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2023 Osher Institutes National Conference

Dining, Dress and Weather

2023 Osher Institutes National Conference

Dining, Dress, and Weather


Our aim is to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks during the conference, as well as enough variety to accommodate attendees with particular eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in June by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form. For those attendees who need to leave the conference early on Wednesday, October 18th due to flight departure times, a boxed lunch will be available for you. Please try to schedule your flights so that you can stay until 1:00pm for the final general session and lunch.

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Conference dress is business casual. Dress in layers so that you are comfortable in both the air-conditioned meeting rooms as well as outdoors where it may be warmer. Monday night’s dinner is planned at an outside venue so plan to wear your school colors and logo-wear to show your institutional pride. It may get cool towards the end of the dinner on Monday so bring a light jacket. There will also be opportunities for outdoor walks so consider bringing comfortable shoes and warmer clothing for cooler weather in the mornings. We strongly suggest that you check the weather forecast before leaving for the conference and pack appropriately.


La Jolla is near the coast in Southern California. October is one of the best months to visit San Diego, with mild temperatures and a break from the summer crowds. Weather in the fall is typically comfortable with highs in the low-70’s and lows in the low-60’s. It can be a bit cooler closer to the coast so it is best to come prepared with a light coat.