UC San Diego Park & Market

The main conference location is the ‘University of California San Diego Park & Market’,  UC Park & Market brings the resources of a global research university to the heart of downtown San Diego, in the East Village neighborhood. It’s collaboration central for academic, community, and business partners in our local and cross border regions. We are thrilled to bring the GDN Network 2024 conference to this innovative space. 

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery is a beautiful event venue located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Housed within the historic Sterling Hardware Building, the interior has high ceilings, exposed red brick walls, vintage wood floors, and is adorned with Contemporary Art by Southern California artists.  The venue is located in the Gaslamp district and within walking distance from our conference venue and many hotels in the area.

San Diego Wine & Culinary

With the warmth of a wine cellar and the urban energy of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Wine and Culinary Center is the ideal venue for your next event. Enjoy an unforgettable custom epicurean experience with local craft beer, world renowned wines, and specialty cocktails. Our expansive venue offers vast indoor and outdoor space just steps away from the San Diego Convention Center, hotels, and the bustling city center. 


GDN Annual Meeting Attendees are expected to arrange their own accomodations. Below you can find a couple of our recommendations close to the GDN AM venue.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is top rated on TripAdvisor for it’s genuine hospitality, fantastic views, modern amenities, and premier location 1 block from Petco Park, steps to the Gaslamp Quarter, and minutes to the San Diego Convention Center. This award-winning, green hotel is LEED-certified.

San Diego Marriott

Experience the excitement of downtown San Diego when vacationing or travelling for business at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. Enjoy boutique style service and sleek decor combined with San Diego’s premier dining, nightlife and shopping. Rooms and suites feature a collection of unique amenities adding comfort and convenience to every stay. Located a stone’s throw from our main conference location and minutes away from the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Balboa Park and Museums, Coronado, and Old Town. Quick easy freeway access to Torrey Pines Golf Course, Del Mar Race Track and Fair Grounds and Legoland.

Hotel Z

The historic Gaslamp Quarter is a 16 ½ block urban playground abundant with dining, shopping, and nightlife. And smack dab in the middle of it, you’ll find the award-winning Hotel Z, purposefully located within walking distance to Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center. So come for a game, a conference, or simply come for the sun, sand, and surf. Hotel Z has you covered.