Marc Johnson at the Western Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference

Hyatt Regency, Orange County 11999 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840


Message from the  Conference Chair:

Patrick Ellis, ACE

President & CEO
Murrieta/Wildomar (CA) Chamber

Elevate, Connect, Thrive:
We Are the Chamber

For a century, the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) has been a beacon for chamber professionals. It has played a monumental role in developing and empowering chamber professionals, offering invaluable management guidance, and creating a vital network of seasoned leaders and dedicated staff.

On behalf of the 2024 W.A.C.E. Conference Committee, it is my honor to invite you to join us in Orange County, California for the W.A.C.E. Conference. This year we gather together with the theme: Elevate, Connect, Thrive: We Are the Chamber where we will celebrate W.A.C.E.’s 100-year legacy, and more importantly, we will celebrate the heroes that have championed our industry and highlight the assets that W.A.C.E. offers to us all as chamber professionals.

The 2024 conference looks to build upon last year’s success as the highest-rated conference in W.A.C.E. history and will feature cutting-edge topics and provide important tools to take back to your chambers to implement effectively. Our goal is to elevate your skills and knowledge, strengthen your connections with this supportive community, and thrive in your role as a champion for business.

I would like to thank the entire conference committee, the track coordinators, the W.A.C.E. staff and board, and my staff for their assistance. This is a collaborative effort of many amazing people. All involved have helped to continue to bring the best possible professional development program for our remarkable association.

We look forward to welcoming you to Orange County in February!