Welcome Reception

 presented in partnership with  syngenta

Monday, Feb. 7, 6:30 - 9 PM
USS Midway

Aerial View of the USS Midway MuseumHead to the USS Midway to celebrate the start of the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show! GCSAA looks forward to welcoming you as you walk across the gangway onto the ship to celebrate the resilience exhibited by the golf course management industry over the past two years. This event provides the perfect opportunity to network aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier that served America from the end of World War II until the liberation of Kuwait.

Participation is free for all-access and full-pack registrants but during the registration process, please let us know if you will be attending so we can plan accordingly. Tickets are not required for admission.

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Photo of helicopter


6:30-8:30 p.m.
Air combat flight simulator – hangar deck
Virtual reality screaming eagles flight experience – hangar deck
Docent tours – hangar and flight decks
Gift shop open – hangar deck
Food stations offering light appetizers – flight deck

6:30-9 p.m.
Bars – hangar and flight decks
Each attendee will receive two drink tickets. Additional beverages available for purchase.

7:30 p.m.
Thrilling skydiving show – flight deck
Be on deck to watch an A-Star helicopter take off with skydivers aboard. Their jump will be live-streamed from the helmet of divers to the screen on the stage and your mobile device.

9 p.m.
Event activities end, but feel free to spend a few more minutes finishing your conversation, enjoying that last drink or one taking one more look at the spectacular view from the bay until 9:30.

Tips as you plan your evening aboard this magnificent ship

Getting to The USS Midway Museum
Located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, Calif., 92101, alongside Navy Pier.
A short walk from all the hotels in the official GCSAA block.
Shuttle bus from Marriott Marquis or Omni Hotel will be provided (see below).
Parking is limited, but you can drive yourself.
Cab, Uber, etc. should drop you at Brow 3.

Suggested attire
Exploring the USS Midway can involve a lot of walking and navigating ladders. For your safety comfortable, closed-toed shoes and layered, casual clothing are recommended as temperatures vary around the ship.

Currently not required in open air locations on the flight and hangar decks., but participation in the simulators, virtual reality experiences and docent tours does require masks.

Shuttle Service for Welcome Reception

6-8 pm
From Marriott Marquis and Omni hotels to the USS Midway

8:30-10 pm
From the USS Midway to Marriott Marquis and Omni hotels

In accordance with California mandates, masks are required on all buses.