Annual Conference Information

Upcoming Annual Student Services Conference Information

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  CONFERENCE INFORMATION
 

2020 Annual Statewide Student Services Conference – A Virtual Event!

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CSSO is pleased to invite you to our 2020 Conference, “Making the Promise a Clear Reality: The Relentless Pursuit of Student Equity & Success.” 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. Up to 600 representatives from student services, instruction, categorical programs, the State Chancellor’s Office, and a myriad of other constituents will convene virtually. We look forward to seeing you online!

Program of Events

The pre-conference institute sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 8th (see further below for details). Core conference activities begin in the afternoon on the 8th and run through Thursday, September 10th. As we are still in the process of the shift to virtual, please be assured our plan is to continue to involve all of the exceptional keynote speakers and a number of the breakout sessions we already had scheduled for the in person conference. The format will simply be a bit different and the total number of hours each day will be reduced. Be on the lookout for more information soon. For now, you may use the following conference documents for reference.

CLICK HERE for the SAVE the DATE postcard announcing the keynote speakers.

For the At-A-Glance Agenda, please CLICK HERE.

Registration

Conference registration rates are $515 early bird (though August 10th) and $565 regular (beginning August 11th) and $150 for a pre-conference institute session.

You may register for the full conference, full conference plus a pre-conference institute session or a pre-conference institute session only. IMPORTANT NOTE: See below for details on institute session options before registering. CSSO does not offer one day registration options except for presenters who are presenting same day and are unable to participate in the entire conference.

NEW! You may register multiple people at one time! Once you’ve started the registration and entered the first person, simply click on “ADD ANOTHER PERSON.” Also, when you see the DISCOUNT CODE box, simply ignore it unless you have been given a code. Codes are inserted into the box but apply to very few.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Cancellation Policy: By completing the registration process, you are agreeing to pay the full conference registration fee unless you cancel on or before July 15, 2020 (no exceptions). In the event that you need to cancel after July 15th, your cancellation request will need to be submitted in writing to squalls@meetingwise.net on or before August 21, 2020 and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In the event you registered by check and had not yet submitted payment at the time of cancellation, and provided you submitted your cancellation request by August 21, 2020, you will be billed and held responsible for the $100 fee. Otherwise, see below for refund policy.

No refunds will be offered on cancellations made after August 21, 2020. In the event you registered by check and haven’t yet paid, you will be billed and held responsible for full payment event if you cannot attend. Substitutions are welcome and may be made in writing up to and including September 4, 2020, without penalty.

Refund Policy: For cancellations on paid registrations made on or before August 21, 2020, all refunds (less the $100 fee) will be made within 15 business days after the conference has taken place. No refunds will be issued on cancellations made after August 21, 2020.

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. Up to 600 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.

Virtual sponsorship opportunities abound! Take a look here.

Register your sponsorship here 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.

Pre Conference Institute

For the $150 fee, you may sign up to attend one of six different options at the time you register. The fee includes the session and materials (as appropriate). The sessions are tentatively scheduled to run for three hours on Tuesday, September 8th. Exact hours will be announced soon. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIX OPTIONS

Questions?

Though we do our best to respond within 24 hours, please allow up to 72 business hours for response. For assistance with…

  • Conference Registration: Shannon Qualls at squalls@meetingwise.net
  • Sponsor Information: Stacey Boswell at sboswell@meetingwise.net
  • Presenters / Speaker Needs: Kara Livingston at klivingston@meetingwise.net

Thank you for your support of CSSO!

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