CAPPS - Avocacy and Communication Professional Development

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

30th Annual Conference


 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

When:  October 15-17, 2014     Where:  Monterey, CA

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940


Call For Proposals


Advertising Opportunities

Program of Events



Register for the CAPPS 30th Annual Conference, the premier event for the private postsecondary eduction sector in California. This yearly event brings together California private postsecondary school decision makers and allied companies from across North America that serve our sector.



by 5/1

5/2 - 9/30

starting 10/1

CAPPS Member School $449 $499 $549
Non-Member School $599 $649 $699
CAPPS Member Exhibitor
Includes registration for 2 booth personnel
$1435 $1635
Non-Member Exhibitor
Includes registration for 2 booth personnel
N/A $2635
Additional Exhibitor Attendee $550
CAPPS Member Non-Exhibiting Vendor, 1st attendee $2435
Non-Member Non-Exhibiting Vendor, 1st attendee $2635
Additional Non-Exhibiting Vendor Attendee $550
Conference Speaker Attending Conference $449 $499 $549
Conference Speaker Not Attending Conference
And not already registered as a School, Exhibitor,
or Non-Exhibiting Vendor attendee
Wine Tasting Reception Guest Ticket
For guests of registered conference attendees















All Conference Registrations Include

  • Attendance at all conference workshops, general sessions, and breakout sessions

  • Welcome Reception on October 15

  • Wine Tasting Reception on October 16

  • Breakfast, breaks, and lunch on October 16 and 17

Please note that the Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament and ICEPAC Fundraiser require separate registration. 

Exhibit Registration

Exhibit registration includes conference registration for two booth personnel, one 8'x10' exhibit booth space, one 6' skirted table, two chairs, and one waste basket. Registration for additional booth personnel is $550 per person.

Speaker Registration

Individuals who will be presenting Breakout Sessions at the conference and who wish to attend any events outside of their own Breakout Session must be registered for the conference.  If you have already registered as a school attendee, exhibitor, or non-exhibiting vendor, you do not need to submit any additional registration.

Discounts for Schools Only

Multiple Attendees:  Register 3 or more individuals and receive a $25 discount off each registration.
Early Renewal:  Receive a 10% registration discount if you renewed your CAPPS Membership before December 31, 2013.



Call for Proposals. Deadline June 2

Share your expertise and knowledge by submitting a proposal for consideration as a breakout session at the CAPPS Annual Conference. The CAPPS Annual Conference Committee is planning concurrent sessions, each 75 minutes in length over the course of two days – Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.

Download the proposal guidelines and form



A variety of conference sponsorships are available. Register for any sponsorship using this form.

Download the sponsor menu


Advertising Opportunities

Conference advertising opportunities are available via tote bag inserts and program ads. Registration for inserts and ads is available using this form.

Tote Bag Inserts

One copy/item of company’s promotional insert will be included in each conference tote bag. All conference registrants receive a tote bag.

Tote Insert Fees

$250     Annual Conference Exhibitor

$500     CAPPS Member (not exhibiting)

$750     Non Member (not exhibiting)

Download the tote insert info sheet

Program Ads

The printed conference program is a glossy, full-color, 8.5x11, multi-page booklet detailing everything about the conference – schedule, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, award winners, etc. Every conference registrant receives a copy in their conference tote bag, and an electronic version will be available on the conference website.

Program Ad Fees

Full Page        $650 CAPPS Member / $850 Non Member

Half Page        $450 CAPPS Member / $650 Non Member

Quarter Page  $250 CAPPS Member / $450 Non Member

Download the program ad info sheet


Program of Events

This program of events is preliminary and subject to change.

Wednesday, October 15

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAPPS Annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
Bayonet & Black Horse, Black Horse Course
(offsite, 6 miles from Hyatt)
Registration for the golf tournament is available here.

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Center Open

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pre-conference BPPE Workshop

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CAPPS Business Meeting, Town Hall & State Legislative Year in Review

Presentation of Awards
-   Allied Member of the Year
-   School of the Year
-   Employer of the Year
-   Outgoing CAPPS Board Members
-   Outgoing Board President

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CAPPS Board of Director’s Welcome Reception with Exhibitors


Thursday, October 16

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Phil Rosen Memorial Walk

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration Center Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors Sponsor this breakfast!

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

-   Grand Sponsor Award
-   2014 Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year Award
-   Keynote Speaker TBA
-   2014 CAPPS Hall of Fame STAR Award

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Break with Exhibitors Sponsor this break!

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions #1 thru #5

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon with Exhibitors Sponsor this lunch!

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions #6 thru #10

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Break with Exhibitors Sponsor this break!

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions #11 thru #15

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wine Tasting Reception Sponsored by Duane Morris LLP

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CAPPS ICEPAC Event TBA. Separate registration will be required.


  Friday, October 17

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration Center Open

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors Sponsor this breakfast!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Exhibitor Tear Down

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions #16 thru #20

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Short Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Final General Session
-   Final General Session Keynote
-   Legal Update

 Box Lunch Sponsor this lunch!