Past Conference & Symposium Presentations


2020 CWDA Virtual Conference

This year, CWDA welcomed over 1,400 attendees to our first ever virtual conference in October. We had phenomenal keynote speakers who are noted below and a wide-array of fantastic breakout sessions.

Below are PDF versions of breakout presentations from those presenters who shared visual presentations with CWDA. 

Keynote speakers:

  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka  - Author/Illustrator of “Hey Kiddo”
  • Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy  - Understanding and Addressing the Subtleties of Racial Trauma 
  • Cristela Alonzo​ - Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian who made TV history in 2014 by becoming the first Latina to create, write and star in a network TV sitcom. Cristela was also the first Latina to star in a Disney Pixar movie when she starred as Cruz Ramirez in “Cars 3.”

Below are the breakout session presentations:


2019 CWDA Annual Conference

This year, CWDA welcomed nearly 1,000 county and state workers, advocates, and others to the Monterey Conference Center in October for our largest conference yet. We had a fantastic presentation from California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, workshops with the Unconscious Bias Project from UC Berkeley, and engaging breakout sessions on wide-ranging program areas. 


2018 CWDA Conference Presentations

The CWDA annual conference in 2018 was held at the Marriott in Anaheim from October 10 – 12. In between a packed schedule of breakout sessions, attendees were inspired and engaged by five keynote speakers:


CWDA 2017 Conference Presentations

The CWDA 2017 Conference was held October 4-6 in Sacramento. Over the three days, attendees heard from five dynamic keynote speakers:


CWDA 2016 Conference Presentations

The CWDA 2016 Conference was held October 5-7 in Anaheim, with more than 900 people in attendance, the association’s largest conference to date. Over the three days, attendees heard from four dynamic keynote speakers:


CWDA 2015 Conference Presentations

For a full lineup of CWDA’s 2015 Conference sessions and speakers, see the on-site program brochure. The following list is limited to speakers who shared visual presentations.


CWDA 2013 Conference Presentations


CWDA 2012 Conference Presentations