Courageous Progress is all about coming together as workforce leaders to discuss the coming challenges and facing them, head on. Whether you are an organization attempting to provide key services to a targeted population, a business looking to access and maintain a talented labor pool, a group of workforce partners looking to develop leveraged access points, a workforce region consisting of many stakeholders…a state…or even the Nation; we must work intentionally to connect our strategies to program design and delivery as we move into the “new economy”.

Meeting of the Minds in Monterey Conference 2022
September 6 – 8, 2022
Monterey Marriott Hotel
Monterey, CA

Registration Rates
Member: Regular rate, $699.00
Non Member: Regular rate, $799.00
CA State Partners: DOR, STATE BOARD, ETP, OAE & EDD Conference Rate $665.00
Presenter: Presenting and attending- Full Conference Rate $615.00, Presenter One Day Rate $449
Virtual Ticket: View LIVE General Sessions (4 or more sessions) $200.00
Onsite: You are welcome to join us at conference time $850 onsite registration


  • With just few clicks you can register for the conference today. Our registration system will accommodate the single registrant or multiple registrations for an agency or company. NOTE – If you are registering more than one person, please use their name and contact information, CC Email Address would be used for who ever is fiscally responsible for payment. Enter “SAVE” after each person when you are entering multiple people, then “Add Attendee”, when complete click on “Finish & Pay”. Attendee(s) cell phone numbers are used for receiving their conference badge.
  • If you require special accommodations please email CWA @ or on or before 8/1/2022 ; After deadline, special accommodations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors, please select the appropriate ticket and enter your password for your included registration. Should you have any trouble registering, please contact Matt Hidalgo, CWA Conference Coordinator, at
  • Scheduled snacks, meals and welcome reception hors d’oeuvres are included with all full conference registrations only.
  • If you need help with registration please contact Monica Sobala or Xue Lor via email: or



Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA, 93940
The Monterey Hotel
407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA, 93940

Conference Hotel Information

Monterey Marriott: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received by email only: no later than Friday, 8/5/2022 to qualify for a refund, a $100.00 cancellation fee will apply. There will be absolutely no refunds for cancellations after 8/5/2022. Individuals that have not canceled by that date may send another person in their place.


Attendees and staff are encouraged to wear a mask throughout the conference regardless of vaccination status. It is not required unless the state or County of Monterey mandates it. Hand sanitizer will be available at the registration table, and throughout the conference hotel for all.
If you have been exposed to Covid 19, feel sick or have a fever, please do not attend.