Our conference this year will be held May 4 – May 6, 2016 at The Cliffs Resort ocean front hotel at Pismo Beach, California!

Our Services Partner

Thanks to Accelerant technologies, our services partner, for their generous sponsorship at the VISION 2016 conference.

Conference Topics and Call for Papers

As the date of the VISION 2016 Conference in Shell Beach, CA gets closer (week of May 2), we’re narrowing down the topics for presentations and discussion groups that will comprise the event. We still have room for more topics, but before we close that gap, we would like to have your input to be sure we consider things that will count the most for you and your organization.


Our special rates are:
  1. $139.00 per night Non-Ocean View
  2. $169.00 per night Coastal/Partial Ocean View
  3. $189.00 per night Ocean/Pool View
These special rates are available for the week May 1 – 6, 2016. A facilities fee of $20 per room, per night includes free parking.
  1. Please mention Focus Learning Corporation VISION Conference when calling the hotel’s Reservations Department at 805-773-5000.
  2. Be sure to book your rooms early because the cutoff date is April 1, 2016.
  3. After that date, these rates will no longer be available.


Our keynote speakers for this year’s conference will be legendary guitarist Robert Fripp and his Hall of Fame speaker sister, Patricia Fripp.


Join us in the evenings for opportunities to dine and socialize. TBD.


Dates for workshops before the Conference begins: May 2 – 3, 2016

Anyone who is interested in a VISION Basic, VISION Advanced, VISION Report Writing, or VISION Learning Station workshop should let us know through the registration form so that we can confirm our reserved training space.

Tuesday evening, May 3, 6:30pm: Join us for our special welcome reception which will be held at The Cliffs Resort.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 4, 5 and 6: Our Conference begins on Wednesday morning, 8:30 am. It will continue through Friday, noon.


If you fly into San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP), FOCUS is planning to provide van service for conference attendees that request it. The hotel also provides shuttle service to and from the airport with advanced notice. Due to heavy arrivals expected on Sunday and Tuesday, the hotel may not be able to respond quickly, and because of that, Focus is providing van service if needed.

Please contact Dianne ( by email to make arrangements for van service.

Parking is included with the Facilities Fee at The Cliffs Resort.


May weather in Pismo Beach is generally mild, clear and sunny with highs around 70 degrees. It is generally about 15 to 20 degrees cooler in the evening. Temperatures fall off rapidly as the sun goes down, and jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts are strongly advised if you plan to be outdoors in the evenings.

The dress code during Conference events is business casual. Remember that hotel meeting rooms tend to be cool, so bring a sweater or jacket.


Your Workshop registration for Monday and Tuesday includes: Continental breakfast outside of the workshop rooms area Lunch Buffet, Breaks

Tuesday evening will be FOCUS-hosted food and drink at our Welcome Reception.

Your Conference registration includes:

Wednesday: Continental breakfast outside the conference room
Optional after-hours dinner Wednesday night.

Thursday: Continental breakfast outside the conference room
Optional after-hours dinner Thursday night.

Friday: Breakfast buffet outside the conference room
Morning Break

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. We’d like to keep an open dialogue going on the spring Conference.

Dianne Moore
Conference Coordinator
(805) 543-4895, ext. 201

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