Venue & Pricing

The 2017 Thought Leaders Retreat June 15-16, at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, California.

Location 
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7000




Once known as Spanishtown, Half Moon Bay is the oldest settlement in San Mateo County, California. Dating back to the Spanish land grants of the 1840s, the intriguing history of this romantic seaside town includes a prominent role in the foundation of the Ocean Shore Railroad and colorful exploits of 1930s-era rumrunners.

Incorporated in 1959, modern Half Moon Bay offers visitors an endless variety of activities. Half Moon Bay consists of five distinct regions that combine to make it a diverse and unique destination experience. The Coastal Region, where the resort resides, offers world class beaches, surfing, horseback riding and oceanfront dining. Historic Main Street offers dining, art and shopping. The Pumpkin Region (Half Moon Bay is home to one of the largest pumpkin festivals in the world occurring every October) offers organic fruit stands, wine tasting, farms and glass blowing. The Redwood Region allows our guests to hike, bike or horseback ride amongst the awe-inspiring Northern California scenery. Finally, the Santa Cruz Mountain Region features more than 70 wineries offering wine tasting right in our backyard. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay resort offers a distinct destination for Northern California Coast vacations, situated 23 miles from the San Francisco airport and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The warm invitation of a cozy fire and the delight of discovery in a local wine are at the heart of the guest experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Set upon a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury resort offers a secluded setting that is also easily accessible, whether arriving at SFO airport just 23 miles away, or exploring destinations including downtown San Francisco, Napa Valley and Santa Cruz. The only Bay area golf resort with a coastal setting, the Half Moon Bay hotel features two championship courses that appeal to players of varying skill levels, and numerous opportunities to enjoy the scenic setting. On the Ocean Lawn, communal firepits welcome guests to roast marshmallows and watch the sunset, while the VIK program encourages young travelers to explore the resort on a scavenger hunt.

Sleeping Room Options

We have reserved a discounted block of sleeping rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for attendees and their families. 

The special rate for this room block is in effect through Monday, May 15.

We highly recommend that you book your room early as we expect these rooms to sell out quickly. 

To register for the 2017 Thought Leaders Retreat, and for more information on the discounted room rates, please contact Lorianne Lamonica - llamonica@sportsbusinessjournal.com or 704-973-1523.

Registration Fee: $895

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, conference documentation, one planned program group activity (such as golf) for you and your guest, and admittance to the dinner and networking reception on June 15. 

To register for the 2017 Thought Leaders Retreat, and for more information on the discounted room rates, please contact Lorianne Lamonica - llamonica@sportsbusinessjournal.com or 704-973-1523.

Payment Policy / Substitutions / Cancellations

Regular registration fees must be paid by June 1, 2017. We regret that no refund for cancellations will be made after this date. Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 48 hours in advance of the conference. All paid registration cancellations are subject to a $295 administrative charge. In lieu of a refund, minus the $295 administrative charge, paid registration cancellations are eligible for a credit voucher to apply to another conference within one calendar year. In case of conference cancellation, the organizer’s liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. The organizers reserve the right to alter this program without prior notice. 

Paying for Invoiced Registrations

Make checks payable to Street & Smith’s Conference Group

Mail payment to:
Street & Smith’s Conference Group
120 West Morehead Street, Suite 310
Charlotte, NC 28202

Recommended Attire

Resort/Business casual is recommended. 

Media Credentials

The 2017 Thought Leaders Retreat is a private, off-the-record event and not open to the working media.

Getting to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is accessible by San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland airports.
**Note: This hotel does not provide shuttle service from any of these airports.

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Approximately 21 miles, or 38 minutes. 

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Approximately 44 miles, or 57 minutes. 

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Approximately 40 miles, or 58 minutes. 

For additional travel information, including driving directions, please contact the hotel concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay: Phone: (650) 712-7000

Contact Information

For PROGAM and ATTENDANCE information, please contact Lorianne Lamonica - llamonica@sportsbusinessjournal.com or 704-973-1523.

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