Event Tickets

Event Venue

The 2019 awards gala will be held on October 25, 2019, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. The event will be held in the Crown Room.

The Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888 and has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities throughout the years. Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum is credited for designing the famous crown chandeliers located in the famous Crown Room.

To celebrate the leadership, passion, and commitment displayed by the finalists, judges, and attendees, this year’s gala promises to impress. Guests will be treated to performances by comedian and renowned guitarist Mike Rayburn.


6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner/Awards Ceremony/Entertainment

9:30 – 11:00 p.m. Dessert Reception/Networking


Business attire is suggested for the awards gala. Please reference pictures from previous galas.

Event Ticketing

Printed tickets will not be sent in advance. Upon arrival at the event, you will need to check in at the Next-Generation registration desk to enter the venue and receive your name badge. You may remove your badges once seated for dinner but may want to wear them again for the dessert reception following the awards.

Age Requirements

There are no minimum or ID requirements. However, you or your guest must be over 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. If you are bringing young children, please provide their age during the registration process.

Hotel Discount

We have a limited number of rooms available at the Hotel del Coronado as part of the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards room block. Rates are $310.00/night, plus taxes. Occupancy tax is currently 11.56%; federal, state and local taxes are currently 10%; a California Tourism Assessment Fee is 0.56%; and the Coronado Tourism Improvement District charge is 1%. If you are interested in reserving a room, please indicate during the registration process.

Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

Please contact Cathy Somerville at cathy@nextgenpharmacist or (919) 433-4423.