The California Hotel & Lodging Association produces and participates in many types of events for the benefit of our members and the industry.  From speaking at local industry meetings to statewide conferences, CH&LA seeks to educate and inform the lodging industry on the latest issues and opportunities.

We’re always adding educational events to keep the industry updated, so please be sure to keep checking back!

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"CH&LA's seminar series, Disaster Preparedness, was very timely and provided industry-specific examples, crisis planning, and opened up a dialogue with emergency planning personnel that was invaluable to those in attendance."

Jim Kelly
Regional Director, Loss Prevention
Marriott International


The Top Trends in Travel 2016

2016 is ushering in a new era for hoteliers and now is the time to prepare your hotel to take advantage of key trends in the coming year. This exclusive webinar will highlight the top traveler trends in 2016, with strategies to attract and satisfy today's demanding traveler. As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder empowers hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. Dedicated to the travel industry, the company's investment in traveler research helps hotels engage and influence travelers around the world across every web touchpoint. 

Work Comp Fraud Prevention Strategies

The problem: Fraudulent claims - Are increasing; Can be very difficult to disprove; Are increasingly being litigated; Are increasingly using Cumulative Trauma as the cause. The current system does not provide an effective barrier against fraud. Don't Just Accept!  Fraudulent claims can be reduced. We will discuss strategies, materials, message, and actions in the webinar. 

SFSDA Meeting

This month's meeting will be hosted by Michael G. Petricca, Director of Campus Safety, Academy of Art University. Please contact Jennifer Flohr to RSVP at

New Year, New Laws Seminar San Francisco

The New Year brings many legal and operational changes that could affect your profitability. Learn about them in this comprehensive seminar.

New Year, New Laws Seminar Orange County

The New Year brings many legal and operational changes that could affect your profitability. Learn about them in this comprehensive seminar.

American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)

ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. Nearly 2,800 top industry leaders attended ALIS in January 2015. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead.

Innkeeping As a Profession

Dream of becoming an innkeeper? Don't miss Innkeeping As a Profession on January 30-31, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA. This two-day workshop provides you a behind-the- scenes look into the innkeeping lifestyle. Sessions include: Finding the perfect inn, financing, marketing, operations and more. You get to ask veteran innkeepers your toughest questions, as well as and attend the InnSpire opening reception and trade show.

InnSpire Conference & Trade Show

Join us January 31 - February 2, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott as we celebrate CABBI's 25th anniversary at the 2016 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠. Keep checking back for details and updates on speakers, room reservations and more! Click here for a recap of the 2015 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠.

Competing with OTAs as an Independent

This webinar is for owners and managers of independent hotels and/or inns who want to rely less on bookings from Online Travel Agencies (OTAs). Attendees will learn how to get bookings without OTAs. Topics covered will include search engine optimization; improving website conversions; and how to evaluate the ROI of marketing efforts. 

HR in Hospitality Expo

The HR in Hospitality Expo will be held March 14-16, 2016, and is the only event specifically for HR professionals in your industry, making it your best opportunity to connect with colleagues who share your challenges during the networking reception and lunch discussions. Plus, you'll have time to visit exhibits about the latest products and services for the hospitality industry. Admission is free to qualified professionals.

AH&LA’s 2016 Legislative Action Summit

Save the Date! Stay tuned for more details coming soon...