Program Information



Join us at the 30th Annual Conference of the California/Western States Chapter of The ESOP Association, in beautiful Monterey, California with hundreds of Employee Owners as we Jazz Up Your ESOP

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Conference Information:


Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA  93940


Located on the scenic and world-famous Central California coast, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course offers a warm, contemporary ambiance, elegant furnishings and convenient amenities, giving both leisure and business travelers a respite of serenity and comfort.

When you first walk into the Hyatt Regency Monterey's spacious lobby, the hotel's Fireplace Lounge beckons, the perfect spot for relaxing with friends, having a drink or listening to live jazz. The hotel's guest rooms and suites feature such superior amenities as high-definition televisions, rain showers, plush Hyatt Grand Beds®, and a multi-functional work area with Wi-Fi. 

When should I arrive?

The conference begins with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Join us for drinks, appetizers and great networking games!

The closing session will conclude on Friday, October 5th at 4:00 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!

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!

Hotel Reservations:

The ESOP Association has a discounted room block at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. The group block is available until Friday, September 7th, or until the block is full.  Reserve your rooms early!
  • Single/double occupancy = $195/night plus tax
  • The resort fee is waived and ESOP Conference attendees receive the discounted parking rate of $5 per day.
  • All rooms include a refrigerator and coffee maker.
  • Complimentary internet is available in the hotel guest rooms, hotel lobby and meeting space foyer, but not available inside the meeting rooms.
  • Suite upgrades are available.
  • There is limited availability for discounted rooms through the weekend for those that wish to extend their stay.

Online room reservation link:

Hotel Transportation:

The Monterey Regional Airport is located two miles from the Hyatt Regency Monterey. The Hyatt offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Monterey Airport daily from 7:15 AM - 11:00 PM. Call (831) 372-1234 to request airport shuttle service. Ubers and Taxis are also readily avaiable at the airport and hotel.

The major airlines that fly into Monterey Regional Airport are American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Allegiant also offers discount flights to/from Las Vegas for any connecting flight through Las Vegas.

Golf Tournament:

The CAWS Chapter Conference golf tournament is set for Wednesday, October 3rd. All tournament proceeds go towards the Employee Ownership Foundation.


Del Monte Golf Course (onsite at the Hyatt Monterey)


Wednesday, October 3rd - 1:00 PM 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? 

Corporate Members: Please RSVP on your reservation form.

Professional Members: Sponsoring companies receive a table in the Communications Fair.