The WE Local San Diego conference will be the first stop on the 2020 WE Local Tour and it is right around the corner! We look forward to seeing you January 31–February 1 at the Convention Center on the San Diego Bay Waterfront.
The roaring (20)20s are upon us! The San Diego Local Host Committee (LHC) invites you to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and of Women’s Suffrage. We will be welcoming attendees under the 1920s theme: We’ve Come A Long Way, SWEetheart!
A few fun facts about San Diego:
San Diego by the numbers:
- 267 sunny days and an average high of 66℉ in January
- 70 miles of coastline & 33 beautiful beaches
- 1.3 million residents: the second largest city in California & eighth largest in the U.S.
- 100 diverse neighborhoods
The Star of India, built in 1863, docks at the Maritime Museum a short 1.5 miles from the convention center. It is the world’s oldest active sailing ship!
The Hotel Del Coronado, with its iconic wooden structure, was built in 1888 and can be found a short ferry ride across the convention center on Coronado Island. The “Del” unveiled the world’s first electrically-lighted outdoor Christmas tree in 1904!
If you are flying in for the conference, you will likely be landing at the San Diego International Airport formerly known as Lindbergh Field. Did you know that the Spirit of St. Louis monoplane was designed and built in San Diego? Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris aboard the Spirit in 1927.
This is just a small sampling of what you’ll find when visiting downtown San Diego! While we are very excited about the venue, there is so much more to look forward to during the conference.
For instance, did you know that we have a roaring WE Local Celebration planned on Friday evening?
We’ve Come a Long Way, SWEetheart! – a Sneak Peek
Get ready for a casual evening filled with activities, socializing, food and fun.
- 1920s decor & music, speakeasy-style? Check! ✔︎
- Indoor Yard Games? Check! ✔︎
- Classic Games? Check! ✔︎
- Great Gatsby Photo Booth? Check! ✔︎
- And the Pièce de Résistance, an Escape Room! You will have to puzzle your way out of this predicament.
Our Distinguished Guests
Rumor has it that some notable guests, many with San Diego ties, will be leading a special 19th Amendment Centennial Rally on Friday evening. We’re expecting an appearance from Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Kate Sessions, Sonia Sotomayor and Alice Paul! Shhh… Pass the word around and stay tuned…
You will also have the opportunity to visit the AAUW and Black Storytellers booths.
Show Us Your SWE!
Do you have any fun pictures with fellow SWE members you’d like to share? Or perhaps selfies sporting your SWE swag?
The photos will be featured in the Show Us Your SWE! slideshow during the celebration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Looking to add to your collection of SWE gear? Swing by the SWESwag table to add to your SWE paraphernalia and immortalize the moment with a selfie!
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego at the end of the month, daaarlings!
–Marie-Pierre Aldinger, Marketing Subcommittee Liaison. Content brainstorming with Kelly Seiler Vocke, Social Subcommittee Liaison.
You can stay up to date on conference news by following the WE Local San Diego Facebook discussion page and #WELocal #SanDiego on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, IG, FB).