Sunday, January 29, 2023
The RP Group


Registration for RP Conference 2023 is now open!

This year’s conference will be held April 12-13 at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport. The conference will begin with an IRPE Newcomers session at 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 12. The conference will kick off for all participants at 9:45 am with a welcome session and opening plenary. Programming on the first day will run until 5:30 pm, followed by a reception. The second day of the conference on Thursday, April 13, will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

An optional post-conference workshop will be offered on Friday, April 14, from 9:00 am–12:00 pm, and may be added to your conference registration for an additional fee. You may also register for just a post-conference workshop.

Click here to register for the conference and/or post-conference workshop. Registration will be open through April 7.

For hotel and venue information, visit the Venue & Hotel page.



Participant/RP Group Member** – early bird*


Participant/RP Group Member** – regular


Participant/Non-member – early bird*


Participant/Non-member – regular


Presenter rate


*Early Bird Pricing Ends Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

**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 the current list of 2022-23 RP Group Institutional Members.

If your institution is not a current member but would like to pay 2022-23 member dues now to receive the conference member registration rate, go to:

2022–23 dues payments must be received by February 28, 2023 to qualify for the conference member registration rate.

All presenters on accepted sessions are entitled to the discounted presenter rate. Select the “Presenter” registration type from the dropdown menu on the registration form to receive the presenter discount. If you have questions about presenter registration, please contact Lila Tavelli at

Registration transfers are allowed and can be made by contacting Lila Tavelli at

Payment, Cancellations & Refunds

Payment may be in the form of credit card or check. Check payments are due by March 29, 2023. If you register after March 29, 2023 (assuming space is available) and would like to pay by check, please bring a check payment with you to the conference.

Credit Card Payment

Payment may be made by credit card directly in our registration system 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:

Make checks payable to: The RP Group

Mail to:

The RP Group
369-B Third Street #397
San Rafael, CA 94901

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

All cancellations must be made in writing via email to Non-payment will not result in automatic conference registration cancellation. Since attendees are permitted to register without payment, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically informed in writing.

Cancellation requests received by March 29, 2023, will be refunded in full, minus a $75 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after March 29, 2023.

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 March 29 or for the full amount of your registration for cancellations made after March 29. Note: The administrative fee includes transaction fees assessed by our online registration provider.

Cancellations due to a positive COVID-19 test:

Cancellations will be accepted after March 29, 2023, for registered attendees who test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the first day of the conference. Cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to and include proof of a positive COVID-19 test. The registration fee will be refunded in full minus a $75 administrative fee.

If you have registration or payment questions, please contact Lila Tavelli at

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | $160 for RP Group members and $195 for non-members

Click here to register for the Post-Conference Workshop (registration includes breakfast and morning refreshments).

Planning, Designing, Analyzing & Sharing Equity-Minded Qualitative Research

As institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) offices evolve to meet the needs of changing student populations, it is important to continuously center equity in the work that we do by collecting students’ lived experiences and sharing them with our campus communities. Institutional equity work increasingly calls for qualitative research methodologies as an important means to capture student voice to inform campus policies and practice, but IRPE offices are often underprepared to take on qualitative research projects. This activity-oriented workshop is designed to provide attendees with practical skills to design, implement, code, and share findings from student focus groups, interviews, and survey research in a manner that inspires and supports equity-minded change. In addition to learning about methods to design and administer efficient yet robust qualitative research projects, participants will have the opportunities to strategize and plan for their own institutional qualitative research priorities with a panel of veteran qualitative researchers from across the California Community Colleges system. 

Presenters: Janine Riopel, Cabrillo College; Brad Trimble, The RP Group

The RP Group is committed to protecting the health and safety of all who participate in RP Conference 2023. We will continue to monitor local (county), state, federal, and hotel requirements and will provide updates as necessary.

Vaccinations are not required to attend the conference. We encourage all attendees to test prior to traveling to the conference and to bring an extra COVID-19 antigen test with them in the event they begin to feel unwell during the conference.

At this time, the hotel does not require masking on the premises. Unless the hotel’s or local policies change, attendees will not be required to wear masks to participate in the conference, but we welcome and support anyone who chooses to wear a mask.