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2024 CARPD Conference - What to Know Before You Go

The Conference is ALMOST HERE!
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We are excited to see you at the CARPD Conference in Santa Rosa.  Here's a little more information about what to expect and also what you may want to bring.

What to Expect

The Conference and all related events will be held on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Hotel Check-in:  3 PM

Hotel Check-out:  12 PM


  • Self-parking
  • Valet parking is available
  • Hotel porters are available to assist with luggage

Conference Registration

  • Conference Registration table is open from 3:00PM -5:00PM on Wednesday, May 22nd in the Alexander Valley Ballroom III & IV. Come by and pick up your program, name badge, and SWAG bag. Registration will reopen at 7:30AM on Thursday.


  • Weather is currently projected to include highs in the 70s and lows around 50, with winds that may reach 10 mph on some days.

Included as part of your Conference Registration

  • Continental Breakfast Thursday and Friday morning
  • Lunch Thursday and Friday 
  • Receptions with light appetizers Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Evenings
  • Banquet Dinner Thursday Night

Food Options on the Hotel grounds

  • Railroad Stop open daily, breakfast only (Mon-Fri  7A - 10A / Sat-Sun  7A - 10:30A)
  • Sonoma Cafe open daily (Mon-Sun  3P - 9P)

If you or your guests would like to leave the hotel grounds for different restaurant options, Railroad Square is within walking distance. Check out what's nearby here:


Attire for the Conference - Business casual

Thursday Daytime (5/23)

  • Business Casual
  • Lunch will be outdoors in the Knights Valley Garden.

Thursday Evening (5/23)- Sponsor’s Reception & Awards Banquet

  • Semi-Formal affair (i.e. jacket, dress slacks, tie optional, etc.)
  • Reception will be outdoors, Banquet will be indoors in the Alexander Valley Ballroom I & II.  Pack accordingly!
  • Bringing a guest for the Banquet? Register and pay ($50) in advance HERE.

Friday (5/24)

  • Wear a shirt with your District's logo. Rep the brand loudly and proudly!
  • Lunch will be outdoors in the Knights Valley Garden.
  • Evening reception will be outdoors. Please join us to meet and honor CARPD Legislator of the Year, Assm. Lori D. Wilson!


  • We are still looking for more raffle donations! If you or your District would like to donate, please bring your items to the Registration Table on May 22nd.

 Other - make sure you pack these easy to forget items....

  • Pen & Notepad
  • Business Cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Chargers for your electronics


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