Fall Conference – 2023

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The Fall 2023 Conference hosted 36 Breakout Sessions. Click the button above to see the full list of sessions.

There were six (6) Breakout Session time blocks on Thursday, October 19th, and each time block had one session per strand.


You tapped into your superpowers in Sacramento! Now let’s take it to the next level! Superpowers United: Embracing Diversity, Amplifying Impact, and Shaping the Future!  


You will enjoy sessions focusing on Belonging, Connectedness, Student-Centered Strategies, Work-based Learning, Shaping the Future, and hearing the voices of those who aren’t being heard. This conference HIGHLIGHTS the tremendously innovative work happening all across the state. Networking is a critical aspect of CCCAOE’s Conferences, and there will be great opportunities built into the schedule to connect with your peers.


CCCAOE Fall 2023 Conference aimed to foster discovery and problem-solving through idea-sharing and community building. Presentations included panels of presenters, voices of students, and provided practical tools to take back to campuses.


You joined in the energizing opportunity to hear from leaders and peers, who, like you, show up every day in their roles as active leaders. You gained knowledge and inspiration that will help you be the best leaders in your classrooms, school districts, and college campuses, whether locally, regionally, statewide, or nationally.


The pre-conference sessions were on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, and ran from 9-12 and 1:30-4:30. The full conference began on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 8:30 am at OMNI Rancho Mirage. There were three (3) conference days with powerful keynote presentations and plenary sessions. The conference wrapped up on Friday, October 20, 2023, at noon.


Multiple Pre-Conference Sessions, including Perkins
Regional Meetings
Two Keynotes
Chancellor’s Office updates
Three Concurrent Plenary Sessions
Three Rotating Plenary Sessions
36 breakout sessions
…and more.

Full Conference – $945


OMNI Rancho Mirage rooms sold out in 10 days. 

     OMNI Rooms started at $199++/night with a daily $15 resort fee that includes parking, gym, etc.

Other nearby lodging options were – 


Are you a Sponsor?


See Fall 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities Information here. 


The registration link below will take you right into Sponsorship registration.

Fall 2023 Strands:

⭐️ Adult Education and Continuing Education

⭐️ Employer Engagement, Workforce Partnerships, and/or Future of Work

⭐️ Funding, Finance, Marketing, and/or Retention

⭐️ J.D.E.I – Justice, Diversity, Equity, and/or Inclusion

⭐️ K-16 Pathways (Dual Enrollment, Guided Pathways, K12 SWP, CC Baccalaureate, etc.)

⭐️ Work-Based Learning (ie. Credit for Prior Learning, Competency-Based Learning, Apprenticeship, etc.)

2023 Fall Conference Event Overview

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference sessions will run between 9:00 am and noon and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Keynote Speakers:

Wednesday, October 18th

1:30 pm – Keynote: Dr. Tara YossoReclaiming Our Past to Power Our Future: Community Cultural Wealth


Friday, October 20th

10:45 am – Keynote: Christine CruzvergaraLeading Change and Creating Buy-in with Kevin Fleming

Plenary Sessions:

Wednesday, October 18th:

3 p.m. – Chancellor’s Office Update

4:15 p.m. – Three Concurrent Plenary sessions

  • Student Panel: Students Embracing their Superpowers through the Community Cultural Wealth Model and Apprenticeships. A panel of apprenticeship students from different regions and programs across the state, facilitated by Michael Sacoto.
  • Rising Scholars Network, Powerful CTE Pathways. A panel with CCCCO’s Chelsea Esquibias and Kellie Nadler, Angelica Perez, Nora Kenney, Ph.D., and Michelle Walker.
  • The Economic Justice League: How One Region Combined Forces to Improve Black Student Equity. A panel with Dr. Danene Brown, Dr. Tina Ngo Bartel, Dr. Eddie Matthews, and Benjamin Gamboa.

Friday, October 20th:

8:30 and 9:30 am – Three Rotation Plenary sessions – Select to attend 2 of the 3 offered.

  • Empowering Equitable Student Success: The Evidence-Based Teaching Impact. A panel with Jeff Baker, Donna Greene, and Aaron Bolton.
  • I3 and Makerspaces: Uniting Ideas, Creativity and Community Service. A panel with Patrick Dooley and Dr. Solomon Aborbie.
  • Roadmap – Funding Matrix Braiding Crosswalk. A panel with Dr. Adriene “Alex” Davis and Tina Recalde.

