(SOLD OUT) 2018 Study Tour: Santa Monica, CA

October 3 - 5

Santa Monica's vibrant coastal area, a.k.a. Silicon Beach, is a magnet for creative talent, especially in the tech and interactive sectors. Local leaders there are pursuing new strategies for place making, destination branding, retail recruitment, improved mobility and connectivity, and keeping pace with affordability issues in one of the most desirable cities in North America.

Our itinerary will include knowledge sharing and lessons-learned in the local economy, and walking tours of key projects. As in the past, the delegation will enjoy a relaxed yet engaging opportunity to reflect on regional and local priorities and challenge the way we approach our own region. You’ll also gain fresh professional perspective and an even stronger network of civic and business relationships.

SOLD OUT | Registration is Closed

The Study Tour to Santa Monica has met the registration cap of 55 participants. While the Study Tour has maxed capacity, those still interested are welcome to join a waitlist. Upon a cancelation, the first person on the waitlist will be invited to register. .  

Information for Registered Study Tour Delegates 


Book your flight through Alaska Airlines and use the code ECMZ679 to receive a discount. The recommended flights for the 2018 Study Tour itinerary are:

October 3, 2018
Alaska Airlines Flight # 1158
Departing SEA @ 9:50 am / Arriving to LAX @ 12:37 pm

October 5, 2018
Alaska Airlines Flight # 617
Departing LAX @ 3:40 pm / Arriving to SEA @ 6:33 pm

Hotel (UPDATE 8/22/18)

Please note: The Georgian Hotel ROOM BLOCK IS FULL. We have arranged an additional room block at the neighboring Ocean View Hotel. Participants who have not reserved their room are encouraged to book their stay at the Ocean View Hotel at a special rate of $279/night. Book your room at the special rate for October 3 and 4 through this link, email, or by calling 310-656-4541.

Itinerary & Materials

Registered Study Tour members will receive a detailed itinerary and packet of supporting materials. This information will be available late August / early September. 


Please contact Matt Jack, BDA Policy Manager with any questions. 

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