Annual Conference Information

Upcoming CSSO Conference Information

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  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 

Spring 2020 Annual Conference

Save the Date

The conference will be held March 24-26, 2020 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX and the theme this year is “Making the Promise a Clear Reality: The Relentless Pursuit of Student Equity & Success.” Make plans NOW to join us!

Program of Events

The pre-conference institute sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th. Core conference activities begin late afternoon on the 24th and run through mid-afternoon on Thursday, March 26th. A tentative at-a-glance agenda will be released Fall 2019. For a sample 2019 schedule (2020 will be similar), please CLICK HERE.

Registration

Conference registration opens Fall 2019. For your planning purposes, the 2019 registration rates were $515 early bird, $565 regular and $150 for pre-conference and are not anticipated to change significantly for 2020.

Hotel

Hotel Rate: The negotiated group rate is $185 plus 15.695% in taxes and fees per night.

Hotel Reservations: The hotel reservations link will be posted online Fall 2019. In the meantime, reservations may be made by calling (800) 325-3535 and requesting the “CSSO” group rate.

Though the rate will be honored, based on availability, until 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2020, the group block could potentially sell out at any time. For that reason, we encourage early reservations. Should the block sell out prior to the cut-off date, we will attempt to add more rooms to the block (as available) or will set up an overflow hotel. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid penalties.

Should you have any challenges with reservations, please email Mark Yunker at MeetingWise LLC, our conference planning partner, at myunker@meetingwise.net with the specifics and you will receive a response within 72 business hours.

Sponsor, Exhibitor & Advertiser Opportunities

Our annual conference is an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, to learn from those whose innovative and successful ideas are paving the way to increasing student success. More than 300 representatives from student services, instruction, categorical programs, the State Chancellor’s Office, and a myriad of other constituents will convene, all focused on improving student success and completion while maintaining access for underrepresented student populations. We hope you will consider being a sponsor and sharing your contributions to student success with the field and the service to our 2.4 million California Community College students.

ATTACHED is a complete list of available sponsorship packages (including exhibitor only and advertising opportunities) in two different formats – by level and by benefits – for your consideration. To secure your commitment, CLICK HERE.

Should you have questions regarding the existing sponsorship opportunities, please email Stacey Boswell at MeetingWise LLC, our conference planning partner, at sboswell@meetingwise.net with the specifics and you will receive a response within 72 business hours.

Call for Presentations

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Annual CSSO Conference in 2020! We are looking for proposals that are dynamic, innovative, compelling, supported by evidence, capture the student experience and that capture our conference theme, Making the Promise a Clear Reality: The Relentless Pursuit of Student Equity & Success.

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal. Proposals received by or before November 15, 2019 will have priority for review and potential placement.

Look for additional conference details soon!

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