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113th Annual Convention


Hotel l Schedule l Exhibit Space Exhibitors l Sponsorships l Register

SSIA's 113th Annual Convention will be held July 22-23, 2107 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

Reservations: SSIA has secured a group rate of $169 per night aboard the Queen Mary This rate will be honored until June 19, 2017 or until SSIA's room block sells out, whichever comes first. NOTE: SSIA's room block has sold out before the deadline for the past several years, so make your reservations early. To reserve a room:

Call 877-342-0742 and use the group code SSI0717 or;

Click on this link. Note: the online reservation system does not work with mobile devices. You must do this on a computer.

Exhibits: Information on exhibit space, seminars and other items will be available in December.

Host Venue


The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Information: (877) 342-0738
Reservations: (877) 342-0742


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Click here for photos of the Queen Mary


Things to Do in Long Beach


The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau has made its "Show Your Badge" program available to SSIA. The program offers a variety of discounts to favorite attractions.

  • Show Your Badge at the Aquarium of the Pacific after 12noon to receive entry for only $9.00. The regular adult ticket price is $29.95, so quite a savings. The Aquarium is open every day form 9AM 6PM.

  • Show Your Badge at the Queen Mary and get aboard for FREE! Once aboard, guests can enjoy the self-guided tour, or purchase one of the many other tours offered, as well as the wonderful Diana Exhibit.

  • Show Your Badge at a large variety of restaurants, retail & attractions to receive the noted discount.

More tools to help you enjoy your visit to Long Beach:

Resources to Help Plan Your Visit to California


Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Queen Mary


See Photos from Previous SSIA Conventions


112th Annual Convention - July 2016 - Kansas City, MO
111th Annual Convention - July 2015 - Jacksonville, FL

110th Annual Convention - July 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
109th Annual Convention - July 2013 - San Diego, CA

108th Annual Convention - July 2012 - Chicago, IL

105th Annual Convention - July 2009 - Baltimore, MD

104th Annual Convention - July 2008 - Los Angeles, CA

103rd Annual Convention - July 2007 - Chicago, IL

102nd Annual Convention - July 2006 - Orlando, FL
101st Annual Convention - July 2005 - Kansas City, MO
100th Annual Convention - July 2004 - Philadelphia, PA


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