2020 Annual Convention

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 to Fri, Nov 20, 2020
Virtual Event
General Info

For 30 years, the Community College League of California (League) has served the California Community College system through advocacy, leadership development, and district services. This year, we are proud to present the 2020 Annual Convention as a fully online virtual event, November 17-20, 2020. The Annual Convention is the state's premier professional development conference for California community college leadership. This event brings together CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners from across the system to share tools, models, and solutions to system issues.

While the statewide impacts of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) continue to evolve daily, California's community colleges have not only played a pivotal role in educating and training the state's first responders but will also be critical in the state's recovery. The Annual Convention's theme, Resilience Reimagined: Advancing California Community Colleges, spotlights our colleges' ability to transform their institutions and exhibit resiliency in the wake of COVID-19.

As we continue to address the current crisis, the League invites you to our first virtual Annual Convention to discuss advancing our system and maintaining our service for the next 30 years.


Registration for the League’s 2020 Annual Convention will open in September. Please note this year's registration rates will reflect our switch to a fully online virtual event.

If you would like to join the League’s mailing list to receive the open registration announcement, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.


Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals

The Community College League of California is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is an opportunity to share best practices, innovative programs, and success stories with your colleagues from across the California Community Colleges system. The proposal deadline is Tuesday, July 7. Please review the Call for Proposals submission guidelines listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Sandoval at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Learning Strands
Proposals should share successes and explore solutions to challenges in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services and Student Success
  • Institutional Performance and Accountability
  • Fiscal, Legal, and Administrative Operations
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Community and Global Partnerships

The Convention attracts trustees, CEOs, administrators, faculty, classified staff, and student leaders from all areas of the colleges. There is a wide variety of people and perspectives. Proposals should target specific interests as well as those that cross boundaries between all segments of California's Community Colleges.

Presentations for the trustee track should be tailored for trustees, emphasizing their governance role in addressing one of the six learning strands from a policy perspective.

Session Format
Convention concurrent sessions are 45-minutes and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s). 

Criteria for Selection
The League’s Annual Convention Committee will use the following criteria to select sessions for the program. Note: Corporate/Vendor presenters must include a community college partner.

  • innovative, thought-provoking and stimulates discussion;
  • relevant to current and future needs and challenges;
  • of interest to a cross-section of people;
  • has a diverse array of presenters (if appropriate for the meeting format), including presenters of different levels of experience and from different institutional and organizational types; and
  • models good teaching and learning strategies.


Please note: Submissions are only accepted online.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on, Tuesday, July 7. The key contacts will be notified of proposal acceptance/non-acceptance in early August via email.

Presenter Registration
All presenters and panelists are expected to register for the Convention. We are unable to pay honoraria or expenses to program presenters. By signing the proposal, the key contact agrees to inform all participants that they are required to register and pay the conference fee.

Program Changes
The League reserves the right to edit program titles and descriptions, to request changes in the proposal, and to encourage joint presentations of proposals submitted on similar topics.

For questions or further information please contact Carmen Sandoval at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Distinguished Alumni Award
2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Community College League of California is requesting nominations for the 2020 California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. 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.

The League has recognized the distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges since 1964. We invite you to add an alumnus/alumnae from your college to this impressive list. This award celebrates excellence and is an inspiring experience for all involved. The success of the program is dependent on recipient attendance and if selected, we ask that the sponsoring districts arrange their alumnus/alumnae’s attendance at the Convention.

Only one nominee will be selected as the League’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae and presented during the 2020 Annual Convention.


  • 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. 
  • To submit a nomination for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, please review the criteria and complete the online nomination form by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Madrigal at (916) 245-5035 or jmadrigal@ccleague.org.