Friday, November 17, 2017
The RP Group

Participant registration for the main 2017 Strengthening Student Success Conference (for both RP Group members and non-members) is now sold out. If you would like to add yourself to the wait list, please send the following information to and you will be notified if a spot opens up:

  • Full Name

  • Organization/Institution

  • Email Address

If you are interested in attending the conference as a room host, please see more information below. Registration for post-conference workshops is still open. To register, please click HERE.

Presenter Registration

Presenter registration has closed. If you will be presenting at a conference session and haven't registered for the conference, please contact Lila Tavelli

Post-Conference Workshop Registration

Each year, our post-conference workshops are held on the final day of the event. There is a separate registration fee for attending a post-conference workshop, and you can register to attend a post-conference workshop only or in addition to the main conference. Sessions last four hours and participants choose one workshop. 

To register for one of the first six workshops listed here, please use the main conference registration link. To register for the IEPI Workshop: The Art and Heart of Data Disaggregation: Exploring Students’ Complex Identities, click here.

Group Registrations

For those registering groups/teams, all registrations must include an individual’s name and contact information. Placeholder registrations will not be allowed (e.g. registrant name listed as “Participant 1”) and will be deleted with an email notification sent to the email address of the person who made the registration.

Registration Transfers

Registration transfers are allowed and may be made by the registrant (or the person who originally made the registration) directly in our registration system at any time without an additional fee. You may also contact Laura Triana at MeetingWise, LLC to help you with a transfer.

Room Host Opportunity

We know that colleges and districts do not always have enough professional development funds available to pay for everyone who would like to attend conferences. To this end, we are offering a first-come, first-served opportunity to attend our conference for free to those who would like to serve as room hosts. Find the list of room host responsibilities here. If, after reading the responsibilities, you are interested in being a room host, please contact Tracy Newell at MeetingWise, LLC. If you are interested in pursuing this option, do NOT register for the conference.


We want to encourage student participant in the conference and will waive the registration fees for California Community College students who wish to attend the conference, in particular if they are presenting as part of a session. If you have a student who is interested in attending, please contact Lila Tavelli at the RP Group.

For attendees from RP Group Member* Institutions

Main conference participant rate: $525

Post-conference workshop participant rate (includes lunch): $135

For attendees from Non-Member Institutions

Main conference participant rate: $625

Post-conference workshop participant rate (includes lunch): $160

For Presenters (Member and Non-Member)

Main conference presenter rate: $475

Post-Conference workshop presenter rate (includes lunch): $65

* The RP Group Member registration rates are available to participants attending from California Community College institutions (college or district office) that are current RP Group members. To confirm the membership status of your institution, please see current list of 2016-17 RP Group Institutional Members.

If your institution was not a member in 2016-17, you can sign up as a 2017-18 member now so that your institution will receive the conference member registration rate.

2017-18 dues payments must be received by 8/31/17 to qualify for the conference member registration rate.

Payment may be made immediately by credit card or by check submitted by the dates listed below. Purchase orders are no longer accepted. Due to the demand for the conference, timely payment is critical in order to secure your spot. 

For all registrations made by June 30, 2017, check payments are due by July 31, 2017. For registrations made between July 1 and July 31, payments are due by August 15, 2017. For registrations made between August 1 and September 8, 2017, payments are due within 15 days of the date of registration. Those who register after September 8, 2017 have the option of paying by credit card at the time of registration or can bring check payment with them to the conference.

Please note that if we do not receive your payment by the deadlines listed above, we will cancel your registration and release your spot. Registrants are responsible for working with their institutions to provide a check payment prior to the conference. If we have not received your check by the dates of the conference, we will take a credit card number onsite to guarantee payment.

Credit Card Payment

Payment may be made by credit card directly in our registration at the time of registration or at a later date. If you would like to pay by credit card at a later date, you will need to select "Pay by Check" and then go back into your registration (using the link in your confirmation email) to switch to a credit card payment when you are ready to pay.

Check Payment

Checks should be made out to "The RP Group," and mailed to:

The RP Group
c/o MeetingWise LLC
1590 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite D411
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

* Please include your registration ID# or name on the check *

The following cancellation policy applies to all registrations:

All cancellations must be made in writing via email to Laura Triana at MeetingWise, LLC.

Cancellation requests received by September 8, 2017 will be refunded in full, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received from September 9-22, 2017 are subject to a $75 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after September 22, 2017. If you selected "Pay by Check" and your check has not been received by your cancellation date, you will be billed for the cancellation fee (for cancellations made by September 22) or for the full amount of your registration (for cancellations made after September 22). 

Note: The administrative fee includes transaction fees assessed by our online registration provider. 

If you have registration or payment questions, please contact our conference planning team, MeetingWise, LLC at Laura Triana at MeetingWise, LLC and someone will get back to you within 48 business hours.