2024 State Conference

The CASL State Conference is our largest event of the year! Join us as we bring hundreds of student leaders together to share ideas, learn together, and grow as leaders.

Review Our 2024 Conference Program
2024 CASL State Conference. MS: April 11-13. HS: April 13-15

It’s Time to Embrace the Potential!

The California Association of Student Leaders invites you to join us in Ontario, CA for our 2024 State Conference. Check out our upcoming conference schedule, review our keynote speakers and more in our 2024 Conference Program!

What Should I Pack?
Late Rate (Postmarked by 3/15/2024)

Student Rates:

4 to a Room: $475 per student
3 to a Room: $500 per student
2 to a Room: $550 per student
1 to a Room: $650 per student

Advisor Rate:

2 to a Room: $450 per advisor
1 to a Room: $575 per advisor

Regular Rate (Postmarked by 2/16/2024)

Student Rates:

4 to a Room: $450 per student
3 to a Room: $475 per student
2 to a Room: $525 per student
1 to a Room: $625 per student

Advisor Rate:

2 to a Room: $425 per advisor
1 to a Room: $550 per advisor

Early Rate (Postmarked by 1/12/2024)

Student Rates:

4 to a Room: $425 per student
3 to a Room: $450 per student
2 to a Room: $500 per student
1 to a Room: $600 per student

Advisor Rate:

2 to a Room: $400 per advisor
1 to a Room: $525 per advisor

Conference Schedule:

Day 1


10:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Registration and Pre-Conference Activities

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Area Room 1: Conference Curriculum

2:00 – 3:15 PM

General Session & Keynote Speaker 1

3:30 – 4:10 PM

Workshop Rotation 1

4:20 – 5:00 PM

Workshop Rotation 2

5:00 – 5:30 PM

School Meeting & Key Distribution

5:30 – 5:45 PM

Move Luggage to Rooms

5:45 – 6:30 PM


7:30 – 8:30 PM

Night Activities Begin

8:30 – 10:00 PM


10:00 – 10:15 PM

School Meeting

10:00 – 10:45 PM

Lights Out

Day 2


7:00 – 7:40 AM

Breakfast (Included)

7:15 – 7:45 AM

Meet the Pros Setup

7:45 – 8:55 AM

Meet the Pros (Pink)

9:10 – 9:45 AM

Workshop Rotation 3 (Pink)

9:50 – 10:25 AM

Workshop Rotation 4 (Pink)

7:45 – 8:55 AM

Meet the Pros (Blue)

9:10 – 9:45 AM

Workshop Rotation 3 (Blue)

9:50 – 10:25 AM

Workshop Rotation 4 (Blue)

10:35 – 11:20 AM

Rotation 1

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Rotation 2

12:20 – 1:00 PM

Lunch (Included)

1:15 – 2:10 PM

General Session 2 & Keynote

2:20 – 3:00 PM

Area Room 2

3:10 – 3:55 PM


4:05 – 4:40 PM

Meet the Candidates (MS Only)

4:50 – 5:15 PM

Voting Rooms (MS Only)

4:05 – 4:45 PM

Meet the Candidates North (HS Only)

4:05 – 4:45 PM

Meet the Candidates South (HS Only)

4:50 – 5:15 PM

Voting Rooms (HS Only)

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Load Busses for Offsite

6:00 – 9:15 PM

Offsite Activity & Dinner

9:15 PM

Load Busses for Hotel

10:00 – 10:15 PM

School Meetings

11:00 PM

Lights Out

Day 3


7:15 – 7:50 AM

Breakfast (Included)

7:30 – 7:55 AM

OLPA Rehearsal

8:00 – 8:55 AM

Service Learning

9:00 – 9:35 AM

Workshop Rotation 5

9:45 – 10:30 AM

General Session 3 & Keynote

10:40 – 11:25 AM

Area Room 3

11:40 AM – 12:15 PM

Closing Session

Student-Led Workshops

Every student has faced challenges in their leadership careers, and those who haven’t yet will face them eventually. At the CASL State Conference, your student leaders can learn from students just like them, who have faced difficulties and discovered strategies for success. Elected and appointed members of the CASL State Board, who have been professionally trained in presentation skills, will teach 30-minute workshops on topics ranging from event publicity and personal time management to staying motivated and dedicated in the most trying times. To provide more well-rounded and relatable conference curriculum for all, professionals from outside organizations will also join the CASL State Conference team of presenters to contribute their knowledge and experiences for the students.

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Growing Great Leaders

At the CASL State Conference, student leaders are given the opportunity to expand their horizons when it comes to their capabilities in cultivating a positive and inclusive school culture. Here, all students feel they have an equal chance at making their voice heard. From workshops led by professionally-trained presenters to awe-inspiring keynote speakers and everything in between, students will return from the CASL State Conference to their campuses feeling inspired and equipped to shape a more positive campus culture for their peers.

