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Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations Deadline:
5:00PM, Friday, March 23, 2018

Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline:
5:00PM, Friday, February 23, 2018

The Region IV Leadership Conference, “It’s All About Relationships – Every Site, Every Member in 2018” is centered on the idea that building relationships with our colleagues through Member Engagement is the key to a stronger Union.  Our ability to connect with members around our shared values is the foundation of building the necessary power to continue in our roles as advocates for our students, colleagues, the teaching profession and public education in California.  Please consider joining your colleagues from across Southern California as we hone the practice of building relationships by developing our skills and knowledge through multiple course offerings.

Friday – A one day session of “SPARKS”, Lighting a SPARK to foster New Leadership, Build Stronger Locals and Build Leadership Capacity, will be offered to new and emerging leaders in your local association.  Space is limited to a maximum of 75 participants, first-come, first-served. The Annual Presidents’ Meeting with Executive Officers will be held from 10:00AM – 2:00PM.  A Chapter Treasurer Training will be offered from 9:30AM – 12:00PM followed by a PAC Treasurer Training from 1:00PM – 3:00PM.  See enclosed notices for specific details on the above-mentioned meetings and sessions.  Additionally, Region 4 IFT Teacher Think Tank Members will be meeting from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

Join us on Friday evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM for a dinner reception hosted by the Region IV Service Center Councils.

Saturday will begin with the CTA Budget Forum at 8:00AM, followed by a breakfast buffet, welcome/general session with keynote speaker, Association Membership expert Mark Levin, CAE, CSP.  Immediately following, a 90-minute session, Together We Belong, Together We Keep Public Education Strong will be offered to all conference participants.  Lunch will be followed by keynote speaker, CTA President Eric Heins.  After the keynote address, participants will attend two 90-minute sessions.

Sunday morning begins with a round of electives for all participants.  The conference will conclude with a brunch buffet, followed by a ceremony honoring newly completed National Board Certificated Teachers and prize drawings.

There are still Leadership Conference grant opportunities for New Educators in their first three years of teaching.  The grant will cover 50% of the regular conference registration fee of $200.00 and one-night lodging (double participant occupancy) of $139 plus applicable taxes and fees (excludes incidentals and parking).  A maximum of 150 grants are available.  See enclosed grant application.

Community Engagement Project: You can help by donating new, unused school supplies  (i.e. pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, etc.) for  local students  experiencing  homelessness. Bring the items to the conference.

Hotel Parking Fees:
Hotel Overnight Guests:  Self-parking $18.00 per night with in/out privileges.
Day Parking Guests:  Self-parking $13.00 per day with no in/out privileges.
Valet Parking:  0-2 hours = $17.00; 2-4 hours = $25.00; 4-5 hours = $35.00; $40.00 per day/night with in/out privileges.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:
Guests with confirmed reservations, who fail to arrive on the first night or cancel their reservation within 72 hours of arrival date, will be charged for the first night’s accommodation.

Hotel Early Departure Penalty Fee:
In the event that a guest who has reserved a room within your block checks out prior to the guest’s reserved checkout date, an early departure fee of $100.00 will be charged to that guest’s individual account.  Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in the scheduled length of stay.

Late Check-out penalty fee:
Late check-outs past 1:00PM are subject to a late check-out charge and based upon availability.  Charges for late check-out are as follows: 1:00PM-4:00PM = $20.00/hour and After 4:00PM = full daily room rate.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


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