When and where is the conference?

The conference is scheduled for October 6-7, 2022, in person at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Who should attend?

Programming will be relevant for CCCS Student Affairs staff, those interested in Student Leadership and Equity, as well as faculty and instructors teaching both online and f2f classes. This conference will offer a diverse slate of programming, as it follows more than two years of CCCS cancellations and postponements, and will combine several systemwide PD experiences into one. Of note: Teaching Excellence grant recipients will be presenting special sessions on their work from the year. In addition, colleagues from other institutions are welcome and encouraged to attend, with the understanding that some programming may be most relevant to the CCCS-affiliated. We look forward to seeing you!

Why should I attend in person?

First, the conference is FREE of charge to attendees! The CCCS Education Excellence Conference LIVE experience will offer attendees a presentation from renowned keynote speaker Dr. Shakti Butler; many sessions only available in person; networking opportunities; and some enticing door prizes (must be present to win!). In addition, breakfast, lunch, and an awards dinner will be provided to attendees on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch provided to attendees Friday.

Our conference venue, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, “produces, curates, and creates national-caliber arts, humanities, education, and entertainment” (Arvada Center website).  It is a pleasant and inspirational space, offering plenty of room both indoors and out for small group gathering or solo contemplation during breaks.

I’m interested in attending virtually. Will that be an option?

Yes, we invite you to register; we will have several online sessions available for virtual attendees. However, please note the full program will not be available online, and we will not be recording live sessions.

The conference spans 2 days. Is my registration for one or both days?

Registrants are welcome to attend both days; however, we understand many will have a special interest in attending only the Thursday or only the Friday events. Additionally, attendance may become capacity limited based on available seating for each day. Preference will be given to the intended audiences for each day (i.e., Thursday| Student Affairs and Friday| Academic Affairs).

With regards to the format: please do note that the registration form records whether you will attend virtually or f2f. It is important that you mark this carefully.

How do I register? How will I log in if I attend virtually?

Registration is open now at our website’s “Conference Registration” tab. Those registrants who indicate they will be attending virtually ONLY will find login information posted at the website the day of the conference.

Will the complete conference program be posted online?

Yes! Once our conference program is finalized, we will post it to the website. In the meantime, we have a conference schedule which broadly outlines the two-day event.

Are travel funds available for CCCS staff or faculty who live outside the Denver metro area? May I get reimbursed for gas mileage even within the Denver area?

Travel funds may be available at the discretion of your home college. Please reach out to your supervisor to inquire.

Will I be compensated for my attendance?

Special compensation for faculty and instructors is at the discretion of your home college. Please reach out to your supervisor to inquire.

What happened to the CCCOnline CONNECT conference?

With CCCOnline’s pending transition to Colorado Online @, the CCCOnline CONNECT Conference has been absorbed into this two-day conference. Please note sessions of particular interest to online instructors will be included in the programming on Friday October, 7.

For professional development purposes, will I be able to obtain a certificate of attendance?

We will be tracking attendance and after the event, will provide certificates of attendance on request. CCCOnline instructors will have their attendance added to their PD records within a month of the conference.

What is the dress code?

Business casual or smart casual attire is recommended for the conference.

Where is the venue? Is parking free?

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is located at 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO.
Directions (Bing maps);
Directions (Google maps)
Parking at this venue is ample and free of charge!

I would like to help sponsor this event. Whom should I contact?

Thank you for your interest! Sponsorship inquiries may be sent to julianne.vialpando@cccs.edu.

I have question regarding proposals, registration or attendance. Whom should I contact?

Please contact Liz Dzabic, Elizabeth.dzabic@cccs.edu