REGISTER EARLY for the 43rd Annual RPMDA Convention, May 1-4, 2019 and take advantage of our discounted early-bird rate of $270 through February 22nd (regular rate of $295 applies beginning February 23rd).
TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS, click here for online reservations, or call (619) 224-1234 to reserve by phone. A block of rooms is on hold for RPMDA at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1441 Quivira Road, San Diego CA 92109. The cut-off date for reservations at the convention rate ($169) is Tuesday, April 9th. After that date, reservations will be made on an as-available basis at the hotel’s regular rate. Self-parking is $30/night and the resort fee ($36/night) has been waived for convention attendees. Your reservation as part of the convention hotel room block directly supports RPMDA.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: Fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), serving most major airlines. Ground transportation is available via taxi ($20-$25), Uber/Lyft rideshare (rates vary) or SuperShuttle shared-ride van service ($12).
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress is business casual for sessions. Bring a sweater or jacket to sessions in case – hotel meeting rooms can be chilly.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES – ONLY @ RPMDA:
- NAMM/MoMM TOUR: On Thursday evening (May 2) NAMM is hosting a private tour of their Carlsbad offices and the Museum of Making Music, followed by a dinner reception. Sponsored by NAMM – no additional charge for attendees!
- BASEBALL NIGHT: On Friday evening (May 3) the RPMDA membership will be treated to a Major League Baseball game. Take in a San Diego Padres home game with your fellow convention attendees from the comfort of a private seating area at beautiful Petco Park in downtown San Diego. Sponsored by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company – no additional charge for attendees!
- SAN DIEGO HARBOR CRUISE: On Saturday afternoon (May 4th) take part in an optional boat cruise around San Diego Harbor, a perfect way to relax after an exciting and enriching convention ($50 per person).
- CLOSING BANQUET & AWARDS: On Saturday evening (May 4) after a hectic week, unwind with your RPMDA friends at our Yacht Rock-themed cocktail reception & banquet. Dress in your best Gilligan’s Island attire!
RETURN ON YOUR INVE$TMENT: You can literally pay for your convention trip by redeeming coupon offers from RPMDA sponsors, available exclusively to 2019 convention dealer attendees. Use these valuable coupons to recoup all or part of your convention expenses!
Click here to view our 2019 session program
Click here for convention sponsorship options
You must be a member in good standing to attend the convention.
To join or renew online click here. Or call RPMDA Headquarters (see below).
To download a membership application to mail or fax in, click RPMDA Application.