Conference 2017

CSEA's 92nd Annual Conference

July 29 – Aug. 2, 2018
Sacramento, CA

CSEA's 92nd Annual Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center July 29 - Aug. 2, 2018 with pre-conference activities beginning on Sunday, July 29. Representing their local chapters back home, delegates will gather from all across California. They will vote on resolutions, adopt a budget, present major awards and set the course for the year ahead. In all, more than 2,000 delegates, leaders, staff and guests are expected to attend CSEA's biggest event of the year.

In addition to the formally scheduled events, the conference presents members with a unique opportunity to listen and exchange ideas, share problems and solutions, and network with colleagues from around the state.

Business Sessions

Delegates will debate and vote on resolutions, which are formally submitted proposals, often written by local chapters, which determine policies and priorities for the union. Delegates will review the association’s budget to ensure members’ dues dollars are spent appropriately and with the greatest return to members. The next CSEA budget does not go forward until these members approve it with a majority vote.

Awards and honors

CSEA will honor its most outstanding members throughout the week with the presentation of several awards, including Life Member and Honor Roll, Members of the Year, Activist of the Year, Communication Awards, Wally Blice (political action), Circle of Stars (Victory Club growth), Humanitarian of the Year and Membership Unity Program (chapter organizing).

Education Days

One of the goals of conference is to provide quality training focused on specific job skills; common issues impacting classified employees; and how to be more involved union activists. Education Days offers a wide selection of workshops, seminars and forums about issues that impact classified employees and education.



Registration, Provider Area and CSEA Store open at 1 p.m.
Merit Systems Committee
Community College Symposium
County Office of Ed—Back to Basics
Welcome Party, "Pirates of the Sacramento"


Registration, Provider Area and CSEA Store open at 7:30 a.m.
New Delegate Orientation
Opening Ceremonies
State of the Union
Keynote Speaker—Craig Shoemaker
First Business Meeting


Registration and CSEA Store open at 7:30 a.m.
Second Business Meeting
Governmental Relations Report and Awards
Second Business Meeting Continues


Registration and CSEA Store open at 7 a.m.
Third Business Meeting
Salute to Retirees & Introduction of RUEB
Education Day Sessions
Dinner Dance—1950's Prom: Fish Under the Sea


CSEA Store Open for Photo Sales
Fourth Business Meeting
Presentation of Awards
Special Inspirational Speaker—Dee Hankins
Keynote Speaker—Gavin Newsom
Good of the Order

(Please note: Events are subject to change)