CSDA 2020 Convention & Tech Fair

March 31 – April 4

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

Hotel Information

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, California 92009

World-class service, luxury accommodations and an idyllic California atmosphere welcome you as you arrive to the Omni La Costa. This casita-style resort in a natural setting boasts an award-winning luxury spa, two championship golf courses, eight sparkling pools, a wellness experience at the Chopra Center and lobby bar with award-winning views and cozy firepit seating. Kids can enjoy a private kids club complete with a waterpark and daily activities.

Room Reservations

We have negotiated a competitive room rate of $269 per night*, single or double occupancy. Click the link below or call 800-THEOMNI or 888-444-6664 to make reservations. Mention “Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association” to get this rate.**


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Committee Meetings

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Committee Meetings

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wine Tasting Reception sponsored by Western Saw

***CSDA encourages all attendees to sit in on any, or all, of the committee meetings. No registration required.*** 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM CSDA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CSDA Golf Tournament

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM Optional Activity – San Diego Zoo VIP Tour

Thursday, April 2, 2020

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Session

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Presentation 

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Presentations and Panel Discussions

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Optional Activity – Whale Watching

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM CSDA Manufacturers’ Night at The Flower Fields 

Friday, April 3, 2020

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Roundtables

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tech Fair

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Optional Activity – Coastal Bike Tour

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CSDA President’s Reception

Saturday, April 4, 2020

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Presentations/Panel Discussions

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM CSDA Annual Meeting

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Optional Activity— La Jolla Cove Sea Caves Kayak Tour

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Gala Reception & Awards Dinner

Agenda is subject to change. Please refer to https://csda.org/event/csda-2020-convention-tech-fair/ for the most up-to-date information.

Networking and Social Events

Manufacturers’ Night at The Flower Fields

We shake things up and head offsite the first night, taking a short drive to the Instagram-worthy Flower Fields. This evening, sponsored by CSDA Manufacturer, Affiliate and Distributor members, starts with tractor rides through rows of colorful flowers as far as the eye can see. The night will wrap up with cocktails and dinner in a rustic, lighted barn. Keep your eye out for a few surprises! 

President’s Reception

Hosted by the current President, Matthew Finnigan, and sponsored in part by CSDA contractor, manufacturer, distributor and affiliate members, we continue the social networking with wine, beer and cocktails and a beautiful sunset. Enjoy warm Pacific breezes and great conversation alongside friends and colleagues. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. One of the attendees’ favorite social events, this evening is not to be missed! Dress is business casual.

Contractors can show their support for CSDA by sponsoring in-part the President’s Reception. Sponsorships are offered at all levels to accommodate those who wish to contribute. For more information call 727-577-5004.

Gala Reception and Awards Dinner

Our final night begins with sunset cocktails before we head to the Valley Promenade for dinner and to honor CSDA’s outgoing Board of Directors and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tim Beckman. Cocktail dress is requested.

Keynote Speaker: Julia Landauer

Drive: How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Advantage

Julia Landauer is a championship-winning racecar driver from New York City. Since making history at the age of 14 as the youngest and first female driving champion from the Skip Barber Racing Series, Julia Landauer has explored all types of racing, from go-karts, to formula s, to stock cars. For the past two years, Julia has been racing and winning in the US Legend Cars series in California, New York, and North Carolina. At age 22, Julia graduated from Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Through her STEM background from college, Julia continues to educate and advocate for the support and advancement of women in STEM fields. She hopes to expose the technical world of racing to those interested in engineering careers. Julia was recently named a 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.

Optional Activities

Golf Tournament

Named an Editor’s Choice golf course in California by Golf Digest, the Legends Course at the Omni La Costa will host the CSDA Golf Tournament. Follow in the footsteps of PGA legends and challenge yourself at this stunningly beautiful course.

San Diego Zoo VIP Tour

The World Famous San Diego Zoo is a sanctuary for more than 4,000 birds, mammals and reptiles housed in enclosures that closely simulate their natural environments and a lush botanical garden that houses more than 6,500 plant species! You will be met at the entrance and escorted to your own private bus for a special two-hour, VIP educational tour of the Zoo. You’ll see the Zoo the way everyone wishes they could, getting an exclusive view of its operations and animal care.

Whale Watching

Head out to the blue waters of the deep Pacific Ocean in search of Mammoth California Grey Whales. These magnificent mammals journey 7,000 miles each year from their breeding grounds in Mexico all the way up to Alaska. Along the California coast, the calves can be seen playing in the water while the adults frequently breech. You may also see dolphins, Orcas, Minke whales and Fin whales.

Coastal Bike Tour

The La Jolla Coastal Bike tour is a beautiful guided ride along one of San Diego’s most picturesque coastlines and some of the most famous landmarks in the area. Ride past some of the most luxurious real estate in the country and into La Jolla’s beach areas. Cruise through downtown La Jolla’s famous Prospect Street for a taste of the village’s shopping and dining scene. Stop at La Jolla Cove to check out the sun-bathing sea lions and then cruise to the historical Cave Store.

La Jolla Cove Sea Cave Kayak Tour

This kayaking and snorkeling tour features a naturalist guide and combination tour of kayaking and snorkeling (weather permitting). Anchor your kayaks just off the gorgeous La Jolla Sea Caves for the opportunity to see seals, sea lions, and dolphins!

Travel Info

Air & Ground Transportation

All major airlines fly into both San Diego International Airport (SAN) and John Wayne Airport (SNA). Both airports are about a 30-45 minute drive to the Omni La Costa. 

Rental cars are available at both airports. CSDA again has a partnership with Hertz to offer attendees discounts on their rental cars. Please go to www.hertz.com and use code CV#022Q9336 to make your reservation. Valet parking rates are $39 per vehicle per night. 

Uber and Lyft both operate in the southern California area and a ride to the hotel from either airport will cost about $50-$60.   

*Room rate is subject to a resort fee of $20 and a tax rate of 10%. 

**CSDA room rates are available for the three days prior to and three days after the convention on a space-available basis. Room reservation deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020.

Business Sessions


Attendees are offered carefully selected business and technical presentations for the purpose of acquiring essential information that can help them grow and improve their businesses. Presenters cover a range of subjects that can assist with both operational and financial elements of a company, from the implementation of structured programs and practices to how to address specific challenges on the job site.

Panel Discussions

Participate in an interactive discussion with a panel consisting of contractors and manufacturer representatives who will share their knowledge and experience on a given subject. Panel discussions have been a popular addition to the convention program in recent years as the format is designed to encourage open dialog between panelists and participants.


Roundtables allow all participants the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions in a structured, yet informal manner. This format is designed to encourage a free-flowing exchange of information and everyone present is sure to leave with at least one new idea to help their company.

Tech Fair

Now a mainstay at the Annual Convention, the tabletop Tech Fair continues to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and newest products in the industry. Manufacturer and affiliate representatives will be on hand to converse one-on-one with contractors about the tools, equipment and services they offer in an intimate setting that is unattainable at large trade shows. A deli-style lunch will be served with an option to purchase drinks.

Registration Information

Important Dates

Early-bird Registration Deadline February 10, 2020

Hotel Reservation Deadline March 6, 2020

Convention Registration Deadline March 26, 2020

Early-Bird Regular On-Site
Member $845 $945 $1045
Member Spouse/Companion $645 $745 $845
Non-member N/A $1095 $1150
Non-member Spouse/Companion N/A $995 $1050
Member (first-time attendee) N/A $745 $845
Member Spouse (first-time attendee) N/A $545 $645

*Spouse/Companion is a personal guest, not a business associate or company employee. Spouse/Companion registration includes breakfasts, President’s Reception, Manufacturers’ Night/Flower Fields and the Gala Reception & Awards Dinner.

Optional Registrations

President’s Reception $175

Manufacturer’s Night/Flower Fields $225

Gala Reception & Awards Dinner $250

Tech Fair Only $150

One-day Registration $325

President’s Reception, Tech Fair admission, Manufacturers’ Night/Flower Fields and the Gala Reception & Awards Dinner are included with Convention Registration and do not require separate registrations for these events.

Optional Activities

Golf Tournament $275

San Diego Zoo VIP Tour $250

Whale Watching $140

Coastal Bike Tour $125

Sea Cave Kayak Tour $125

Optional activities are subject to cancellation if minimums are not met.


  • Cancellations received through March 26, 2020 will be refunded in full, minus a $75 per person handling charge. 

  • No refunds will be issued after March 26, 2020.

  • No refunds can be given for the golf tournament or optional activities regardless of the date they are cancelled. These events have been guaranteed and are paid in advance by CSDA.

Register today!

Visit csda.org/event/csda-2020-convention-tech-fair/ or call 727-577-5004 for registration, sponsorship packages, Tech Fair details or general information.