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Network. Collaborate. Learn.

Hosted by CollegeBuys, the Annual Purchasing Conference provides the opportunity for California Community College procurement professionals from across the state to network with systemwide partners, collaborate with their colleagues, and attend sessions by purchasing experts and a cast of inspirational speakers.

The 2017 Purchasing Conference will be held on April 12-14, 2017 at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Attendee and sponsor registration is now open.

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Agenda*

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Registration, Lunch, and Introductions
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Careers in Procurement: Now and in the Future
    Darin Matthews
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Legislative Update for CC Facilities: Prop 51 & Beyond
    Rebekah Cearley
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
    Legal Updates and Implementation
    Terry Tao
  • 3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker
    Chancellor Eloy Oakley
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Opening Reception
    First Shuttle to Reception: 4:45 p.m.
    Last Shuttle to Hotel from Reception: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    Case Study: Simplifying Travel and Expensing with Concur
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Cooperative Purchasing: Success Stories
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Organizational Tips from the Trenches of PACS
    Mina Hernandez
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Exhibit Hall
  • 11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    CollegeBuys Update
    Jennifer Keiper and Jorge Burwick
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
    Lunch Cruise
    Boat will depart at 12:30 p.m.
  • 2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
    CCC Handbook Release Panel
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
    Purchasing Professional Certifications
    Mark Logan
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Exhibit Hall and Vendor Raffles
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Improving Interdepartmental Communication
    Stephanie O'Brien
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Networking Mixer Catamaran

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Group Photo
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    CHESS Town Hall
    JC Sales and Mike Redmond
  • 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    Roundtable and Conference Wrap-Up

* Select sessions may be open to district attendees only. Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

2017 Sponsors

Office Depot logo
Proctorio logo
KYA logo
Blackboard logo
SHI logo
KI logo
Antron logo
Commvault logo
HP logo
Pepsi logo
Concur logo


PlanetBids logo
Alcatel logo
PVS logo
Konica logo

Ricoh logo
SitOnIt logo
Waxie logo
Wesco logo

Contact Us

Aileen Joy
Program Coordinator, CollegeBuys
T: 916.491.4468
E: ajoy@foundationccc.org

Location

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers a tropical elegance inspired by Polynesia. Located just steps from Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific, the Catamaran features private balconies or patios within each guest room, as well as views of the water or tropical gardens.

3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 113 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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