Visit Santa Barbara's 2023 Annual General Meeting

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Visit Santa Barbara's 2023 Annual General Meeting

Join Visit Santa Barbara for the 2023 Annual General Meeting

By Visit Santa Barbara

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, May 11 · 11am - 1:30pm PDT


Santa Barbara Zoo 500 Ninos Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

You are cordially invited to Visit Santa Barbara’s Annual General Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11 at the Santa Barbara Zoo. In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, this year’s event will focus on making our destination more friendly for all visitors, especially those with disabilities. We are honored to welcome special guest Victoria Strong, Founder and Executive Director of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. Victoria’s foundation is building Gwendolyn's Playground, the first fully-inclusive playground in Santa Barbara, helping to transform our public spaces to serve everyone in the community. We are also excited to welcome John Sage, Founder and CEO of Accessible Travel Solutions, the world's first tour operator to provide travelers and travel agents accessible travel services.

The beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo location was selected because of their Certified Autism Center™ designation which focuses on a continued commitment for best practices surrounding neurodiversity. Make sure to arrive early for a special zoo animal meet and greet. Following the program, there will be a resource table available with several organizations that are focused on accessibility represented, who will be able to provide additional resources and information.

Event check-in / Buffet Luncheon: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Program: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Resource table: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Tickets: $80 Members/$110 Non-Members

Table Sponsor: $1,000 Includes reserved seating for 10, table branding, logo inclusion in pre-event emails, event landing pages and printed program

*Business logo must be sent by 4/27 to be included on printed program. Payment via check is available for table sponsorship to avoid Eventbrite fees; please contact Catherine Bronge at to register.

Prices will increase on April 20: $110 Members/$140 Non-Members/$1,300 Table Sponsor

About the organizer

Organized by
Visit Santa Barbara


Visit Santa Barbara (VSB) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization jointly funded by the City of Santa Barbara, the County of Santa Barbara, the South Coast Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) and by a membership of hospitality-related businesses. As the official destination marketing organization for the Santa Barbara South Coast, VSB is contracted by the City of Santa Barbara to market the area nationally and internationally as a premier destination for leisure and business travel. VSB’s Board of Directors is composed of business owners and professionals who have the experience and willingness to serve the community beyond the scope of their demanding work schedules. Their volunteer responsibilities include steering company policy, building relationships with local government, interpreting the needs and interests of the community, shaping how VSB delivers upon its mission and influencing the organization’s future evolution.


We inspire overnight travel to the Santa Barbara South Coast in order to enhance the community’s economy and quality of life.

$80 – $1,000