2021 Conference

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 ACSA North State Spring Conference – April 30 – May 2, 2021

Harrah’s/Harveys, So. Lake Tahoe

Our North State PD Conference will move to a new venue in 2021. The conference committee has begun the planning process. Our 2020 keynote presenters have all agreed to present in 2021, Calls for Presenters will be coming out in September. Watch this website for the form to be posted.

 Sam LaCara Memorial Golf Tournament, April 29, 2021, Location TBD


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.


Scheduled Keynotes:

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



Phil Boyte

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

Wes Smith, Executive Director, ACSA 

Dr. Wesley Smith is executive director of the Association of California School Administrators, the largest school leadership group in the nation. ACSA is foremost a champion for the state’s more than 6 million students. Having served in a variety of school leadership roles, including elementary and middle grades principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent, Dr. Smith understands the intricacies and influences in public education. He believes in a bold new future for ACSA and ensuring it is the most influential voice in public education for years to come. Changes in the standards taught and tested in California, a new school funding formula and the redesign of education accountability systems will require ACSA leadership. Dr. Smith is uniquely poised to lead that charge to protect the present and the future of all students
Sunday Morning   

Jay Billy, Member, Lead Like a Pirate Team

Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in our Schools