Riverside Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Riverside as a leading authority on online marketing and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside Corona East, the Riverside Marriott on Market Street, the Comfort Inn University on University Avenue or some other convention space in Riverside, California, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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Riverside has many conference facilities, including:

  • Riverside Convention Center on Fifth Street
  • The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa on Mission Inn Avenue
  • Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown on Market Street
  • Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center on Market Street
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside/Corona East on Riverwalk Parkway
  • Other meeting spaces in Highgrove, Woodcrest and Edgemont


General Information about Riverside, California, for Meeting Planners

Here are a few interesting facts about Riverside, California, for you convention or business conference planners: Known as the original home of the citrus industry in California during the late 1800s, Riverside is the state’s fourth-largest city. It sits inland from the great Pacific Coast about 35 miles, midway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The majestic Angeles National Forest, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Idyllwild are well within reach for a fun day trip away from town, too. Missions, mansions, museums and of course, orange trees are hallmarks of this beautiful city. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Riverside, California

Dozens of business conferences will be taking place in Riverside in 2014. The 2014 Winter Global Technology Symposium will be held at, and hosted by, the University of Riverside on University Avenue, in February. The Riverside Convention Center on Mission Inn Avenue will be the location for multiple conventions. In March, Grow Riverside: Citrus and Beyond! is being hosted here by Seedstock in Partnership with The City and Community of Riverside. In June, the Salinity Forum will be held here by the University of California. In July, the International Indian Statistical Association will host the International Indian Statistical Association Conference at the Riverside Convention Center on Mission Inn Avenue.

2013 Business Conferences in Riverside, California

Many conferences and symposiums are going to take place in Riverside, California. Some of these gatherings include the 2013 EATON Science Fiction Conference organized by the SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association), which will take place at Riverside Marriott Hotel in April. Additionally, the Bourns College of Engineering at University of California in Riverside is hosting the American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section Conference, ‘Engineering Education in a Global Context’ at UC Riverside in April, whereas the 2013 Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health Conference will take place at the elegant and luxurious Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Riverside

Riverside Toastmasters clubs are a great place for California aspiring speakers to practice their craft. New Horizons Toastmasters meets at Panera Bread on Riverside Plaza Drive (Thursday at 6:45 AM), Inland Valleys Closers meets at Inland Valleys Association of Realtors on Elizabeth Street (Thursday at 11:35 AM), Prime Time Toastmasters meets at Janet Goeske Senior Center on Sierra Street (Monday at 6:00 PM) and Burnt Toast Club meets at Janet Goeske Senior Center on Sierra Street (Thursday at 7:00 PM).

Riverside Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Whether you came to Riverside, California strictly for business or pleasure, you still have to eat, and this city offers abundant choices for fine dining. The Mission Inn Restaurant serves up outstanding Mexican dishes in an inspiring ambiance. The outdoor terrace is especially great for entertaining clients. For surf ‘n turf, go to Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood at the spectacular Mission Inn, one of Riverside’s prime attractions. Looking for Asian fusion? Try Asahi Sushi for excellent quality and value. Guess what? The Sushi here is all-you-can-eat, and it’s delicious too!

Riverside Attractions for Conference Delegates

Interesting tourist destinations are plentiful in Riverside, California, so make space for them in your busy conference schedule. Take the excellent docent tour at the Mission Inn for a deep sense of history, stroll the grounds or hop on a horse-drawn carriage! Another top Riverside attraction is the 160-acre Citrus State Historic Park. You have your choice of walking or group tours, or the simple, relaxing pleasure of picnicking surrounded by orange trees. Another fascinating tour would be a trip to the March Field Air Museum, where you’ll find an astounding array of historic planes on display.

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