Conferences and Events



CWA annually sponsors three conferences at a discounted rate for members.

These unique events provide for interaction of participants, sharing of best practices and training in specific topics that are most needed at the time.


Spring Conference
Each spring, CWA holds its annual conference, typically attended by workforce development professionals, economic development professionals, as well as representatives from community-based organizations, vocational schools, community colleges, county welfare departments, the State Legislature, the Employment Development Department and other state agencies.
Next date: May 12-14, 2015.
Location: Orange County, California


Meeting of the Minds
In the fall, CWA convenes Meeting of the Minds in Monterey, a policy conference for teams of community leaders.
Next date: September 8-10, 2015.
Location: Monterey, California


Youth Conference
Each winter, CWA holds a conference focused on youth issues, attended by youth practitioners, youth council members and staff, and youth.
Next date: January, 2016.
Location: Coming Soon