California Paraeducator Conference

2017 Paraeducator Conference

February 20 - 22, 2018
Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, CA

CSEA is presenting the 21st Annual California Paraeducator Conference Feb. 20-22, 2018 in Ontario. This year's event, will offer 42 different workshops covering a wide range of informative and skill-building topics.

Due to an overwhelming number of participants, we have been forced to close down registration for the 2018 Paraeducator Conference. Applications received after February 1, 2018 will not be accepted, AND there is no onsite registration this year. We apologize for any frustration this may cause, but we’ve had the largest number of registration requests ever.

This is an annual event, so please consider attending in 2019. The date and venue for 2019 will be announced later this year.

If you have questions, please email or call the CSEA Member Benefits Call Center at (866) 487-2732. 

Hotel Information

Reservations can still be made at the Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel! Call (909) 937-7464 to make your arrangements for $135-155 (+tax/fees) per night!

Convention Center Information

The parking fee is $10 per day with no IN/OUT privileges.

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday mornings; lunch and dinner is on your own.  Meals, beverages and snacks are available for purchase at the center in 'Cafe Connect' throughout each day, their menu is here.  As a reminder, THE CENTER DOES NOT ALLOW OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES.  Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to leave their lunch and/or snacks in their car if commuting daily or in their hotel room, if applicable.

One water bottle per person is allowed.

For your safety, the Ontario Convention Center has recently installed added security measures for their events, including this conference.  Please be advised that anyone entering the center will need to go through security screening (which may include metal detectors) and that bags will be searched.

Additional Info:
Additional information about the Ontario Convention Center, including maps of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, can be found at:

History of the Paraeducator Conference

The California Paraeducator Conference debuted in 1998 in Sacramento with about one hundred attendees. Since then, the annual conference has continued to grow, drawing well over a thousand attendees each year.

The growth of the conference is a clear indication of the dedication paraeducators have to their profession and students. Districts also see the value in the professional training Paraeducators receive at the conference; many choosing to provide funding and paid work days for their Paraeducators to attend.

Paraeducators do more than teach children. They are student’s confidant, health coach, safe person and more. The true effects of a paraeducator’s influence in the classroom and the community are immeasurable. That’s why this conference provides the knowledge and training paraeducators need. They come to learn the latest in industry standards, to learn about the rights they have under the law and to network with other CSEA paraeducators across the state.

The success of the conference can be found in the respect, value and pride paraeducators feel in their profession and the confidence they gain when they take new knowledge and skills back to their districts.

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  • Much More!

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