Sun, Jan 27, 2019 to Mon, Jan 28, 2019
Sacramento Sheraton Grand
General Info

General Info

The League's Annual Legislative Conference provides a unique experience to connect with higher education advocates and engage with members of the California State Legislature to discuss important policy issues. Attendees will discuss priority issues, hear best practices, and learn about strategies to successfully advocate for community colleges.

The Annual Legislative Conference is scheduled in conjunction with the Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, January 25-27, 2019. Separate registration is required. For more information click on the link below.

Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops



Registration Rates

Full Conference - $560
The full conference registration fee includes all workshops, sessions, and meals.

Advocacy Team - $455
To encourage advocacy among our colleges, we offer a discounted rate of $455 per person for teams of five (5) or more. Examples of Advocacy Teams include a trustee, faculty member, administrator, classified member and a student from the same college OR any combination of participants from the same college. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual and should be purchased on the same day.

Student/Large Advocacy Team - $395
For students or teams of 15 or more, we offer a discounted rate of $395 per person. To qualify, each team must be from the same college. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual and should be purchased on the same day.

Sunday, Jan 27 (One-day registration) - $350
This full-day registration fee includes all conference workshops, sessions, and meals on Sunday, January 27.

Monday, Jan 28 (One-day registration) - $330
This full-day registration fee includes all conference workshops, sessions, and meals on Monday, January 28.

Guest Meals - Legislative Conference

  • Sunday Luncheon -  $85
  • Sunday Reception -  $75
  • Monday Breakfast -  $60


Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at

Deadline to Register

Online registration will close on Friday, January 18th.



This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Advisory Committee on Legislation

1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.                CEOCCC/CCCT Board Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.               Registration

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.             League Board Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.           Concurrent Sessions

  • Supporting Low-Income Students: Addressing Total Cost of Attendance
  • California Community Colleges Dreamers Project: Promising Practices and Shared Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Undocumented Students
  • Capital Outlay Advocacy and The Future of College Facilities
  • How Collegiality in Action Can Support Shared Governance

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.              Opening Keynote/Lunch General Session: Dr. Manuel Pastor

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

  • Dual Enrollment As A College Success Opportunity for All
  • Approaches for Effective Student-Centered Funding Formula Implementation
  • California’s Community College and Federal Higher Education Policy: Outlook for the 116th Congress
  • Importance of Faculty, Staff and Campus Leadership Diversification

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                General Session: Community College Budget and Fiscal Update

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.               Briefing Sessions

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.               Special Interest Group Meetings

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.               Networking Reception

Monday, January 28, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.             Registration

7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                Breakfast Opens

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                Concurrent Sessions

  • A Conversation With Key Capitol Staff 
  • Re-Engaging Adults: Supporting the Transition Back to College
  • Building Hunger-Free Campuses

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.               General Session Keynote: California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.             Legislator Town Halls: Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Monique Limon

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.              Grab-n-Go Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Capitol Visits (Scheduled by districts/colleges)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                 Affordability, Food & Housing Access Capitol Briefing

Hotel & Travel


All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton at a rate of $176 single or double, plus room tax. The special room rate is guaranteed only if reservations are made prior 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis only.

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700

NOTE: A reservations link to book your hotel room will be provided at the time of your registration.

Travel Information

Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation, and activities. 

Shuttle Service
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Airport Super Shuttle Service to the Sheraton Grand is $13. Use this link to make your shuttle reservation. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.

Parking at the hotel is $25 per day for self-parking and $32 per day for valet parking for registered guests only.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Address
Sunday, January 27, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Dr. Manuel Pastor

California’s Emergence as a Bellwether State

Just a few decades ago, California confronted many of the challenges the country now faces. How did the Golden State emerge from its past of social strife to become a bellwether for the rest of the country? Join us at the 2019 Annual Legislative Conference with keynote speaker and award-winning sociologist Dr. Manuel Pastor. Dr. Pastor will guide us through an improved California, with lessons that the rest of the nation should note. He shared highlights and research that led to his new book, State of Resistance, which makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, renewing our commitment to public investments, cultivating social movements and community organizing, and more.

Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and as co-director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships as well as the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award from the Liberty Hill Foundation and is author of State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future (The New Press). He currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.