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Meeting 50 Logistics

Meeting 50 ~ Santa Ana, CA
May 3-4, 2023

We look forward to seeing all of you in Santa Ana on May 3 - 4. The meeting is hosted by Santa Ana Unified School District and will convene in Century High School’s library. Below we have outlined relevant logistic information, including schedule, travel information, and locations for all meeting activities.


Wednesday, May 3
7:50 am         Meet in hotel lobby if you are assigned a carpool 
8:30 am         Light breakfast at meeting venue (Library hallway)
9:00 am         Meeting will commence
5:00 pm         Adjourn for the day
6:00 pm         Wine reception and dinner at Antonello's Ristorante  

Thursday, May 4
7:50 am          Meet in hotel lobby if you are assigned a carpool
8:30 am          Light breakfast at meeting venue (Library hallway)
9:00 am          Meeting will commence
2:00 pm          Adjourn meeting


The California Collaborative on District Reform will reimburse you for your coach class airfare and/or mileage and other travel expenses. Please see the Travel Reimbursement instructions in Dropbox for more details. Please retain and submit your receipts for reimbursement.

Local Airports:

Please plan to make your own travel arrangements to the Santa Ana area (i.e., flights, ground transportation, etc.). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mary Louise Baez at (916) 286-8804 or

John Wayne Airport (SNA); 6 miles from meeting venue, 5 miles from hotel 

Long Beach Airport (LGB); 25 miles from meeting venue, 20 miles from hotel

Los Angeles Airport (LAX); 43 miles from meeting venue, 43 miles from hotel

Ground Transportation:

You are welcome either to rent a car or to take a taxi/Uber/Lyft or shuttle service to and from the airport. The Collaborative will reimburse you for these travel expenses. For travel between the meeting venue and hotel, we will arrange carpool assignments the week of Monday, April 24th for those who indicated they needed a carpool. When it is ready, please see the Carpool List on Dropbox for more details. 


Century High School - Library
1401 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tel: (714) 568-7000
Please note that the Raptor Visitor Management System is used in all SAUSD schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and staff.  Visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, a passport card, or a Matricula Consular, which will be scanned into the system.  Please allow an extra 10-15 minutes for this process upon arrival to the library.


Avenue of the Arts
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: (714) 751-5100 
(daily $22 self-parking includes in & out privileges - will be reimbursed for Meeting 50 attendees)


Antonello Ristorante
3800 S Plaza Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Tel: (714) 751-7153


If you need to reach Collaborative staff on the day of the meeting, please call:

Mary Louise Baez (cell) 916-286-8804

Joel Knudson (cell) 650-924-0373

Jennifer O’Day (cell) 202-262-4987