Safe Meetings

Your health and safety are our top priorities. In light of the dramatic changes to public health guidance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated or enhanced many of our protocols to support the safety and well-being of everyone who walks through our doors.  

Reopening Status

We expect to reopen for events in August 2021. The State of California recently announced initial guidance for meetings and conventions. Please see our Reopening FAQs for information. We will continue updating this page with details. 

For regional updates, see the San Diego Tourism Authority’s Safe Travel page. Together with SDTA, we will stay in communication with you regarding news and plans.

Certified Protocols

We are one of the first convention centers in the United States to achieve the prestigious GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), we have stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

Our food and beverage partners, Centerplate, earned an additional hygiene verification label, Rise SAFE, that is specifically for catering operations. Rise SAFE is managed by Centerplate’s parent company, Sodexo, and Bureau Veritas, an independent world leader in testing, inspection, and certification.

We are updating these plans as we continue preparing to reopen for events. We can't wait to safely welcome you to sunny San Diego!