I was extremely happy to see San Diego’s political, business and labor communities recently come out strongly for the current plans to expand the San Diego Convention Center.
The American College of Surgeons hosts an annual convention in San Diego, the ACS Clinical Congress, attracting more than 18,000 individuals across the medical and health care profession. An expanded center will ensure our ability to grow and stay in the city.
The expansion plans provide for more exhibit space, an 80,000-sq. ft. ballroom and more meeting space — exactly what we need. The stunning rooftop park only makes the current facility that much more attractive for our attendees.
San Diego is an ideal city for us because the current convention center is surrounded by three hotels that offer more than 3,500 rooms for our attendees, with thousands more within walking distance. The addition of 500 more rooms in the current proposal would be a win for us, not to mention San Diego’s year-round good weather and wonderful attractions, restaurants and venues along the waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter.