The Youth@Work 2019 Conference – Planet Shakers
Hilton Long Beach
January 22 – 24, 2019
Sponsored by the California Workforce Association


When Does Registration Check-In Open at the Conference?

Conference registration kiosk opens at 8:00 AM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 on the 2nd Floor – Promenade at the Hilton Long Beach.

Note: Pre-Conference Sessions start at 9:00 AM & 9:30 AM They are FREE and included with your conference registrations. 

Are There Any Meals Provided with My Conference Registration?

Below are the meals and snacks that will be provided to full conference attendees. If you have special dietary restrictions you will have the opportunity during the online registration process to notify staff, if you have multiple or non-listed restrictions please email, include contact information and dietary restriction details or call 916-325-1610.

Day 1: Late afternoon snack, and Welcoming Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres

Day 2: Continental Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, and Afternoon Snack

Day 3: Continental Breakfast  

Note: Day 1-3 Meals are not included for the following rate level; Presenter – Not Attending.

Is There a Link to Directions to the Conference Hotel?

Map and directions to the Hilton Long Beach can be found by linking to the hotel website,


Is There Hotel Shuttle Service Available?

Airport Transfers – DISCOUNT to & from Long Beach Hotels!

Book with Karmel Shuttle Service! Reservations are required, but quick and easy!

Click on this link to manage your transportation to and from your Hotel!

For reservations within 12 hours of your pick-up time, or to place reservations by phone, please call:

Toll free  1-888-995-RIDE (7433)

PROMO CODE: “CWA19” to receive your discount.

Conference Parking

Hilton Long Beach Parking:

  • Self-parking: $22.00 (Garage and surface)
  • Valet: $28.00 (Valet Parking)

City of Long Beach Parking:


  • 7 Golden Shore Parking
  • Union Bank Parking
Is conference hotel parking validated?

The California Workforce Association does not validate attendee, guest, exhibitor, presenter or sponsor parking for our conferences.

What should I wear?

Conference dress is business casual. The hotel and conference center temperatures may fluctuate, we suggest attendees dress in layers.

I went to Youth@Work conference last year; should I go again this year?

You bet! Just as your organization changes yearly, so does the Youth@Work conference in order to meet the needs of the ever-evolving workforce development system. This year’s Youth@Work conference is better than ever and will showcase engaging workshops, dynamic industry leaders, surprises and prizes galore! Get the latest conference program

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 Youth@Work conference functions and attendees for CWA marketing purposes.

Will there be an Youth@Work 2019 conference app?

YES! The Youth@Work 2019 App is live NOW. Our app is powered by our workforce partners at G*STARS.

Youth@Work 2019 conference official hash tag is: #YW2019

Is there conference exhibiting or sponsorship opportunies?

The California Workforce Association’s three yearly conferences offer organizations many ways to share out your organization’s services, programs and products. Exhibiting, Sponsorship, Advertising, and Literature Distribution for the 2018-19 packages and rates CWA 2019 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Catalog

Youth@Work 2019 conference exhibitor page go to> Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities

Ready to join us or would like more information on these opportunities, custom sponsorship packages or multi-conference discounts contact CWA Program Manager, Megan Bailey at for Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities. Sponsorship and advertising for Youth@Work 2019 closes December 28, 2018.

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)

You can request to be added to the CWA Conference list serv, email request to



How do I purchase a registration for the Youth@Work 2019 conference?

Online conference registration is available using the Active Events registration portal. Registration link opens Oct 8-12

For conference registration pricing information go to REGISTRATION INFO PAGE and scroll down to Youth@Work 2019 Conference Rates.


Is there conference early-bird pricing available?


Early Bird Member- $510.00, rate ends November 30, 2018
Early Bird Non-Member – $630.00, rate ends November 30, 2018

Out of State Early Bird – $510, rate ends November 30, 2018


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


Out of State Early Bird – $510, rate ends November 30, 2018

Out of State Regular – $590, rate ends January 18, 2019

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, the California Workforce Association requires that all conference attendees – even those who are not attending conference functions register for the conference. 


Presenter Attending Full Conference – $510, rate ends January 18, 2019

Presenter Attending Single Day – $390, rate ends January 18, 2019

Presenter Not-Attending Conference – $0, register by January 18, 2019

Ready to register…? Go to the Youth@Work 2019 Registration Home Page


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, complete the online registration using the “Invoice Me”, fill out the billing information and submit. Then please contact our office; 916-325-1610 or, Subject Line: Conference AMEX Payment Request.


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 Youth@Work 2019 experience, we hope you can attend the full conference.

Where can I address my special requirements or dietary restrictions?

If you require any special accommodations for registering or attending the conference please email and share specifics requests when describing any special needs or call 916-325-1610. Please request no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.

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 and share specifics requests when describing any special needs or call 916-325-1610. Please request no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.

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