Professional Development and Conference Opportunities


October 27-28, 2022, California Economic Summit

Produced by California Forward in partnership with the California Stewardship Network, the Summit influences CA FWD’s ongoing movement to make the government and economy work for everyone. The two-day Summit is designed to create a shared economic agenda known as the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity and strengthen the Summit network, setting the stage for collective action in 2023.

Register here for the 2022 California Economic Summit!

Click here to learn why you’ll want to join us for this annual two-day gathering to shape our collective action in 2023 and to strengthen the Summit network. 


Join the Grow Apprenticeship California team from the Foundation for California Community Colleges during National Apprenticeship Week for a learning lab focused on understanding the financials of apprenticeship. This in-person event will take place on Monday, November 14, from 8:30am – 2:00pm at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

We will be joined by our partners from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards amongst others. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our knowledgeable speakers regarding current and future funding opportunities, understanding the costs of an apprenticeship program, understanding RSI, and how SNAP E&T funds can benefit apprentices.

This learning lab is FREE and open to all community colleges, intermediaries, apprenticeship practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, non-profit organizations, and workforce boards throughout California. This is a great opportunity for individuals wanting to learn more about financially operating and resources available when it comes to developing and sustaining an apprenticeship program. There are very limited seats available so please register as soon as possible by no later than October 31, 2022.

Date:  November 14, 2022 Time:  8:30am – 2:00pm

Location: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Register Here

November 30- Dec 3, 2022 “ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022” – Las Vegas

Join the Esri education team at the 2022 ACTE CareerTech VISION. Experience networking and professional development, covering high-quality secondary and post-secondary CTE. (Register by 10/14/2022) ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022 – Esri Community


When: Nov 30-Dec 3, 2022

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

January 10th-13th, 2023Leadership Academy 1.0″ – San Diego, Ca. 

The series will include in-person sessions beginning January 10, 2023, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton
San Diego. There is also a total of 6 virtual community of practice sessions to take a deeper dive into the modules with graduation on the Friday of the Spring 2024 Conference.

Leadership Academy 2023 Level 1.0 Flyer.pdf – Google Drive

Register here

January 18th – 21st, 2023 AACC WDI 2023: “ShockproofConferenceIndian Wells, CA.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is proud to present our annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI).  WDI 2023: Shockproof is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. WDI 2023:  Shockproof will be held January 18-21, 2023.  Our program will feature an array of perspectives highlighting innovative strategies and promising practices to support your workforce and economic development efforts. Schedule for workshop

For more information: Registration Information

February 9-10, 2023, CAEL Conference – San Diego (Save the Date)

This in-person Workforce Development and Postsecondary Education Collaborative Summit for professionals from postsecondary education and workforce development organizations is focused on teaming up to build critical partnerships to support equitable access to skills education and training. The summit is a working retreat aimed at increasing collaboration and strengthening workforce education-training-career initiatives. The sessions of this learning summit will provide presentations of various research and case studies in a workshop environment. Participants will interact in large groups and team settings to explore the summit topics in the context of their own institution and organization. Click here for more information for CAEL Conference

February 15-17, 2023Community College Baccalaureate Association Conference”, Palm Springs, Ca.

Join the nation’s top CCB practitioners and higher education scholars in Palm Springs, CA at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa for CCBA 2023 to Imagine the Possibilities for Community College Baccalaureate Degrees!

Conference Schedule 2023 | CCBA ( CCBA 2023 promises to deliver a robust schedule of dynamic content, interactive workshops and engaging learning sessions with a focus on the latest CCB promising practices, program innovations and data-driven strategies.

February 26th – 28th, 2023 “Educating for Careers” Conference – Sacramento

2023 Educating for Careers will be an excellent time to share any and all strategies developed for student success within your academy, pathway, or program! Educating for Careers Conference Brochure(

April 12-15, 2023ACTE 2023 Region V Leadership Conference”- North Dakota

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April 19-21, 2023 CCCAOE SPRING Conference – Sacramento(Save the Date)


CCCAOE’s Spring 2022 Conference Sacramento – April 19 – 21, 2023 – REGENCY HYATT – EVENTS CENTER

April 27-28, 2023NATIONAL WORK-BASED LEARNING CONFERENCE” Atlanta, GA. (Save the Date)

2023 National Work-based Learning Conference – ACTE ( Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

May 2023NACTEI Conference” – San Antonio, TX

Conference – NACTEI The National Association for Career Technical Education Information (NACTEI) is proud to host a National Perkins Leadership Conference for 2023.  The 42nd Annual Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas. (no specific date set yet)

June 5th-7th NACE ConferenceLake Buena Vista, FL. (More information to come)

Attend this Orlando-area conference from June 5-7, 2023, for three days of preconference workshops, in-person networking, engaging content sessions, and interactive learning experiences. Find innovative new business solutions by visiting the Expo Hall and attending live Marketplace Solutions and Product Demos.