2024 Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

The leadership conference for special districts.

The CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase is the one conference special district leaders can’t afford to miss!  It is the most densely packed educational and networking experience available to special districts.

Come together with other special district leaders from across the state to meet with industry suppliers, hear from the best in special district-specific topics with over 30 breakout session options, network with your peers, and more at the leadership conference for special districts. 
For more information visit the conference website.

Schedule Overview
Monday 9/9 
Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 – 3:30

Chapter Leaders Meeting 2:00 - 4:30

Opening Reception 5:15 – 7:30
Tuesday 9/10
Opening General Session 8:45 – 10:45
Breakout Sessions 11:00 – 4:45
Reception 5:00 – 6:30
Wednesday 9/11
General Session 8:30 – 10:30
Breakout Sessions 10:45 – 5:00
Taste of the City 6:00 – 9:00
Thursday 9/12
Closing Program 8:00 – 10:00

$775 Early / $860 after 8/9/24 CSDA Member

$1,160 Early / $1,290 after 8/9/24 Non-member

Early bird registration is available through August 9, 2024.

Interested in Exhibiting/Sponsoring?  Check out all of the opportunities and register here.

Need help paying for this Conference? Scholarship funds are available from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). There's no district budget limit and you do not need to be a CSDA member to receive funds.
Apply here

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: CSDA room reservations in the CSDA room block start at the rate of $199 plus tax and fees per day plus $15 resort charge per room per day. The room reservation cut-off is August 21, 2024; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Information regarding hotel reservations and link to book in the CSDA room block will be emailed within 24 hours of registration. The CSDA hotel room block opens on May 6, 2024.

Eligible for SDRMA Credit Incentive Points.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than August 9, 2024. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after August 9, 2024. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no than later August 30, 2024. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to [email protected] or fax to 916-520-2465.

9/9/2024 7:00 AM - 9/12/2024 10:00 AM
Pacific Daylight Time
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210 UNITED STATES

Program Options

Monday, 09 September 2024

Guest cannot be from a district/company that does business with districts
This is for Taste of the City only.  A full Guest registration includes Taste of the City entry so this isn't needed.
Indian Wells Golf Resort 44-500 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210 9:00 a.m. Start Join special district elected officials, staff, and business affiliates at this optional fun event. Great golf skills are not necessary! Proceeds benefit the Special District Leadership Foundation scholarship fund. $130 includes golf with cart, lunch, and prizes!  Hurry, space is very limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM
Presenter:  Hilary Straus, CSDM In this informational session, the instructor will lay the ground work for good governance in your district.  Attendees will discover: •Why good governance is so important to the overall well-being of the district.  •The traits of effective board members. •What good governance means and how to effectively put it into practice. •How to move your board from “I” to “we,” including how to become an effective team, establish team standards, and essential conditions for team building. Price includes continental breakfast and lunch.
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM
Presenter:  Scott Carroll, CSDM, Costa Mesa Sanitary District; Melissa Asher, CPS HR A practical career development workshop for senior executives and emerging leaders in special districts. This action oriented workshop includes group and panel discussions on the journey, roles and skill sets of a general manager, identifying GM opportunities including positioning yourself for executive recruitment, developing positive relations with the board, staff and peer agency executives, and leadership practices. Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Limited class size, register early!
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Wednesday, 11 September 2024

Thursday, 12 September 2024


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