We recommend comfortable shoes, a bag and/or backpack, sketchbook and pens/Sharpies. We also recommend pre-plannning a meeting place and time with your group in case you become separated.
We have teamed up with multiple, yummy, food trucks to come satisfy your hunger. Food trucks will be parked right outside the convention doors on the Grand Plaza and will be serving during the entire period of the show days.
DesignerCon will take place no matter rain or shine. The weather in California can be tricky so check on the top toolbar of this site and see what it is before you head out but either way we will be waiting for you. If you’re traveling then usually a light jacket will take care of you even with the coldest California Fall day or night.
Marriott Residence Inn & Springhill Suites
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Marriott as the official Designer Con 2018 hotel chain. We have 2 hotels you can book online. Resident Inn for $199 and Springhill Suites for $189. We also have a block of rooms at the Clarion for $149.
Marriott Resident Inn
640 West Katella Ave.
Anaheim , CA 92802
Marriott Springhill Suites 1801 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim , CA 92802
If for some reason you can’t book the Marriott hotels or prefer to stay somewhere else then we recommend these other hotels in the area of the convention center. We highly recommend you call and book hotels online directly. We do not recommend booking rooms from “3rd party“ vendors which offer “too good to be true“ better pricing; these are scams.
616 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Special Rate: $149
If you are flying in to go to the show then the closest airport to the Anaheim Convention Center is John Wayne Airport (SNA); 14 miles distance from convention. Since this is a smaller airport it may not offer many flights especially from other countries; for that we recommend flying to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); 37 miles distance from convention. Both airports offer free shuttle services from the airport to Disneyland which is located next to the convention center.
DesignerCon has worked out a deal with the good people at Disney to provide our attendees with discount park tickets. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018. Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.