Your Guide to Anaheim for Convergence 2020
What’s not to love about Anaheim, California?
Anaheim was built for visitors. Located in Orange County in the heart of Southern California, the city has been a tourist destination since Walt Disney opened his amusement park in 1955 on 160 acres of former orange groves. Ever since, Disneyland has allowed the city to punch above its weight. It’s the home of two major league sports teams – the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and the Anaheim Ducks hockey franchise – and a major convention center. Disneyland has served as a catalyst for growth in the city and has attracted all manner of restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Suburban development has all but erased the city’s roots as an agriculture hub settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s. The city’s name is a blend of “Ana” for the Santa Ana River that courses through the city and “heim,” which means home in German.
It’s a diverse city, both in terms of people and neighborhoods. Mid-century suburban development on the western portion mixes with older neighborhoods in the city’s center and the affluent Anaheim Hills area in the east.
Convergence 2020 is headed to Anaheim!
In March, thousands of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists (AuDs), speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs), students and other professionals attending the California Speech Language Hearing Association’s annual convention will encounter an updated event name – CSHA Convergence – and a more immersive environment.
The reimagined experience will take place March 19-22 at the Anaheim Marriott, where over 100 speakers across nine tracks and throughout nearly 200 sessions will allow attendees to share expertise, learn and connect.
Anaheim is located about 26 miles south of Los Angeles, 95 miles north of San Diego and 20 miles from the coast. It stretches 20 miles from near Los Angeles County to Riverside County and has a population of 336,000. It’s 14 miles (about 22 minutes) from John Wayne Airport, 33 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (about 40 minutes) and 18 miles from Long Beach Airport (about 25 minutes). Heavy traffic on Southern California freeways is common, so travel times will vary based on the time of day.
Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) is a fleet of 81 buses that provides service to more than 70 stops in and around Anaheim and Orange County. All routes begin and end at the Disneyland Resort Transportation Center. Service begins an hour before Disneyland opens and ends 30 minutes after it closes. ART also collaborates on long-distance connections with regional transportation providers. One way fares are $4; a day pass is $6. The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is a hub for rail, bus and taxi services. Amtrak and Metrolink trains can be caught there as well as buses run by Orange County Transportation Authority. It is located on Katella Avenue next to Angel Stadium, about three miles from Disneyland.
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Did you know that you can register for Convergence 2020 before general registration opens, if you register your attendees by Purchase Order (P.O.)!
Download and submit this P.O. form for Convergence 2020 before the year ends!