Statewide Networking

One of the primary functions of the CASL State Conference is to provide outlets for students to engage in networking. During Interstate Sessions, a collaborative environment is produced through intentional networking groups comprised of students from all over California and sometimes, visiting states and nations. A trained facilitator will lead these groups in activities aimed at discussion-oriented sharing of ideas. Through the various structured networking opportunities the CASL State Conference offers, students return to their campuses with innovative ideas and fresh perspectives on how to improve their school’s culture and campus climate.

Pay it Forward

A hallmark of the CASL State Conference is the yearly Service Learning Experience. A committee on the CASL State Board meets together to design unique opportunities for the delegates at the state conference to give back locally (to the community hosting the conference) and globally. In the past, service projects have included hosting a Senior Ball for elderly community members, reading stories to elementary school students, creating coloring books for hospital-bound children, and raising money for water wells in developing nations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I bring to the CASL State Conference?

Wondering what you need to bring? Check out our article about what you should pack for the conference.

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How is rooming arranged, specifically, will my students’ rooms be close to mine in the hotel?

We work closely with the hotel to request your students’ rooms are adjacent to yours – however, we cannot guarantee it. Since you hold the primary responsibility for your student’s safety and conference behavior, it makes sense to have their rooms as close to yours as they can be. We will also provide (optional) signs for you to place on your conference attendees’ doors (listing your name, and if you choose, phone number) so you can be reached quickly in the event of a concern.

We plan to arrive early. Will we be able to store our luggage prior to the conference?

Yes! We appreciate the fact many of you will travel a great distance to come to our amazing conference! You will be able to store your luggage in either your vehicle (if you drive) or in one of our pre-conference storage rooms until sleeping rooms become available. Our luggage storage rooms will open at approximately 10:00 A.M., giving you time to get some lunch in a nearby restaurant before the conference begins. (We will also have a storage option for luggage on the last day until the conference ends. More detailed information about this will be provided for you at the conference.)

I’ve never attended the CASL Conference before … how will I know where to go/what to do?

Every year new schools join the CASL Family by attending the conference, and we try to make the conference as user-friendly as possible. Upon check-in, you will receive a detailed program that outlines the times, place, and purpose of the conference events. In addition, we will have daily advisor meetings to answer questions and provide you with more detailed information. Our friendly CASL State Board is also always willing to help answer your questions and provide you with assistance throughout the conference.

We don’t have a candidate running for office at the conference. Is it really important that we attend the elections meetings?

Yes! Your CASL State Board addresses your students’ interests throughout the year. It is important your students get to know the candidates and use their voices to select the board that will represent them in the year ahead. In addition, it may encourage your students to take the next step in their leadership training by running for office in the future.

I have heard an evening event during the conference includes an offsite trip. Are we responsible for getting our students to and from this venue?

No! A valuable component of the CASL Conference is an all-expenses (food, transportation, attractions) paid trip to an offsite event. For the 2024 CASL Conference we will be traveling to Castle Park. The park will exclusive to us and not open to the public. CASL provides bus transportation to the offsite event. However, if your school district requires your students to ride in district/school transportation (bus, car) you may make arrangements with CASL Staff to provide said transportation to an offsite event.

Will there be additional costs involved once we get to the conference?

Actually, almost everything is included in your conference registration fees. Beginning with dinner on the first night, through breakfast on the last day of the conference, all meals are provided. Room reservation costs are also included in your registration. Additionally, every conference attendee will be provided with a conference t-shirt, and will participate in an all-expenses (except for souvenirs and additional treats) paid trip to an offsite event. Students might have the opportunity to purchase novelties at the offsite event, extra CASL sweatshirts/t-shirts, and snacks in the hotel gift shop if they choose to.

Should I send all of my students to a workshop together?

Actually, CASL will have already made “reservations” for your students at a variety of workshops – before you arrive! You will receive a ticket for every student to attend each of the six scheduled workshops. During school meeting times, you can assign the tickets to particular students or have your students discuss how to distribute the tickets amongst themselves. We will provide you with a variety of tickets so your students will be able to bring back a number of different ideas to your school. Download workshop list.

I hear that the CASL Conference is an outstanding experience for students, but will there be an opportunity for me to network with other advisors for advice/ideas/information?

You bet! We will provide a number of advisor networking opportunities throughout the conference. It will be a great place/time for you to exchange ideas, meet other advisors, and get rejuvenated for the rest of the school year! The exact times and places for these opportunities will be outlined in your conference program.

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