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CLE Annual Conference 2023

March 10-11, 2024

Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Supporting Educators, Celebrating YOU!

This school year, the conference will focus on how to best support our amazing educators so schools can be true communities where everyone belongs, is valued, and grows…students, teachers, and administrators.


Come be a part of this event that is packed full of learning, fun, and connecting with other educators from across the state.


The good stuff includes:


  • Useful sessions, hands-on learning, and team time

  • California Schools to Watch learning and celebrations

  • Fun activities to bond with your team or new colleagues

  • Optional outdoor activities on Monterey Bay

  • A stunning location (walk to the wharf for a meal with a view)! 

You’ll leave reenergized with great memories, new connections, and a lively collection of tools and strategies to help you build a classroom or campus that celebrates learning and reclaims the joy that you and your community need to thrive.


Will Bowen

It's Possible! Complaint-Free Schools

Educators deal with hundreds of complaints a day...from students, families, and co-workers. Take a fast and funny ride with Will to learn why people complain, what is wrong with complaining, and how you can use simple strategies to silence negativity and move everyone toward a more positive school culture. Leave inspired, equipped, and ready!

Will Bowen is a humorous motivational speaker and international best-selling author. As the founder of the complaint-free movement, he has over 15 million followers worldwide. Maya Angelou called Will one of her “great spiritual heroes” and she wrote the forward for his bestselling book, A Complaint-Free World, which has sold nearly 4 million copies!



Lori Hayes

Lori L. Hayes has been described as relevant, real, and relational. Drawing from over 20 years in education, Lori uses her comedic personality to energize, inspire and challenge audiences across the globe. As a former classroom teacher, the wife of a high school administrator, and a mother, Lori "gets" students, parents, faculty, and administrators. She can't wait to help us RECHARGE ourselves and our organizations!



Optional Session

Field Trip! Dali Exhibition Tour | $15 per person


Everyone knows Salvador Dali's melting clocks, but did you know over 500 of his works are just a short stroll from the conference hotel? Join Wayne Basinger, AP Art History teacher and Dali lover, for a lively museum tour. We’ll walk down together, explore, and walk back together as a group. If you love art, psychology, and passionate teaching, this is a session for you! Selfies are encouraged and fun is mandatory.


Hotel & Location

All activities take place at the Monterey Marriott: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Marriott is sold out of the CLE Conference rate. You may call the hotel directly to check on availability at the standard rate: (831) 649-4234

There may be rooms available at nearby hotels. We recommend using Expedia or something similar. Here is a list of some local hotels.

Please note: The conference ends on Saturday, March 11th.

Hotel & Location

Conference Rates

Schools to Watch:

January 1-31, 2023   $419.00

After January 31, 2023   $479.00

Non-Schools to Watch:

January 1-31, 2023   $479.00

After January 31, 2023   $539.00

Conference Rates


Pre-conference - Thursday, March 9

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday, March 10

8:00 - 9:15 am

9:30 - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 5:00 pm

4:00 - 6:00 pm

STW Celebration

General Session

Lunch on your own


EOY Celebration & Reception

Saturday, March 11

8:30 - 9:45 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Event details are subject to change

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