2024 Conference

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 ACSA North State Professional Development Conference

April 26-28, 2024

Peppermill, Reno

Apply NOW to be a speaker at the conference. Presenter proposals are due by January 22, 2024.

Conference Registration for participants    [Exhibitor registration link below]

Registration questions:  Contact Monika Towne at 

Early Bird Pricing Until 4/1/24
  • ACSA Members – $399 (included all sessions and meals)
  • Non ACSA Members – $499 (includes all sessions and meals)
  • Retired ACSA Members – $199 (includes sessions/activities only.  Saturday lunch available for purchase)

Cancellation Policy, conference attendees:

Conference registration fees, less a $30 administrative fee, will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 8, 2024. Cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING and postmarked/emailed no later than April 8, 2024. Refunds made after April 8, 2024 will be subject to a $75 fee. No refunds after April 21, 2024 or for “No Shows.”


Peppermill Hotel Reservations

You will be directed to the Peppermill webpage with our special nightly rates at the completion of conference 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.

Sam LaCara Memorial Golf Tournament, Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Lakeridge Golf Course.

Golf Tournament Registration (Individual or Sponsor)


Scheduled Keynotes:

Lindsey Fuller
Executive Director
The Teaching Well


Friday Night Kickoff

Executive Director (she/her/sis) – A paradigm shifting leader and Restorative Practitioner, Lindsey is the embodiment of Angela Davis’ statement, “we must always attempt to lift as we climb.” Leading through genuine relationships and humor, Lindsey has an unmatched ability to see others’ innate gifts and reflect them back in ways that make room for each Teaching Well staff member and client to show up as their most favorite selves in service to their students, communities, and loved ones. A former teacher, school administrator, and district leader, she is highly skilled in navigating complex systems, with an eye towards strategic change management and communication cascades. Lindsey believes that in order to reach collective liberation, we must find ways to sustain adults in our schools to ensure trauma-sensitive continuity of care. With her fierce advocacy for folks on the margins, she builds human-centered, anti-racist systems to inform strong adult school climates. The daughter of two educators, Lindsey is a #HellaBay, Black and Indigenous “Panther Cub,” who fights with the strength of her ancestors behind her for the liberation of her own children and young people everywhere.

Laine Rowell
Consultant for the Orange County Department of Education’s Institute for Leadership Development

Sunday Morning   

Lainie Rowell is a bestselling author, award-winning educator, and TEDx speaker. She is dedicated to human flourishing, focusing on community building, social-emotional learning, and honoring what makes each of us unique and dynamic through learner-driven design. She earned her degree in psychology, and went on to earn postgraduate degrees in education. An international keynote speaker, Lainie has presented in 41 states as well as in dozens of countries across 4 continents. As a consultant, Lainie’s client list ranges from Fortune 100 companies like Apple and Google to school districts and independent schools.

During her more than 25 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also served in a district-level leadership position supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33 schools.

She is the author of Evolving with Gratitude, the lead author of Evolving Learnerand a contributing-author of Because of a TeacherHer latest, Bold Gratitude: The Journal Designed for You & By You, is an innovative and interactive gratitude journal that empowers individuals of all ages to embrace their unique preferences and express gratitude in their own way.