Explore, Energize, Elevate

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the heart of California's capital as we convene Elevate: CALA’s Conference & Trade Show from June 3-5, 2024 in Sacramento. This event is an opportunity for renewed growth and connection. Engage with fellow professionals in invigorating discussions led by expert speakers who will delve into a diverse array of compelling topics. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of inspiration and discovery, reigniting your sense of purpose and leaving with a refreshed perspective. Step into the future armed with innovative tools and ideas, poised to carve an extraordinary path in your profession and beyond.

Earning your CEUs

CALA is a provider with RCFE, NHAP and BRN. To earn CEUs for a session, attendees are required to stay for the entire time and to check in on the CALA Events app when the session code is provided.

Please note that attendees can only earn CEUs for one session per time block.

New! Monday, June 3 | 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. | 1-Day Dining & Hospitality Track

Immersive Learning Opportunity for Community and Corporate Dining Leaders & Teams

For those attending this 1-day event, be sure to select it in the registration options.

If you’re looking for ways to empower your culinary team to spice up the dining experience, attract new talent and exceed resident and team members’ expectations – all while staying within budgetary parameters – you won’t want them to miss this rewarding and engaging, full-day experience. The menu for the day includes:

  • Meet & Greet – Attendees can enjoy a cup of coffee and meet fellow culinary specialists before diving into the learning experience.
  • Main Course – Four 1-hour culinary-specific educational sessions, packed with helpful insights and practical takeaways (includes lunch).
  • Dessert – Tasty dessert treats and afternoon coffee, followed by an inspiring keynote session.
  • Happy Hour – Attendance at the Trade Show, which includes wine tasting and appetizers.

Monday, June 3 | 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. | General Session

Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity

Opening General Session featuring Scott Shigeoka, Curiosity Expert and Author of Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World
While the best leaders and most successful companies use deep curiosity to cultivate productive, innovative and collaborative teams, this attribute remains overlooked and underrated by many. Want to learn their secret to successfully cultivating curiosity? Join this internationally recognized curiosity expert and author as he shares cutting-edge research and guides you through the cornerstone practices to integrate transformative curiosity into your workplace. You’ll leave with concrete methods to lead and inspire your team to greater curiosity and the potential for greater workplace productivity, innovation and success.

Scott Shigeoka is an internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker and the author of Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World, which was an Amazon Best Book of 2023, Porchlight Best Business Book winner and a “Must-Read Book” by the Next Big Idea Club. Scott has appeared on The Today Show, NPR, BBC, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and other outlets to spread the gospel of curiosity. Originally from Hawaii, he is known for translating research into strategies that promote positive well-being and connected relationships around the globe, including at the UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and through his groundbreaking courses at the University of Texas at Austin.


Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Sacramento & Safe Credit Union Convention Center

Overnight Rooms

Sheraton Grand Sacramento

(Across the street from the convention center)
1230 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Rates: $239
Cut-Off Date: May 22, 2024 (unless sold out earlier)

Sheraton Reservations

Tuesday Night Event | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Cafeteria 15L

This is a ticketed event.

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

Lanyards Dinner with CALA Dinner with CALA
Awards Celebration Luncheon Room Keys Conference App
Name Badges Name Badge Kiosk Monday Dessert Break