With so many worthwhile events stretched across three days, as well as wanting to get out and explore the many attractions in Orange County, California, Construction Defect Journal has come up with a sample itinerary that balances work with recreation.
Day One: Wednesday, May 16th
9:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
Meet up with colleagues at Disney’s Steakhouse 55 where you will find a more peaceful and upscale venue, perfect for networking or just catching up with friends.
10:00 a.m. - Madara Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
With a free morning, this is the perfect time to take advantage of one of the Disneyland Resort’s pools or schedule a massage at the Madara Spa located within the Grand Californian Hotel.
11:30 a.m. – Grab and Go Lunch at The Coffee House (Disneyland Hotel)
Refuel with a salad or sandwich from one of Disneyland Resort’s quick service restaurants.
12:00 p.m. – Seminar Registration and Schwag Hunting
Start heading over to the seminar to register and be one of the first to check out the amazing exhibitors and grab the free items they have to offer. You don’t want to miss BHA’s golf challenge, where if you sink a putt you win a $25 Amazon gift card for yourself and BHA will match the $25 to the worthwhile WCC charities!
1:00 p.m. – Seminar Begins!
The afternoon starts with a not-to-be-missed panel, “Struggles and Successes of the Past 25 Years.” Next, you’ll learn about “Unwrapped and Unraveled - An insightful (or inciteful?) play at the
changing nature of the relationships between the parties in a wrap program who thought the wrap was supposed to take care of everything.”
3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Break
Get a cup of coffee or water, and head out into the exhibit hall. Don’t forget to go to BHA’s booth to enter to win Dodger tickets.
3:30 p.m. – Seminar Panels Continue
The seminar returns with two more amazing panels: “East Coast Meets West Coast –Hot Construction Defect Issues and Coverage Cases from the Other Coast” and “How to Conduct Your Claim Investigation and Early Claims Handling To Avoid Bad Faith Traps.”
6:00 p.m. – Attend an After Party
After taking a few minutes to unwind and freshen up, go and network as well as have some at one of the reception’s thrown by attending firms. No after party? Head over to the Uva Bar at Downtown Disney for a cocktail and some people watching.
8:00 p.m. - Late Dinner at Catal Restaurant (Downtown Disney)
Enjoy a relaxing and sumptuous meal at Catal in Downtown Disney, one of the famed Patina Group’s restaurants.
Day Two: Thursday, May 17th
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Take advantage of West Coast Casualty’s free breakfast, and peruse more exhibits. Check out BHA’s data process collection process and discover meaningful cost improvements that translate to reduced billing while providing superior accuracy and credibility.
8:30 a.m. – Seminar Panels
The seminar returns with more panels you won’t want to miss: “Recent Important Appellate Decisions in California, Nevada, and Arizona” and “Litigating In The Western States - A Judge’s Perspective.”
10:30 a.m. – Morning Break
Grab a cup of coffee or water and chat with your colleagues about the panels you just heard.
10:45 a.m. – Seminar Panel
Another important panel to finish the morning, “Subrogation is not the type of intervention I need. How a subrogated insurer affects construction defect matters.”
11:45 a.m. – Award Presentation
Find out this year’s winners of the Ollie, Legend of the Era and Silver Stars.
12:15 p.m. – WCC Luncheon
Network and chat with your colleagues at one of the meals provided by the seminar.
1:30 p.m. – Seminar Panel
Now that you’ve recharged, you’re ready for another incredible WCC panel: “What Comes Around (Sometimes) Goes Around: Dealing with Recalcitrant Carriers.”
2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Break
Stretch your legs in the exhibit hall and get yourself more schwag. Learn about BHA’s expanding market presence and full range of services in Texas, Florida, and across the Southeast United States.
3:00 p.m. – Seminar Panels Continue
Don’t miss the last two panels of the day: “Effective Use of Experts” and “Claims Managers Speak - A Retrospective & Prospective Discussion.”
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
With your glass of Cabernet, network with colleagues and then try your hand again at BHA’s golf challenge to win an Amazon gift card and earn money for WCC charities.
