Spring Conference – 2022


The CCCAOE Spring 2022 Conference is focusing on programming that leads to STRENGTHENING CONNECTION, PARTNERSHIPS, INNOVATION, SHARING the voices of those who aren’t being heard, and HIGHLIGHTING the great work that is happening all across the state.

The Conference will foster discovery and problem solving through idea sharing and community building, INNOVATIVE and FRESH ideas that encourage COLLABORATION, AND CREATING A BRIDGE FOR STUDENT SUCCESS.


The conference will kick off on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 8:30 am at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. There will be 3 full conference days with powerful keynote presentations and plenary sessions. The conference will wrap up on Friday, April 8, 2022, by noon.

Full Conference – $695

One Day Conference Attendance – $275

Virtual Conference Attendance – $375

Reservations at HYATT REGENCY SACRAMENTO is closed.

CCCAOE rates start at: $225.00 per night



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 Full Conference Registration Price $695

Virtual Only Registration Price $375

One Day Only Registration Price $275

RESERVATION Deadline for MARCH 12, 2022

2022 Spring Conference Event Overview

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shirley N. Weber – California Secretary of State


Dr. Angelo Farooq – California Workforce Development Board


Sandra Sanchez – Interim Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development Division


Marty J. Alvarado – Executive Vice Chancellor at CA Community College Chancellor’s Office


Dr. Robert Eyler – Economic Forensics and Analytics


Xavier Nazario – Workforce Innovation Labs


Alfredo Mathew III – ESO Ventures Inc.


and more…

Schedule at a glance:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
08:30 am
Advocacy Day (separate registration)
See Advocacy Day webpage
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
09:00 am
CannaBus Educational Tour (separate registration) Limited Opportunity
With Audrey Le Baudour, Xavier Nazario & Fred Sconberg - Organizers of CannaBus Tour - An Educational Experience
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
02:00 pm
Pre-Conference Learning Lab - Understanding the Fundamentals of Apprenticeship and the Role of Equity (separate registration)
Facilitated by the Grow Apprenticeship California team from the Foundation for California Community Colleges
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Klein Pre-Conference Industry Tour (invitation only)
Klein Educational Systems will host an exclusive invitation only industry site tour - An opportunity for their customers to visit one of our nation's largest employers who is leading the way in Supply Chain Logistics and Smart Automation.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
07:30 am
Registration and Light Breakfast
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
08:30 am - 9:25 am
Breakout Sessions A
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
8:30 am - 9:55 am
Working Sessions A
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
10:00 am
Regional Meetings
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
11:30 am
Networking Lunch - Meet your Regional Colleagues over Lunch
Tables set by Region in the main room
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12:30 pm
Kick Off and Welcome
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
01:00 pm
Dr. Shirley Weber
California Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
01:30 pm
Dr. Angelo Farooq
Community College Opportunities with the State Workforce System
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
02:45 pm
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
03:00 pm
Grow Your Own Mental and Behavioral Health Initiative
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
04:00 pm
CCCCO Presentation by Sandra Sanchez & Marty J. Alvarado
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
05:30 pm
President's Reception
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
07:30 am
Thursday, April 7, 2022
08:30 am - 9:25 am
Breakout Sessions B
Thursday, April 7, 2022
08:30 am - 9:55 am
Working Sessions B
Thursday, April 7, 2022
10:00 am
Break - Exhibit Hall, Networking
Thursday, April 7, 2022
10:30 am
The New California Dream: Empowering Black and Brown Entrepreneurs
With Xavier Nazario, Alfredo Mathew III and more.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
11:30 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2022
01:00 pm
Amy Kaufman, Senior Vice President at the CEO Leadership Alliance, will host a conversational style interview on the future of work and preparing the AI and AI-infused talent pipeline with two of Intel's implementation partners along with actively engaged industry partners.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:25 pm
Breakout Sessions C
Thursday, April 7, 2022
03:30 pm
Break - Exhibit Hall, Networking
Thursday, April 7, 2022
04:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Breakout Sessions D
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Dinner on your own
Friday, April 8, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
07:30 am
Friday, April 8, 2022
08:00 am
CCCAOE Business Meeting
Welcome, President report, Financial update, Committee reports highlighting the work of CCCAOE - Advocacy, Professional Development, Membership Engagement
Friday, April 8, 2022
08:30 am
Sessions E
Friday, April 8, 2022
09:45 am
Advocacy Now
With Austin Webster and more...
Friday, April 8, 2022
10:30 am
Dr. Robert Eyler
Skills, Recovery and California: Thinking about Jobs to 2025
Friday, April 8, 2022
11:45 am
Closing Remarks
Raffles and Thank you's

Pre-Conference Sessions and Early Bird Sessions:

Advocacy Day – Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 8:30 am – 5 pm.

Legislative Action Day is a full day of advocacy meetings between career education leaders and members of the California Legislature and their staff. CCCAOE, in partnership with W Strategies LLC, will schedule advocacy meetings for all participants and provide talking points and advocacy tips – all you have to do is travel to Sacramento and spend the day at the Capitol.



Pre-Conference Learning Lab – Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Apprenticeship and the Role of Equity brought to you by Grow Apprenticeship California and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. 

Click here to Register for this Pre-Conference Session



Pre-Conference CannaBus CCCAOE Tour – Tuesday, April 5, 2022, From 9:30 am to 4 pm

An Educational Experience by Audrey Le Baudour, Xavier Nazario & Fred Sconberg – Limited Availability.



Early Bird Workshop – Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 8:30 am. A 90-minute workshop.

The Impact of Identity and Bias: Practices for Inclusive Environments and Student Success brought to you by ACUE. 



Klein Pre-Conference Industry Tour (invitation only)
Klein Educational Systems is hosting an exclusive industry site tour, providing an opportunity for their customers to visit one of our nation’s largest employers who is leading the way in Supply Chain Logistics and Smart Automation

Spring Conference Pricing and Bundles:

Full Conference
2022 CCCAOE Spring Conference
One Day Conference Attendance
2022 CCCAOE Spring Conference
Virtual Conference Attendance
2022 CCCAOE Spring Conference
Cancelation Policy
Join us for the entire conference or a single day!

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.


April 6 – 8, 2022

“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 and lunch are provided daily.

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.

I have attended past events. Is there a place to login and skip entering all my information again?

No, each event is a new registration.



April  6 – 8, 2022
3 Days
in Historic Sacramento
Colleges Represented
Sponsors and Exhibitors


Amy Christianson, Executive Director


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


with CCCAOE rate

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


without CCCAOE rate

Residence Inn Sacramento
Downtown at Capitol Park
1121 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Best Western Plus Sutter House
1100 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Time to register for the CCCAOE Fall 2022 Conference!