2019 Annual Convention

Thu, Nov 21, 2019 to Sat, Nov 23, 2019
Riverside Convention Center
General Info

General Info

The League’s Annual Convention is the premier professional development event for California community colleges – faculty, administrators, staff and trustees. This event brings together more than 600 attendees and provides opportunities for colleagues and partners to share their tools, models and accomplishments.

This year’s theme, “Exploring Opportunities, Discovering Our Successes”, will bring together California community college professionals and state and national leaders, who will share their knowledge and experience.

The 2019 Annual Convention will once again offer great value while keeping costs down, and quality high!  You’ll discover:

  • General sessions with State and nationally known keynote speakers
  • High impact concurrent sessions  
  • Educational Showcase featuring League Corporate Partners
  • Focus sessions and workshops
  • Association and organization business meetings
  • Entertainment with host district student talent

Registration will open Wednesday, June 26th.


Registration Rates

ATTENTION: Full payment for conference registrations are due by credit card at time of registration. For questions regarding registration, please email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

Online registration for the 2019 Annual Convention closes on Monday, November 4, 2019. Thereafter, registration will be available onsite.

  Before November 4th  After November 4th/Onsite
Applies if you are a college/district employee, event exhibitor or event sponsor. This rate includes all conference meals.
$740 $790
Group Rate
Group rate applies for five (5) full registrations from the same college. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual. This rate includes all conference meals.
$625 $675
Non-Affiliate rate applies if you are not a college/district employee, event exhibitor or event sponsor. This rate includes all conference meals.
$820 $870
Thursday, November 21
Includes all Thursday sessions and the Educational Showcase reception
$395 $425
Friday, November 22
Includes all Friday sessions, light breakfast, luncheon, gala reception, and evening events
$455 $485
Saturday, November 23
Includes Saturday sessions, breakfast and luncheon
$265 $295
Thursday Educational Showcase Reception $90  
Friday Educational Showcase Breakfast $48  
Friday General Session and Lunch $80  
Friday Gala Reception $115  
Saturday Breakfast Sessions $48  


Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Wednesday, November 6, 2019.



Schedule and topics are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 20

As Scheduled                           Organization Business Meetings

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Policy & Procedure Subscriber Service Workshop

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Leadership Roundtable

Thursday, November 21

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.              Joint CCCT/CEO Board Executive Committee Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Convention Registration

8:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.               Organization Business Meetings, as scheduled

8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            Pre-Convention Concurrent Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.              Joint CCCT/CEO Board Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.              Consultation Council

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.              CEO Workshop (invitation only)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Pre-Convention Concurrent Sessions

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             Pre-Convention Concurrent Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.             Statewide CEOCCC Meeting (CEOs Only)

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Officers Nominating Committee

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.             Educational Showcase Sneak-Peek & Coffee

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.             Pre-Convention Concurrent Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Opening General Session

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Educational Showcase Opening Reception

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.             Board of Governors Reception


Friday, November 22

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.              Convention Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Educational Showcase & Light breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              General Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.              Educational Showcase Coffee Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Concurrent Sessions 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Educational Showcase Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 12:30p.m.          Educational Showcase Closing/Prize Drawings

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.           Luncheon and General Session 

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Gala Reception          


Saturday, November 23

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Convention Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.              Concurrent Sessions (Breakfast served 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.              League Board Meeting (Breakfast served 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            Closing General Session

Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Room Reservations

Once you are registered for the Annual Convention, you will receive a confirmation email which will provide links for making your room reservations. The contracted hotel group rates are available until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019, or until the room blocks are sold out. Reservations made after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019, are on a space available basis only and are subject to hotel availability and current rate. Be sure to register for the Convention and book early as the room block may sell out before the deadline.

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center
3400 Market Street
Riverside, CA 9501
Guestroom Rate: $149

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa  
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Guestroom Rate: $149

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown  
3500 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Guestroom Rate: $159

PLEASE NOTE: The room blocks are at three different properties and all are within an easy walk from the Riverside Convention Center. If you have mobility issues, please be sure research the property best suited to your needs/restrictions prior to making your reservations.  

Hotel Reservation Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit of one-night stay will be charged to your credit card on Monday, October 21. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please be sure to do so by Monday, October 21. In the event of a “sold-out” situation, anyone unable to get a reservation should check back with the hotel after Monday, October 21, and before Monday, October 28. Rooms may become available following the deposit deadline. 


Parking at each hotel property varies.  Please see specifics for each of these on the hotel websites.

Travel and Area Information

Visit the following links for travel, hotel, and area information:

Convention Venue

Convention Venue


Riverside Convention Center
Just a short walk from the many attractions of the Downtown District, the Riverside Convention Center is central to a number of exciting restaurants, shops and nightlife establishments perfect for networking!

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session
Thursday, November 21, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

State of the System

Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor, California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors appointed Eloy Ortiz Oakley as chancellor for the California Community Colleges beginning December 19, 2016.

