Register for the Forum!
Our 13th Annual Forum will be held in-person in San Diego, CA, on Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd. Offered at no cost to local governments, you’ll have the opportunity to network with climate and energy practitioners from throughout the state, learn about innovative projects and funding opportunities, and hear from key state agencies and climate leaders. So join us, and take your climate work to the next level.
City or County
Other Public Agency
Includes state and federal agencies, governmental councils and associations, Regional Climate Collaboratives, water authorities, conservation districts, ports, etc.
Non-profits with annual budgets less than $1 million
Non-profits with annual budgets more than $1 million
Includes colleges, universities, think tanks, etc.
Private Sector with less than $1 million in annual revenues
Private Sector with more than $1 million in annual revenues
Note: Speakers receive a reduced registration rate. Speaker rates are shared with speakers upon confirmation of attendance.
After September 1, 2022 NO REFUNDS will be offered. Refund requests will be honored if received by the September 1 refund deadline. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used at time of registration. Please allow 3 business days for any refunds to be credited to the original credit card provided at the time of registration.
Should a participant need to cancel their registration after the September 1 refund deadline (for whatever reason), they may replace themselves in the online registration system so long as this is done by September 9, 2022. After September 9, should you need to cancel and replace yourself (send a substitute if you can no longer attend), you must contact the conference organizers via email with the replacement contact information: email@example.com.
Free or discounted registration – as well as financial support for travel and accommodations – is available for people who would like to attend, but would also benefit from financial assistance.
Scholarships will be prioritized for people who identify as BIPOC and/or local governments and nonprofits that serve areas designated as low-income by AB 1550, “disadvantaged” by CalEnviroScreen, or “hard to reach” by the CPUC.
CCEC will be managing a mentorship program for attendees of the 13th Annual CCEC Forum! This program is intended to provide an environment that fosters learning and promotes personal and professional growth for young professionals in the climate and energy sector.
If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or mentee at the CCEC Forum, please complete the application linked below. The planning team for the CCEC Forum will do its best to match mentees to mentors, one-on-one, according to areas of interest and areas of expertise indicated in your application.
Book your room
Wednesday and Thursday rooms ARE available but must be booked SEPARATELY
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California
For those who are interested, we’ve also created a roommate request list which you’re welcome to sign up for.
COVID-19 Readiness: Keeping You Safe & Healthy at the 13th Annual CCEC Forum
The California Climate and Energy Collaborative is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment for the 13th Annual California Climate and Energy Forum. After 2 years of virtual events, we are looking forward to meeting in-person in San Diego. However we are intent on doing so safely because:
- We have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable and reduce the spread.
- COVID-19 can have long-lasting impacts on brain size, the cardiovascular system, and your overall health, regardless of the severity of your infection, or your vaccination status.
- The respondents to our pre-forum survey expressed overwhelming support for aggressive COVID-19 precautions.
- We have a responsibility to protect our own staff and volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible.
For the safety of all guests, we require all attendees to provide one of the following:
- Proof of Vaccination. Currently, the CDC considers individuals to be fully vaccinated: a) two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or b) two weeks after their single-dose vaccine. Proof of full vaccination must be submitted through the Forum registration form. CCEC will not retain copies of your proof of vaccination. Booster shots are not required at this time, but are highly encouraged due to the fact that attendees will be interacting in close proximity to one another.
- A Negative COVID-19 PCR Test, taken within 72 hours of checking in at the registration desk. Antigen tests will not be accepted. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, laboratory, or health care provider cannot be accepted. Acceptable test documentation includes: Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) or an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result. A matching photo ID is required.
- Mask Wearing will be Required, except while eating or drinking in designated areas, or presenting. Hotel staff interacting with attendees will be required to follow local guidance, and requested to follow Forum meeting guidelines.
Finally, CCEC asks all participants to adhere to the following safety practices:
- Be a good neighbor. When outside the venue, we ask that attendees take the necessary precautions to ensure they limit their exposure to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to: wearing a mask while indoors, social distancing, avoiding crowds, and enjoying meals outdoors.
- Sanitize. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration desk, throughout the forum venue, and during meals.
- Protect your peers. If you have COVID symptoms while at the meeting, please remove yourself from the Forum event spaces, isolate, and get tested. Notify event staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are symptomatic, or if you test positive. We will share information about a positive test with attendees, but will maintain your anonymity.
In the weeks leading up to the event, CCEC will provide attendees with locations where COVID-19 testing and booster shots are available.
These guidelines are currently more stringent than the baseline requirements set by San Diego County, or State and Federal authorities. But in the unlikely event that official requirements become more stringent than these guidelines, we reserve the right to adjust them accordingly.