MMM 2019

General Conference FAQs

Meeting of the Minds in Monterey 2019

September 3-5, 2019
Monterey Marriott Hotel & Monterey Convention Center


How do I purchase a registration for the MMM 2019 conference?

Online conference registration is available using the Active Events registration portal. REGISTER NOW For conference registration pricing information go to REGISTRATION INFO PAGE and scroll down to MMM 2019 Conference Rates.  

Is there conference early-bird pricing available?


Early Bird Member- $600.00, rate ends Saturday, July 20, 2019
Early Bird Non-Member $700.00, rate ends Saturday, July 20, 2019
Visit our membership page to learn about all the exclusive benefits of membership *CWA Conference Discounts is one of our top reasons to join! Click here to join or renew to take full advantage of the early bird member registration discounts. Note: If you are becoming a new CWA Member, membership fees and early-bird member conference registration must be received into our office no later than July 19, 2018. Questions contact, Subject Line: Membership & MMM Conference.


I am from out of state, is there a discount for our conference registrations?


Early Bird Out of State Rate – $600.00, rate ends Saturday, July 20, 2018
Regular Out of State Rate – $675.00, rate 

CWA’s out-of-state conference rates do not require CWA Membership. In order to qualify for the pricing discount, business address must be from a zip code out side of California. 


Do conference session presenters have to register for the conference?

Yes, we do ask that all conference attendees – even those who are not attending conference functions register for the conference. 

Full Conference Registration – $600.00 *All scheduled meals and special events are included with Full Conference Registrations.
One Day Registration (only applies to presenters) – $470.00 *Meals & special events on day of attendance are included with One Day Registrations.
Not Attending Any Conference Functions – $0.00 *Meals & special events are not included with this registration type. 
Note: All presenters attending to present at the conference are required to register.

Log on now to register for the MMM 2019 Conference. REGISTER NOW


Can I register a group from my organization using the online registration site?

The Active Events conference registration portal accommodates registrations for a single attendee to groups of 10 on up. If you are registering a group you will create a single log-in and password for the registrations. You will be able to choose standard registrations, special rates, and presenters, etc for each of your attendees that you enter. Step 1 – Select the radio button for the Registration Type Step 2 – Enter the 1st attendees information, (be sure to include the cell phone # for the attendee – they will be using there own cell phones to check into the conference) accept the terms and conditions and click on the Save button. Your 1st attendees information will populate at the bottom of the page. Step 3 – To enter the 2nd attendees, click on Add Another Person. This will clear the cells and allow you to enter the 2nd attendees information. Click on the Save button, and continue to add attendees. Step 4 – Once you have completed adding attendees, Click on Finish & Pay button. Step 5 – Payment; in order to complete the registrations you must select a payment type. Options are to pay with credit card (the registration site accepts VISA, Discover & Mastercard) or you can select the Invoice Me option. If you are paying with AMEX, please contact our office; 916-325-1610 or, Subject Line: Conference AMEX Payment Request.  

I cannot attend MMM 2019 for the full conference period. Is there a discounted registration fee for partial conference attendance?

No. The conference fee is the same, regardless of which events/days you can attend. For the full MMM 2019 experience, we hope you can attend the full conference.

Where can I address my accomodations or dietary restrictions?

If you require any accommodations for registering or attending the conference, please email the Operations Director, Brandon Anderson at Please be specific when describing any special needs.  For Dietary restrictions, the online registration for attendees has a drop down menu of restrictions. If you can not locate your restriction type or have multiple restrictions please contact Operations Director, Brandon Anderson at or by phone at 916-325-1610.


Conference Parking Update 5-23-19

Parking at the Monterey Marriott Hotel will be limited due to construction on-site, there is local public parking available for those who are driving in daily. Monterey public parking info go to: The Monterey Marriott Hotel’s standard parking fees go to:

The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers a parking garage for all hotel guests.

  • Self-Parking: $20 per day (In/Out Privileges)
  • Valet Parking: $23 per day (In/Out Privileges)


What should I wear?

Conference dress is business casual. The hotel and conference center temperatures may fluctuate, we suggest dressing in layers. Note: Wednesday, September 4th in the evening there is a special networking event on the beach.

Is conference hotel parking validated?

The California Workforce Association does not validate attendee, guest, exhibitor, presenter or sponsor parking for our conferences. The Monterey Marriott Hotel offers valet parking, for Marriott parking fees go to  The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay offers self or valet parking, for Portola parking fees go to

I went to MMM conference last year; should I go again this year?

You bet! Just as your organization changes yearly, so does the MMM conference in order to meet your ever-changing needs. This year’s MMM conference is better than ever and will showcase engaging workshops, dynamic industry leaders, surprises and prizes galore! 

Will my contact information or image be shared?

All California Workforce Association conference attendee lists are shared with a few select conference support providers (i.e. conference registration company and conference app provider), we strive to keep attendee’s information private and secure. In addition, we may use video and/or photography of all MMM conference functions and attendees for CWA marketing purposes.

Will there be an MMM conference app?

YES! The MMM 2019 App will be released in late summer.

How do I stay up to date with all conference communications?

Ensure the domain is on your safe list for emails. All CWA conference messaging will be shared out on various platforms pre and post conference; Constant Contact ( – California Workforce Association), Social Media; Twitter (@CaWorkforce), Facebook (@CalWorkforce), LinkedIn – California Workforce Association (Official)  

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