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January 29, 2024
Mid-state conference will be March 15-17 in SLO
The ninth annual ACSA Mid-State Conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2024 at the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites. The theme of the conference is “Navigating the Waters of School Leadership.”
The conference will be hosted by ACSA Regions 9, 10, 11 and 13. The conference will present dynamic keynote speakers as well as exciting breakout sessions.
The opening session on Friday night will begin with a keynote presentation by nationally recognized author Doug Abrams speaking on finding joy in our work, based upon his book “The Book of Joy.” Abrams is a multiple New York Times-bestselling author as well as an editor, literary agent, film producer and life adventurer who is committed to helping catalyze the next evolutionary stage of our global culture. The keynote presentation will be followed by a book signing.
On Saturday, there will be four rounds of breakout sessions on topics including Empowering with Gratitude, Inclusive Leadership, Career Advancement, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation, LGBTQ+ Support, Adult Social Emotional Learning, Responsible Use of AI, Building Strong Staff Connections and more.
Sunday morning will feature a panel discussion with equity representatives from the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the California Association of Asian & Pacific Leaders in Education (CAAPLE).
The ACSA Mid-State Conference registration includes dinner on Friday night as well as lunch on Saturday. The conference will also include exhibitors and door prizes.
The cost of the conference for ACSA members is $269. The conference/pre-conference bundle cost is $349. There will be numerous door prizes throughout the conference, which will also include an exhibitor’s fair with numerous products and services as well as prizes for conference attendees.
To register for the conference, go to Hotel reservations are available at
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