Spring Forum 2012

May 30 - June 2 at The Montage in Laguna Beach

As we begin our second year we are buoyed by the enthusiasm of our members and by the plans our volunteers are putting into place for the Spring Forum. The conference will be held at the beautiful Montage in Laguna Beach from May 30th to June 1st.  Experts are coming to discuss current issues including the latest news on Prop 65, what’s behind the NDIs, the most current research, who’s profiting with social media (and who’s missing out) and much more.  The information is sure to enlighten and no doubt you will find the time in the education sessions to be time well spent.


And as always, there are plenty of activities planned to allow for the time with colleagues, customers, and perhaps potential customers as well.


  • The south course at Pelican Hill will be host for Thursday afternoon golfers. This amazing location has a view of the Pacific from every hole but is said to require your focus and attention to be on the ball!

  • There is a whale watching trip in the Catalina Channel, home to one of the densest whale populations in the world. While we can’t promise a sighting of the orcas (killer whales) that have been seen recently off of Newport, you may see Blue, Minke, or Finn whales and we can promise a trip that you won’t forget.


  • There is a tide pool walk that is sure to unveil a remarkable ecosystem that disappears at high tide.


  • The fun run/walk will be held along the water on the sand this year, and there are beach games planned for Friday afternoon with prizes sure to make these events fun and competitive!


Although the Montage is sold out, we have made arrangements with a nearby property, The Surf and Sand and are delighted to be able to offer the same $199 per night rate. The newly remodeled rooms are the perfect retreat. Perched directly above the sea each room features a breathtaking  view of the pacific and a private balcony so you can watch the waves, the sunset or simply relax. We have a very limited number of rooms at this rate. They require a three night stay and are reserved for NIA members only.


We look forward to seeing you at the beach!