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CCAC Annual Conference

Every April, the current CCAC President hosts the annual CCAC conference. The conference is an opportunity for California Clerks to learn new things, receive election and legislative updates, build networks with other Clerks, volunteer (a variety of conference volunteer opportunities are available), earn certification points, and have fun! Pre-conference sessions, usually an Advanced Academy and/or an Athenian Dialogue, are held the day before the conference at an additional fee that includes lunch. Conference registration includes all sessions and materials, several meals (breakfast and lunch), and one ticket to the annual President's banquet on Thursday evening.  An optional all-conference event is usually held on Wednesday evening. Hotel registration is discounted at a group rate, plus applicable taxes. Those completing the entire conference will receive experience and/or continuing education points towards IIMC certification (CMC or MMC).  Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification credit.

2018 CCAC Annual Conference

DATES: April 17-20, 2018
Pre-Conference Events on April 17, 2018:
One-Day Advanced Academy - $200
Athenian Dialogue - $150

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina

200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, California 94710

Please direct any questions to Treasurer Susan Domen at [email protected].

Conference Registration (Members) - $395 (Early Bird)
    $450 After January 31, 2018
Conference Registration (Non-Members) - $495
One Day Registration: $150 Wednesday or Friday and $175 Thursday (includes banquet)
Optional Events
Advanced Academy Registration - $200 (includes lunch) - 3.0 pts
     Enhancing Workplace Cultures and Addressing the Fear Factor     
Athenian Dialogue Registration - $150 (includes lunch) - 3.0 pts
     "Upstairs at the White House" by J. B. West    
All Conference Event Registration - $65
President's Reception and Banquet - Free / RSVP required (included in full registration and one day registration for Thursday)

Conference Program - Registration includes all sessions (materials will be made available on the website), 1 hot breakfast, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and one ticket to the Thursday night annual President's reception and banquet (RSVP required).

LODGING: The special group rate is $175 per night, plus applicable taxes. 

CREDITS: Those attending the entire conference will receive 4.13 CMC Education or MMC Advanced Education points toward certification. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification credit.

Conference Schedule and Session Materials

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. How to go the Extra Mile (When You're Running on Empty)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Region IX Luncheon
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Navigating Through Transition
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors


Thursday, April 19, 2018


Concurrent Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Track A: Leadership

Maturing As A Leader

Track B: Technology

Transitioning from At-Large to By-District Elections: A Practical Guide for City Clerks

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Retirees and Past Presidents Lunch


Concurrent Session

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Track A: Leadership

The Energy of U

Track B: Technology

So You've Got Yourself in a Sticky Wicket!   Overcoming Mistakes in the
Clerk's Office and Turning Learning Moments Into Opportunities

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors


Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Surviving Life Under the Limbo Bar - Moving from Stress to Balance


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