Superintendents' Symposium

This annual event brings school leaders from around the state together for an invaluable two and a half days of professional learning, networking and advocacy. This is the best time to look at the governor’s budget and for superintendents to get together to review the state-of-the-state and the state-of-the-district. That’s essential, but more than ever before it is time for superintendents to lead a movement to restore California schools to their once held rank of the best in the nation. A focus will be on integrating technology into curriculum and professional development in a digital world.


Event Registration & Information

January 24-26, 2018
Monterey Convention Center

Draft Schedule of Events

Wednesday

7:30 – 5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
10:00 – 5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exhibits
11:00 - 11:45 .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vendor Presentations
12:00 – 1:45 p.m... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Luncheon
2:003:15 p.m. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Breakout Sessions
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Welcome Reception

Descriptions of previous breakouts sessions can be found here.

Thursday

7:00 – 8:15 a.m. . . . . .. . Women's Leadership Breakfast
7:00 am – 5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exhibits
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . .Keynote General Session
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breakout Sessions
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.. . . .. . . . .. . . Retirement Celebration/ Luncheon
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Breakout Sessions
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Breakout Sessions
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General Session
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Receptions

Friday

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.. . . . . . . . . .Breakfast Buffet & Keynote
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Budget Update


New Superintendents' Workshop

The New Superintendents Workshop is offered for California’s newest district superintendents each year. Formal training is presented by both experienced superintendents and by recently hired superintendents who have successfully transitioned through their first year and can relate to the challenges and issues confronted by new superintendents. The New Superintendents Workshop attendees will join the participants of the New Superintendents Seminar Series which will provide a tremendous opportunity for networking, sharing challenges and successes, and building lasting supportive professional relationships.

Agenda:

Tuesday
7:30 – 5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:30 – 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . .Breakfast, Welcome and Orientation
10:00 - 11:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Session
12:00 – 1:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Luncheon
2:00 – 3:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Session
3:45 – 5:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Session
5:30 – 8:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome Reception
Wednesday
8:00 – 8:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .First Session
9:45 –10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Break
10:00 –11:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Second Session

Fees:

ACSA Member: $99
Non-ACSA Member: $199

Pre-Symposium Conference for Superintendents

ACSA Pre-Conference Workshop: Leading During Lean Times

California Superintendents live in the fast lane and there are always hazards ahead; the pre-conference offering of Leading During Lean Times is designed to help Superintendents stay on the track and avoid hitting the wall during the next downturn. These lively sessions are peppered with a mix of familiar faces, topical experts, and battle-hardened successful Superintendents, all entertaining and colorful presenters. The workshop offerings focus on three key elements of Superintendent success; the board, the budget, and collective bargaining, using the Great Recession as a backdrop. The Governor has been clear; we are going to have another recession at some point, and it likely will arrive when least expected. This pre-conference workshop is your lifeline to best practices, success stories and resources to help your district thrive even during lean times.

Member: $199
Non-Member: $299

Agenda:

Tuesday
7:30 – 5:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
10:00 - 11:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Workshop
12:00 – 1:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Luncheon
2:00 – 5:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshop
3:45 – 5:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Session
5:30 – 8:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome Reception
Wednesday
8:00 – 8:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .Workshop




Registration

Registration Fees:

Superintendent
Member: $599
Non-Member: $999

Retired Superintendent
Member: $295
Non-Member: $495

Registration Fees Include:

  • Attendance to all educational activities, Wednesday through Friday
  • Lunch and Reception on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Breakfast on Friday

Register now

Hotel & Travel Information

Visit the Symposium hotel reservation site to book either hotel

Portola Hotel and Spa

$214 single/double
Cut off: Dec. 29
Phone: 1-888-222-5851 (mention ACSA ~ Superintendents Symposium 2018 for group rate)

Monterey Marriott

$196 single/double
Cut off: Dec. 29
Phone: 1-877-901-6632 (mention ACSA Superintendents Symposium for group rate)



Upcoming Dates & Locations

2019: Jan. 30 - Feb 1, 2019, Monterey Conference Center
2020: Jan. 22-24, 2020, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, CA