WAIS Conference 2017

September 10-14th, 2017

Bacara Resort & Spa 

About the Venue

It is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful places on earth. More than a meeting venue, the Mediterranean influenced Bacara is a legendary coastal destination. Located on the Pacific just north of Santa Barbara, California, Bacara’s 78 acres along the American Riviera set the stage for extraordinary.

The conference center offers over 70,000-square-feet of space, including a fully equipped business center, high-tech screening room, and vaulted ceiling conference and exhibit halls.

WAIS has locked in spectacular rates for 2017 starting at $239/night for Garden King rooms.  WAIS negotiated amenities include free internet access, reduced resort and parking fees and a complimentary gift on arrival.


Area Attractions

The Goleta Butterfly Grove (Ellwood Main) is in the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa in Goleta, CA.  Free parking is available.  GET DIRECTIONS

Chumash Nature Trail – Bacara Resort & Spa has partnered with local Chumash artists, weavers, writers, photographers, and herbalists to install a self-guided Chumash Nature Trail on property. The trail head is located adjacent to The Bistro patio.

Santa Barbara Wine Country in the Central Coast of California, is one of the world's most stunningly beautiful wine regions.  Discover the wineries and plan your tours HERE.

Santa Barbara - explore the American Riviera!  Whether its beaches, shopping, dining or adventure you are looking for... Santa Barbara has it all.  Just a short 20 minute drive from Bacara.  Check out the endless activities HERE.

At Bacara

After the WAIS sessions, Bacara Resort has many things to do on site.

Monarch Kids Club - a place for fun and exploration for ages 3-12. For more information on activities, schedule and fees CLICK HERE:

The Spa At BacaraSet above the calming blue waters of the Pacific, the spa features an expertly trained staff, adults-only pool, Jacuzzi, unique redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounge areas, wellness classes and a rooftop terrace.  WAIS attendees can enjoy a 10% discount on Spa Services.

Health & Wellness - Bacara has a heated saline pool along with separate women's and men's hydrotherapy whirlpool spas.

Culinary & Wine - the Foley Tasting Room is on site at Bacara for those who enjoy the fruits of the local vineyards.  Special events during WAIS are

    •  Sept 8th & Sept. 15th - Wine & Cheese Tasting from 5-6 p.m. in the Bacara Lobby
    • Sept 9th - Fireside S'mores from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the lobby terrace

Rentals & Tours - Bacara Adventures offers on-site rentals for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and more. For reservations, call 805-284-7106 or email the concierge at: Adventures@BacaraResort.com

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