COVID-19 STATEMENT: In this unprecedented and unpredictable situation, we are continuing to monitor the status and safety of large group gatherings and direction from federal, state, and local officials. With the CWDA Annual Conference originally scheduled for an in-person conference in the fall, we are cautiously optimistic that the situation in our nation and state will improve; however, due to the uncertainty and safety of our attendees we have decided the CWDA Annual Conference will be held as a Virtual Conference this year in October 2020.

Registration will open in August and please check back for updates on the conference, scheduled events, presenters, and more! Stay healthy and well.

CWDA - the County Welfare Directors Association of California is pleased to host its 2020 Virtual Conference, October 7-8. This educational and highly regarded event has historically attracted more than 1,100 people eager to share best practices and policies in human services. The conference is a platform to learn about the latest in technology, service delivery, workplace efficiency, adapting to a pandemic and disaster-related response, and to further the important work of improving the wellbeing of children, families, aging adults, and individuals across California.

A broad array of professionals are expected to attend, including county human services directors, their managers and staff, state legislators and their staff, state administration and policy staff, advocates, academics, foundations, as well as statewide and grassroots organizations.

About Us

The County Welfare Directors Association of California - CWDA - is a nonprofit association representing the human service directors from each of California’s 58 counties. Our mission is to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Virtual CWDA Conference are now open! Click here to be directed to our Sponsorship Commitment Form including sponsorship levels available and benefits offered. For any questions or more information, please contact Lori Oates at [email protected].









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