2021 CALAFCO Annual Conference

2021 CALAFCO Annual Conference

Join us for the 2021 CALAFCO Annual Conference - it will be great to see you again...yes, in person...after 2 long years! And, we are celebrating CALAFCO's 50th anniversary! October 6 - 8, 2021 in beautiful Newport Beach.

Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open! We are still putting the program together but rest assured there is plenty of time built in for networking and reconnecting. Secure your spot at the Conference - complete your registration today and make your hotel reservations. While we are not planning a mobile workshop this year, we are still planning the infamous LAFCo 101 pre-con session, along with some great general sessions, a round of scheduled breakout sessions, and for the first time this year, in addition to regional roundtables we are hosting topical roundtables. To see what's on tap for now, download the Conference Announcement.  The Preliminary Program is now available (and subject to change as sessions are still being finalized). 

Conference Registration

Registration is now open. We are pleased to offer registration rates from 2019 this year. You can register one of several ways. You can register and pay online here. Or, if you are paying by check, download the fillable registration form and once complete, send it and your check to the CALAFCO office. Early Bird registration rates apply to all registrations for which payment is received by CALAFCO by August 31, 2021. There are no exceptions to this deadline. All registrations and payments received after that date will be subject to the full rate. Deadline to register is September 17, 2021.

Hotel Reservations

This year we are at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach John Wayne Airport. Conveniently located near the John Wayne airport, the newly renovated hotel offers free shuttle service to/from the airport. We are just 14 miles from the happiest place on earth (besides the CALAFCO conference location, of course), Disneyland, and a short 4 miles to Fashion Island. (CALAFCO is currently working with the Visitors Bureau to secure special prices for local attractions.) Make your hotel reservations today. Special Conference rate of $194 (excludes taxes and fees) offered 3 days pre-and-post Conference based on availability. Room reservation cutoff is September 6, 2021. You can make your hotel reservations directly online here or by calling the hotel at 949-975-1234 and referencing the CALAFCO event. 

The hotel is taking many safety precautions to keep all of us safe and healthy.  Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment builds on their pre-Covid cleaning and safety protocols and now adds numerous layers of additional cleaning and protection. Please download their detailed safety and cleaning protocols to learn more. 

Unique Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us this year as a Sponsor. Our sponsorship packages deliver wide-reaching exposure that will help you achieve your industry goals.This unique networking environment has the potential to cultivate long-lasting and constructive relationships that are relevant to California's thoughtful growth and sustainability. To learn more about this partnership opportunity, we invite you to look at the Conference Sponsorship booklet. If you would like more information on these unique sponsorship opportunities, please contact CALAFCO's Executive Director at 916-442-6536 or at info@calafco.org

Things to do in Newport Beach

The Conference room rate is available 3 days pre-and-post Conference, based on hotel availability. There is plenty to see and do in beautiful Newport Beach! Our friends at Visit Newport Beach put together a wide array of options especially for CALAFCO...check them out here.  You can find places to visit, things to see, restaurant and shopping guides, and all kinds of other great stuff. 

We want to see you in Newport Beach - we miss you! 



CALAFCO Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. Registrations are considered complete upon receipt of fees.
  2. Cancellation requests made in writing and received by September 21, 2021 receive a 100% refund less $25 handling fee and any transaction fees.
  3. Credits are not issued for any cancellations.
  4. Registration fees are transferable to another person not already registered provided the request is received in writing. Deadline to transfer registrations is September 30, 2021.
  5. Registration fees for guests and special events are not transferable and are fully refundable (minus any transaction fees) if requests are made in writing and received by September 21, 2021 or if the special event is cancelled.
  6. Cancellation requests must be made by e-mail the CALAFCO office.
  7. Cancellation requests made after September 21, 2021 are not eligible for a refund.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 13:00 to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:59
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach John Wayne Airport
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660