Paths 2010 Masthead Medium

  Luncheon MC and Keynote Speaker: 
   Event keynote speaker...   and Master of Ceremonies...
Lisa Nichols Photo      Dwane Brown Photo
  Lisa Nichols                    Dwane Brown
Nationally Known               News Editor/Anchor-
Motivational Speaker          San Diego Week KPBS TV,
  & Best-selling Author         Co-host NPR’s Morning

Thursday October 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM 
Thursday October 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM 

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San Diego Convention Center 
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 522-5000

Driving Directions 


San Diego County Water Authority SCOOP 
(858) 522-6515 

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information:

Information about exhibit tables and sponsorship levels is available here, including an invoice form. In-kind and volunteer sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Registration: Whether you pay online or submit a printed check, please complete the registration online. If you are submitting a printed check, you can cancel out of PayPal after completing your online registration and then email your commitment form or mail the completed order form and check.

*All exhibit tables will be located in the exhibit hall area on the Second Level. Exhibit table assignments are made in advance. Exhibit tables may be set up from 7 to 9 a.m. on the day of the event and must be removed by 5:30 p.m. To inquire about available exhibit table locations, please call (858) 522-6515. Please plan to bring a tabletop exhibit that does not require electricity.

Interested in doing business with the Water Authority?

Click here to register with The Network, the Water Authority’s collaborative, online vendor registration, solicitation, and notification system.

Assistance for the Disabled:

If you are disabled in any way and need accomodation to participate in the event, please call us at (858) 522-6515 or email us at for assistance at least three (3) working days prior to the event so the necessary arrangements can be made. 

 12th Annual Regional Networking Forum 

Thursday, October 21, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall opens at 9 a.m.
Click here for an at-a-glance event schedule (pdf)

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You can still attend the event by registering and paying at the door.
For individual registrations, please complete
this form, print it out, and bring it with you to registration. For sponsors/exhibitors, please see the package in the "Sponsor/Exhibitor Information" section.

The 12th Annual Paths to Partnerships Regional Forum is a collaborative regional outreach event for small businesses interested in working with public agencies. It provides firms with an opportunity to learn about government contracts and forge business relationships with public agencies and other government contractors.

Come meet public officials and buyers to learn about their contracting opportunities.

  • Visit vendor and public agency exhibits*
  • Participate in discussion forums
  • Learn about challenges associated with building, maintaining, and improving public infrastructure
  • Learn how to do business with the state, federal, and local government agencies
  • Obtain certification information
  • Establish new business relationships

*For sponsorship levels and pricing, see lower left-hand column.

For hotel accommodations
click here.

"Live tweeting" during the day! We will be promoting and sharing key points mentioned at workshops, monitoring and responding to questions and issues, as well as announcing changes to workshops and rooms. We'll also highlight some of our exhibitors. If you're not on Twitter, please open an account and follow us today.

Registration and Parking Information

General registration is $60 (for individual registrations - fill out, print, and bring this form with you to onsite registration on the day of the event). If you are interested in exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please see "Sponsor/Exhibitor Information" in the blue area on the lower left side of the page. Either way, you will need to register and pay at the door.

Parking at the San Diego Convention Center is $10 per day and is self parking. No in and out privileges. Parking fees separate from the event.

As an alternative to driving, consider taking the bus or trolley to the event. Public transportion info link, click here.

Hosted by:
(logos are links)
Logo Verticle Color         State of California 2010 Small Business and DVBE Collaboration Conferences

Premier Collaborative Sponsors:
(logos are links)

                           Walrus 105.7 Logo    
                XX 1090 Sports Radio Logo             

Gold Sponsors:
(logos are links)

SANDAG logo and link         AECOM logo and link                   R.W. Beck logo and link

 Diego & Son Printing Logo     CH2MHill Logo and Link to Website

Silver & Bronze Sponsors:

Silver/Bronze Sponsors



About the San Diego County Water Authority

The Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water. The Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region's $174 billion economy and the quality of life of 3.2 million residents.