; Attendee Registration - CADA


COVID-19 Statement: We are monitoring state & local guidelines to determine the format of the CADA State Convention. Because of the uncertainty of the nature of the event we are postponing the launch date of registration until later this year. Please check back for more details.  


Non-Member Registrants

$375 – Before January 15 $495 – Before January 15
$425 – January 16 – February 5 $545 – January 16 – February 5
$475 – Onsite (if space permits) $595 – Onsite (if space permits)


CADA has gone paperless with our registrations! You now can register online and register with a credit card or check. Check payment needs to be received by Friday, February 12th, 2021 in order to secure your spot. No Purchase Orders accepted. Check back for more details on the Convention. Out of state attendees will need to call CADA Central (831.464.4891) to secure the member price. For registration policies click here. For registration edits, please call/text or email CADA Central. All attendees agree to the CADA Convention Policies upon registering for the event. 

What does my CADA Conference Registration include:

All packages include dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and brunch on Saturday, entry into the exhibit hall, all social events, all workshops, general sessions, area functions, and convention giveaways. For more detail on each package see below. Registration DOES NOT include your hotel room - you will need to book on your own. Click here for lodging and transportation details.


  • $150 Companion/Guest Ticket is for non-school related spouse, partner or other. Includes access to all social events and entry into exhibit hall, but NOT educational sessions.
  • $50 Extra Friday Dinner/Dance Ticket - Friday, March 5th (All registered attendees receive 1 dinner/dance ticket)
  • $40 Saturday Brunch Ticket - Saturday, March 6th (All registered attendees will receive 1 brunch ticket)
  • $25 CADA Scholarship 5K Run / 1K Walk - Friday, March 5th Proceeds go to the CADA/CASL Memorial Scholarship.
  • $50 Pre-Conference Seminars - Wednesday, March 3rd, 8:30 am - 11:30 pm Click here for Pre-Conference details.

Invite Your Administrator

Administrators are invited to spend the day with us on Friday, March 5th, where they will have a free 1-DAY pass to the CADA Convention - including workshops, the General Session, and the exhibit hall – plus a bonus event just for administrators. Click here to RSVP for the Administrator's Day!  Note: if your administrator would like to stay for the Friday Dinner/Dance they will need to purchase a $50 dinner ticket.


  • Payment Policy: All funds must be received by February 12, 2021. Any registrations with unpaid balances as of February 12, 2021 may be released to other potential attendees.

  • Check Payment Policy: All checks must be received in full by February 12, 2021 in order for an attendee’s registration spot to be guaranteed and not released to other potential attendees.

  • Registration Deadlines: Pre-registration ends Friday, February 5, 2021. After February 5, 2021, you must wait and register onsite with onsite prices. DO NOT mail any payment after February 12, 2021; please bring your paperwork and payment with you to onsite registration.

  • Payment Types: We accept payment in the form of a check (made payable to CADA), cashier’s check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). We DO NOT accept Purchase Orders.

  • Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing before February 5, 2021 and are subject to a $35 administrative fee. Cancellation received in writing by February 5, 2021 will be refunded less a $35 administrative fee. No refunds after February 5, 2021. Please send your cancellation request to info@cada1.org. All attendees must cancel their registration regardless of if payment has been submitted or not – if you fail to cancel your registration you will be required to pay for your convention registration.

  • Substitution/Transfer Policy: Transfers made in writing prior to February 5, 2021 will be assessed a $35 administrative fee to transfer a registration to another individual. If you are transferring a member to a non-member attendee, the difference in registration fees will be charged as well. All name badges are prepared the week after pre-registration closes on February 5, 2021. Therefore, any transfer requests after February 5, 2021 should be brought to the registration desk onsite along with the $50 on-site substitution fee.

  • No Children: This is a professional, adult conference - no children will be admitted to sessions, events, or exhibit hall. Attendees and their guests are to treat all convention attendees, convention center staff, and CADA personnel involved with the convention in a professional and courteous manner. Argumentative behavior, disruptive behavior, and any form of harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

  • Photo/Video Release: Photographs/videos may be taken for non-commercial use by CADA and its vendors, and that by the registrant submitting registration they are consenting to CADA or its vendor’s use of any pictures of the registrant.

  • Liability Policy: By registering for this event, all attendees hereby assume all of the risks of participating in all activities at CADA/CASL Events, including but not limited to, any risks that may arise from the negligence or carelessness of CADA/CASL, their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, partners, contractors, agents, representatives, volunteers, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Host”) and/or from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, operated or controlled by the Host. Attendees waive, release, and discharge the host from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence of the Host or myself, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or any other damage or actions of any kind which may affect or impact me in any way arising from the Activity. Attendees indemnify, hold harmless and promise not to sue the Host from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of my participation in the Activity, whether caused by the negligence of the host, myself, or otherwise.

  • Suitcasing Policy: As defined by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, suitcasing is a practice on the part of any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, and/or in another company's booth. In order to distribute information to and conduct business with attendees, you must have a booth in the exhibit hall. All materials must be distributed from the booth and not in the public areas of the convention. Any person violating or suspected of violating this policy may be removed from the conference, prohibited from attending the remainder of the conference and prohibited from attending future CADA conferences at the sole discretion of CADA staff.

Need help getting your school or district to fund the CADA conference?

Here are some tools to educate your administration, superintendents and/or school boards on the importance of attending the CADA Conference:

  • Can ASB Funds Legally Pay for Activity Directors to attend the CADA Conference?: See the response FCMAT gives on this.
  • Letter from Howard Zinn: Here is a letter one of our members wrote to his administration to explain the importance of attending the CADA Conference.
  • Letter to Administrator(s)
  • If you need some more help convincing your administrator, show him or her the materials and research at www.letxequalsa.com presented by the Alliance for Student Activities on the positive effects student activities has on school problems such as bullying, test scores, dropout rates, grade point averages and success in college. 

Financial Assistance

Check with your principal or district office for access to funds from the following sources: Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program, Title IV (Drug Free Schools) School Improvement Funds, Title 1 (under the category of Safe and Orderly Environment), Title V (Innovated Programs), Pupil Retention Block Grant, Associated Student Body funds, or school site/district budgets.

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