Betsy Cabrera, Conference Coordinator 
Pro Board Conference Coordinator


Thursday January 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST
Saturday January 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside 
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Join us for a welcome reception Thursday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 - details coming shortly

Connect with other conference attendees, network, and meet some new colleagues.  COA and Board members will be on hand to answer questions you have about the conference as well as the Pro Board.  We hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm

Pro Board 2017 Education Conference
January 20-21, 2017
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
San Diego, California 

Online Registration is Now Closed
If you still need to register for the conference or book a hotel room, please contact Betsy Cabrera, Conference Coordinator, directly:


About the hotel: Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Included in the room is complimentary resort fee which gives you free WiFi in your  room for the length of stay and free airport shuttle. The hotel is located right on the waterfront with terrific access to San Diego's famous recreation path and many restaurants.  This is a great spot to get out and run or go for a walk before or after the day's events.  

Just a few blocks away is Little Italy, San Diego's premier dining area.  Little Italy is filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park.  Check it out online at

Our conference rate is $189/night.  This rate is offered based on availability to all conference participants for 3 days leading up to the conference and 3 days after the conference, should you decide to lengthen your stay in San Diego.  We encourage you to make your reservations early if you are planning to extend your stay, as the hotel may book up with other groups. 

The deadline for making hotel reservations is Friday, December 16, 2016.  Please make your reservations before that point to guarantee a room.  If our room block sells out we will do everything in our power to set you up in an alternate hotel.

CLICK HERE for full Conference Schedule

Conference Workshops

Once again we will be presenting a full offering of conference workshops for attendees.  These workshops provide excellent opportunities for both learning and sharing of best practices and new, innovative ideas.  Some of the wor kshops are offered in multiple time slots in order to give everyone access to as many options as possible.  Take a look at the full descriptions by clicking the link below and feel free to call with any questions.

Click HERE for a full list of workshops with descriptions.

For travellers from North America and Hawaii, the Pro Board covers the cost of on
e representative from each accredited entity as well as COA members and the Pro Board Board of Directors.  Please make your reservations through the NFPA travel agency below to have the Pro Board billed for the fare.  If you are making reservations for other attendees not covered by the Pro Board, you may do so at the same time and you will be charged for those fares directly. 

The Pro Board will provide a $500 stipend for attendees travelling internationally.  If you are travelling from outside North America or Hawaii, please make your own travel arrangements and email your receipt to Betsy Cabrera, the Conference Coordinator, at, for reimbursement of up to $500.

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If you will be driving to the Conference, the Pro Board will reimburse you for up to 400 miles of travel (roundtrip).  You will need to submit a mileage log to the Pro Board after the conference in order to be reimbursed.