2017 San Diego Conference and Exhibition Recap

December 4, 2017
Jacobs Center
San Diego, California

Key Stats

  • 950 total attendees
  • 34 schools
  • 45 firms
  • 6 competitions

Competition Results

Results for top teams in Company Branding, Sales Materials, Video Commercial, E-Commerce Website, Creative & Novice Booth, Salesmanship, and Novice Salesmanship can be found at the Competitions Results page.

View Competition Results


Social Media Contest Winners

Grow N’ Go, Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, CA

A proud pose with their first place plaques:


Basix, Centennial High School, Bakersfield, CA

For this group shot full of smiles at the exhibition:


New Frontier, Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs, CA

Displaying their top-of-the-line products at their booth:


A post shared by Robyn Hissam (@rlynnhiss) on

Thank You to Our Supporters

On behalf of the VEI, we would like to say a big thank you to the individuals who helped with the judging of the business plan competitions and all the live competitions the day of the conference and exhibition. The success of the conference would not have happened without their help.

Thank you to California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development program for sponsoring trophies and operational support through the Doing What Matters for Business initiative and to Jennifer Patel at Mira Costa College for helping foster the relationship.