The Visalia Convention Center
The Visalia Convention Center offers 114,000 square feet of beautiful yet flexible meeting and convention space and is adjacent to the deluxe Marriott Hotel.
From State Highway 99 or from the Visalia Airport take State Highway 198 East.
Exit the Central Visalia exit (approximately 7 miles).
Remain in the left-hand lane of the frontage road (Noble Avenue).
Travel to the 3rd stoplight (Court Street).
Turn left on Court and merge to the right-hand lane.
Travel on Court to the 2nd stoplight (Acequia Avenue), turn right.
The Convention Center is on the South side.
Free Parking is available on the North and East sides.
San Diego 5 hours
Driving Time to Visalia
San Francisco 4.5 hours
Sacramento 3.5 hours
Los Angeles 3 hours
Bakersfield 1 hour 15 minutes
Fresno 45 minutes
All aboard! Relax and enjoy the quiet pleasures of rural California as you travel by rail. Business professionals may enjoy Custom Class that offers extra legroom, a daily newspaper and beverage. The California Corridor/San Joaquin runs from San Francisco to Southern California. So join us the old fashion way and relax on your trip to Visalia. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or Visit: www.amtrak.com to make your arrangements.
Just 45 minutes north of the Visalia Convention Center, the Fresno Yosemite International Airport provides for national air transportation.
The Visalia Convention Center offers free public parking for our event in parking lots and structures surrounding the Convention Center. Please see map.
Complimentary coffee, tea and pastries will be available for registered attendees between 7:00 - 8:00 AM outside the main entrance. Boxed lunch meals served with a sandwich, cookie, bag of chips, and drink can be pre-ordered for $8.50 on your registration form but must be pre-ordered by September 4, 2012. Concession stands will be available in the Convention Center for those who did not pre-order their lunches. In addition, the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center and businesses within walking distance surrounding the Convention Center offer varied dining options.
No children under the age of 14 are permitted at the Diocesan Congress. Minors under the age of 18 must be supervised by parents or guardians at all times. They must wear their registration badge at all times.