Pre-registration has ended. We do have plenty of space onsite to register. Please click here to download the registration form to have it filled out, accompanied with payment, and ready to go onsite.

Member/Out of State Registrants

Non-Member Registrants*

$350 – Before January 17 $470 – Before January 17
$400 – January 18 – February 7 $520 – January 18 – February 7
$450 – Onsite (if space permits) $570 – 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 14th, 2020 in order to secure your spot. No Purchase Orders accepted. For more details on the convention download the program book. 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. *Complimentary Individual CADA Membership Included with all non-member registrations.

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 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 6 (All registered attendees receive 1 dinner/dance ticket)
  • $40 Saturday Brunch Ticket - Saturday, March 7 (All registered attendees will receive 1 brunch ticket)
  • $25 CADA Scholarship 5K Run / 1K Walk - Friday, March 6 (Includes Fanny Pack) Proceeds go to the CADA/CASL Memorial Scholarship
  • $50 Pre-Conference Seminars - Wednesday, March 4, 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 6th, where they will have a pass to the CADA Convention - including workshops, the General Session, and the exhibit hall – plus a bonus event just for administrators; CADA’s Administrators’ Power Panel & Reception in the Presidential Suite. 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.


All funds must be received by February 14, 2020. Any registrations with unpaid balances as of February 14, 2020 may be released to other potential attendees.

Check payment Policy – All checks must be received in full by February 14, 2020 in order for an attendee’s registration spot to be guaranteed and not released to other potential attendees.

Pre-registration ends Friday, February 7, 2020. After February 7, you must wait and register onsite with onsite prices. Do not mail any payment after February 14th; please bring your paperwork and payment with you to onsite registration.

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).

Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing before February 7, 2020 and are subject to a $35 administrative fee. Cancellation received in writing by February 7, 2020 will be refunded less a $35 administrative fee. No refunds after February 7, 2020. Please send your cancellation request to

Substitution/Transfer Policy: Transfers made in writing prior to February 7, 2020 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 7, 2020. Therefore, any transfer requests after February 7, 2020 should be brought to the registration desk onsite along with the $50 on-site substitution fee.

Only registered participants with their name badges are admitted to the exhibit area and convention activities.

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.

Photographs 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.

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.

Liability Policy: ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: By registering for this event, I 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.

(A) I 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.

(B) I 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.

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 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. Some school districts may have to carry over funds in the Discretionary Block Grant that was awarded in late 2006-07 school year.

Photographs 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.

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