CAPPS - Avocacy and Communication Professional Development

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

2014 Legislative Policy Conference

April 29-30, 2014
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

Improving an Imperfect Law: Breaking Bad Regulations

Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall 
Sacramento, CA 95814

The CAPPS Legislative Policy Conference is very close to being sold out.  Limited space remains. 

Once we sell out, we will not be able to accept any additional registrations and there will be no onsite registration.

We urge you to hurry and register today for one of the last remaining attendee spots.

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

SPONSORSHIP     HOTEL RESERVATIONS     PROGRAM OF EVENTS     EXHIBIT DIRECTORY     OUR SPONSORS

REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP

Registration Fees

Registration will not be complete until balance due is paid.  All fees are per person.

$375 - School Attendee (Member)
$650 - School Attendee (Non-Member)
$675 - Exhibitor (Allied Member) SOLD OUT!  Allied Members who would like to attend the conference, please register as a Non-Exhibiting Vendor.
$475 - Non-Exhibiting Vendor (Allied Member)
$650 - Non-Exhibiting Vendor (Non-Member)
$375 - Presenter/Speaker (free if not attending conference)

Exhibit Registration includes: One table top exhibit space; registration for two people; attendance at the Welcome Reception on April 29th; breakfast, lunch, and breaks on April 30th.

Sponsorships
Not just for exhibitors, they are a great PR tool for everyone!

All sponsorships include your company name on applicable signage/badges, recognition in all conference promotional materials, and in the printed conference program. For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

$5,000 - Welcome Reception Sponsor (one available)  Thank you McGraw-Hill!
$2,000 - Lunch Sponsor (one available) Our thanks to Pearson!
$1,500 - Breakfast Sponsor (one available)
$750 - Break Sponsor (two available)
$500 - Name Badge Sponsor (one available) Many thanks to Sacramento Ultrasound Institute!

Payment & Refund Policy
EXHIBITORS: No refunds will be given until all exhibit spaces are filled; refunds incur a $100 cancellation fee. After April 1, 2014 no refunds will be given. Payment must be included with registration. Any past due payments to CAPPS must be paid before registration will be recognized. Exhibit space will be assigned in the order registrations are received and payment is finalized. You may send a replacement by notifying CAPPS in writing.

ATTENDEES & NON-EXHIBITING VENDORS: Registration will not be complete until balance due is paid. Any past due payments to CAPPS must be paid before registration will be recognized. It is CAPPS policy to retain 20% of the registration fee to cover administrative/hotel guarantee costs for all cancellations. For cancellations made within ten (10) days of the event, no refund will be issued. You may send a replacement by notifying CAPPS in writing.

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The CAPPS 2014 Legislative Policy Conference is being held at the Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade in Sacramento, CA. 

The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted conference rate has passed. Rooms are still available at the Embassy Suites at the standard rack-rate.

There are 2 ways to make reservations:

  1. Go to www.sacramento.embassysuites.com and make a reservation using the group/convention code: C14.
  2. Call 1-800-498-5237

 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Tuesday April 29

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
Pre-registered attendees may pick up conference badges.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS WELCOME
John Hanson, CAPPS Board President; Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute

FEDERAL REGULATORY UPDATE:  ESSENTIALS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Stanley A. Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Jonathan D. Tarnow, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jay Vaughan, Partner, Regulatory Education Practice, Cooley LLP

The U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have had a very busy year regulating, talking, and litigating against private postsecondary Institutions. Join our Washington DC based panelists as they cut through the thousands of pages of published documents to give a concise report and recommendations that your Institution needs to know this year.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BPPE STATUS UPDATE: SPRING 2014
Leeza Rifredi, Licensing Chief, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Yvette Johnson, Enforcement Chief, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Join BPPE approval and enforcement management as they outline recent changes in Bureau operational guidelines in regards to internal changes that have been made in BPPE and hear the answers to questions that have been submitted by CAPPS members regarding the Bureau.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ICEPAC RECEPTION
Independent Coalition of Educators Political Action Committee (ICEPAC) Reception for Assemblymember Tom Daly.  

