Negotiators' Symposium

Event Information

This three-day event with its mix of interactive and workshop sessions, presented by practitioners, consultants and attorneys, will offer information and provide insight into the issues and laws that confront HR departments.


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January 22-24, 2020
Westin San Diego


Interested in Presenting at the Negotiators Symposium? Submit your proposal by November 29, 2019

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2020 Registration Fees

ACSA Member Registration Rate:
$529.00

Non-Member Registration Rate:
$749.00

One Day Rates also available for Wednesday or Thursday Only:
ACSA Member: $269
Non-Member: $469

Hotel & Travel Information

Jan. 22-24 | Register for the Symposium

San DIego, CA

Westin San Diego Hotel

400 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

The Westin San Diego Hotel provides a retreat to one of downtown San Diego's landmark hotels. Experience The Westin San Diego's transformation, introducing the brand's new modern design. The hotel now has a distinctly upscale, contemporary feel, inspired by soothing elements of nature. With a complete revitalization of guestrooms, restaurant, lobby, public areas, San Diego meeting space, Tangent and a new Westin Fitness Studio, the newly refurbished urban retreat will transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. This sleek hotel is a 7-minute walk from the America Plaza Trolley Station and 0.7 miles from the bayside Maritime Museum of San Diego. It is located a few blocks from the famous Gaslamp Quarter and just minutes from all of San Diego's major attractions: Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Old Town and more. Enjoy Westin San Diego Hotel's panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island and the downtown cityscape from your guestroom. With 25 floors, 436 guest rooms, and 15 meeting rooms with a total of 26,044 sq. ft. this hotel will be the perfect location to host our 2020 Negotiators Symposium once again.

Reserve your room at the discounted group rate of $229.00. You can also reserve a room by calling The Westin Reservations at (619) 239-4500.
*Last day to book a room at the group rate is December 20th.



Event Schedule

Jan. 22-24 | Register for the Symposium

Schedule of Events

Access the 2019 Negotiators' Symposium Schedule for conference materials and presentations.

Negotiator of the Year

Negotiator of the Year

2020 Negotiator of the Year Nomination Form

Nominations are due by Nov. 30, 2019.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Nominee must be a member of ACSA serving as chief negotiator for a school district or county office of education.
  2. Nomination must be submitted by the Superintendent, District Negotiating Team Members, and/or current Human Resources Council Members.
  3. Nominee must be a person having distinguished self for outstanding contribution in the area of labor relations and negotiations at the local districts, regional and state levels.
  4. We are seeking an applicant who is actively involved and a contributing participant in ACSA region/state Human Resources activities and functions.

Nominating Procedures

  • Please provide the information in the form below.
  • Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged.
  • If selected, the award recipient is expected to be in attendance at the Negotiators' Symposium, Jan. 22-24, 2020 at the Westin, San Diego, and specifically at the Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
  • Deadline for nominations is Nov. 30.

Letters of Support

Letters of support that include knowledge of the nominee’s work and contributions are strongly recommended, but are not required. Please attach up to 3 supporting documents.


If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Arthofer, (916) 329-3802, marthofer(at)acsa.org.

2020 Negotiator of the Year Nomination Form

Negotiators' Symposium