2023 Annual Legislative Conference
The League's Annual Legislative Conference provides an opportunity for California Community College advocates to connect and meet with members of the State Legislature at the start of the advocacy season. Every year, this conference features high-level discussions surrounding hot-topic legislative issues, providing a unique chance for colleges and districts to engage with issue-area experts and state policymakers.
This year's theme is A Renewed Commitment to Equity.
NOTE: This conference is held in conjunction with the Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, January 27-29, 2023. Separate registration is required.
Who Should Attend
California Community College administrators, staff, faculty, and students who are interested in advocating for state dollars and legislation that impacts their college or district at the state level should consider attending the League's Annual Legislative Conference. In particular, we invite trustees, CEOs, PIOs, Government Relations Liaisons, and student leaders to attend.
The conference offers attendees the following:
- An overview of important state and federal legislation and policy initiatives
- The opportunity to shape statewide policies and federal advocacy agenda
- Sessions with key members of the California State Legislature and staff
Registration closes on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Full Conference - $690
Advocacy Team - $565
To encourage advocacy among our colleges, we offer a discounted rate of $565 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. Registration must be completed for each individual on the same day.
Student/Large Advocacy Team - $490
For students or teams of 15 or more, we offer a discounted rate of $490 per person. To qualify, each team must be from the same college. Registration must be completed for each individual on the same day.
Sunday, January 29 (One-day registration) - $425
Monday, January 30 (One-day registration) - $415
Guest Meal Tickets (see below):
- Sunday Luncheon - $100
- Sunday Reception - $90
- Monday Breakfast - $75
NOTE: Do not purchase guest meal tickets for yourself if you are registered for the full conference or daily rate as meals are included with your registration.
Registration Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration, email Sadie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds, per registrant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, January 13, 2023.
Full payment for conference registrations and memberships is due by credit card at the time of registration. Payment via check will not be an available option.
- Register for the conference below
- Book your hotel room (reservation link in the registration confirmation email)
- Book your transportation including flight and ground travel
The below schedule is subject to change. Please visit this page for updates.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
- Stepping into Student Housing with Affordable Housing Grants Carr
- Expanding Access to a Four-Year Education: The Community College Baccalaureate Degree Tofanelli
- An Update on Washington Bondi
- Remediation Reform: AB 1705 (Irwin) Implementation Bataglieri
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. General Session: Student Engagement, Enrollment and Success CEO Roundtable Gardenia/Camellia
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
- Creating a Hunger-Free Campus by Utilizing State Programs Carr
- The 50% Law: Does it Still Allow Colleges to Adequately Serve Their Students or is it a Barrier? Tofanelli
- The Legislature and You: Your Critical Role in the Advocacy Process Compagno
- Implementation of AB 928 (Berman): Preserving Life-Long Learning Classes Bataglieri
- Native Language Education: Bringing Opportunity to an Unserved Community Beavis
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Session: Recognizing Senator Marty Block Gardenia/Camellia
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. General Session: Community College Budget and Fiscal Update Gardenia/Camellia
4:15 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Caucus Meetings
- African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Compagno
- California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Tofanelli
- Asian American Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (AAPITA) Bataglieri
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Student Reception: The Student Senate and The League Falor
5:15 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Joint Caucus Meeting Carr
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception Magnolia Ballroom
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Bataglieri
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Caucus Meetings
- Central Valley Community College CEO Caucus (CVCCCC) Bataglieri
- California Community College Women's Caucus (CCCWC) Carr
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
- What’s Next? Financial Aid Reform and the Cal Grant Equity Framework Bataglieri
- Student Panel: How to Better Meet Student Needs Carr
- A Conversation with Legislative Staff Compagno
- Groundbreaking judicial decisions on parcel taxes: why the next big wave may come directly from your communities Bondi
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Keynote: Focusing on Higher Education Leaders Gardenia/Camellia
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
Additional Nearby Hotels
Below is a list of additional nearby hotels. We encourage you to look up their rates to find the best price to fit your budget:
- Residence Inn Downtown Sacramento Capitol Park
- Hyatt Regency Sacramento
- Citizen Hotel
- Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
- Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena
- Sterling Hotel
Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation and activities.
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Use this link to make your pick-up reservation with Super Shuttle. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.
Uber and Lyft also pick up from the Sacramento International Airport. Download their respective apps to book transportation to and from the airport.
For registered guests, parking at the hotel is $25 per day for self-parking and $32 per day for valet parking. For daily guests, parking at the hotel is $30 per day for self-parking and $34 per day for valet parking.
The Community College League of California’s (League) Annual Legislative Conference provides an opportunity for California Community College advocates to connect and meet with members of the State Legislature at the start of the advocacy season. Every year, this conference features high-level discussions surrounding hot-topic legislative issues, providing a unique chance for colleges and districts to engage with issue-area experts and state policymakers. This year's theme is A Renewed Commitment to Equity.
This year’s Annual Legislative Conference will be held January 29-30 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Partners and association affiliates are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor the Annual Legislative Conference. This brochure will assist you in making the best sponsorship selection. All opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible! The deadline to sponsor the event is Friday, January 6, 2023, or until the opportunity fills.
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General Session Sponsor Listing
|Concurrent Session Sponsor Listing
(Logo visibility and signage at event, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)
|Badge Sponsorship *limited*
(Name and logo listed on the back of attendee’s name badges, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)
|Coffee Break Sponsor *limited*
(Signage at coffee break, listing among event sponsors in the mobile app)
If you need access to attend a listed hybrid Zoom caucus meeting below, please use your work or college email address to email email@example.com your full name, affiliation, and the name of caucus meeting that you would like to attend. For those registered for the Annual Convention, Caucus Zoom link is also accessible via the Event App. Meeting room subject to change.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
4:15 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Compagno
California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Tofanelli
Asian American Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (AAPITA) Bataglieri hybrid Agenda
5:15 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
Joint Caucus Meeting Carr
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Bataglieri hybrid Agenda
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Central Valley Community Colleges CEO Caucus (CVCCCC) Bataglieri
California Community College Women’s Caucus (CCCWC) Carr