Schedule at a glance:

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
9:00 - 12:00
Pre-Conference sessions
Details coming soon.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1:30 - 4:30
Pre-Conference sessions
Details coming soon.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
07:00 am
Light Breakfast
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
07:00 am
Registration opens
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
08:30 am
Executive Leadership - CIO/CEO/CSSO/CBO Special Strand
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
9:00 AM
Regional Meetings
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
10:30 am
Networking Break
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
12:00 pm
Networking Lunch - Meet your Regional Colleagues over Lunch
Fiesta 1 - 4 for food, Las Palmas Ballroom to dine
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
01:00 pm
Kick off and Raffle Prizes
Las Palmas Ballroom
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
1:30 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
02:30 pm
Plenary Session with CCCCO Chancellor Dr. Sonya Christian and Vice Chancellors
Chancellor's Office Update
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
3:30 pm
CCCAOE Business Meeting - for all CCCAOE members
If you are in attendance at a conference, you are automatically a member.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
03:45 pm
Networking Break with Sponsors
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
04:15 pm
Concurrent Plenaries - 3 plenaries to choose from
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
06:00 pm
President's Reception
Details coming soon.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023
07: 00am
Fiesta 1 - 4 for food, Las Palmas rooms to dine
Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:30 am
Breakout Sessions A
Thursday, October 19, 2023
9:30 am
Breakout Sessions B
Thursday, October 19, 2023
10:30 am
Networking Break and Exhibitor Visits
Thursday, October 19, 2023
11:00 am
Breakout Sessions C
Thursday, October 19, 2023
12:00 pm
Fiesta 1 - 4 for food, Las Palmas Ballroom to dine
Thursday, October 19, 2023
1:30 pm
Breakout Sessions D
Thursday, October 19, 2023
02:30 pm
Networking Break and Exhibitor Visits
Thursday, October 19, 2023
3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions E
Thursday, October 19, 2023
4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions F
Thursday, October 19, 2023
5:00 pm
Sponsor Networking Happy Hour
No Host Bar in Exhibitor Hall
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Dinner on your own
Friday, October 20, 2023
Friday, October 20, 2023
07:00 am
Breakfast & Win Raffle Baskets
Friday, October 20, 2023
8:30 am
Rotating Plenary Sessions
Choose from three sessions
Friday, October 20, 2023
09:20 am
Friday, October 20, 2023
9:30 am
Rotating Plenary Sessions
Choose from three sessions
Friday, October 20, 2023
10:20 am
Networking Break
Friday, October 20, 2023
10:45 am
Friday, October 20, 2023
11:45 am
Closing remarks - Thank yous and Final Raffles

An opportunity to network with your colleagues and the professionals that are advancing student success


This conference is designed for: 

Professors &
Classroom Educators

Deans &
Program Managers

Administrators &
Administrative Assistants

Top 5 reasons members attend:



1. “My students are counting on me.”

Invest in your students and schools by attending. Get information, share insights, find solutions and ways to increase recruitment and retention rates.


2. “From a leadership perspective, I can’t afford not to attend.”

This is the only career education professional development opportunity that offers the leadership and faculty perspective. Partner directly with leaders in the education arena and collaborate with your peers to tackle the issues you face in your own district or regions.


3. “It’s how I follow education trends and best practices.”

Whether it’s issues related to budget and finance; innovation and student learning; leadership; equity; community engagement, communication or collaboration, this premier event focuses on key areas to share best practices and programs being implemented in the field.


4. “I discover practical solutions to education challenges.”

We deliver practical solutions to help Career Education teams improve education and economic development opportunities.


5. “It’s a way to partner with education experts.”

Spend time with our business partners on our fast-growing Vendor Show floor and find out how they can help you effectively manage and lead your districts with the various product and service solutions they offer.

Attending this event will kickstart change at your college

Get a direct connection to a network of career education practitioners

that share best practices.


Learn how to navigate the California Community College system and

advocate more effectively for your programs.

OMNI Rancho Las Palmas Resort

Palm Springs


October 17-20, 2023

“As always, the networking opportunities to connect with folks in my area at different campuses is the best thing about this conference.” – 2019 Conference Attendee

“My favorite part of the CCCAOE Conference is the knowledgeable and dedicated presenters that took time to collaborate and connect colleagues from various colleges!” – 2019 Conference Attendee

Learning about what other colleges are doing across the state, the best practices, and insight to overcome issues… these are the reasons I attend.” – 2019 Conference Attendee


Are hotel accommodations included in my registration?

No. – All attendees are responsible for covering the cost of their own hotel accommodations

Will meals be provided to attendees?

Breakfast is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Lunch is served on Wednesday and Thursday. A light evening reception is served on Wednesday evening.

Is there a way to request a refund if I register and am unable to attend?

Yes. – Please consult our refund policy here.
Refunds will take 4 – 6 weeks post conference.

Where can I find the schedule at a glance?

The schedule is outlined at the top of this page.

Can I substitute my registration for someone else?

Attendance Substitutes are acceptable. However, after the cancellation deadline, you are responsible for full payment.
Please email substitute’s first and last name, cellphone (for registration purposes) as well as their job title and college/organization affiliation to registration@cccaoe.org for name tag and registration purposes as early as possible.
Please include your name and organization in the email.



April 19 – 21, 202

3 Days
in Palm Springs
Colleges Represented
Sponsors and Exhibitors


Phone: (877) 7- CCCAOE


Kimberly Ranalla, Project Manager


Lexi Smoots, Registrar


Gary Quire, Interim Executive Director


Mailing Address:
1800 21st Street PMB 205
Sacramento, CA 95811

OMNI Rancho Las Palmas Resort

41000 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA, 95814

CCCAOE rates begin at $199++

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