Lambda Alpha International
Land Economics Weekend (LEW)
San Diego, California
October 1-3, 2015
Our program, speakers and tours will highlight San Diego’s unique opportunities as a binational region, economically driven by technology, tourism and military. We will explore new development that has reignited historically underserved areas, discuss the transition of San Diego’s beautiful waterfront areas from both land and water, and hear about the economic realities for San Diego from binational efforts, commercial shipbuilding, military and craft brewing.
Our weekend begins with the President’s Reception on the 32nd floor of the Hyatt Hotel overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay on Thursday evening and concludes with our closing banquet Saturday evening at the Prado in historic Balboa Park.
Thursday, October 1
|8:30am – 5:30pm||LAI Business Meetings
LAI Executive Committee
LEF Executive Committee
LAI Board of Governors
LAI Chapter Presidents Roundtable
|6:30pm – 8:30pm||
LEW Welcome Reception
|8:30pm||Dinner on your own.||
Friday, October 2
|8:30am – 9:45am||Wake Up at Cabrillo National Monument
Discussion of San Diego History
|10:30am – 11:30am||Liberty Station Land Use Story: explanation of the change of use from an active military base to commercial and residential|
|11:45am – 1:15pm||Guided Waterfront Walking Tour:
|1:45pm – 2:45pm||Lunch at Harbor House
Petco Park Presentation - The baseball stadium's impact on neighborhood development
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||San Diego Main Library - discussion of library development and surrounding East Village maturation|
|5:00pm||Dinner on your own.|
Saturday, October 3
|8:30am – 11:30am||Midway Aircraft Carrier Tour
Discussion: History of the Navy and its Economic Impact on San Diego
Discussion: San Diego and Tijuana as a Binational Region
|12:00pm – 3:00pm||Water-Side Tour of San Diego Bay aboard Flagship Cruises
Discussion: San Diego's Port and shipyard history and impacts on regional economics.
Discussion: Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan
Lunch provided on board the ship.
|6:00pm – 9:30pm||
Closing Dinner at The Prado at Balboa Park. Balboa Park is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Exposition. Video Presentation: Balboa Park - The Jewel of the City.
The host hotel, the San Diego Grand Hyatt, is located on the San Diego Bay with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and Coronado Island. It's location is convenient to the San Diego waterfront, the Gaslamp District, Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center. The hotel is located at 1 Market Place in downtown San Diego.
A limited block of sleeping rooms have been reserved on a first come first served basis for LEW attendees at a discounted rates.
Rates are $235/night for double occupancy
Prices are per guest room per night without breakfast
Reservation deadline is September 10, 2015
The visitor website SanDiego.com provides specific information for the downtown San Diego area for dining, nightlife, hotels, shopping and various other destinations around San Diego.
The Fall Season in San Diego is typically very pleasant. In early October, you can expect the high temperatures to be in the mid 70's with low temperatures in the low to mid 60's.