CAPPS - Avocacy and Communication Professional Development

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

30th Annual Conference

October 15-17, 2014
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

CAPPS 30th Annual Conference: Charting Our Course

October 15-17, 2014, Monterey, CA

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940


Why attend our 30th annual Conference? Hear what attendees from our 29th Annual Conference have to say!

CAPPS 30th Annual Conference

Pearson, the Grand Sponsor of our 30th Annual Conference


Our Sponsors

Hotel Information & Reservations

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Program of Events

ICEPAC Leadership Dinner

Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

All About Monterey - Pre and Post Conference Itineraries

Just for Exhibitors


Register for the CAPPS 30th Annual Conference, the premier event for the private postsecondary eduction sector in California. This yearly event brings together California private postsecondary school decision makers and allied companies from across North America that serve our sector.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite at the conference. Onsite registration begins Wednesday, October 15 at 12:00 PM PST in the Regency Foyer at the Hyatt. If you wish to complete the onsite registration form in advance and bring it with you to the conference, you may download the form here: Onsite Registration Form.



5/2 - 9/30

starting 10/1

CAPPS Member School $449 $499 $549
Non-Member School $599 $649 $699
CAPPS Member Exhibitor SOLD OUT
Includes registration for 2 booth personnel
$1435 $1635 $1635
Non-Member Exhibitor
Includes registration for 2 booth personnel
N/A N/A $2635
Additional Exhibitor Attendee $550 $550 $550
CAPPS Member Non-Exhibiting Vendor, 1st attendee $2435 $2435 $2435
Non-Member Non-Exhibiting Vendor, 1st attendee $2635 $2635 $2635
Additional Non-Exhibiting Vendor Attendee $550 $550 $550
Conference Speaker Attending Conference
This is for CONFIRMED conference speakers only.
$449 $499 $549
Conference Speaker Not Attending Conference
And not already registered as a School, Exhibitor,
or Non-Exhibiting Vendor attendee. This is for CONFIRMED conference speakers only.
$0 $0 $0
Wine Tasting Reception Guest Ticket
For guests of registered conference attendees
$90 $90 $90
















All Conference Registrations Include

  • Attendance at all conference workshops, general sessions, and breakout sessions

  • Welcome Reception on October 15

  • Wine Tasting Reception on October 16

  • Breakfast, breaks, and lunch on October 16 and 17

Please note that the Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament and ICEPAC Leadership Dinner require separate registration. 

Information for Exhibitors

The Exhibit Hall is currently Sold Out.  We encourage any CAPPS Allied Member or non-member Allied Company who would like to attend the conference to register as a Non-Exhibiting Vendor.

Exhibit registration includes conference registration for two booth personnel, one 8'x10' exhibit booth space, one 6' skirted table, two chairs, and one waste basket. Registration for additional booth personnel is $550 per person.

Information for Breakout Session Speakers

Individuals who will be presenting Breakout Sessions at the conference and who wish to attend any events outside of their own Breakout Session must be registered for the conference.  If you have already registered as a school attendee, exhibitor, or non-exhibiting vendor, you do not need to submit any additional registration.

Discounts for Schools Only

Multiple Attendees:  Register 3 or more individuals and receive a $25 discount off each registration.
Early Renewal:  Receive a 10% registration discount if you renewed your CAPPS Membership before December 31, 2013.


CAPPS is grateful for the generous support of our conference sponsors:

Pearson - Grand Sponsor

Duane Morris LLP - Wine Tasting Reception Sponsor

McGraw-Hill Education - Keynote Speaker Sponsor

PlattForm - Putting Contest Sponsor


Norton Norris - Attendee Gift Sponsor

Norton Norris 

Elsevier - Tote Bag Sponsor

Educational Advisors Inc - Tote Bag Sponsor

Ritzert & Leyton PC - Thursday Morning Break Sponsor

Cooley LLP - Thursday Afternoon Break Sponsor

Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLC - Name Badge Sponsor

Salmon Sims Thomas 

DJA Financial Aid Services, Inc. - Pocket Agenda Sponsor

DJA Financial Aid Services

Idea Wave Sponsors:
Enrollment Resources | LearningMate Solutions | McGraw-Hill Education | Muno, Summers & Associates | Pearson | PlattForm |  UNISA




Travel and Hotel Information

The deadline for reserving you room at the CAPPS group rate has passed. You may still reserve a room at the Hyatt, at prevailing rates.

