2019 Annual CIWEA Conference

2019 Conference SPONSORS

Hampton Inn & Suites

Napa, CA

Pre-ConferenceMarch 27, 2019

Full conference — March 28-29, 2019

Attention! registration is now open, click here to register.

2019 Conference Program (PDF)

Join higher education internship and work experience professionals and employer partners from around the state to learn about, discuss and share information around creating and supporting our emerging workforce in effective, creative and proven ways. This conference will be full of workshops, presentations from leaders in relevant areas as well as time to build your network and connect with colleagues. Beautiful Napa Valley is the setting for this upcoming event and we invite you to grab your seat TODAY and schedule yourself for a great experience.

There will be special breakout sessions for 2- and 4- year 

Conference Theme: On the Rise: Building a Better Internship Program

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Hotel Information:
CIWEA Booking Link

Group name is: CIWEA

Group code is: CIW

Cutoff Date: 02/24/2019

Additional Hotels:

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn Napa

Best Western

Call for Conference Presenters

The 2019 Annual Conference Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best practices in the field, reflect innovation and cutting edge content, and stimulate discussion and audience engagement.

For more information review the Call for conference presenters

To get started: Download, complete and submit Conference Presentation Submission Form

Awards & Scholarships

Submit your nominations today, click here to get started.

Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship

For more information about Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship Essay Contest, click here.

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Park-Sanders

Work Net Solutions, "No One is Unemployable"

Elisabeth Sanders-Park, Elisabeth is the President of WorkNet Solutions and a nationally-recognized expert in career development for people making tough career transitions. She authored the L.A. Times’ top 10 career book “No One Is Unemployable” and “The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job,” writes the 'Working with Difficult Clients' column for CPAD's international newsletter, and partnered with businesses to craft The Workplace Excellence Series to teach soft skills. Over the last 15+ years, she has trained more than 25,000 professionals and impacted the lives of more than 1 million people across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Her mission is to inspire and equip practitioners to increase outcomes for job seekers at all levels, and especially those facing barriers. She is known for delivering a powerful blend of hope, innovation, and practicality with wisdom and humor.

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More about our sponsors

Foundation for California Community Colleges

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation serves as the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and the systemwide Chancellor’s Office. Our mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community College system.

Purple Briefcase, a Ruffalo Noel Levitz platform.

Ruffalo Noel Levitz fuels higher education enrollment management, student success, and fundraising innovation for more than 1,900 colleges and universities. Our Purple Briefcase Career Services Management platform connects Career Services offices, students, alumni, and employers to more effectively manage, monitor, and facilitate successful student career development.


Jobspeaker is bridging the gap between Education and Employment for the skills based economy. Bringing together Students, Educators and Employers in one Mobile-First online collaborative platform to achieve better outcomes for all: jobs, tracking/reporting and employees. Jobspeaker bridges the gap using data analytics in our skill based Education marketplace

Ca Intern Network

As a leading provider of student interns for nearly 30 years, the California Intern Network partners with the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, and private colleges to meet our collective mission to provide paid internships to college students and help employers hire their next generation of employees.