What’s your favorite convention you’ve attended and why?

Follow-up: What group would you like to see come here?

Asked at Monterey Conference Center


VINCE TUMINELLO | Hospitality Worker I Pacific Grove

A: I went to a Google convention at Asilomar Conference Center. There were about a thousand people, and they went all out – bands, casino night.

iTravel: High-tech people from crowded Silicon Valley who want to come and relax.


ELSA WEBER | Retired Therapist I Monterey

A: A play therapy convention in Maui – because of location, location, location!

Breath In: Health, fitness and wellness groups. This area is so conducive to the helping and healing profession.


RICHARD THORNE | Engineer I Monterey

A: In Waikiki, at an open and airy conference center close to downtown, like here.

Nailed Down: The Building Commissioning Association, so I don’t have to travel. It doesn’t have to be in Las Vegas.

Walter Ryce has been an arts writer, calendar editor, culture columnist, sometime photographer, and one-time web content coordinator for the Monterey County Weekly. He began working at the paper, which is based in his hometown of Seaside, in 2007.

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