The conference will be held at the Westgate Hotel, which is located in San Diego, California, at 1055 Second Avenue.
Attendees are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Attendees are welcome to wear a mask at the conference but are not required to do so.
The closest airport is the San Diego International Airport, which is about 3.5 miles from the Westgate Hotel. This is typically a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel.
Parking is available at the Westgate Hotel. The current rate is $50 per day. Other parking garages may be available in the area.
The phone number for the Westgate Hotel is +1 (619) 238-1818.
ACFP does not provide childcare at the Forensic Psychology Symposium.
Conference attendees typically wear a mix of business and business casual attire. There is no formal dress code. Presenters typically dress more toward business attire, while some attendees dress more toward the casual side of the spectrum. No matter your dress, comfortable shoes are highly recommended!
The average temperature in San Diego in March is a mild 67 degrees F with a low of 54 degrees F. The temperature typically ranges from 62-72 degrees during the daytime.
ACFP staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions at the Registration Desk throughout the conference.
No. To be more environmentally conscious and financially responsible, we have chosen to not print a paper copy of the program, evaluation forms, handouts, and other materials. However, a digital version of the program will be available online with all information. In addition, evaluation forms can be completed online. All other materials, including handouts and posters, will be available online to conference registrants.
Yes, there will be complimentary Wi-Fi in all session rooms and hotel guest rooms. Details for connecting to Wi-Fi will be provided by the hotel.
Conference registration includes continental breakfast each morning of the Forensic Psychology Symposium. In addition, there are room service, restaurant, and other food options at the Westgate Hotel. The hotel is also within walking distance of many restaurants.
A FedEx Office Print & Ship Center is located 0.2 miles from the hotel, at 532 C Street.
A CVS is located 0.2 miles from the hotel, at 1023 Fourth Avenue.
Attendees will have access to all the CE and non-CE events, as well as the content presented virtually (e.g., presentation handouts), available on-demand after the meeting. Attendees can enhance their professional development, participate in unique networking opportunities, and interact with presenters and other attendees. Nothing can replace the energy and connections of an in-person meeting.
The classically elegant Westgate Hotel is in the heart of the vibrant downtown shopping, entertainment, and historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Westgate has a beautiful rooftop pool and is within short walking distance of many excellent restaurants. The hotel is close to Balboa Park with its numerous museums and the San Diego Zoo, as well as Seaport Village, Sea World, and the beautiful beaches north of San Diego. You can catch the electric trolley behind the hotel to Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter (both also within walking distance of the hotel), Little Italy and Historic Old Town.
Requests for registration refunds must be sent via email to [email protected] by March 1, 2024; these refunds will be made in full minus a $50 service charge. Registration refund requests after March 1 and before March 12 will be made at 50% of the original registration fee. No other refunds are permitted. Complaints must be sent via email to [email protected] within 30 days of experiencing a concern.