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Fun Stuff Happening at TDWI San Diego

Attending TDWI San Diego doesn’t have to be all business, there can be some fun mixed in—actually, we encourage it! Here are some fun activities and events scheduled for TDWI San Diego this August.

  • Welcome Reception

    Monday, August 7

    After a full day of learning, take the opportunity to unwind, socialize and connect with other attendees and speakers while enjoying some refreshments and snacks. Mingle with other attendees and sponsors and play an exciting game of Networking Bingo.

    Networking Bingo – Grab a Networking Bingo sheet, and once you have three in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), sign your name on the card and drop it at the TDWI table to be entered to win a $50 AMEX gift card.

    Bonus Drawing: Black Out Bingo – Fill in ALL the squares on your game sheet and TDWI will enter you into a separate drawing for a $100 AMEX gift card!

  • Exhibit Hall & Demo Theaters

    Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9

    Bring your appetite on both Tuesday and Wednesday for our Exhibit Hall and Demo Theater. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while you explore the sponsor booths, learn more about their products and services, and watch their walkthroughs at the Demo Theater.

    Demo Theaters – Get your badge scanned for each Demo Theater you attend to be entered to win a $100 gift card.

    Exhibit Hall Sponsor Booth – Visit each sponsor booth to be entered to win prizes.

  • Exhibit Hall Reception

    Tuesday, August 8, starting at 5 p.m.

    Join us for after-hours drinks, snacks, and fun at the Exhibit Hall Reception on Tuesday evening. Mingle with other attendees, chat with sponsors, and play some fun games like Plinko!

    Plinko – How to Play: Grab a playing card and collect stickers from participating sponsor booths, then bring the card up to the table next to the Plinko board.
    You’ll then be entered to win the chance to play a round of Plinko. Prizes range from $5-$50!

Create Your Own Adventure –
Explore America's Finest City

Have fun outside the conference by visiting some of these exciting local attractions. Create your own adventure based on your entertainment preferences. Listed below are some of our suggestions for worthwhile sights to see while you’re visiting San Diego in August.

TDWI's "After Hours" Complimentary Shuttle

TDWI will provide complimentary “after hours” shuttle transportation between the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and the following San Diego hotspots during the times below and will depart every 20 - 30 minutes. Hop on the shuttle after a busy day of learning and explore some of San Diego’s iconic neighborhoods and nightlife in Old Town and the downtown Gaslamp District.

  • Monday, August 7 - Old Town San Diego 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm — Shuttles to and from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel to Old Town San Diego
  • Wednesday, August 9 - San Diego Gaslamp District (Downtown) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm — Shuttles to and from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel to San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District
  • Thursday, August 10 - San Diego Gaslamp District (Downtown) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm — Shuttles to and from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel to San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District

*The ending time indicated is the last departure from the location back to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. Please allow extra time during peak traffic periods.

  • Gaslamp Quarter

    The Gaslamp District, the heart and soul of downtown San Diego has a wide variety of entertainment options, including restaraunts, bars, clubs, cigar lounges, comedy shows, live music performances, and even rooftop escapes to avoid the crowded and busy streets. This is a one stop shop where everything is within a five minute walking distance and will surely make your night unforgettable.

  • Old Town San Diego

    Visit Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California! See the lush gardens, shop in specialty stores, enjoy exceptional cuisine and nightlife, listen to strolling mariachis, see rich history at museums and historic sites, or attend various cultural events.

  • San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre wildlife park in Balboa Park, housing over 14,000 rare and endangered animals from 700 species. It's also an accredited botanical garden with over 700,000 plants and offers educational experiences while supporting global conservation efforts. Check out their events calendar to see what happening during your visit to San Diego.

  • Balboa Park

    Wander and enjoy San Diego’s 1,200-acre backyard. Walk, run, or relax among lush landscapes that go as far as the eye can see. Explore must-see landmarks, take in guided tours, shop for unexpected treasures, or simply eat your way through the Park. Featuring museums to musicals to Shakespeare under the stars, Balboa Park always has something new to experience!

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