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San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference

Join us for the 16th annual San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Policy Conference hosted this year by the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG). Best practices and innovations in housing, transportation, social equity, air quality and San Joaquin Valley infrastructure priorities will be highlighted throughout the conference. We will also honor local agencies and officials during the annual Blueprint Awards Ceremony Luncheon.

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The keynote speaker is San Joaquin County native and former NASA astronaut José Hernández. He is also an aerospace consultant, motivational speaker, and owner of Tierra Luna Cellars in San Joaquin County’s burgeoning wine country. He is the founder of Reaching for the Stars Foundation, which works to make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education more accessible to students and their communities, and grants scholarships to allow them to pursue those fields. 

Event Logistics

The conference will be at the Great Wolf Lodge in Manteca on April 24 – 26, 2023. The Blueprint awards will be at noon (lunch) on April 26, 2023. 

Preliminary Schedule

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Sponsorship Package

If you're interested in sponsoring, please email and indicate preferred sponsorship level by March 31, 2023.

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Blueprint Awards

The purpose of the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards program is to encourage quality planning and development by recognizing outstanding achievements and practices in the built environment. In recognizing and celebrating projects that reflect the Blueprint Principles, we hope to provide visual examples of attractive, functional and environmentally friendly projects that could have relevance throughout the valley.

View the Blueprint Awards Nomination package.


The registration rate for the 2023 San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Policy Conference is $290. The rate for the Blueprint Awards Luncheon is $40. The deadline for registration will be April 3, 2023. Register today by following the button below!

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Hotel Accommodations

Great Wolf Lodge
2500 Daniels St.
Manteca, CA 95337

Special rate: $140
Room block code: 2304SANJ
Deadline: March 25, 2023

BOOK YOUR STAY soon!! Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis until gone.

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Contact Us

For more information on the conference or sponsorship opportunities, send inquiries to or call us at
(209) 235-1092.