Annual Conference Travel Info and FAQ

The 2019 CALSAGA Annual Conference will take place at the beautiful Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa located in the heart of Southern California’s greater Palm Springs area.

With discounted hotel rates, why not come before the conference or stay after and get in some relaxation time? Agua Caliente offers two pools and a jetted spa. Ten comfortable cabanas with amenities including Internet, flat screen televisions, misters, ceiling fans and a mini refrigerator are available for rental. Agua Caliente’s Sunstone Spa was the recipient of the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award. This luxurious 10,500 square-foot spa features a fitness center and well-appointed treatment rooms.

Which airport is closest to where the conference is being held?

Getting to Rancho Mirage for the Annual Conference is no problem! The two closest airports are in Palm Springs and Ontario.

There are several airlines that fly into Palm Springs including a direct flight from San Francisco. From Palm Springs, you can either rent a car or take an Uber – it’s a short drive to the Agua Caliente Resort.

Southwest Airlines flies into Ontario. From Ontario you can rent a car and drive about an hour to Palm Desert.


Is there a discounted rate for the hotel?

The Agua Caliente has once again offered us an exceptional room rate for the week of the conference.

Monday-Thursday, October 14-17 – $119.99 per night

 Friday-Saturday, October 18-19- $219.99 per night

Contact the hotel directly for room reservations: 866-923-7244 (Discount Code: CALSAGA) or book online Agua Caliente Room Reservation (Discount Code: CALSAGA19)

Cut off date for discounted rooms: September 23, 2019


Can a guest join me for the evening events?

Yes, we offer several ticket options for guests!

$49 – President’s Reception Only – Tuesday, October 15th

$99 – Awards Dinner Only – Wednesday, October 16th

$299 – President’s Reception, Awards Dinner, Wednesday Breakfast and Lunch, Thursday Breakfast and Lunch


What is the dress code?

Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual throughout the event, though some may choose smart casual. Awards Dinner attendees may opt for cocktail or semi-formal attire but that is not required.


I have dietary restrictions. Can you accommodate?

Each breakfast, lunch, dinner and reception will be served buffet-style. Vegetarian options will be available on the buffet line. Vegan meals are available by request. If you have a dietary requirement other than Vegan or Vegetarian please notify CALSAGA Staff in advance