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The Spring Conference is held in April and highlights membership. At this conference, we also highlight our “We Honor Ours” (WHO) Awards winners. This is a special program which honors our own local and state union leaders. We also hold our last Council of the academic year.

For questions about the conference, please email the conference staff at For more information on the Community College Association, please visit the CCA website.


CONFERENCE AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda.

WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download the workshop grid

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the session descriptions

SESSIONS*: Click here to download the tentative session list.

PROGRAM*: Click here to download the program

*All program details and documents are subject to change.


Friday, April 28

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

CCA Board Meeting

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CCA Conference Registration Desk

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Booths

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CCA Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy – Session I

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Conference Orientation (New & Returning Participants)

5:45 PM – 6:15 PM

CCA State Council Delegates Meet and Greet

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner Buffet | Council General Session – Elections

Saturday, April 29

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Conference Registration Desk

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Exhibit Booths

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

CCA Budget Forum

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Conference Information Desk

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

CCA Elections – Voice Voting on Uncontested Seats

9:20 AM – 10:15 AM

General Session – Interim Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales | 2023 Legislative Update

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

CCA Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy – Session II Professional Development Workshops – Session I

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

CCA Elections

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Buffet | General Session - Award Presentations, and Putting on your Oxygen Mask First

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

CCA Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy – Session III Professional Development Workshops – Session II

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CCA Chapter Photos

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

A Night Amongst the CCA Stars: A Red-Carpet Gala | Prize Drawings

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Annual “We Honor Ours” (WHO) Awards and Banquet

Sunday, April 30

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Conference Information Desk

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

CCA Run-Off Election Speeches (if necessary)

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

CCA Run-Off Elections (if necessary)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

CTA Budget Presentation

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CCA Council Session


Host Hotel: Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
  • Address: 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Group Rate: $159/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2023 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: Overnight parking is discounted to $20/car/night. Parking structure is attached to hotel.

Expense Reimbursement Guidelines for 2023 CCA Spring Conference:

State Council delegates, CCA board members, BSL participants, CCA awardees, and official delegates from a local on the delegate list submitted by the local president will have their expenses reimbursed as per the CCA standing rules.** 

For the 2023 Spring Conference, CCA will reimburse to the people described above the following expenses:

  • Full cost of a single-occupancy hotel room
  • Round-trip mileage from home to the airport or the hotel
  • Airport or hotel parking
  • Coach airfare
  • Lyft/Uber/taxi as necessitated for travel
  • Meals necessitated by travel
  • $10/day hotel gratuity

All reimbursements require itemized receipts, except for the hotel gratuity.  The items in bold apply to this conference, but CCA may alter its reimbursement practices in the future.

**Attendees, other than those stated above, are not reimbursed their expenses by CCA, and should contact their local president for further information.


  • CCA DELEGATES – $0 Registration Fee
  • CCA NON-DELEGATES $0 Registration Fee
  • Invited Exhibitor – $200 / booth
  • SCTA – $0

Health & Safety Policies (CCA will follow the current CTA guidelines, which are):

The health and safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.

Code of Conduct for CTA Events


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CCA/CTA members. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit:

University Credit: The 2022-2023 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2022-2023 school year. CCA/CTA members, through attending in-person or watching CTA Virtual Pass sessions, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to six university credit units with CSU Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. By attending this conference in person, members will earn 15 hours of professional growth.

Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.



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