The 55th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference, "Social Studies at the Crest" will be held in Costa Mesa in 2016. Below are a few details to help guide you in making the most of your conference experience. Early Bird rates end January 15, 2016.

Attendee/Presenter

Conference Program At A Glance 

Friday, March 4

7:00am - 5:45 pm    Registration (Open All Day)

7:45am - 8:45am      Section A Breakout Sessions

9:00am - 10:00am    Keynote Speaker, Kenneth B. Morris; Section B Breakout Sessions

10:00am - 7:00pm    Exhibit Hall Open

10:15am - 11:15am  Featured Speaker/Scholar, Steven Hackel; Section C Breakout Sessions

11:15am - 12:45pm  Program Break/Local Council Meetings 

1:00pm  -  2:00pm    Section D Breakout Sessions

2:15pm -  3:15pm     Featured Speaker/Journalist, Miriam Pawel; Section E Breakout Sessions

3:30pm  -  4:30pm    Section F Breakout Sessions

4:45pm  -  5:45pm    Section G Breakout Sessions

Saturday, March 5

7:00am - 5:45 pm      Registration (Open All Day)

7:00am                       Legislative Breakfast with CCSS Analyst Fred Jones

7:45am -  8:45am      Section H Breakout Sessions

9:00am - 10:00am     Keynote Speaker, Jose Antonio Vargas; Section I Breakout Sessions

10:00am - 4:00pm     Exhibit Hall Open

10:15am - 11:15am   Featured Speaker/Scholar Erwin Chemerinsky; Section J Breakout Sessions                                 

11:15am - 12:45pm   Program Break

1:00pm -   2:00pm     Featured Speakers: Patrick Hunt,, Max Brooks; Section K Breakout Sessions

2:15pm -   3:15pm     Section L Breakout Sessions

3:30pm -   4:30pm     Featured Speaker/Scholar Charles Haynes; Section M Breakout Sessions

4:45pm  -   5:45pm    Section N Breakout Sessions

6:00pm                       Awards Dinner Featuring Speaker/Journalist Terril Jones


Sunday, March 6

8:00am  – 12:00pm   CCSS Board Meeting

8:00am  -    9:00am    Section O Breakout Sessions

9:15am -   10:15am    Section P Breakout Sessions

10:30am - 12:30pm    Keynote Speakers, Peter Kuznick


*Conference program ends Sunday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m.


Special Events

Friday Night Social

Everyone is welcome to join a fun filled evening reception located in the exhibit hall. Festivities begin at 6:30pm and include appetizers, book signings, and much more!

Legislative Breakfast

Learn more about the political issues facing History - Social Science at the Legislative Breakfast Saturday morning. 
(Tickets are $25 and may be purchased onsite.)

Awards Dinner

Join us as we honor colleagues at the Awards Dinner Saturday evening. These award recipients will truly inspire all that attend. (Tickets are $35 and may be purchased onsite.)

Download and print conference registration form.

Registration Rates

Join/Renew .........................................................................$60.00

Members

Early bird rate......................................................................$149.00
Member regular rate .........................................................$179.00
Retired/Student CCSS Member rate.................................$135.00
Saturday Only - Member....................................................$150.00
Group Member (10+ registrations) ...................................$135.00
Presenters ..............................................................................$50.00
Co-presenters.........................................................................$75.00
Poster Sessions.......................................................................$75.00

Non-Members

Early bird rate......................................................................$249.00
Non-Member Regular Rate.................................................$279.00
Saturday Only - Non-Member............................................$250.00
Group Non-Member ...........................................................$185.00
Spouse Registration..............................................................$120.00

Events

Legislative Breakfast..............................................................$25.00
Awards Ceremony (Saturday) ...............................................$35.00 

Group Rates

Non-member group rates (10 or more registrants) .......... $189 per person
Member group rates (10 or more registrants)  ...................$139 per person)

Onsite Member .......................................................................$253
Onsite Non-member ..............................................................$293

Conference Registration options

Click here to begin your online registration OR download and mail in your completed registration form with payment.

School PO's are accepted to hold registration. However, conference registrations will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa


Room rates: $142/night for single or double occupancy. Book now.

Self-Parking: $10/day

Valet for CCSS Overnight Guests: $18 valet/day




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