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About the Banquet

2017 Forty Under 40 Awards Banquet

Hundreds of Hopefuls… 40 Winners… One Big Night

 Thursday, April 20, 2017

Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Point, California

About the Forty Under 40 Awards
The Forty Under 40 Awards is an annual celebration of the best young talent in sports business.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 following the CAA World Congress of Sports, the 40 winners, their guests and industry leaders will be treated to a gala dinner and awards program at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

The evening is a celebration not only of the accomplishments of the class of 2017, but also of sports business. Ask anyone who has been there, the Forty Under 40 Awards is a night to remember…. and not one to be missed.

About the Monarch Beach Resort

This AAA Five-Diamond sanctuary is sublimely located near Southern California’s renowned destinations, including Catalina Island and Dana Point Harbor. Nestled hillside overlooking a pristine beach, discover an array of adventuresome experiences at our coveted Orange County resort. From thrilling water sports, to championship golf links, encounter lasting memories at our pristine coastal locale. 

Sleeping Room Reservations

Due to the high demand, our block of sleeping rooms at the Monarch Beach Resort for the evening of April 19th is currently full. However, there may still be suites available at the Resort for the entire week. As we get closer to the conference dates, some rooms may open up. If you want to check back with the Monarch Beach Resort OR try to reserve a suite, please call (800) 722-1543.

In the meantime, we are recommending you book your sleeping rooms at one of the following hotel properties.

Moderately-Priced Properties

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
8 mins/3.12 miles

Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
(949) 494-2996
9 mins/4.57 miles

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach
(949) 661-1100
5 mins/2.61 miles

Less Expensive Properties

Best Western, Dana Marina Shores Hotel
(949) 248-1000
4 mins/2.17 miles

Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
(949) 443-3600
6 mins/2.83 miles

Best Western Dana Point Inn by the Sea
(949) 240-0150 or (800) 780-7234
6 mins/3.43 miles

Upscale Properties

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
(949) 240-2000
3 mins/0.8 mile

Montage Laguna Beach
(866) 271-6953
7 mins/3.87 miles 

Table of 8 - $5,000
Seat - $700

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Monarch Beach Resort
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Black-tie, or formal attire, is recommended.

Winners ONLY Photo Shoot - 5:30-6:30p.m.
Cocktails - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Ceremony - 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Post Reception - 10:00-11:00 p.m.

Payment Policy / Substitutions / Cancellations
Registration fees must be paid by April 5, 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

Credit Card Payment
To pay by credit card, please contact Pat Cooke at or 704-973-1372.