Evening Activities

Attendees at Vertex Exchange 2017 benefited from more than 160 sessions. They had countless opportunities to connect with industry peers and thought leaders. And they also had fun! See below for the awesome activities we offered attendees at Exchange 2017.

Welcome Gathering

Sunday, October 22 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Bayview Lawn, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

After you stop by the registration desk to pick up your conference packet, join us for this fun, casual get together to meet other attendees and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Cost: Free for Conference Participants


Optional Networking Events on Monday Evening

Craft Brewery Tour | Little Italy

Monday, October 23 | 6:45 PM – 9:45 PM

It is no surprise that San Diego takes pride in their craft beer and they love to show it off! Hop into this bubbly experience and discover why San Diego has become the craft beer capital of America, known for more than 50 micro-breweries. Focused on the downtown area of Little Italy, this intimate brewery tour will take you to the cutting edge of San Diego’s vibrant craft beer culture. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable guide that is dedicated to educating you on the unique histories and process of San Diego’s popular breweries.

Travel by motor coach with tastings at two breweries and a stop for pizza. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM.

Cost: $75.00

Sailing on the Adventuress | San Diego Bay

Monday, October 23 | 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM

There is nothing as spectacular or exhilarating as standing at the bow of your privately chartered boat, viewing the dazzling sight of San Diego's skyline. You’ll feel pampered, privileged, relaxed and refreshed.

The Adventuress is a gorgeous 60 foot sailing catamaran with a beautiful teak interior and spacious outdoor decks. At 60 feet in length and 32 feet in the beam (wide), the Adventuress has more deck space than most 100 foot yachts. Her wide beam also makes her very stable and comfortable while at sea.

Two-hour sail includes a beer and wine bar. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM.

Cost: $50.00

Are You Ready For Some Football? | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Monday, October 23 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wear your NFL garb and watch Monday Night Football while enjoying the California weather and view of the Marina. Cocktails and snacks will be available while the Washington Redskins take on the Philadelphia Eagles. This event will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Marina and Towers.

Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Cost: $30.00


Join us for an exclusive evening event aboard the USS Midway

Tuesday, October 24 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Welcome aboard doesn't seem to say enough! Once home to more than 200,000 Americans, this significant piece of United States history has made her final tour of duty in the San Diego harbor to pay tribute to the contributions of the armed services as a dynamic, interactive beacon of education and entertainment. The Midway has been converted into an interactive, educational and entertainment complex, attracting visitors and residents alike as one of the only museums of its kind on the west coast.

Experience this rare opportunity to eat, drink and network with colleagues while learning about an important and amazing piece of United States History. You can dance to the music on the flight deck or take a two-minute pulse-pounding aerial combat ride in Air Combat 360! Full barrel rolls and complete aerial loops are possible as you evade the enemy fighters!

Cost: Included for registered conference attendees
$125.00 for guests
Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Roundtrip motor coach transportation provided.

Meet in the Harbor Island Foyer by 6:00 PM. Return transportation will leave the USS Midway starting at 9:30 PM.

Badges are required to board the motor coach. Please note – the flight deck has an uneven surface. Flat soled footwear is recommended.