2020 Annual Conference

We’re headed to Newport Beach from March 12-14, 2020!

Registration is open for our annual conference in 2020. Sponsor registration is also open. CalSPRA switches locations from northern to southern California each year, so we are heading south in 2020. After carefully reviewing your feedback from previous annual conferences, we selected Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Newport, California.

Our seminar will be March 12-14, 2020. We start on Thursday at 1 p.m. and end on Saturday by 12 noon. Early travelers can book the hotel room block conference rate starting three days before the conference and carry it through to three days after the conference. Hopefully, you can come in early or stay longer to enjoy all that beautiful Newport Beach and the surrounding area has to offer. 

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s sprawling, modern conference hotel provides a variety of on-campus and nearby off-campus networking opportunities, activities, and restaurants. The hotel backs up to walking, running, and biking trails along the Newport Bay. Balboa Island and Fashion Island are a short bike ride or rideshare away (there are bikes at the hotel!). John Wayne Airport is five minutes down the road and Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and Disneyland are all within a 30-minute drive. We have selected dates that give us the best possible hotel room rates and allow you to extend the room block rate on either side of the conference so that you can fully enjoy the area’s amenities. We understand how important these conference location amenities are to our membership. 

Additionally, the call for presenters is open! Your CalSPRA leadership has been hard at work to bring you the best in professional development and networking. We can't do it without you, though! Support your colleagues by sharing your expertise as a conference presenter. Each breakout session is one hour long. The deadline for submitting your proposal is Sunday, January 10, 2020 -- EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24. If selected, you will be notified by January 31, 2020.

Consider submitting your work for state recognition through our awards program! Submissions are due January 17 -- EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24. Awards will be announced at our annual awards gala at the conference on March 12. The gala is included in your registration fee. Invite your superintendent, board members, and other to celebrate with you by purchasing additional gala tickets through our conference registration page.

We have many exciting things planned with programming, keynotes, session presenters, and awards. Stay tuned! For now, registration for the conference and hotel rooms are open so please visit our website regularly for details and to secure your spot at the premier conference for California school communicators.

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