2015 CSAA Annual Meeting

Central Station Alarm Association International

2015 Annual Meeting

October 10-14, 2015

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, California

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of September 2, our hotel block is completely sold out. Please make sure you can find alternative accommodations before registering.  


The CSAA Annual Meeting

CSAA’s Annual Meeting is well known for its outstanding educational offerings, designed to guide security industry professionals into the next generation of central station monitoring.  It is also known for its expansive networking opportunities.

CSAA appreciates the generosity of our member companies in sponsoring events.  The list of this years sponsors can be found HERE.  If you have any questions or are interested in other possible sponsorship opportunities please contact meetings@csaaintl.org or 703-242-4670 x17

Event Registration

Registration is now closed.

NOTE: Registrants of the 2014 Annual Meeting who elected to defer their registration have been pre-registered for this event. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your registration.

Registration Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after Friday, September 25, 2015 unless evidence of a family or medical emergency can be supplied.  Cancellations prior to the deadline must be made in writing (Fax or email is OK).

Education and Programming

The official program of this event in now available!

 

Optional Tours

The following optional tours are available at this year’s meeting.  Note: You must be registered for the event in order to purchase tour tickets.

Cabs & Caves Wine Tour (Sunday, October 11/1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Sip & Cycle Guided Bike Tour (Sunday, October 11 & Wednesday, October 14/ 1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour (Sunday, October 11/11:00am – 4:00pm)

Barrels & Blending Wine Tour (Tuesday, October 13/1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Sonoma Segway Tour (Tuesday, October 13/1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Vistas & Vineyards (Tuesday, October 13/1:30pm – 5:15pm)

Popeye and Olive Oil Tour (Wednesday, October 14/1:00pm – 5:00pm)

 

Hotel Information and Reservations

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
100 Boyes Blvd.
Sonoma, CA 95476
http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/

Our hotel block is completely sold out. We would love to see you at the meeting but please make sure you can find alternative accommodations before registering.

 

Transportation

Airports

SFO
San Francisco International Airport, the “gateway to the Pacific,” is one of the world’s 30 busiest airports, serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually.  SFO has four separate terminals that serve almost all major carriers.  Guests arriving at this airport can expect a 75-90 minute transfer time to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

OAK
For nearly a century, Oakland International Airport has served the air travel needs of the San Francisco Bay Area with two separate terminals that serve almost all major carriers.  Guests arriving at this airport can expect a 75-90 minute transfer time to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

Airport Transfers

San Francisco & Oakland International are the two major airports that serve the Wine Country-bound guest.  Whether you choose to rent a car at the airport so you can “have your own wheels” or hire a chauffeured town car to take you in style, both airports are convenient, easily accessible and about equal distance from the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.  Contact your preferred national rental car company to secure your vehicle in advance or contact Pure Luxury Transportation if you would like to secure a chauffeured transfer.  You can reach Pure Luxury Transportation at 800-626-5466.  Have your flight information available when calling.  Chauffeured transfer rates vary slightly depending on your airline arrival time, but are in the $225 range, fully inclusive of taxes, fees, tolls & gratuities.  Larger vehicles (van, shuttles & SUV’s) are available should you be able to arrange in advance a ride share/save with friends or colleagues arriving on your same flights/terminals.  The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa does not offer airport transfers.
NOTE:  October is “Harvest/Crush” Season in Sonoma and Napa and therefore, peak tourist season.  Book early to avoid sold out situations on rental cars and chauffeured town car services.

Taxi Service

Sonoma Taxi is available on call from the hotel or local restaurants/sites and wineries in Sonoma.  A one way transfer from the Fairmont to Sonoma Square, site of many restaurants and shops, is approximately $12.00 before gratuity.

 

Site Information

Sonoma

Sonoma is considered the birthplace of wine-making in California, with a history dating back to the vineyards of the Mission San Francisco Solano, established in 1823 by Father Jose Altimira of the Franciscan Order.  Early California wine industry development, however, can be traced to Agoston Haraszthy who was the founder of the Buena Vista Vineyards (now Buena Vista Carneros).  He is considered the father of California viticulture and credited with the introduction of the Zinfandel/Primitivo grape varietal in the early 1850s.  With a typical Mediterranean climate ideal for the wine industry, the Sonoma Valley today has almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 400 wineries.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa’s history dates back to the Native Americans who were the first to discover the natural underground hot mineral waters that became the basis for the commercial development of the land in the 1840s.  Over the years, a disastrous fire, the Great Depression and WWII, have been some of the causes for the hotel’s destruction and bumpy financial history.  However, in 1980 a major renovation returned the Inn to its 1920s grandeur.  The expansion of the Spa in 2000, to its 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, now attracts visitors from around the world.   Blessed by natural mineral hot springs and an idyllic location in the world-famous wine-growing region; the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, with a Willow Stream Spa, 18-hole golf course and Santé, a Michelin award winning restaurant, all set in a lush garden campus setting, is a first-class property that is sure to please.  For additional information visit www.Fairmont.com/Sonoma

 

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(Located in the world famous wine growing region of Sonoma Valley,

 just 45 minutes north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.)

 

For more information about the CSAA 2015 Annual Meeting, contact John McDonald, CSAA Vice President of Meetings, at: meetings@csaaintl.org or 703-242-4670, ext. 17.