The 2018 PSR Convention is being hosted by the San Diego Division of the Pacific Southwest Region, NMRA (http://www.sandiegodivision.org/).
The Convention begins on Wednesday, September 12th, and ends Sunday, September 16th, 2018. Events include clinics, layout tours, prototype tours, auction and banquet. Convention website at http://www.psrconvention.org/home
The theme of the convention is model railroad operations. There will be clinics on operations sessions, model building, scenery and other topics, operating sessions on well known local layouts, layout tours (many featured in the modeling publications), the PSR Contest Room, modular layouts at the hotel, Railette events, and many other activities to keep you interested, informed and entertained. There are also other concurrent event as part of the Convention - Wednesday night is the Welcome Reception at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Saturday is the Model Railroad Swap Meet sponsored by the Short Track Railroad, a model railroad club at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.
The site of the Convention is the Marriott Courtyard in San Diego ~ click on the Hotel tab on the convention website for more information, and reservations are open.
San Diego being a major vacation destination, there are of course many activities available for you and your families: great restaurants, beautiful beaches (and September is one of the best months to visit), zoos and parks, and incredible weather.