This year’s conference was designed a bit different than previous events. Because we just completed our new Three-year Plan (3YP), LARAEC leadership decided to create a speaker event to kick off our 3YP implementation. We selected key speakers and presenters that target some of the areas that you, as our stakeholders, selected as our most pressing issues.  We will also share new resources and activities scheduled for the coming year and provide you with an update on the state of adult education in California. 

Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Schedule of Events

7:00 AM      Registration Opens

7:00-8:00     Buffet Breakfast and Exhibitors

8:00-9:45     Opening and Keynote Speaker #1

9:45-10:05    Exhibitors and Partner Expo

10:05-11:15   General Session & Keynote #2

11:15-11:30   Exhibitors and Partner Expo

11:15-12:20   Hot Topics Sessions

12:20-12:30   Exhibitors and Partner Expo

12:30-2:30    Lunch Session, Speakers, and Awards

Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City

Keynotes and Headliners

Keynote Session 1

Michelle Knight-Manuel

Educator and Author

Keynote Session 2

Mark Church

Educator and Author

Lunch Session

Carolyn Zachry

State Director and Education Administrator, CDE

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions

These sessions will feature micro-presentations from our hand-picked presenters, as well as an opportunity for discussion, sharing, problem-solving, and exploration on these important topics. 

Conference Exhibitors

LARAEC is proud to partner with our amazing exhibitors for this year’s conference! Please make time to visit them all!

ACT is a mission driven non-profit organization dedicated to helping all people achieve education and workplace success.

Christine Nieto

Burlington’s standard’s-based, fully blended curriculum offers courses that meet every English learners need-anytime, anywhere.

   Matthew Huffine

California Credit Union

            Mariam Nasiry                                         

Cengage/National Geographic Learning

Timothy Wells

First Financial Credit Union has been helping the educational community reach their financial goals with educator-focused products and services for over 89 years.

Therese EL Khoury

A credit union exclusively for school employees and their immediate family members.  FREE membership!

Kawana (Koko) Spicer

Pearson ELL’s mission is to empower teachers and learners with Learning Programs which support institutions to help their learners to ​be confident and be themselves in English.

John Antrasian

We believe students worldwide deserve access to technology to build English conversational fluency and open the door to opportunity. The FLOW platform combines advanced voice technology and a supportive community that helps learners to build confidence and speak naturally.

   Matt Sussman