Conference 2017 - Conference Program
TO: CALIFORNIA AG TEACHERS AND FRIENDS
Executive Director of CATA and Conference Coordinator
President, California Agricultural Teachers' Association
Chair, Secondary Division
Chair, Post Secondary Division
Chair, Operations Division
State Supervisor, Agricultural Education, California Department of Education
SUBJECT: CATA Summer Conference
Plans for Summer Conference 2017 are now beginning to develop. Please allow this to serve as your “First Call” to this big event to be held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo! The conference officially begins on Monday, June 26, 2017, with pre-conference activity beginning on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Conference registration MUST be submitted online this year. You can submit everything electronically by following the procedures outlined on our online registration (temporarily unavailable - complete pdf registration form instead). Once you have input your information, the final page will contain a receipt number, please print a copy of this page for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation confirming that you are registered. We strongly suggest that you pre-register for Summer Conference before June 1st, otherwise, some of the meal functions may no longer be available and the registration fee increases..
CATA Governing Board: Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., CATA
Governing Board will meet in Erhart Agriculture 10-223, for their semi-annual
New Teacher Orientation: University Teacher Educators, Visions 2030, and CATA President, Dave Gossman are planning an exciting and rewarding orientation program for all individuals who have not previously particpated in Summer Conference on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. They will meet with the new teachers in Erhart Agriculture 10-206.
Conference Registration: Registration will be conducted at the Arboretum - OH Unit on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., then again on Monday morning from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. outside the Performing Arts Center. The first General Assembly will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. Late registration will be handled in the Conference Operations Office in Erhart Agriculture 10-241.
Farm Show and Idea Show: Farm Shop - Building 9 will once again be the location for the Farm Show and Idea Show on Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:45 p.m.
Family BBQ: The Family BBQ on Tuesday will be at the Sports Complex on the Cal Poly Campus this year. The fun starts at 4:45 p.m. with softball, corn hole, children's games and shaved ice, with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.
The Curricular Code Committee meetings are to Tuesday, June 27. Coaches and others interested in the “A" list contests should plan to meet that after from 2:45 to 4:50 p.m.
The Superior Region is diligently working on plans for an outstanding evening at the Annual Banquet. It will once again be held at the Madonna Inn Expo Hall, so buy your ticket(s) early to guarantee a seat.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
CATA Membership Application Form (PDF)
CATA Conference Registration Form (PDF) - For your district use only.
2017-2018 CATA Leadership Opportunities
Conference Schedule (condensed draft version) (PDF)
Farm Show Reservation Form
Annual CATA Awards Banquet
CDE Contest Coach Registration
Tuesday Professional Sessions & Wednesday Professional Sessions
Agriskills Course Descriptions - Registration Form
San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Lodgings - Poly Canyon Summer Village - Embassy Suites (Mention CATA)
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Three-Week "Late Spring" Courses
Hack and Blast (unofficial CATA activity)