Preview of the 2013 California State Conference

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The California Chapter presents a statewide conference annually that provides networking and educational opportunities for its members. These popular conferences attract planning professionals from throughout California, the United States, and around the world.  This year’s conference is located in the San Joaquin Valley, using the facilities of the Visalia Marriott Hotel and the Visalia Convention Center. The conference will include a unique, walkable downtown experience. Those attending the conference will enjoy numerous social venues, informative sessions and evocative keynote speakers. See below for ridesharing opportunities.

10/06/2013 – 10/09/2013

Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

Hotel Information:

All hotels with conference discount rates are now sold out. The following hotels are provided for information only. There is no conference discount rate at these hotels. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Holiday Inn Visalia – 877.410.6667
Fairfield Inn Visalia – 866.430.2692
Hampton Inn Visalia – 559.732.3900
La Quinta Inn and Suites – 559.739.9800

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center – SOLD

For Registration Inquiries:
phone: 312-334-1250

Registration Options And Pricing Summary

Full Conference includes all conference sessions, Opening Reception on Sunday, breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Awards Luncheon and CPF Reception on Monday, Keynote Luncheon and Wine and Cheese Reception on Tuesday.

Single Day includes all conference sessions, breakfast, luncheon and any special events scheduled for your chosen day.

Changes and Cancellation Policy:
To change or cancel your registration email by August 1st. Cancellations receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Changes will incur a $25 administrative fee.

No cancellations are permitted after August 1st, but registrations can be transferred for a $25 fee. To transfer registrations after August 1st contact Francine Farrell at

Conference Registration

Online conference registration closes September 23rd. Register here. Registrations after September 24th will be available on site.

The conference program is available online here along with other useful information regarding hotels, Keynote speakers, videos, sponsors/exhibitors, mobile workshops and more.

Rideshare Information

Let’s reduce VMT! If you are driving to the conference from San Diego and can take one or more riders, please post an announcement below in the Leave a Response area. Please include the day of your trip, area of the City you will be starting from, number of passengers you can take, and your e-mail address. When you have have secured your passengers, please notify Nancy Graham or Greg Konar and we will take down your post.