The 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting will be held May 31-June 3, 2017 with Plenary Sessions and Exhibits held on June 1-3. The San Diego Convention Center will be hosting the 2017 VAM. The downtown convention center and hotels are conveniently located 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport.
The headquarters hotel is the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. The official housing website, complete with discounted room rates, will open in early March 2017. Please do not call the hotel directly for reservations.
Accept no substitutes! Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the Vascular Annual Meeting that are not affiliated with SVS in any way. These companies will send fax notices, e-mail transmissions or phone calls that offer cut-rate housing for the Vascular Annual Meeting. The author's apparent intent is to convince unsuspecting attendees that the offer is made on behalf of SVS. It is not. Everyone loves a bargain. Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service.
When SVS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for the Vascular Annual Meeting, it does so in order to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. SVS also needs the hotels for meeting space for the numerous committee and industry meetings. This involves contracting the rooms and space with many hotels, but doing so exposes us to cancellation and attrition policies. Please support SVS' efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers by making housing arrangements through Wyndham Jade.
The average temperature for San Diego in June is a beautiful 70-degree high and a 60-degree low.
The attire for the conference is business casual during the day and resort casual for hospitality events.
Americans With Disabilities Act Accommodations
Registrants who need specialized accommodations to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting (i.e., large print or Braille materials; assistance obtaining motorized scooter rentals) should check the “Yes” box under Disability Accommodations on the Attendee Meeting Registration Form. Someone from the SVS office will call to discuss how we may assist you.
SuperShuttle provides 24-hour airport transportation. Upon your arrival at the airport, follow the signs to “Ground Transportation” and look for the SuperShuttle bus. For information and reservations, call 800-258-3826 or 858-974-8885 (International). Current rates are $8.00* per person each way for shared rides. SuperShuttle services all downtown hotels.
Taxi service is also available from the airport to the downtown hotels. Approximate fare is $25*, not inclusive of gratuity.
On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center's 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the building. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between First Ave. and Fifth Ave.
- The daily rate is $15* per vehicle per day for Convention Center events but may raise to $35* on days when there is an event at PETCO Park.
- Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges.
- No overnight or RV parking is permitted.
Parking in Downtown San Diego
Directly across the street from the Convention Center, on the corner of Harbor and 8th Ave., is a 2,000-space parking structure.
Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby parking lots and garages in downtown San Diego, many are within walking distance of the convention center. Lots and garages are individually owned and operated; prices vary by location.
San Diego: Gentle climate, great location
If you have been thinking of bring the family to an annual meeting, this is the destination that works for families and conventioners. From the time you arrive at the airport, it’s only a five-minute ride to the San Diego Convention Center and the heart of downtown, known as the Gaslamp Quarter. The convention center sits right on sparkling San Diego bay and within walking distance of more than 100 restaurants, bars and retail shopping options. Explore unique neighborhoods that surround the convention center, including Little Italy, the East Village and Coronado, which lies just across the bay.
Across the street from the convention center in the Gaslamp Quarter, offering dining, shopping and entertainment. From steakhouses to ethnic fare, dinner clubs to jazz bars, over 100 restaurants are all situated within blocks of each other, all within walking distance of the convention center and along San Diego Bay. The San Diego Padres baseball team plays at PETCO Park and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum is an engaging outing for the family along the Embarcadero.
San Diego is home to many of America’s world-class, family-friendly attractions, so there’s something for everybody. See animals from around the globe at the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. Visit LEGOLAND California, an interactive experience including kid-powered rides. Old Town State Park offers a mini trip to Mexico. Or explore San Diego’s coastline with a trip to Cabrillo National Monument.
Arts & Culture
A few steps from the San Diego Convention Center is the New Children’s Museum where kids of all ages can explore and adults can find their inner child. Just 10 minutes away is the 1,200-acre Balboa Park, one of the nation’s largest cultural complexes and home to the largest concentration of museums west of the Mississippi. Browse the array of fine art, science and natural history, aerospace, photography, model railroads, automobiles and performing arts. Plan a picnic near one of the park’s many botanical gardens or arboretums. San Diego entertainment includes Broadway blockbusters and world-class opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre and Tony award-winning performances and notable artists at the newly renovated Balboa Theater. Or dance to the rhythm of blues, jazz, reggae and rock at the region’s ever-popular festivals and outdoor concerts.
For additional city information, please visit the San Diego Convention & Visitor’s Association.
Alumni and Committee Receptions
Thursday, June 1, 2017 is reserved for alumni, committee, and group receptions. The receptions will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
The reception arrangements enable attendees who may be members of more than one alumni association or group to frequent multiple receptions. SVS requests that receptions begin after 7 p.m. so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception.
Please complete the alumni meeting space request form and email it to SVS. Upon receipt of the request, a space release confirmation letter will be generated to the hotel with a copy to the reception organizer. From that point forward, the organizer will work directly with the hotel contact on the balance of the arrangements.
There is no rental charge to secure a meeting room. However, all additional costs associated with alumni reception events are the responsibility of the host organization.
*all pricing based on USD and are current at time of writing.
As of: 7/26/16