2023 Annual Convention

Thu, Nov 16, 2023 to Sat, Nov 18, 2023
Renaissance Esmeralda, Indian Wells
General Info

The League's Annual Convention is the premier professional development event for California's community college leaders. This event brings together CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and partners from across the state to share tools, models, and solutions to system issues, as well as celebrate accomplishments.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners from across the system, should consider attending. For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Senior Director of Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.


Please note this event will be held in person and registration will open in July 2023.

Registration 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 refunds, per registrant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after registration closes (the date will be specified by the time registration opens). 

Payment Policy
Full payment for conference registrations and memberships are due by credit card at the time of registration. Payment via check will not be an available option. If you have any questions, 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 2023 Annual Convention, November 16-18, at the Renaissance Esmeralda, Indian Wells. We encourage you to use the League's Annual Convention as an opportunity to share your best practices, innovative programs, and success stories with your community college colleagues from across the state. The proposal deadline is Monday, June 19, 2023.  

This year’s theme is Uniquely Yours. California’s great diversity—economies, environment, and cultures—fosters a wide range of ideas and solutions. In context with their communities, each of our community colleges addresses the localized needs and values through education. We invite you to share how our colleges take the lead in innovation and distinctive programming that lends to statewide and national best practices. California Community College administrators, faculty, staff, and system partners should submit a proposal that aligns with our theme. 

Please review the Call for Proposals submission guidelines listed below. 

Learning Strands 

Proposals are invited for Convention presentations that celebrate and 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 

Participants: 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 are sought that target specific interests as well as those that cross boundaries between all segments of the colleges. 

Session Format: Convention concurrent sessions are one (1) hour and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s). Pre-conference sessions are 1.25 or 1.5-hour workshops offered on Thursday. 

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. 

The proposal: 

  • Innovative, thought-provoking, and stimulates discussion
  • Relevant to current and future needs and challenges
  • Of interest to a cross-section of people
  • Includes 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
Click Here to Submit a Proposal