2019 Annual Convention

Thu, Nov 21, 2019 to Sat, Nov 23, 2019
Riverside Convention Center
General Info

The League's 2019 Annual Convention is the largest professional development event for California Community Colleges in the state. The Annual Convention is the premier event for CEOs, trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and system partners of the California community college system to discuss and share tools, models and accomplishments. This year's theme is Exploring Possibilities: Discovering Our Successes.

NOTE: 2019 Registration will open end of June.

Looking for session materials or more information from our 2018 Annual Convention? Click on the link below.

2018 Annual Convention

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

The League is no longer accepting presentation proposals for the 2019 Annual Convention. The proposal deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019
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 

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 cross boundaries between all segments of the colleges.
New this year is a Trustee Track. Presentations in this track are tailored for trustees and emphasize their governance role in addressing the six learning strands through a policy lens.
Session Format
Convention concurrent sessions are one (1) hour and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s). Focus sessions are 1.5-hour workshops offered during preconference hours.
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:

  • is innovative, thought-provoking and stimulates discussion;
  • is relevant to current and future needs and challenges;
  • is 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

If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services and Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award

The League has recognized the distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges since 1964. 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. 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. 

Only one nominee will be selected as the Community College League’s Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae.

The award will be presented on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the League’s Annual Convention at the Riverside Convention Center. 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.

Thank you for your continued support of the League’s efforts to showcase the outstanding results of a California community college education. If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Madrigal at the League office at 916-245-5035 or jmadrigal@ccleague.org.