Past Events

November 9, 2020 – 3, 2, 1… it’s 2021!

SITE SoCal November 9 Virtual Educational Event - 3, 2, 1… it’s 2021!

Monday, November 9, 2020
11:30 – 1:00 PM
Virtual Attendance

SITE SoCal Presents a 2020 Industry Case Study & How to Arrive at Happy in 2021

Join Site SoCal for our final Education series event of the year. We will first take a deep dive with local industry experts and hear their case studies (and SUCCESS stories) of how they dealt with the 2020 pandemic fallout. Then, we’ll hear an inspiring keynote message from Certified Chief Happiness Officer Tia Graham on how to get us into 2021 with a positive outlook and happiness mindset.

Also as part of this event, we will finally be announcing an exciting event replacement for the Annual SITE SoCal Holiday Event – you don’t want to miss this update!

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September 16, 2020 – How Inclusive Are We Really?

SITE SoCal September 16 Virtual Educational Event - How Inclusive Are We Really?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Virtual Event

Join SITE SoCal and our panel of experts as we discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Meetings and Hospitality Industries. We look forward to gathering virtually for this special event.

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June 17, 2020 – The Return of Haute Dokimazo

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

* Due to an amazing educational grant SITE SoCal received, this event is now FREE! All those previously registered will be refunded. Please note, this event will be capped at 150 participants. Sign up today!

This Summer, SITE SoCal is presenting a series of monthly virtual events similar to the quarterly education events we all know and love. We will be working on bringing new, exciting content as well as re-visiting some old favorites.

First at bat: The Return of Haute Dokimazo, a Spontaneous SITE Think Tank

The Return of Haute Dokimazo Spontaneous SITE Think Tank

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Sweatworking Boot Camp - May 27, 2020

On our final Stay Home with SITE Wednesday Webinar, it’s time to lose those Quarantine-15!!

Sweatworking Boot Camp with Hi-C FitnessGet started alongside your SITE Family as we tackle a 30-minute full body strength and conditioning boot camp. No experience or equipment necessary! Gear up in your athletic wear and shoes, and be ready to be coached by an Orange County-based personal trainer. After we sweat, we’ll reap the rewards with a toast and time for networking.

As we lead into summer, SITE SoCal will be introducing a new educational series following a format similar to our in-person luncheons. We look forward to a summer of continuing education and connection.

Sweatworking Boot Camp Hosted by
Hi-C Fitness with Hillary McCrumb, NASM CPT, PnC
Personal Training & Fitness Retreats
(248) 330-1550

Virtual Meetings Workshop - May 20, 2020

virtual meetings workshopThis week on Stay Home with SITE, our very own Past President Mandy Brown hosts us in a Virtual Meetings Workshop. Aside from former SITE Presidency and her career at Hornblower Cruises, Mandy is also a Lecturer at the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University.

Through a variety of interactive breakout sessions, we will learn about creating and executing virtual meetings along with the growing opportunity of technical needs in the meetings and events space. We will also touch base on producing engaging content for your virtual meetings as well as brainstorm ideas, resources and networking innovation.

pdfVirtual Meetings & Events Workshop Recap(735 KB)
pdfVirtual Meetings Workshop Presentation Slides(450 KB)

About: The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, is among the most personalized school of its kind in developing hospitality and tourism leaders. The program encompasses two unique fields of study: hospitality and tourism management (HTM) and recreation tourism management (RTM).

HTM is business-based in curriculum and is tailored to meet both industry needs and student expectations.

RTM is centered in social science with a strong connection to community, and has been a leading program in this field since the 1950s.

All students of both fields are required to complete internship and work experience, both domestic and internationally. For more information, visit