Annual Conference

AOA and CSU Member Attendees

Business Partners

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Dear AOA Colleagues,

On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am pleased to send the first of many invitations to join us for the 2018 AOA Annual Conference. The Conference will be held January 7 through 10 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency located downtown and across from the state capitol. The Sunday night banquet will be at the historic Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and our closing event will be at the California Museum where our state’s rich history and diverse people, customs and cultures are celebrated.

Our theme for this Conference is “CSU Auxiliaries – Helping Students Succeed” which continues our focus on student success and the CSU’s efforts to help ensure students’ timely completion of a rigorous, quality degree in preparation for a lifetime of achievement. CSU Auxiliaries continue to play a vital role in supporting this effort. Our Conference program will educate and inform attendees about successful practices and new approaches that auxiliaries can use to help students succeed.

Maximizing the hallmarks of our previous conferences, the Committee is dedicated to deliver inspiring keynote and general sessions, while providing valuable networking opportunities through educational sessions and interactions with Chancellors Office personnel and our important Business Partners.

The Educational Sessions are the core of the Conference and our Business Partners provide the critical sponsorships that enable us to continually produce a value-driven quality event. If you have an idea for a particular presentation, a session topic, or an impactful presenter, please contact our Session Planning Chair, Taren Mulhause, at Also, if you use or know of a product or service provider who would benefit from participating as an AOA Business Partner, please contact our Business Partner Chair, Fred Neely, at

This year, conference registration and event management processes have been developed utilizing the EventsAIR suite of software applications and processes for conference event management. EventsAIR offers the industry’s highest level of security, efficiency and productivity and we are excited to further develop this product to enhance the overall conference experience. Registration and the hotel room block will open in August and the Committee will be posting developing program information on a regular basis throughout the year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook ( and on your AOA Mobile App for the most up-to-the-minute conference updates and information.

If at any time you have questions about or suggestions for the Conference please contact me at I look forward to our time together this coming January in Sacramento.

Until then, continue serving our students well!

him Reinhart

Jim Reinhart
2018 AOA Annual Conference Chair/President-Elect
University Enterprises, Inc., California State University, Sacramento