Create the Future Awards – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


When is the event?

Thursday, March 24, 2022 


Where is the event being held?

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel 

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 


Event Schedule:

5 p.m. | Check-in | Lobby 

5 p.m. | Welcome Reception | Promenade Plaza 

6:30-6:45 p.m. | Make your way to Sapphire Ballroom 

7 p.m. | Dinner & Program | Sapphire Ballroom 

Post Show | Networking | Sapphire Foyer & Patio 


How will you ensure our health and safety as it pertains to COVID-19? 

The health and safety of all our event attendees is our first priority. As of February 16, with the eased restrictions from the California Department of Public Health Guidelines and San Diego County, we are no longer required to check for proof of vaccination. However, as an added layer of protection, we are asking attendees to attest to having received full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event in order to attend the event. 

Every attendee must meet one of the two requirements below: 

  • I am fully vaccinated (i.e. two weeks or more have passed since I have received a single-dose vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series); or 
  • I am not vaccinated, but will obtain a negative COVID-19 test within the 72-hour period immediately prior to the commencement of the Event, and will wear a face covering at and throughout the event. 

If you have not done so already, please review and sign our COVID-19 waiver here before arriving at the event.


What should I wear to the event? 

Cocktail or business attire is recommended. We suggest bringing a jacket, as the welcome reception will be held outside on the Promenade Plaza right by the bay. There is both concrete and turf in the reception area – something to keep in mind when picking out your shoes for the night!


Where should I park for the event? 

 Self-park in the parking garage at a $15 rate, or valet park at a $20 rate (valet is on a first come first serve basis depending on availability). There will be a parking pay station near the registration area in the lobby where you may pre-pay your parking, rather than paying on your way out at the end of the night. You must bring your self park ticket or valet ticket to the registration area in order to do so. 


How will check-in work upon arrival? 

Check-in will be located inside the lobby. Be on the lookout for event directional signage to guide you to the check-in tables. Tickets to the event will be distributed upon check-in, all you need to provide is your first and last name at any of the check-in tables. 


Will tables be assigned and when will I receive my table assignment? 

Yes, tables are assigned and you will receive your table assignment upon check-in. 


Will food and beverage be provided during the event? 

Yes, there will be tray passed wine during the reception, and alcohol for purchase at the bars during the reception and dinner program. Each guest will receive a 3-course plated dinner, and there will be wine service to the tables in the ballroom. Bars will remain open in the foyer area outside of the Sapphire Ballroom after the program until 10pm.  


What payment types will the bars accept? 

 The Hilton is a cashless property and the bars will not accept cash, but will accept credit card or debit card. If you do have cash and you prefer to not use a credit/debit card, there is a machine located in the lobby that you can insert your cash and get a pre-paid debit card to use at the bars. 



If you have questions or concerns prior to the event, please notify the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Events & Membership Team. 

Kathryn Newstead, Manager, Membership Relations & Events: 

Kaitlin Payne, Senior Vice President, Membership & Events: