Monday, October 8, 2018
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Sheraton Pool & 7-Mile Restaurant


In 1997, GIA moved its world headquarters to the coastal community of Carlsbad, which is perfectly situated between Los Angeles and San Diego. With Carlsbad’s climate, community and friendly people, it was easy for GIA to call it home. Seated on a gently sloping hill, the GIA campus boasts scenic mountain vistas to the east and the beautiful Pacific Ocean to the west, with sun-drenched beaches just one mile away. Chill. Connect. Celebrate. Join friends and colleagues as we “Celebrate Carlsbad” next door at the Sheraton Resort & Spa. Savor great local fare and craft beer (San Diego is home to the most microbreweries in the United States) and an exclusive Carlsbad cocktail. Experience hands-on fun and exercise your creative juices with LEGOLAND (Carlsbad is home to one of only eight LEGOLAND parks across the globe) as you build your own masterpiece with LEGO bricks. You can also relax fireside while taking in a live band that will provide good vibrations with the sounds of festive, California-inspired music. With this glimpse into Carlsbad, our hope is to share what it has to offer, and why GIA World Headquarters calls it home.