Kickoff 2020

APD: Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What is the 2020 Kickoff, and why are we having the event?
Each year we hold an annual conference for key members of our team—the Kickoff Conference. This is an opportunity for teams throughout Mitchell | Genex to gather to celebrate, motivate and inspire each other towards success in the coming year. The 2020 Kickoff is separated in to specific business units to accommodate for detailed reviews, industry overviews and road mapping for 2020 and beyond.

Who will attend?
The Kickoff Conferences is designed for Sales and Service individuals.

All events are by invitation only. Please register for the appropriate kickoff per your business unit.

When will the 2020 Kickoff take place?
Monday, January 27–Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where will the 2020 Kickoff take place?
Farmer & the Seahorse
10996 Torreyana Rd #240
San Diego, CA 92121

Hotel Room Block:
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

NOTE: Farmer & the Seahorse is located approximately 0.5 miles from the Hilton La Jolla Torrey pines. Shuttles will be provided.

What’s the dress code for the 2020 Kickoff?
The dress code for Kickoff is smart casual; collared shirts and pants for men, and collared shirts, skirts and/or pants for women, nice jeans are acceptable. The Celebration Dinner on Monday, January 27, 2020 will be smart casual as well, as it immediately follows the sessions. Please remember to bring sweaters or jackets, as we will be outside.

What’s the expected weather forecast for the 2020 Kickoff?
The weather in late January is cool to mild in La Jolla. Expect the possibility of rain or light showers. High temperatures average mid 60s with nights in the upper 40s.

How do I communicate special dietary needs or concerns?
Mitchell will handle all of the meeting planning and hotel details, including sleeping rooms, dietary considerations, disabled-accessibility, etc. If you have any special requirements, please include them in the special requirements portion of the registration form or contact We will support vegetarian and healthy food choices at all meals, and requests on dietary as medically required. Please send an email to and someone will be able to assist you within 48 hours.

Registration FAQs

How do I get an invitation to register?
Contact your manager and they will be able to advise as to whether or not you are on the approved 2020 Kickoff attendee list.

Can I forward registration to my newly hired colleague?
No. The new hire should contact his/her manager so the attendee list can be updated and a personalized invitation to register can be sent.

I registered & want to edit my information. Can I access my registration information?
Yes, you can. Go back into the registration site with your confirmation number and edit any personal information. All hotel changes need to be addressed by sending an email to Someone will assist you within 48 hours

Additional Questions?

Travel & Accommodations FAQs

What are the travel logistics for remote employees?
For those arriving from out-of-town, your flights and transportation will be covered by your departmental T&E budget, and your hotel accommodations will be covered by the program for approved nights. Any extended stay will be at your own expense, and a credit card will still be required at check in for incidentals. Utilize Egencia or your current corporate travel provider to book your flights and rental car if needed (your manager’s approval is required). You will be able to book your hotel room during the registration process, at which time your name will be added to the rooming list. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

Can San Diego employees get a room at the conference hotel?
San Diego-based employees will need to drive to the meeting. San Diego-based Mitchell employees who are required to attend evening events can register to stay the night at the conference hotel using the Mitchell room block and receive a subsidized rate of $95 per night, plus tax. This amount is not eligible for reimbursement.

Can I stay at a different hotel?
Mitchell has a room block, at discounted rates, reserved for 2020 Kickoff attendees at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. All attendees who require overnight accommodations will stay at this property in order to meet the contracted rooms reserved. Individual reservations at other locations will not be reimbursed.

Can I arrive early/stay late and stay for the conference rate?
Yes, the Mitchell negotiated rate of $229, plus tax, may be available for 3-days pre and post conference, based on availability. Any extended stay will be at your own expense.

If I need to make a change to my hotel reservation, who do I contact?
Please send an email to and someone will be able to assist you with your hotel changes within 48 hours.

Once onsite where do I park?
Complimentary self-parking at Farmer & the Seahorse is available. Daytime attendees who plan to drive to the meeting should allow themselves additional time to ensure an on time arrival for all sessions.

Who should I contact if I cannot attend the meeting?
Please contact your manager AND so we can make a note of your absence and plan accordingly.

What are the rules regarding expensing meals and incidentals during the program(s)?
Mitchell will provide scheduled group meal functions for all attendees. All other incidentals will be the responsibility of the attendee or will require approval/justification on your expense reports. If you are unsure about which meal functions you have been approved to attend, please check with your manager prior to completing the registration process.