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This year, we will follow our Annual Meeting with Advocacy Day 2024, which will be held in person for the first time since 2019.
Speaker names and session topic details are forthcoming.
Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day Closing
January 5, 2024 is the last day to register for First 5 Association’s Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.
No. The registration fee for the Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day must be paid by credit card through Eventbrite when you register to attend.
The registration fee includes: participation in Annual Meeting sessions, Advocacy Day activities, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Tuesday, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, and associated collateral for the event.
Hotel rooms reserved through First 5 Association’s block will be $215 per night, plus tax and fees. Contact the hotel at (916) 447-1700 to obtain current room tax and fee rates.
Subject to hotel availability. We recommend calling the hotel and asking if they will honor the block rate for your extended stay.
No. Parking costs are not covered by First 5 Association. Valet parking will be available for a discounted rate of $35 per day for members who have booked a room at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. For The California Endowment, parking will be available in nearby public lots.
Yes, attendees will be directly responsible for all financial aspects of their reservation with Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.
All staff and commissioners of county First 5s are invited to attend.
Cancellations received on/before January 5, 2024 will receive a refund in the amount of the cost of their order, minus the Eventbrite processing fees (6.6% plus $1.79). Cancellations received on/after January 6, 2024 are non-refundable.
The costs to travel to Sacramento may be higher for rural counties. Scholarships are intended to help offset the expense that rural, outlying counties face when traveling to Sacramento to attend the Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day.
Scholarship amounts are not preset for the 2024 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day. We encourage small counties most distant from Sacramento to apply for a travel scholarship.
Please complete the First 5 Association’s Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day Travel Scholarship request form.
*Do Not Register for the event until you have received the results of your application. If you are awarded a scholarship, we will provide you with a discount code for Eventbrite’s registration to our event.
11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
Applicants will be notified by December 15, 2023 if they have been awarded a scholarship.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
The California Endowment
1414 K St #500, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is located less than 15 minutes from Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.
No. Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel is a short Uber/Lyft/Taxi ride from the airport. Attendees driving to the hotel will be subject to parking fees ($20-47/day) so ride options will be less costly than renting a car.
No, Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel does not have a shuttle service to/from the airport.
The Annual Meeting’s first session will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, with registration opening at 11:00 a.m. First 5 Association will host a breakfast for all attendees on Tuesday, February 6. The Annual Meeting will continue around 9 a.m. on Tuesday with a keynote speaker and peer to peer learning sessions throughout the day. We will break from sessions to host lunch on Tuesday and dinner for all attendees on Tuesday evening. First 5 Association will host breakfast on Wednesday, February 7 with the agenda kicking off around 9 a.m. Attendees will be equipped with Advocacy Day directions before breaking for scheduled meetings at the Capitol. First 5 Association will provide grab-and-go lunches for attendees on Wednesday afternoon for Advocacy Day.
Due to recording costs, it is unlikely we will record any of the sessions from this year’s Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.
No, First 5 Association will be scheduling your visits unless otherwise arranged.
First 5 Association will provide talking points and materials in advance, along with a training on February 7.
Hotel guaranteed check in time is 4 p.m., however, attendees are welcome to explore the property while they store your luggage until your room is ready. Checkout is at 11 a.m. and the hotel will store your luggage until you are ready to depart from your stay.
Yes, there is an outdoor pool.
Yes, the Public Market Bar is open everyday from 6:00am to 1:00am.
Complimentary amenities include fitness center, room service, daily housekeeping, wake up calls, and more.
No. Internet will be available for a fee through the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel for your room, meeting spaces and general premises.
Yes, each room includes a desk (in addition to standard furniture).
No. Attendees are encouraged to self-test as needed and take precautions to ensure the safety of their peers. While subject to change as the event nears, at this time, First 5 Association will not be requiring COVID testing or masks.
While we will not be requiring masks and testing, we encourage attendees to take necessary precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We will have hand sanitizer and masks available in gathering rooms for guests to use as they choose.
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