Attendance by RSVP only.  Requested contribution $1000 per Institution or $500 per individual.  

Checks should be made out to: Tom Daly for Assembly 2014, ID #1353773
Checks may be delivered onsite at the Embassy Suites on April 29, or mailed in advance to CAPPS:
555 Capitol Mall #705, Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information and to RSVP, please contact CAPPS Executive Director, Robert Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education

Wednesday April 30

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
Pre-registered attendees may pick up conference badges.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
John Hanson, CAPPS Board President; Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute 

LEGISLATIVE KEYNOTE
Elaine M. Howle, CPA, California State Auditor

STATE LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK
Matt Back, CAPPS Legislative Advocate; President, Matt Back Government Relations
Robert W. Johnson, Executive Director, CAPPS

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
MORNING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
WHAT THE LEGISLATIVE ANALYST REPORT ON PRIVATE SECTOR COLLEGES MEANS FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION
Katherine Lee Carey, General Counsel, Vice President, Government Affairs, American Career College/West Coast University
Keith Zakarin, CAPPS General Counsel; Partner, Chair of the Education Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP
Moderated by Robert W. Johnson, Executive Director, CAPPS

The Legislative Analyst was required to file this report on the Bureau and our sector as part of the current law.  Join Kate Carey, General Counsel of American Career College/ West Coast University as she covers the highlights of this important report that will be used by the Legislature in its rewrite of our current State governing law. CAPPS Executive Director Robert Johnson will moderate this session with “color commentary” provided by CAPPS General Counsel Keith Zakarin of Duane Morris LLP.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
REAUTHORIZATION CONSTRUCTION: CHANGING THE CALIFORNIA PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY ACT OF 2009 (CPPEA)
Sarah Mason, Consultant, Senate Business, Professions And Economic Development Committee
Laura N. Metune, Chief Consultant, California State Assembly Committee on Higher Education

Go inside the reauthorization of CPPEA and hear the thoughts and opinions of key committee staffers who will be responsible for advising Legislators on SB 1247 (Lieu). Sarah Mason with the Senate Business and Professions Committee and Laura Metune (former Bureau Chief BPPE) with Assembly Higher Education Committee will talk about the process and the politics involving this key piece of legislation. Sarah and Laura will also discuss how Institutions can involve themselves in this critical process.

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
LUNCHEON WITH EXHIBITORS
Sponsored by Pearson

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Arthur Q. Tyler, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
THE PRESIDENT'S NEW COLLEGE EVALUATION SYSTEM
Stanley A. Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Jonathan D. Tarnow, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jay Vaughan, Partner, Regulatory Education Practice, Cooley LLP

While our sector was not invited to attend the White House meeting on this newly developing evaluation system that the USDOE is crafting for the President, we are included in the performance and evaluation ranking. Our DC experts will lay out the basics of this rating system and how it will affect your Institution. The panel will cover when the system will roll out and what your obligations will be under its standards and measurements.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
AFTERNOON BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
WHERE ART THOU? OUR SECTOR IN 2014
Steve Gunderson, President & CEO, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)

Join Steve Gunderson as he discusses the events of 2014 and beyond and what opportunities and challenges lay ahead for our sector. Steve has close ties to the Congress and key policy makers in Washington and will give us his insights on the evolving events across the Country.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
CONFERENCE CLOSING
John Hanson, CAPPS Board President; Regional Director of Operations, Pima Medical Institute

EXHIBITING VENDOR DIRECTORY

Gragg Advertising

ieLinks

McGraw-Hill Education

Pearson

Solutions at ECMC

TextAim

TFC Tuition Financing

van Rijn & Associates

Wonderlic

Wright International Student Services

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Welcome Reception Sponsor

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

Lunch Sponsor

Pearson

Pearson

 

 

 

Name Badge Sponsor

Sacramento Ultrasound Institute

Sacramento Ultrasound Institute