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Proposed 2021 Summit Retreat

Due to the Covid 19-related social restrictions and state and county guidelines for hosting large events, the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, is now considering hosting a smaller scale, re-imagined Australian Gala event as a Retreat at Summit Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, CA in February, 2021.

The AACC is proposing a 2021 Australian Retreat at Summit Skywalker Ranch, located in a unique setting hidden in the magnificent hills of Nicasio in Marin county. See description of venue and facilities below.

The proposed Retreat will begin on a Friday, involves an overnight stay and will continue through Saturday afternoon. While the Ranch has 56 guest suites that can accommodate a maximum of 112 attendees, our numbers will be subject to official guidelines, so for now, we are only seeking expressions of interest.

The Retreat is planned for February with February 12-13 or Feb 18-19 under consideration.


Expression of interest

Please share your initial thoughts on to ensure we can plan accordingly. We value our community's opinions.

Proposed Agenda

Friday - February 2021


From 2.00pm Guest arrival

·        Settle into suites
·        Use of Gym, pool, gallery, retail,
·        Spa treatments, optional

3:00pm Business Roundtables

6.30pm Pre-Dinner Wine Reception

8.00pm Dinner

10.00pm After Dinner drinks

·        Full bar with delights from the Chef
·        Ernest Hemmingway Bar & John Williams Game room

1.00am Guests retire to suites

Saturday – February 2021

8.00am Morning vinyasa yoga or Docent led hike to the Observatory

From 9.00am Breakfast

12noon Guests depart 



Additional Program

Business Round Tables

We are adding in specific business-oriented round table sessions to take place Friday afternoon, tentatively 3-5:30pm. We wanted the opportunity for guests to connect with one another and to share business ideas. These forums are under development and we would welcome feedback on any topics we could add to our agenda. 

(During this period, we envisaged that partners/spouses could use the spa or pool or explore the property, or if so inclined, could join the round tables)




Summit Skywalker Ranch

Imagined and created by George Lucas, Skywalker Ranch offers guests bespoke hospitality and unparalleled access to exclusive private settings in California. Enjoy the vision of life and luxury highlighted by exceptional architecture, art, cuisine and wines. In an ambiance where every detail matters, with genuine service that is tailored to individual preferences and passions, your stay can be everything you imagine.

The Ranch is a working ranch that raises Wagyu cattle, farms produce from an organic garden, and an olive orchard. Several bee colonies provide honey from the 6000-acre estate. A 26-acre vineyard, established in 1991, produces award-winning Skywalker Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines.

Summit Skywalker Ranch has 56 guest suites, including two signature suites. Being a residence, there is the opportunity to customize each suite to ensure a sense of home.



Proposed Cost

$2,950 per room (2 guests)


Signature Suite 

1,100 sqft is comparable to a one bedroom suite with separation between the bedroom and lounge.



Suites 

Range from 550 – 1,000 sq. ft. with a king or queen bed, lounge area, bar, custom en-suites and more.


Common Spaces

with high ceilings and natural light are perfect for activities as diverse as gathering, business, dining, entertainment, relaxation and wellness.


David Lean Theater

For keynote speakers, inspiring presentations, TED Talks and even the showing of a classic film, the David Lean Theater seats 206 and will capture the audience’s attention.



The Gallery

Curated Art Gallery showing hand selected pieces from a personal collection of Narrative Art & Movie artifacts.



The Spa

A five-treatment room spa to enjoy along with a fitness center, yoga studio and a three-lane lap pool.


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The AACC is a not for Profit 501(c) 6 Chamber organization. Fed ID Number 94-2796034

Chamber@sfaussies.com

Address: PO Box 471285 San Francisco CA 94147


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