Annual Training Conference

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26th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference

People, Purpose & Passion: Our Pathway to Success!
February 26 thru 29, 2024
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Hyatt & Overflow Hotel Booking Information: Book Your Hotel Room HERE | Discounted $18 self-parking per night with in-and-out privileges.

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2024 Conference Homepage Register & Pay for Conference Agenda Online My Itinerary Agenda PDF Exhibitors Information Sponsors Information Speakers Information Students Information

Welcome Reception Information

For those who want to earn CEUs (REHS/ICC Contact Hours), please review the Detailed Session Check In/Check Out Instructions Page - OR   VIEW PDF TriFold Image of Check in out

Shuttle Services - The CUPA Shuttle and San Mateo County van will pick up and drop off at the front of the Hyatt Regency and will loop to and from the following hotels - Bay Landing Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Embassy Suites by Hilton (VIEW FLYER FOR DETAILS)


- CUPA-2024 Pre-Registration Games - Topgolf Swing Suite

- CUPA-2024 Cornhole Cup Poster with Sponsors

Select Your Lunches Please select your lunches, if you are registered, to make sure you get the lunch you desire at the 2024 Conference.

Add Your Cell Phone Number Please add your cell phone number that you will have with you at the 2024 Conference to your member profile so you will be able to print your name badge.  NOTE:  If you don't add your cell phone number, you will have to stand in line at the Conference to get your name badge.

CornholeSponsorship Opportunities - Attendees Notebook, Name Badges, Name Badge Lanyard Reel, Coffee Service, Golf Tournament, Opening Ceremony, Industry Stakeholders Meeting, Cookie Break, Welcome Reception, Band, CUPA Cup Event, Pre-Registration Party Game, Atrium Reception Game, Sponsor and Exhibitor Enhancements, Raffle Prize Donation

Co-Conference Chairs: Marjorie Terrell, San Mateo County; Mario Tresierras, LA County Fire Dept.; Jason Boetzer, CalEPA; Kristen Ward, San Bernardino Fire Dept.


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Download and read the 2024 CUPA/PA Scholarship Announcement.

Excel icon 2024 CUPA/PA Scholarship Travel Expense Claim (Reimbursement Form) - Mail Completed Form and Attachments to PO Box 2017, Cameron Park, CA 95682 by 03/31/2024

The CUPA Forum Board (CFB) has been recipient to money designated for training or specifically for the annual CUPA Conference from a variety of enforcement cases. In most situations, court settlements specify conditions for the allocation of funds for training/conference costs and the CFB is restricted from distributions outside of the court's direction. A majority of the funds are allocated for use by Unified Program Agencies and are intended to train technical staff or assist in funding travel and expenses at the annual CUPA Conference.

Scholarship applications were due on or before October 13, 2023 with Manager approval The 2023 scholarship application process for the CUPA-2024 conference in now closed. For those who did submit their scholarship application, the next steps in the process are for your CUPA Manager to approve your application.  After that, it is sent to the CUPA Conference Team for a Final Review.  Once this is completed, your application will be approved or in rare cases declined.  Finally, to the complete the process, you must click on the green button in your Member Dashboard and "Accept your scholarship to become registered".  That completes the conference registration process.  Lastly, make sure you obtained lodging by going to the Conference Venue information page and booking your lodging reservation (if you are staying overnight per your scholarship application).  

Scholarships are available for CUPA and PA technical staff only, and cover the costs for registration fees. Independent contractors DO NOT qualify for scholarships.

As a reminder to CUPA Managers, your agency will be required to cover 50% of the actual scholarship reimbursed amount (including registration). We can invoice in April 2024, reimburse at 50%, or you can decide to cover specific costs like the registration fee or travel costs.

Award notices will be emailed to individuals and managers in December. We can invoice in March 2024, reimburse at 50%, or you can decide to cover specific costs like the registration fee or travel costs.
Award notices will be emailed to individuals and managers in December. 
Scholarship recipients are required to provide an overall conference evaluation and individual session evaluations for each Session attended.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:  Since we are holding an IN PERSON Conference in 2024, every scholarship recipient will be required to volunteer for at least one of the many assignments for this conference.  More information will be provided in the scholarship announcement and award letter.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CUPA/PA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:  For more information about the various volunteer opportunities, Download the CUPA/PA Volunteer Information PDF and visit the CUPA/PA Volunteers page to select a volunteer assignment.

You are currently not eligible to apply for a scholarship. In order to apply, you must be either a CUPA, PA, LOP, DAA, or Retired CFB EB. Please contact your manager about your eligibility.

Conference surveys help us prepare for each training conference. Please submit a conference evaluation on your last day of the training conference to let us know how we are doing. Please note that this conference survey is required for all scholarship recipients.

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The online Q/A form is to submit questions to training session instructors before or during the training conference. Have a question that you would like to ask before or after a session? Use the Q/A form, select the specific session from the list, compose your question and submit it. All questions will be forwarded to the trainer/instructor.

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