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December, 2024 – Holiday Event & Charity Gala

Date / Location to be announced

 

Don’t miss SITE SoCal’s final education and incentive experience hosted at the stunning and historic Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. We have elevated together all year, and this event will level up once again with opportunities to connect, explore, and raise our collective creativity.

Our keynote session will be unlike any that you have experienced - truly an unforgettable moment. We are welcoming artists, musicians, chefs, designers, and makers to share the heart of our host location - artful, spiritual, and for the day—tu casa.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Continuing Education Credits are available for this education program.

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Speaker

Murray Hidary – MindTravel

Murray Hidary – MindTravel

Murray Hidary

Creator and composer Murray Hidary takes us on a journey through Creativity in Action in service of a life of excellence. Murray shares his perspective on creativity—which he believes is not a gift granted to a lucky few, but rather lives in all of us. Following his brief presentation, Murray invites us to sit back and lose ourselves in music as he performs live on our stage, to allow these ideas to deepen within our consciousness. Watch, listen, and be inspired to connect with your own creativity.

MindTravel is an immersive experience where music and mindfulness meet. Through music, the language of emotion, creator and composer Murray Hidary seeks to open the heart to healing and transformation with his evocative, live-piano compositions. Recently, the music of MindTravel has also served to bring awareness and a call to action on issues like social justice and climate change.

Hidary has brought MindTravel to iconic theaters and spectacular outdoor venues in over 100 cities the world over. From the deserts of the Middle East to the first-ever piano concert on the continent of Antarctica, Hidary seeks to bridge gaps in understanding through the universal language of music.

Murray Hidary is also an entrepreneur and tech pioneer and in the early days of the Internet co-founded and built companies including EarthWeb, Dice Inc, Vista Research and eBillity. Today, he is focused on the human experience and, through MindTravel, helps people better connect with themselves and one another.

PROGRAM

Human Trafficking Panel

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion, “Preventing Sex Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry - How Can You Help?” that has the power to make a difference. This discussion isn’t just about raising awareness; it’s about empowering you with actionable steps. Our panelists will also introduce a range of invaluable resources that you can utilize to actively contribute to the prevention of sex trafficking. From training programs to reporting mechanisms, we’ll equip you with the tools needed to make a tangible impact. This event is tailored specifically for meeting planners and suppliers, recognizing the pivotal role you play in the hospitality industry. By attending, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the signs to look out for, enabling you to create safer environments for both employees and guests. You’ll also discover how to collaborate with law enforcement agencies and support organizations dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking.

April Casillas
Founder, Keeping Every Girl Free

April Casillas is a wife, a mom, a student, a survivor and an OVERCOMER. She is an inspiring individual who has dedicated herself to anti-human trafficking efforts and survivor advocacy.

She holds a Bachelor's degree from Vanguard University of Southern California, where she focused on Women & Justice and Anti-Human Trafficking. April is the founder of the Katherine Elaine Gallegos Foundation (also known as Keeping Every Girl Free), a nonprofit organization aimed at providing hope to women in the commercial sex industry by walking alongside them through support, mentorship and restorative services.

Derek Marsh
Associate Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice, Vanguard University

Derek Marsh retired from the Westminster Police Department, CA, in 2013, as Deputy Chief after more than 26 years of service. In 2004, he co-founded the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). He served as the co-chair of the OCHTTF from 2004-12, where he developed and taught courses in human trafficking (HT), supervised HT investigations, assisted in creating anti-HT DVDs for state and federal grants, wrote and managed HT grants, and provided Congressional testimony as an expert witness.

Stacey Fitzgerald
Prevention Advocate Volunteer, Everfree

Stacey Fitzgerald spent 30 years in the corporate hospitality industry, working in sales for Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, and 3D Cruise Partners. After learning quite a bit about Human Trafficking at various industry events, she decided to retire from the corporate world in January 2022 and dedicate her time to volunteering in the anti-human trafficking space. She started attending the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force meetings and immersed herself in all trainings possible to be educated on the topic. As a volunteer with the task force she is able to assist survivors with life skills, as well as offer human trafficking education and outreach at community events.

Hosted Buyers

Want to be part of this exciting event? Please complete the Hosted Buyer application to submit your interest in attending.

This application form does not guarantee selection and is subject to a final review. All selections are made to ensure the highest quality program for all participants and partners.

Planner & Supplier Rooms

Planners & Suppliers: Secure you discounted room rates of $289 for the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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ROOMS
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Agenda

Thursday, September 14, 2023  
10:00 - 11:00 AM Young Leaders + Advisory Council: Human Trafficking Panel (Optional)
11:00 - 11:45 AM Registration + Networking
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Keynote Speaker + Educational Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 PM Exclusive Incentive Experience: Members Only –
Tickets to Mission San Juan Capistrano
AGENDA

Charity Spotlight

Katherine Elaine Gallegos Foundation (also known as Keeping Every Girl Free), a nonprofit organization aimed at providing hope to women in the commercial sex industry by walking alongside them through support, mentorship and restorative services.

CHARITY

Thanks to Our Host and Sponsors

Event Host Sponsor


Annual Event Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors

SPONSORS
When Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Where Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
26907 Old Mission Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-503-5700
Parking Valet Parking at $15.00 and $25.00 for overnight
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