Program Information & FAQs


Join us for the 2019 California/Western States Chapter Conference
October 2-4, 2019 - Harrah's/Harvey's South Lake Tahoe

When should I arrive?

The conference begins with the Communications Fair and Welcome Reception on Wednesday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Join us for drinks, appetizers and great networking games!

The closing session will conclude on Friday at 3:00 PM. The hotel is holding a small block of discounted rooms through the weekend if you wish to extend your stay. Reserve your hotel rooms early and if you plan to stay the weekend you must make those reservations prior to our cut-off date of September 10th!

About the Breakout Sessions:

The CAWS Chapter offers four tracks throughout the conference so employee owners of all experience levels gain from the information provided. Whether you are brand new to ESOPs, experienced with ESOPs or a Senior Manager, the Annual Conference has sessions and networking for everyone! The draft outline for the breakout sessions is below:


Golf Tournament:

The CAWS Chapter Conference golf tournament is set for Wednesday, October 2nd. All tournament proceeds go towards the Employee Ownership Foundation.


Lake Tahoe Golf Course


Wednesday, October 2nd - Noon shotgun start

Communciations Fair:

Join us in the Communciations Fair for the Opening Reception! Visit the Communciation Tables as companies showcase their communciation materials and events from the last year and partake in the Opening Reception networking game!

The Opening Reception and all conference breaks are held in the Communciations Fair.

Is your company interested in participating in the Communciations Fair? Email registration@caws-esop to sign up

Professional Members: Sponsoring companies (depending on sponsor level) receive a table in the Communications Fair.