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Meet Long Beach!

Long Beach is a big city on the Southern California coast with a friendly small-town feel, thanks to its dozens of unique neighborhoods waiting to be explored. With more than five miles of shoreline, it’s home to the recently reopened Queen Mary as well as the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, the Long Beach Convention Center blends urban sophistication with the relaxed atmosphere of a beachside resort.

Getting to Long Beach

Conveniently located near the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, getting to Long Beach is easy by plane, car or train. From downtown Long Beach, LAX and Orange County airports are less than 30 minutes away while the ultra-convenient, affordable Long Beach Airport is seven minutes. Explore Long Beach on foot, bike or onboard the free downtown Passport shuttle. Downtown’s First Street Station connects you to Los Angeles attractions and surrounding cities.

I&E 2025 will take place at the:

Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Hotel Information

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for NAFA’s 2025 Institute & Expo (I&E) attendees at discounted rates. All hotels are within walking distance of the Long Beach Convention Center. Hotel accommodations will open in the Fall 2024.

Why Book Your Hotel Room in the NAFA Hotel Block?

  • Lower Rates! Based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in official conference hotels, NAFA can negotiate with the hotels to provide discounted rates from their normal charges.
  • Closest hotels to the convention center.
  • Earn hotel loyalty rewards points when booking in the official hotel block.
  • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment.
  • Reliable customer service available to assist with your reservation needs.
  • Protection in the event the hotel has oversold guest rooms.
  • Network easily with other conference attendees staying in the official hotel block.

Recommended Travel Dates

I&E kicks off on Sunday, April 27 with pre-conference events and the Welcome reception. The event concludes on Wednesday, April 30 with a Ride & Drive Experience and a Closing reception. We recommend you arrive in Long Beach to enjoy Sunday’s events and plan to stay through Wednesday, departing Thursday, May 1.


April 28-30, 2025
Long Beach, California
Long Beach Convention Center