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you are cordially invited to attend

The HarbourVest 30th General Partner Forum

General Event Information


The GP Forum is a unique opportunity to spend time with, and enhance networking between, general partners. The focus of the Forum is to openly discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the industry while also exploring investment themes relevant to the current market environment.

As planning progresses and the agenda develops, you may be asked to join a panel discussion so you can bring your expertise to the table; we encourage active participation and input throughout the Forum and have found that shared perspectives are essential to the Forum’s success.

Please note that spouses or partners are also welcome. Due to the popularity of the Forum, we kindly request your response to this invitation by December 9, 2016. Attendance will be filled in the order responses are received. Due to strict resort cancellation policies, once your payment has been received, we cannot guarantee reimbursement should you need to cancel. We will do our best to replace your registration with a different attendee.

As space is limited, if you cannot personally attend please contact Mary Hart at mhart@harbourvest.com or 617 348 8333 for approval before passing this invitation to another member of your organization.

Forum Costs

Below is the estimated rate for the 2017 Forum. Arrival and departure dates, room upgrades, and activity selections will determine your final cost. The rate includes accommodations for three nights, Monday’s reception and dinner, and breakfast and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendees are responsible for the cost of group activities, airport transfers, lunches and other miscellaneous incidentals. Once we receive your registration our event coordinator will provide you with an itemized invoice and total payment due. A credit card will be requested of you upon check-in at the Montage to cover incidental charges. If you choose to extend your stay beyond three nights we have provided alternate rates during the registration process. If your stay is longer than what is provided, please contact Mary Hart at mhart@harbourvest.com or 617 348 8333.

Single Attendee (no guest/spouse) – $3,500.00

Double Attendee (with guest/spouse) – $5,500.00

Flight and Ground Transportation

We suggest that you make your air travel arrangements as soon as possible. There are three main airports in the area:

  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) – approximately a 27-minute drive from the airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – approximately a 1 hour 10 minute drive from the airport
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) – approximately a 1 hour 20 minute drive from the airport

HarbourVest will coordinate round trip ground transportation arrangements for you upon request. Please note, attendees are responsible for the cost of the ground transfers, they are not included in the estimated cost of the Forum mentioned above. The cost of ground transportation will be included in your final invoice. A confirmation email with details of your reservation will be sent closer to the Forum date.

Dress Code

Meeting dress is casual. Dinner events are resort casual/casual sophisticated; long trousers or Bermuda shorts and shirts with collars for gentlemen, and dresses or pants for ladies.

Time Zone

Laguna Beach, California is located within the U.S. Pacific Standard Time Zone.


The weather in January in Laguna Beach, California is fairly mild with most days reaching the mid-high 60s. During the evenings you can expect temperatures to be a bit chillier, with most nights dropping to the high 40s.

For additional event details, or for any questions, please contact Mary Hart directly at mhart@harbourvest.com or 617 348 8333.

We look forward to spending time with you in January!