NAAE Region 1 Conference
May 28 - 31, 2024
San Diego, California

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106


Registration Form:

Pricing Information:

  • Early Bird Registration - Now - 04/15/24 - $300
  • Regular Registration - 04/16/2024 - 05/31/2024 - $350
  • Preservice Early Bird Registration - Now - 04/15/2024 - $200
  • Preservice Regular Registration - 04/16/2024 - 05/31/2024 - $250
  • Extra Guests (Food only) - $150

Hotel Information:

  • We have reserved a room block at Kona Kai Resort. Please contact Matt Patton at [email protected] to reserve your room.  

Tentative Schedule:  

NAAE Region 1 Conference - Tentative Schedule


Workshops: Workshop List & Times

Tour Information: Tours will be held on Thursday, May 30th.

Tour Information Meetup Times & Locations

Use this form to register for the tours: Tour Registration Form

 When tours are finalized, an email will go out to all conference registrants for tour sign ups.  Payment will be due at time of registration.

  • Eggs & Kegs - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - $20 - Max 25 people
    • Tour will meet at El Capitan HS Ag Department at 8:30 am. We will carpool to Hilliker Ranch Fresh Eggs to tour the ranch and processing facility. We will return to El Capitan HS and tour the ag department facilities including livestock units, horticulture unit, and meat processing facility including product tasting. 
  • H&M Landing - 6:30 am-12:30 pm - $110 (rod rental, tackle, and fishing license are extra) - Max 55 people -

    • H&M Landing is the West Coast’s oldest, most experienced Sportfishing company, representing San Diego’s finest passenger fleet.

      Enjoy the finest half day fishing on the West Coast. Half-day trips fish San Diego coastal waters from Imperial Beach to the Point Loma kelp beds according to the best bite. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch a variety of game fish including Yellowtail, Bass, Barracuda, Bonito or Rock Fish..  

  • Olive Hill Greenhouses - 8:00 am -10:00 am - $10 - Max 35 people -
    • Meet at 1990 Green Canyon Road in Fallbrook. Our unique approach to growing produces plants that are not only aesthetically beautiful but are durable and easy to maintain. Our location in Fallbrook provides great growing conditions and allows us to easily service the San Diego and Los Angeles areas with our own trucks. We work with numerous common carriers to ship to most of the United States and Canada. For over 40 years, Olive Hill Greenhouses has provided exceptional quality plants for homes, offices and indoor landscapes. We specialize in Anthuriums, Bromeliads and tropical foliage.

  • Mountain Meadow Mushrooms - 10:30 am-12:00 pm - $10 - Max 35 people - 
    • Experience the life of a mushroom grower! Learn about the compost making process and check out the variety of mushrooms grown on the property including lion mane, shitake, blue oyster, king trumpet, maitake, brown beech, pioppino and gold and pink oyster mushrooms. The mushroom farm was established in 1952 and has 27 growing houses - making it the largest white mushroom growers in Southern California producing 120,000 pounds per week. Roberto will take us through his houses, packing areas, and to the compost piles. 

  • Oasis Camel Dairy - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - $20 - Max 25 people -
    • Gil and Nancy Reigler are animal trainers whose resumes include appearances with animals on the Tonight Show, in Hollywood movies, and shows at the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. They're knowledge led them to building a herd of camels. When Covid shut down many of the fairs and exhibitions which were a main source of income, their focus turned to the Camel Dairy Industry and private ranch tours. Join them for an hour-long tour of the Oasis Camel Dairy, centered in the hills of San Diego County, to learn about regulations, safe animal handling, Agritourism, and much more. There may even be the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their camels, including the opportunity to feed them! For a sneak peak of what's to come, check out the Camel Dairy episode of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe!

 Please check back for registration information and an itinerary when available.