2017 Annual SMA Seminar
February 5-9, 2017

SMA's 43rd annual leadership conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, California. This year's conference will focus on operations concerns in stadium and ballpark facilities. Click here to download a copy of the Seminar brochure.

Connect with operations leaders in every league and the top suppliers in the industry - learn what can increase your efficiency and cut your cots.

Listen to top leaders in the industry discussing their priorities - including the SAFETY act and future rebuild plans. Hear an in-depth review from the NFL of the 2017 Super Bowl, and have a chance to ask questions.

Stay current on every league with updates and time to speak with key leaders in MLB, NFL, MLS, NCAA, CFP.

Seminar Registration
Pre-registration for the 2017 SMA Seminar is now closed. All registrations must now be done onsite.  Please note that all attendees (with the exception of Stadium Managers) must be current members of SMA to attend the Seminar.

Seminar Agenda
View a copy of our conference agenda here.

Hotel Information
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Call (888) 421-1442 and ask for the SMA rate of $289 plus $10 discounted resort fee. 

Hyatt Huntington Beach Hotel has valet parking only. It is $20 per day for non-hotel guests. Complimentary validated parking for restaurant guests, so be sure to have your parking validated. There is also a self parking public lot and city street parking. Self-parking is available across the street at the Huntington Beach City Parking, including overnight parking for cars placed by 9PM. This option costs $30 for the first night, and $15 per night for additional nights. You will also need an overnight parking pass from the hotel valet.

Travel & Airport Transportation Information
Book your flight prior to 30 days in advance for a better price. Below is a list of airports within a 50 mile radius of our Huntington Beach Hotel. Many flight options are available for late afternoon / early evening departure from these airports. Plan to take a 3pm or later flight out if you want to leave after the final program on Thursday. 

  • John Wayne / Orange County Airport (http://www.ocair.com) - 10 miles away, or a 21-minute drive
  • Long Beach Airport - 17 miles away, or a 30-minute drive
  • Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) - 37.8 miles away, or a 46-minute drive 

Both Uber and Lyft operate from John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport or LAX. Lyft or UberX fare from John Wayne Airport to the Huntington Beach Hyatt is $16. (Be sure you are going to the Huntington Beach Hyatt, NOT the Long Beach Hyatt).