2018 CALED Annual Training Conference

Register Today for CALED’s 38th Annual Training Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the leaders in California’s economic development industry while learning new tools during the sessions on March 14-16, 2018 in Monterey, California. The conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on March 14th at 5:00pm. Watch for special pre-conference activities.

Engage will have 24 different breakout sessions from which attendees can choose. Register today to attend sessions that will teach you how to:

  • Attract the Right Businesses to Your Community
  • Preserve Businesses through Employee-Ownership
  • Work in a New Era for Business with the Gig Economy
  • Use Creative Options to Capture Local Sales & Use Tax
  • Revitalize Your Retail Space
  • Find Balance Between Housing & Economic Development

Click here to meet the CALED 2018 conference steering committee.

For conference scholarship opportunities, please click here.

Register for the conference now.

Date and Location

March 14-16, 2018
Monterey Marriott Hotel
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
CALED Rate: $189/night+tax
Room Block Deadline: February 13, 2018 or sooner if room block sells out.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Discount

If you choose to stay the weekend after the conference, you can get
discounted tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium courtesy of CALED.
Click here and enter store user name CALED1005 to purchase tickets.
Download the flyer.

Flash Your Badge Discount

When the conference is over, save money while checking out the Monterey sights using the “Flash your Badge” program. Make sure to save your conference name badge and take advantage of the savings. Click here to learn more!


While we are working on the 2018 conference agenda, as a refresher, here is a link to the 2017 conference agenda.


For conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact CALED’s Conference Consultant, Laura Cole-Rowe at (707) 631-5029. Click here to view conference sponsorship opportunities. Click here to sign up as a sponsor and select your sponsorship level online.

Early Bird Rate


Save $200 with the Early Bird Rate! This rate is open to all conference registrants. This rate is valid now through December 31, 2017. Don’t miss out on this discount!

CALED Member Rate


Effective January 1, 2018. If you or someone from your organization is a CALED Member, then you qualify for this rate. Membership dues must be current to select this rate.

Non-Member Rate


This rate includes a one-year Membership in CALED. This is not for current members, renewals, or lapsed members within the last 18 months. Membership runs from April 2018-April 2019.

CALED Culinary Crawl


Join our most successful networking event as we crawl through downtown Monterey on Thursday evening, March 15th. Each of the four groups will visit four different venues. Each venue will provide appetizers and one drink. This event sells out each year, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.



Register for the Fun Run. This morning run is on Friday, March 16th and will range from 2 – 2.5 miles. This is a fun and engaging way to start your Friday morning. You will also receive a 2018 Fun Run t-shirt! Registered runners will receive correspondence and details on the route prior to the conference.

Contact CALED

For questions regarding the Annual Training Conference, Registration and/or Membership, please contact Kristy Nong at (916) 448-8252, Ext. 13.


Thanks to Our Conference Host and Partner

Host: Monterey County – Click here to learn more about Monterey.

Partner: Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz)


Thanks To Our Sponsors

This Conference is Recognized by IEDC

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).