North State Spring Conference

Here you’ll find the latest information about the conference.

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 North State Spring Conference – April 28-30, 2017

The Peppermill, Reno, NV

Peppermill Online room reservations – There are no rooms available at Peppermill. We suggest checking or online or calling the hotel directly for rooms available due to late cancellations.

2017 No. State Spring Conference Program

2017 No. State Spring Conference Registration packet

Register for the conference and pay online (extra fees apply)  

2017 Conference Registration form

2017 Golf Registration Form


Register and pay online [Click Here]

Download the Exhibitor Registration Letter and Packet acsa-exhibitor-letter-and-contract-2017-form

Conference questions, call or email:  Rick Judd at 916-316-7828/ 

Program questions, call or email: Jonathon Brunson at 530-681-0901/

Registration questions, call or email: Judy Bennett at 530.282.5331/

Golf Tournament questions, call or email:  Mary Sakuma at 530.200.0616/

Conference Presenters:

Friday, April 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch sponsored by Discovery Education
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Friday breakout sessions

hall-davidsonKeynote:  Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education

Exploring the Future of Teaching and Learning
Join Discovery Education for an immersive session exploring how digital content and educational technologies are shaping the future of teaching and learning.

During an interactive presentation, futurist Hall Davidson will demonstrate how technology can be integrated into classroom instruction to improve student engagement and academic achievement. Participants will then experience what today’s digital learning environments look like through innovative technologies such as virtual reality and explore inquiry-based digital learning opportunities.

This session will inform participants about what future classrooms may look like, and provoke thoughtful discussion around how schools are meeting the ever-changing needs of all students as well as the increasing demands of college and career expectations.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m. 

smith_wes_portraitKeynote:  Wes Smith, Executive Director, ACSA

Red Eyes, Racquetball and Life/Work Balance

Educational leaders work tirelessly, at breakneck speed and at all hours of the day and night to support and serve adults who have responsibility for the academic, emotional and physical well-being of students—often at the expense of their own physical, mental, and emotional health.  During this workshop we will discuss the power of realizing our purpose and defining our values, and we will explore how balance and alignment allow for the full engagement necessary to achieve true success.  Finally, we will seek to better understand the cycle of stress, renewal and recovery and how thriving amidst chaos requires intentionally strengthening our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

bryan-goodwinLuncheon Keynote:  Bryan Goodwin, President & CEO, McREL International

Are we doing too little … or too much? Finding our beacon in the fog

So much to do, so little time. It’s every leader’s lament. There are initiatives galore, unexpected fires to extinguish, and paperwork—piles and piles of it. To top it off, nothing is ever easy; even the simplest things become complex. As a result, we often find ourselves spending all day doing much, yet accomplishing little. So what can we do to become more focused, and more productive, as leaders? This session will boil decades of research down to one key focal point for school leadership and offer practical ways to turn that focus into results—not by working longer hours or browbeating teachers, but rather, by flipping our leadership paradigm and getting everyone to work together with single-minded focus.

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

Closing Keynote:  Barbara Hicks, The Story Queen


Play at Work and Work at Play: A Recipe for Work-Life Balance