6:30 p.m. – Hit the Pool or Jacuzzi
Take those tired feet and soak them in one of the Disneyland Resort’s many pools and jacuzzi’s. Or schedule a spa treatment at Madara in the Grand Californian Hotel.
7:00 p.m. – After Party or Ball Game
Now that you’ve given yourself some time to rejuvenate, you’re ready to meet up with friends and colleagues at one of the after parties and receptions. Or if you’re a sports fan and want a break from work, go cheer on the Angel’s as they play Tampa Bay.
8:30 p.m. – Uva Bar
Unless you chose to go to the game, enjoy a late supper and cocktail under the beautiful southern California sky at the Uva Bar in Downtown Disney.
Day Three: Friday, May 18th
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast at the Seminar
Take advantage of another free meal, and take the time to check out more exhibits as the last day of the seminar begins. Don’t forget to enter BHA’s raffle for Dodger tickets!
8:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions I
Choose between one of three breakout sessions: “Known Knowns and Known: Unknowns, the Ins and Outs of Extrapolation,” “Risk Transfer Alphabet Soup - A twelve year lookback on legislative tinkering with anti-indemnity statutes - where are we now?” or “Florida – Opening Pandora's Box and How to Close It.”
9:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions II
Three additional breakout sessions to choose from: “An Update on California’s Right to Repair Act, featuring McMillin Albany et al. v. Superior Court,” “Finding Evidence for your Coverage Case,” or “Northwest Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Issues.”
10:30 a.m. – Morning Break
Refuel with coffee or water before the next group of exciting breakout sessions begins.
11:00 a.m. – Breakout Sessions III
You’ll want to go to one of these three breakout sessions: “Subcontractor Wars: The Last AI,” “Mediating the Luxury Single Family Home Construction Defect Case,” or “Creative Solutions to the Florida Problem: Making No Contribution and No State Law Work for You.”
12:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions IV and the End of the Seminar
The seminar closes with the last trio of breakout sessions: “Everyone is a Small Player,” “Real World Solutions to the Real Problems Presented By Wrap Up Programs,” or “When Mother Nature Attacks, Are you Covered?”
1:30 p.m. – Lunch at Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure Park OR Hollinghead’s Delicatessen in Orange
If you’re a Disney lover, you’ll want to take advantage of the day by going to one of the Disney Resort Parks, of course. Get one of Disney’s amazing corn dogs at Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure Park.
Or if you would rather explore the greater Anaheim area, then head over to Hollinghead’s Delicatessen for a homemade sandwich and a glass of beer on tap.
3:00 p.m. – Disney Entertainment OR Museum Exploring
If you chose to go to California Adventure, check out the event schedule for the day. Catch the show Frozen – Live at the Hyperion or get a Fastpass for the Radiator Springs Racers and ride Soarin’ Around the World. If you purchased a two-park pass, don’t forget about Space Mountain or Star Tours located in the Disneyland Park.
North Orange county has many interesting museums. Head to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana or the Muzeo in Anaheim.
7:00 p.m. – Dinner at the Blue Bayou Restaurant OR the Summit House Restaurant
Have a one-of-a-kind eating experience at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park. Enjoy a dinner in the midst of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! If you wish to remain in the California Adventure Park, try an alfresco dinner at Wine Country Trattoria or an indoor, upscale meal at Carthay Circle.
After an afternoon perusing museums, enjoy a truly superb meal with attentive service at one of Anaheim’s premier restaurants, Summit House. Feeling like having some fun rather than a sedate meal? Head over to the House of Blues in Anaheim for their Party Like It’s 1999! A Prince Tribute Party.
8:30 p.m. – Paint the Night Parade/Together Forever OR The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy
Head over to watch the Paint the Night Parade at the California Adventure Park or the fireworks display, Together Forever — A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular at the Disneyland Park. Be sure to check out the daily event schedule for up to date information.
End your evening at Anaheim’s only speakeasy, the Blind Rabbit, located in the Anaheim Meat Packing district. Be sure to check out their “rules” and reserve a table at this popular spot.