Getting To and From Monterey

If you are flying, the closest airport is Monterey Regional Airport: The Hyatt provides a complimentary airport shuttle. Details on how to book the shuttle are here:

If you choose to fly into San Jose or San Francisco (75-100 miles away from Monterey), you will need to either rent a car or take the Monterey Air Bus service to the Hyatt. Information for Monterey Air Bus is here:

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

American Student Financial Company

Barry Glasser Company

Campus Management Corporation


Cengage Learning

Cobbs Allen

D&B Consulting, Accounting and Management

DD Consulting, Inc.

Diamond SIS

DJA Financial Aid Services, Inc.

Effective Student Marketing


Enrollment Resources


Global Financial Aid Services

Gragg Advertising


Imagine America Foundation

Jive Communications

Jones & Bartlett Learning

LearningMate Solutions

Macmillan Education

McGraw-Hill Education

MDT Marketing

Medline Industries

Muno, Summers & Associates

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

National Healthcare Association (NHA)


Penn Foster

Placement Verifiers



RDAssociates, Inc.

Solutions at ECMC



TFC Tuition Financing


Tuition Options LLC


van Rijn & Associates, A Professional Accountancy Corporation


Weworski & Associates


Wright International Student Services

Program of Events

Download the Conference Program Book:


6th Annual ICEPAC Leadership Dinner

When: Thursday, October 16, 7:15 PM (following the Wine Tasting Reception)

Where: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Open Sea wing of the aquarium has been reserved for ICEPAC dinner guests. The evening will feature a plated dinner and a hosted bar. Enjoy dinner and drinks by the Aquarium's largest exhibit—a mysterious and mesmerizing world where tunas and sharks speed past, sardines swirl in huge, glittering schools, and sea turtles swim lazily across the 90-foot window.

This annual fundraiser dinner benefits the Independent Coalition of Educators Political Action Committee (ICEPAC). It is the responsibility of the ICEPAC to educate our legislators about the positive effects of our schools on California's economy. Since California does not have public financing of elections, your donation to the ICEPAC will help us educate these new legislators.

Group transportation between the Hyatt Regency and the aquarium will be provided.

Attendance is by RSVP only.

$500 per guest minimum donation is requested. The 2nd guest from the same Institution/Company is $400.

Full table (8 seats) sponsorships are available for $3200.

To view the formal e-vite and to RSVP, please click here:

For more information or to RSVP, please contact CAPPS Executive Director, Robert Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 447-5500.

If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to support the ICEPAC, please visit

Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

The Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is Wednesday, October 16.

All proceeds from this tournament go to support the CAPPS Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of your tournament registration fee is tax deductible and tournament sponsorships are 100% tax deductible.

To learn more about this year's tournament please visit the CAPPS Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament webpage.

All About Monterey

Just 100 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey's breathtaking scenery, rich history, world-renowned attractions and outdoor adventures invite one to grab life by the moments! Monterey is a dramatic setting for endless choices of activities all within minutes of convenient, charming overnight accommodations. Monterey is named a Top North American Golf Destination and the 2013 Top Ten Wine Travel Destination in the World. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to favorite marine life that can be observed in one of the most amazing natural environments found anywhere in the United States.

The Flash Your Badge Program

Monterey County CVB has collaborated with our community to offer attendees discounts and promotions with local restaurants and merchants while you are in town for your meeting. Participating businesses can be identified by a Flash Your Badge decal in their window, simply show your badge to redeem the offer unless otherwise noted.

Check out all that Monterey has to offer:

Just for Exhibitors

Exhibit setup is Wednesday, October 15, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibit tear down is Friday, October 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibitor Service Kit

Curtin Convention & Exposition Services is the official general services contractor for the CAPPS 30th Annual Conference. Tthe ESK (exhibitor service kit) from Curtin includes details on setup and teardown times, shipping information, order forms for additional booth furniture, how to order electrical and internet for your booth, etc.

Download the Exhibit Service Kit

Download the Electric and Internet Order Form

Download the Exhibit Hall Diagram

About Your Booth

  • Exhibits are located in the Regency Ballroom I, II, III and Main. The Floor is Carpeted.
  • Booths will be set with 8' high Black back drapes and 3' high Black side drapes.
  • Each booth is 8' deep x 10' wide, with the exception of the Grand Sponsor booth, which is 14' deep x 14' wide.
  • All booth Spaces includes (1) 6' Black Skirted Table, (2) Chairs, (1) Wastebasket and (1) 7" x 44" Identification Sign.