There are many hotels located close to the conference. Such websites as priceline.com, expedia.com, or hotels.com may offer discounted rates. Note: when searching for a hotel, look in the "Mission Valley" area of San Diego.
* All rates listed are for double occupancy