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Valley View Casino Center - Point Loma
3500 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110
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DON'T park across the street in the Home Depot/Ralphs lot. You will get towed.
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Don't plan on eating at Chili's before the show, as we did - way too crowded! Go across the street to the pizza or hamburger place.
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"Make 2009 Your Best Year Ever"
16 ratings
3.6 average rating
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

great event. Many of the speakers offered amazing deals like John Gray giving numerous books and videos in a package for only $10.
It was great that the Sports Arena donated their place for the Charity. Unfortuneately though they made people...continued

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300 events
97 reviews
144 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

It was OK. Last year's seemed more fresh and exciting. I, too, felt like I was attending an infomercial selling books and tapes for the speakers. It's a great organization for a great cause, so I don't want to dampen the enthusiasm too much, but I...continued

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85 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

This was a terrific, uplifting event and was for a wonderful cause. It definitely put me on track for 2009.

The only complaint I have is that once entering the building you were not allowed to leave and return, so I had to carry a bag full of...continued

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Last year’s “Best Year Ever” event was enthusiastically reviewed on Goldstar.


Several of the world’s greatest strategic thinkers and leaders in personal growth will share ways to help people make 2009 their “best year ever.”

The event will feature live presentations by:

  • Debbie Ford, bestselling author (“The Best Year of Your Life,” “The Right Questions”) and a pioneer in emotional and spiritual education;
  • Famed relationship expert John Gray (“Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”);
  • Ken Blanchard, legendary business coach and co-author of “The One-Minute Manager;”
  • John Assaraf, teacher of “The Secret,” bestselling author of “The Answer,” and an expert on brain research and quantum physics as they relate to achieving success in business and life;
  • Patrick Lencioni, one of Fortune Magazine’s “Top 10 Gurus You Should Know” and author of the perennial bestseller “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team;”
  • Plus special video presentations by personal finance guru Suze Orman and renowned personal growth expert Dr. Wayne Dyer.

“Last January’s event was truly amazing and very, very rewarding for those who attended. We were extremely pleased with the huge turnout and we’re expecting another sellout this January,” said Dr. Ken Druck, who established The Jenna Druck Foundation in 1996. “With all the challenges each of us face each year and with the recent economic issues this event will be an excellent support vehicle in helping everyone plan for a successful 2009. All of our speakers have unique and strategic messages that will clearly enhance all of our lives.”

About the Ticket Supplier: The Jenna Druck Foundation

The Jenna Druck Foundation is known throughout the world for its groundbreaking work in developing strategies to assist families in surviving and thriving after the loss of a child. JDF was founded in 1996 by Ken Druck to honor the life and legacy of his daughter, Jenna, whose life was cut short by a tragic bus accident in India during a study abroad semester. JDF has positively impacted the lives of thousands of grieving families in the United States and beyond, and now functions as a world-renowned crisis management resource.

Ken Druck and JDF were called upon after 9/11 by New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as well as after Hurricane Katrina and during the San Diego wildfires, to deploy its assistance to people affected by tragedy.