Fri, Mar 1, 2019 to Mon, Mar 4, 2019
Kona Kai Resort, San Diego
General Info

We invite CEOs from throughout the state to attend the 2019 CEO Symposium, March 1-4, 2019. The CEO Symposium is the premier convening of California Community College chancellors and presidents. CEOs engage with colleagues from north to south to address the challenging issues and the opportunities facing our system. The CEO Symposium will provide a forum honest discussions and sharing of best practices in strategic leadership, public policy, and student success and access in California community colleges. 

This is a CEO only event. 



Registration Rates

CEO Symposium Conference Fee – $525
Fee includes conference registration, materials, and all meals. Conference fees do not include hotel accommodations. Separate booking is required.

Guest Meals 
Saturday Reception  $60

Retiree Dinner $80                                    

Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.orgRegistration will close on Wednesday, February 20th.

Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, February 8.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel & Travel Information

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-8000

Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego is the official location of the 2019 CEO Symposium. All conference events will be held at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa at a negotiated rate of $179, plus room tax. The special room rate is guaranteed only if reservations are made prior to February 7, 2019. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis only.

A hotel reservations link will be provided in our registration confirmation.

Keynote Speakers

Sunday, March 3

John B. King Jr.
President and CEO, The Education Trust
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

John B. King Jr. is the President and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps. Based in Washington, DC, The Education Trust focuses on research, awareness and advocacy. 

King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. King will engage in ideas to expand excellence and equity in education for students of color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college.