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March 3, 2020 – Keep on Pushing: Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings

March 3: Devon Harris - Keep On Pushing, Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
La Jolla, CA

On March 3 we will have the incredible opportunity to continue our message of DO IT – straight from the words of Devon Harris, an original member of the famous Jamaican Bobsled team!

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Devon HarrisSpeaker Devon HarrisDevon’s presentation blends the need for every part of an organization to have the ability, through personal effort, teamwork, passion, a sense of purpose and persistence to “keep on pushing” to achieve success.

Devon illustrates his presentation with his improbable story of a road that took him from the violent ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica; to Sandhurst; to the Olympics; to the hit Disney film Cool Runnings.

Entertaining, motivational, with humor, compassion and real-life how-to guidance, Devon Harris inspires the audience to ‘keep on pushing’ – his distinctive phrase when asked how he gets that bobsled down that run.

March Motivation

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

- Amelia Earhart

SITE SoCal Young Leaders

SITE SoCal Young Leaders March Program

Young Leaders Program - Get Going & Grow with SITE

Get Going & Grow with SITE

Come join SITE SoCal for an informative, open discussion style forum about the hospitality industry. Hear from professionals (including a few SITE SoCal board members) in various stages of their careers to understand how they started and grew in the industry, as well as what the industry has given back to them. Afterward, be sure to head over to Estancia La Jolla for the rest of our educational programming.

* This session is open to all Young Leaders and SITE SoCal Members. Young Leaders are developing professionals who have 2 or less years of experience in incentive travel and/or are 35 years of age or younger. Young leaders do not have to be SITE SoCal Members to attend this session, and all current SITE SoCal Members of any age or level of experience are welcome to join this session as capacity allows.


9:30 - 10:30 AM Young Leaders
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Reception & Networking
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch and Education

CSR Spotlight

Love Hard

The LOVE HARD mission is to remind everyone that each day is a gift and not promised. That the moments you have with your children and your family and friends should be cherished as you never know if it is the last chance you will get to tell them you love them. LOVE HARD means just that. Love as hard as you possibly can! Love Hard is dedicated to providing grass-roots funding to local charities, groups and individuals in the San Diego area with the goal of fostering love and community through music education and avenues for the emotional support of families grieving the loss of a child or parent too early in life.

Get em while they’re hot! We will be selling Love Hard hats and merchandise with all proceeds going back to the Love Hard mission.

Love Hard

Working Wardrobes

In addition help us rebuild Working Wardrobes!

We will be collecting donations on behalf of Working Wardrobes who recently lost everything due to a structure fire. Since 1990 Working Wardrobes has served over 100,000 clients who have overcome difficult challenges on their journey to meaningful employment, including substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, homelessness and military to civilian transition.

We will be collecting new/gently used business casual and business professional clothing for men and women, accessories, shoes, purses and handbags.We must ask that all clothing be clean and ON HANGERS. We specifically need the heavy clear plastic with metal hook pant and shirt hangers. Clothing in bags will not be accepted.

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Venue Information

Situated in the Torrey Pines area amongst San Diego’s most innovative companies and academics is Estancia La Jolla’s lush 10-acre executive learning retreat featuring premier La Jolla event venues and meeting rooms. Recently named a "Best of the West" winner by Meetings Today, the conference center’s 47,000 square feet of San Diego meeting space is “purpose built” with a layout that maximizes retention and minimizes distraction, allowing your team to communicate and celebrate secluded from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Each inspiring meeting setting is enhanced by modern technology and acclaimed on-site catering services and surrounded by charming courtyards, verdant gardens, and elegantly appointed accommodations for when business adjourns.

Parking: $10 for non-members, Hosted for members

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
When Tuesday, March 3, 2020
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Where Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Caretaker’s Lawn & Pacifica Ballroom
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Dress Code Business Casual

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