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2020 Outlook Forum

February 2020 | Starting at $999


Gather with fellow industry leaders from around the world for two days of enlightening sessions, inspirational speakers, and unforgettable events at the seaside Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Event Schedule

  • February 09:

    Industry Committee Meetings

  • February 10:

    Conference from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • February 11:

    Conference from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.; Poppy Awards from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • February 12:

    Board Meeting from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

See Full Event Schedule Event Detail Page

Featured Speakers

Caroline Beteta
President & CEO, Visit California
Roger Dow
Roger Dow
President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
Dylan Thuras
Dylan Thuras
Co-Founder, Atlas Obscura
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Location Details

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 2020 Outlook Forum

333 W Harbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 234-1500


Alternative Hotel Options
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter

Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

The Westin San Diego

Hotel Booking Link 2020 Outlook Forum
The conference room block is sold out. However, there are several alternative hotel options within walking distance.

2020 Outlook Forum

Outlook Forum is California’s premier travel and tourism event where experts from every sector of the industry gather to share their insights and experiences about the latest trends, marketing tactics and research. Engage with industry partners and Visit California’s leadership, and examine together what the future will bring.

With over 600 attendees annually, Outlook Forum provides a unique opportunity to network with and learn from the organizations and individuals that are guiding the highest-level conversations impacting today’s travel market.

Past speakers include: U.S. Travel President & CEO Roger Dow; Food & Wine Editor in Chief Nilou Motamed; British Airways CEO Alex Cruz; AFAR Media Co-Founder Joe Diaz; Google Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing Gopi Kallayil; CNN Travel Editor Lilit Marcus; Visit Iceland Director of Tourism Inga Hlin Pálsdóttir; Pinterest’s Global Head of Vertical Strategy – Travel, Tech, and Telecom Nicolette Harper; Chef and TV Host Tyler Florence; and many more.

Take a look at the 2019 Outlook Forum gallery to learn more about the event.

In 2020, the conference returns to Southern California at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel, whose chic accommodations and polished service recently earned it a Four-Diamond Rating by the Auto Club in 2020.

Key Dates

Sunday, Feb. 9

  • Committee meetings

Monday, Feb. 10

  • Outlook Forum conference - 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

  • Outlook Forum conference - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Poppy Awards - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Board Meeting - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Interested in sponsoring 2020 Outlook Forum or the Poppy Awards? See all Sponsorship Opportunities here starting at $2,500, with in-kind options available. 


2020 Poppy Awards Logo


The Visit California Poppy Awards are a biennial contest that honors the best and brightest of California tourism promotion. The awards are bestowed in even-numbered years as part of Outlook Forum.


Winners are selected by a panel of industry marketing experts in nine categories ranging from best public relations campaign, to best digital campaign to best cooperative marketing campaign.


Read here for more information about the 2020 Poppy Awards.


2020 Outlook Forum sponsor logos 

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