Eloy Ortiz Oakley is best known throughout California and the nation for implementing innovative programs and policies that help students succeed in college. Oakley strongly believes that California’s emerging economies demand a workforce with quality credentials and that the state’s 114 community colleges play a pivotal role in moving California forward. Under Oakley’s leadership, the Long Beach Community College District has received numerous awards and recognitions for its efforts to improve student completion rates and for directly supporting a strong small business and entrepreneurship eco-system throughout the greater Southern California region. Continue reading...

Convention Highlights

Convention Highlights

Thursday, November 21
Open to Thursday only and full convention registrants

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening General Session

Don’t miss the exciting kick-off show and opening general session of the 2019 Convention!  Join Chancellor, Eloy Oakley, as he opens this year’s annual Convention and enjoy great student talent from our host districts.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Educational Showcase Grand Opening

Browse the aisles and take a look at the fantastic array of goods and services provided by Convention exhibitors specifically geared for California’s community colleges. Shop, mingle, mix, eat, drink and enjoy the great student entertainment!

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Board of Governors Reception

Come meet your Chancellor and members of the Board of Governors!

Friday, November 22
Open to Friday only and full convention registrants

7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Educational Showcase & Light Breakfast 

Grab some coffee, a light morning repast, and stroll our Corporate Partner, sponsor, and college Showcase!

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
General Session and Lunch

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • Student Success Awards Program
  • Bernard Osher Philanthropist Award

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gala Reception

Don’t miss one of the high points of the convention…the Gala Reception! Jump into a jungle expedition – where exciting discoveries await you and your colleagues. Network and enjoy host district student entertainment as well as a few unexpected surprises!

Saturday, November 23
Open to Saturday only and full convention registrants

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Sessions

Let the adventure begin! Join us for breakfast and concurrent sessions!

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Closing General Session

Meetings & Events

Association Meetings & Events

Many community college associations hold membership and business meetings, workshops, and receptions or other events in conjunction with the League’s Convention. If your association is interested in holding such an event, please contact Jimmy Madrigal at jmadrigal@ccleague.org

Thursday, November 21st

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) Board Meeting

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA)

Friday, November 22nd

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (APITA)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC)

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT)

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Caucus

7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Joint Caucus Town Hall 

Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award

The League has recognized the distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges since 1964. This prestigious award recognizes and honors the fine men and women whose attendance at a California community college helped them achieve their educational and professional goals and serve their communities. Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments in their chosen fields and for their community service. Nominees must have earned a minimum of 24 units in the community college. 

Only one nominee will be selected as the Community College League’s Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae.

The prestigious California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented on Friday, November 22nd, at the General Session Luncheon. Award recipients are California Community College alumni who are accomplished professionals and contributing citizens of their communities. Hear from this year’s Distinguished Alumnus as he shares his story and reminds us of the importance of our collective efforts.

Thank you for your continued support of the League’s efforts to showcase the outstanding results of a California community college education. If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Madrigal at jmadrigal@ccleague.org.

Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Corporate Partners & Sponsors

For questions, please contact Lisa Mealoy, Director of District Services and Development, at lmealoy@ccleague.org. Here are the 2019 Annual Convention Sponsors  & Corporate Partners

Presidential Partners

Leadership Partners 

Associate Partners




The Educational Showcase provides an outstanding opportunity to learn about services and products that enhance our ability to serve our students and communities. Showcase hours begin with a special preview on Thursday, November 21, and end Friday afternoon, November 22, with a grand prize giveaway. A variety of companies will be represented including financial services, educational technology and support providers, bookstores, private contractors, educational consultants, and others.  

Educational Showcase Schedule:

Thursday, November 15
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Exhibitor Move-in

2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.          Sneak Peek

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Educational Showcase Grand Opening and Reception

Due to liability issues, guests under 21 will not be admitted to the reception.

Friday, November 16
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.          Light Breakfast and Exhibits

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Educational Showcase & Coffee

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Educational Showcase Closing & Grand Prize Drawing

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Exhibitor move-out                                                              

For information or to register as an exhibitor, please contact Lisa Mealoy, lmealoy@ccleague.org, or visit the corporate exhibitor registration page.

Special Prizes

Win just by attending the Educational Showcase and visiting our exhibitors, and by being present at the closing luncheon and submitting a convention evaluation!

  • Complimentary two-night stay for two, at the Mission Inn (must be present at Saturday’s closing General Session to win)
  • Educational Showcase Grand Prize (must be present at Friday drawing to win)
  • Evaluation Grand prize (must be present at Saturday’s closing General Session to win)

College Displays and Information

California community colleges and districts are invited to highlight their colleges and programs with an exhibit in the Educational Showcase. Receive discount pricing by selecting the “College” Exhibitor link.