2022 Conference

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 ACSA North State Professional Development Spring Conference
April 29 – May 1, 2022

Harveys, So. Lake Tahoe

Our North State PD Conference will move to a new venue in 2022. We are excited about the 2022 event.

We are on Sched. See sessions, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, conference events.

Conference Participants [Exhibitors register at Exhibitor Registration link below]

Conference Registration for participants`

Registration questions:  Contact Judy Bennett at

Member – $419; Non-member – $519; Retiree – $99

Cancellation Policy, Conference attendees:

Conference registration fees, less a $30 administrative fee, will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 11, 2022. Cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING and postmarked/emailed no later than April 11. Refunds made after April 11, 2022 will be subject to a $75 fee. No refunds after 4/22 or for “No Shows.”



Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors Register online – (you can request to be invoiced at the bottom of the payment page). Note:  AMEX, VISA and MasterCard accepted or request an invoice and pay by check..

Contact Stephanie Groat, Exhibit Chairperson at or 916-715-3098 for questions on exhibiting, availability of exhibit space or general information.

Hotel Reservations (rooms available at regular rates, conference rate period closed)



Important Notes on reserving your rooms

Cut-off date for special conference room rate is Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Please follow these instructions for weblink reservations:

  • Click on the link to take you to the booking page
  • To book more than one night, click on the EDIT Button at the top of the page.
  • Click on the Check In – Check Out Box which will take you to a calendar
  • Holding down on the shift key – click on the arrival, then the departure date
  • Click on Update
  • Scroll down and book preferred room type by clicking on the Book Now box.

**Please note:

            We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox
            We recommend not completing the transaction on a cell phone but on a computer
            May need to clear cookies

Attendees may also contact our Central Reservations at 1-800-455-4770.  Attendees should reference the group code S04ACS2 when making their reservation.  This will ensure that the group rate is quoted. 

All reservations made via the telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15 per reservation.  This fee will not apply to reservations made via the Internet Reservation Link.


Sam LaCara Memorial Golf Tournament, Cancelled for 2022 (no available courses & weather). Back in 2023 at Lakeridge Golf Course.


Scheduled Keynotes:

This year’s conference will focus on Creating a Leadership Culture!



Phil Boyte

Friday Keynote:  Learning for Living

Phil Boyte wants your school to be a place so fun, encouraging and safe you have to beg students and teachers to leave at the end of the day. Phil has been traveling the
continent for over thirty years working with school educators in thousands of schools. Phil is the creator of programs such as Link Crew, WEB, and Breaking Down the Walls and wrote the book “School Culture By Design.” Be ready for an action packed and exciting message.

Saturday Lunch Keynote

Michelle Trujillo, MEd


Saturday Lunch Keynote:  Creating a Leadership Culture that Empowers Educators to Thrive through Adversity and Ignite Hope!

Michelle Trujillo is passionate about igniting hope in schools and the workplace! She is known to make a tangible, sustainable, and positive difference through her books, speaking engagements, and interactive workshops. Michelle’s in the trenches experience, sincerity, and enthusiasm are contagious and substantial. Named Nevada’s 2016 Innovative Educator of the Year, Michelle has appeared on television (including Oprah) and radio stations across the nation as a guest expert. Michelle partners with school districts, professional educational associations, educational service agencies, and conference organizers to provide relevant answers to future facing challenges. Michelle is the Co-Founder of the Center for Learning and Well-Being and the author of Thriving through Adversity: Powerful Strategies for Educators to Ignite Hope, Inspire Students and Transform Schools (Center for Learning and Well-Being, 2021), Social Emotional Well-Being for Educators (Corwin, 2022) and Start with the Heart: Igniting Hope in Schools Through Social and Emotional Learning (Corwin, 2019). Please feel free to connect Michelle through the Center at www.centerforlearningandwellbeing.com.

  Sunday Morning   

Jay Billy, Member, Lead Like a Pirate Team

Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in our Schools

Program questions: Christine McCormick, . Conference questions, call or email: Peter Towne,

Registration questions, call or email: Judy Bennett at 530.680.0357/

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