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2016 Election for State Officers and Section Representatives

The CBEA Board is now seeking nominations for 2016 State Officers and Section Representatives.

Nomination Form (PDF - 9.59 KB)



Current Events


CBEA 2015 State Conference

Building bridges—Creating Partnerships

November 13-15, 2015

Hilton Long Beach Hotel/Executive Meeting Center

701 West Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA  90831

Conference Flyer (please share with your colleagues)

Call for Presenters (PDF) (Online)

Session Threads:

   o   Entrepreneurship/Small Business

   o   Marketing/Retail Management

   o   Hospitality/Tourism

   o   Global Trade/Logistics

   o   Information Communication Technology/Digital Media


   Registration Fees (PDF)

   Registration Form (PDF) (Online)


   Fees (PDF)

   Tentative Exhibit Times (PDF)

   Exhibitor Contract (PDF) (Online)

Tentative Agenda

Keynote Speakers

   Friday Opening General Session

   Saturday Exhibitors' Luncheon

   Sunday Awards Brunch

Breakout Sessions geared toward both educators and business professionals (60 minutes)

Opportunities for educators

   o   Resources/tools to enhance their educational delivery

   o   Curriculum/materials to match the courses/lessons they are teaching

   o   Networking/connections to use as experts, classroom speakers, student mentors

Opportunities for business professionals

   o   How to improve the business operations/bottom line

   o   Possible partnerships with educators – to assist in better preparing graduates/future employees

   o   Networking to serve as a mentor, classroom speaker or member of an advisory committee

Bring Your Own Device Sessions (FREE 90-minute sessions)

Tours ($25 each)

Parking $10/day (in/out privileges)


Long Beach Hilton Hotel and Executive Conference Center

·         Hotel rate $149/night (15% room tax)

·         Reservations (Online) (Telephone 800.445.8667 Ask For CBEA State Conference Rate)

Past Events


CBEA returns to Monterey!

November 14-16, 2014

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Monterey, California

Conference Program


Keynote Speakers (Notes/Handouts)

Hands-on Computer Workshops (Handouts)

Breakout Sessions (Notes/Handouts)

  • Introduction to the 2014 CBEA State Conference
  • The Benefits of Collaboration For All Stakeholders
  • Be the Assistant Every Executive Manager Needs
  • Succession Planning: The Evolution of a Family Business
  • Using Twitter for Informal Learning
  • Financial Literacy and Income Tax--Understanding Your Role
  • Social Collaboration Tools for Internal Communication
  • Meet Your Deputy Sector Navigator
  • Building Effective and Lasting Industry Partnerships
  • The Power of Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Hey, Manager/Administrator! There's an App for That!
  • Integrating a Global Perspective into the Business Curriculum
  • Developing Business Partnerships and SELLING Your Program
  • Incorporating Emotional Intelligence into the Traditional Business Curriculum
  • How a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher BYOD
  • Tales from the Trenches-A step by Step Approach to Building a Strong FBLA Chapter
  • Is Your Idea a Business? 2 Minutes to Pitch!
  • Turning Risk into Success: A Teen Entrepreneurship Program
  • Augmenting Reality in Your Classroom BYOD
  • The Power of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Chair the Fed: An Online Game to Teach Monetary Policy
  • Visual Literacy: The Silver Bullet for Common Core
  • Student Engagement--The Flipped Classroom
  • Teaching and Serving Students of Hidden Diversty
  • Generation Z: A Millennial Teacher's Perspective
  • Campfires in Cyberspace: Reversing the Tower of Babel
  • iCEV On-line Curriculum



$350 Stipends were awarded to 10 High School and ROP/C CTE instructors thanks to a grant from the Business Education Leadership Project of the California Dept of Education!

CBEA regrets to announce the passing of Bob Thompson, long-time CBEA member, former CBEA Advocate, and friend to business educators across the West.  

CBEA State President 1968-69

CBEA Advocate 1985-1995

Founder of the Lee Thompson Award

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