Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2020- Goes Virtual!

While we would certainly like to develop an amazing, in-person 2020 Joint R&R/CAPPA Conference for all of you this fall, what is in the best interest of everyone involved and with the anticipation that no large events will be allowed in the State of California in 2020, we will not be providing an in-person conference at the DoubleTree Hotel September 16-18, 2020.

We will certainly miss being able to come together in-person to share and gain information and to meet and connect with colleagues and workshop presenters. What the R&R Network and CAPPA will be able to do is create a virtual conference opportunity this fall and hope that as many R&R and AP staff as possible will be able to participate.  We will be having a Joint Conference Committee meeting on June 4th to discuss plans for the virtual event.  We want to create a conference event that meets as many of our members’ needs as possible given the parameters that virtual conferences/workshops have. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important for our community to stay connected, stand united, and meet this challenge together.

While we won’t be able to meet in-person, what we hope to offer in a thoughtful, user-friendly manner, are keynote presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and connection time with vendors.  We are talking with other organizations that have conducted or are planning virtual events. We are reading articles and learning about companies that support virtual conferences.  We look forward to using all of this information to create a virtual conference event that informs, inspires, and promotes connections between colleagues from around the state.

As plans for the virtual 2020 Joint Conference event unfold, we will provide you with updated information.   If you have ideas or suggestions for this virtual conference, please contact Cindy Mall, [email protected] or Danielle Metzger, [email protected].

Hotel Room Cancellations: If you made reservations at the DoubleTree, you must cancel your own reservations. This is not something that is done automatically through their reservations system.

If you do not cancel your reservation, you will be charged a no-show fee on the original date of arrival. To do that, please call reservations at 1-800-686-3775 or contact the hotel directly, 916-929-8855.

If you made reservations at the Hilton, those rooms should have been automatically cancelled, but let us know if you would like us to check on that.

Until then, stay healthy, be safe, and take good care. 

2020 Conference Committee

Members: Camille Sutterfield and Justin Margolis, Valley Oak Children's Services- Butte County; Shirelle Perez, Kern County Superintendent of Schools-Community Connection for Child Care- Kern County; Michelle Graham, Santa Barbara Family Care Center- Santa Barbara County; Michelle Mortenson, CocoKids- Contra Costa County; Jessica Kranz, Go Kids, Inc.- Santa Clara and San Benito Counties; Emma Sanchez, Imperial COE- Imperial County; Jill Johnson, Riverside COE- Riverside County; Luis Valadez, Pomona Unified School District- Los Angeles County; Andrea Cervantes, Central Valley Children's Services Network- Fresno County; Edie Gutierrez, Child Action, Inc.- Sacramento County

Danielle Metzger
[email protected]

Cindy Mall
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