2018 Conference Announcement

November 28 – 30, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA

Preconference session is on November 28, 2018 (1pm - 4:15pm) and is not included in the fee of general registration. The fee to attend both sessions of the preconference is $125  but does not include general registration.
General session of conference is on November 29 & 30, 2018, fee for general registration is $325


Keynote Presenter - Thursday, November 29

"Shifting the Education Paradigm of inequities to Equity Action"

WIlliam Blackford IV-The Leader in Me - Franklin Covey - International Consultant 

William has been partnering and consulting with school systems for the past 20 years to inspire and motivate students to achieve.  His passion has afforded him the opportunity to train and develop individuals in London, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Canada and the United States.  Educators and Students describe him as powerful, energetic, sincere and soul stirring. William is able to create a climate of transformational development.

William Blackford IV - Senior Consultant , Franklin Covey International and Educational Division

William's Bio 


Pre-conference workshops - November 28, 2018  1pm-4:10pm $125 for both

Building an Equitable 21st Century Workforce - Starting Early & Nurturing the Pipeline from K-12 to Careers ( 1pm - 2:30pm)

Peek into the future - get an understanding of why and how the workplace has changed and where it is headed. This TED-talk panel discussion encompasses points of view from educators and business people on the important tools and practicality of building a STRONG workforce.

Creating an Equitable wrap around services for students of special populations Sacramento City College (2:40pm - 4:10pm).


We are no longer accepting proposals for the conference.  We are in the process of reviewing proposals.

Key Dates:

Email Acceptance Notifications of Proposals: October 19, 2018

Draft At-A-Glance Schedule: October 26, 2018


Please consider offering your time as a volunteer. The registration form includes a choice to volunteer. A conference like JSPAC requires your help as a volunteer to ensure success. A confirmation email will be sent 10 days before the conference confirming you as a volunteer with information on the role and schedule.


The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA,  Room Block Code (AP8) $95.00 until November 2, 2018.  

Travel Scholarships

The purpose of the travel scholarship is to offset the cost of travel and (1 night) lodging. The awarded funds do not cover registration cost or meals.

The travel award is up to a maximum of $250 per individual. Since funds for the travel scholarships are limited, please check with your Perkins, Title V, CTEIG, CCPT, CEPIP, SSSP and Equity, Basic Skills, Strong Workforce, WIOA, AEBG before submitting an application. (if applicable).

We encourage those who are applying for the travel scholarship to consider submitting a proposal for a breakout. Presenting a breakout session on an equity action presentation related to students of special populations can be a valuable experience that enriches educators and the presenter.  

NOTE: There is a limit of four travel awards for the 2018 annual conference. The award is not guaranteed, and requests are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

Awardees will be announced October 12, 2018.

Conference Fees (No group discounts)

$325 per person excluding pre-conference fee $125

Conference Sessions - November 29 & 30, 2018 

Registration will open August 2, 2018 and will close on November 20, 2018.  

November 29 (10am - 5:15pm). General Session will begin 11:30am with lunch following 12noon.

November 30 (8am - 1pm)  General Session begins 8am.