North State Conference is Back!!

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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. If you are interested in presenting, contact our program chairperson, 

Conference Registration

Note:  Early Bird conference registration deadline is Monday, April 4, 2022

Hotel Reservations


Important Notes on reserving your rooms

Cut-off date for special conference room rate is Wednesday, April 6, 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.


Contact Stephanie Groat, Exhibit Chairperson at  or 916-715-3098 to inquire about exhibit availability.

Exhibitors Register online – Preferred method (you can request to be invoiced at the bottom of the payment page). Note:  AMEX not accepted at this time.

Exhibitor Registration


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

Sunday Morning   

Jay Billy, Member, Lead Like a Pirate Team

 Sunday Keynote: Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in 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/