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Wednesday, March 6, 2019


3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Registration Open

6:00 PM-9:30 PM            

COPAA Fun(d) Raiser Night (additional cost)

Dinner Cruise Down the Mississippi River Sponsored By A2Z Educational Advocates


Thursday, March 7, 2019


7:30 AM-9:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Two Day Pre-Conference All Day Sessions (additional cost)

One Day Pre-conference Sessions (additional cost)

10:30 -10:45 AM

Break Sponsored by 

Haynes Family of Programs – S.T.A.R. Academy

2:45 PM-3:00 PM

Break Sponsored by CAPCA, California Association For Parent Child Advocacy

5:00 PM-6:30 PM 

Thursday Evening Reception - Sponsored by Our 2019 Sponsors


Friday, March 8, 2019


7:30 AM-9:00 AM               

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Sponsored By Selene Almazan Law, LLC

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Two Day Pre-Conference Sessions (additional cost)

One Day Pre-Conference Sessions (additional cost)

10:30 AM-10:45 AM

Break Sponsored By Berney & Sang

12:00 PM 6:00 PM

Registration Open

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibits Open

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Break Sponsored By Huntington Learning Center

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Student Rights Initiative

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening Keynote: Haben Girma 

Communication Strategies to Create a Winning Story, Sponsored By Winston Preparatory School

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception/Exhibits - Sponsored by all 2019 Silver Sponsors


Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 AM-8:00 AM             

COPAA Annual Fun 5K Run or 1 mile Walk

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast By Cherry Gulch

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Student Rights Initiative

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Exhibits Open

8:15 AM-8:45 AM

New Member and First Time Conference Attendee Meet and Greet

9:00 AM-10:30 AM AM                              

General Session - Dr. Edward Fergus: The Problem of Disproportionality - What We Need to Do to Solve and Achieve Equity and Dr. Joseph Ryan:  Growing Concerns Regarding Using School Resource Officers to Manage Student Disciplinary Issues

Sponsored By Feinstein Education Law Group, LLC

10:30 AM-10:45 AM

Break Sponsored By Alpine Academy

10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Breakout Session I

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

Luncheon with Awards Sponsored By Bayes Achievement  Center


1:45 PM-3:15 PM

Breakout Session II

3:15 PM-3:30 PM

Break Sponsored By Law Office of Mark B. Martin

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Breakout Session III

5:30 PM- 7:00 PM


Reception/Silent Auction to benefit the Beth Goodman Scholarship Fund

7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment


Sunday, March 10, 2019


7:30 AM-8:30 AM                   

Full Breakfast Sponsored By Kule-Korgood and Associates, PC and Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Student Rights Initiative

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Annual Case Law Review Sponsored By Reisman Carolla Gran & Zuba LLP  

9:45 AM-10:00 AM


Coffee Break Sponsored By Mayerson & Associates 

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions IV

11:30 AM-11:45 AM



11:45 AM-1:15 PM

Breakout Sessions V



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