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CA Tobacco-Free Colleges Conference

Registration Back Open Until December 31st

UPDATE - The conference venue has expanded our meeting rooms and registration is back open.

The conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8th and 9th at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles

CYAN Staff Pegah and Sal are ready to get you checked in at the 2019 CA Tobacco-Free Colleges Conference!

CYAN Staff Pegah and Sal are ready to get you checked in at the 2019 CA Tobacco-Free Colleges Conference!

The conference is free and open to students, staff, safety officers, and faculty from public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the state, as well as volunteers and staff from organizations that have a stake in tobacco control. The conference will provide information and opportunities to attendees to be able to address tobacco issues, policy compliance on campus, and reduce tobacco use rates among campus communities. 

Conference Topics and Sessions

Click here to view the final agenda.

Click here to view the final agenda.

This conference will feature tobacco control researchers;, sessions on emerging products such as JUUL and marijuana, and policy enforcement; and strategy sessions for specific groups such as orange county campuses and student advocates. In addition, brainstorming and sharing sessions will be weaved throughout the conference to allow time for discussion, networking, and meeting colleagues from campuses and communities throughout the state. The nearly final agenda is available to the right.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the California Endowment at 1000 Alameda St. in downtown Los Angeles. The California Endowment is just two blocks from Union Station. Participants are strongly encouraged to take the train to the conference. The hotel rooms are reserved at the Double-Tree Hilton located 0.8 miles away at 120 S Los Angeles St. Shuttle service will be provided for participants that cannot or do not want to walk.

Additional Details

Conference Times

Participants will travel and check into their rooms at the Double-Tree during the evening of Monday January 7th.  The conference will begin at 8:30 am on Tuesday January 8th. On Wednesday January 9th the conference ends after lunch at 1:00pm.


Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Light refreshments will be served on Monday and Tuesday evening.

Travel and Lodging Costs and Scholarships

All student attendees will receive free room and free travel.  Travel and lodging scholarships are available to staff on an as-needed basis.  You will indicate your need for travel and lodging on the registration form.

Pegah Shamirzadi will confirm travel times with you by email before booking your travel.