Our conference this year will be held November 11th – November 13th, 2020 at The Cliffs Resort ocean front hotel at Pismo Beach, California!

Overall Mission

Our mission for the VISION 2020 conference is to provide a venue with presentations and discourse on best practices, trends, new ideas, and opportunities to improve the implementation of training systems based on the SAT method with VISION.


This conference is for VISION users, training supervisors and managers that are responsible to develop training programs in accordance with a standard we all have in common (SAT). Its purpose is to provide a means for you to compare your organization’s approach, challenges, and status with others, share ideas and best practices, and create relationships that will help your organization move forward as a community of professionals.

This may be one of the biggest gatherings comprised specifically of trainers, training specialists and their supervisors in those industries that apply SAT and VISION. Our job together as a conference body is to maximize the potential benefits of this important occasion.

Come prepared to learn, share, and enjoy our wonderful ocean front venue!

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Conference Topics and Call for Papers

As the date of the VISION 2020 Conference in Shell Beach, CA gets closer (week of November 9), 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. $149.00 per night Non-Ocean View
  2. $179.00 per night Coastal/Partial Ocean View
  3. $199.00 per night Ocean/Pool View

These special rates are available for the week November 8 – 13, 2020. A facilities fee of $30 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 October 1, 2020.
  3. After that date, these rates will no longer be available.


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



Dates for workshops before the Conference begins: November 9-10, 2020

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Tuesday evening, November 10, 6:30pm: Join us for our special welcome reception which will be held at The Cliffs Resort.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 11, 12 and 13: Our Conference begins on Wednesday morning, 8:30 am. It will continue through Friday, noon.


The hotel provides shuttle service to and from the airport with advanced notice.

Parking is included with the Facilities Fee of $30 at The Cliffs Resort.


November 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 event 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 Conference.

Linda Santos
Conference Coordinator

Dianne Moore
Assistant Conference Coordinator

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