California Communications Association

CalCom Annual Conference

October 20-23, 2019

The Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa



Click here for registration forms.


The Annual Conference is an opportunity for our Member Companies, along with Associate Members to gather in one location to discuss both state and federal issues that impact our industry.  The conference also offers networking events allowing our members to reconnect with familiar faces, and meet some new ones!  We hope you will join us once again in beautiful Sonoma, California!

This will be a memorable year for us and you won’t want to miss the exciting things we have planned.  See the Schedule of Events here. Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), and Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) will be joining us, as well as California GOP Chairwoman, Jessica Patterson! 



The “Sonoma Experience” will include: transportation to/from “Cornerstone Sonoma”, the headquarters of Sunset Magazine’s Gardens which features a variety of wine and spirits tastings, boutiques, and immaculately manicured gardens all nestled near the Sonoma Foothills.  A catered lunch, wine tasting, tours of the gardens, and a craft cocktail contest at Prohibition Spirits Distillery will await guests who purchase tickets for this event.  Each ticket holder will receive a beautiful, insulated wine tote.  The “Sonoma Experience” has limited availability and will sell out!  Purchase your ticket on your registration form


BE A CONFERENCE SPONSOR AND GAIN VALUABLE RECOGNITION FOR YOUR COMPANY!!  CalCom is offering more ways to recognize our sponsors.  All conference sponsors will receive recognition on the CalCom website, professional signage at the event, and their logo in the on-site program. View Sponsor Package here.

Associate Member Tabletop Sponsorship: This is an exclusive opportunity for Associate Members to set-up an 8′ tabletop display near the conference session area to promote their products and services to conference attendees on Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 23rd. Note: This item is listed in the sponsorship package above, and not on the registration form.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS: The Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa at 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA  95476 is the host hotel for our 2019 Annual Conference.  To make a reservation, please call their toll-free number 888-710-8008, and identify that your reservation is under the CalCom Conference Room Block.  You will receive the group rate of $319 per night if you make your reservation by September 23, 2019.  After this date, rooms and rates will not be guaranteed.  You may also book your reservation through our online group link here.

**Please note that while both the reservation link and guest room reservation confirmations from their system will always reference the current standard resort fee amount in addition to the group rate, our guests upon check-in and once in-house, will have only the contracted $20 resort fee applied to their group rate room reservations, as they are not able to alter the default resort fee verbiage in their main reservations system.  This resort fee provides over $160.00 in daily value and includes:  in-room bottled water replenished daily, complimentary local calls, complimentary enhanced Wi-Fi throughout hotel (does not apply to meeting space), resort transportation to and from Sonoma Plaza available on-request for individuals, daily sangria offering (2 per room) and dessert from Bean & Bottle Coffee & Wine Bar, daily yoga classes, daily nature hikes,and nightly wine tasting with local producers.





Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and golfers who attended the Annual Conference in Monterey, CA.  It was a beautiful location for this year’s gathering of executives and associate members!  We captured some photos that highlight some of the speaker sessions, our award recipients and networking events throughout the conference.  Please view photos here!

Thank you to everyone who sponsored an event or contributed to the Robert Ringman Scholarship Silent Auction!  We appreciate your generous contributions.  The Silent Auction profited $880.00, which will go directly into the RRSF fund to award family of CalCom members with financial assistance to continue their college career.  Funding and awarding scholarships each year is a top priority for CalCom, and we sincerely thank everyone for contributing and bidding on items through the silent auction.

We would like to thank all of the fantastic speakers and industry experts who presented over the two days of programming.  We appreciate the time and diligence you put into bringing the most up-to-date information to our conference attendees.

To download a copy of Keynote speaker Mike Madrid’s powerpoint presentation click here.

If you have suggestions for topics you would like to see at future conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact the CalCom office with your suggestions.

Thank you to our generous SPONSORS:

  • Aldrich CPAs & Advisors                                     
  • BKD CPAs & Advisors
  • Calaveras Telephone
  • Cal-Ore Telephone Co.
  • Calix
  • ECI Telecom
  • Government Strategies
  • GVNW Consulting
  • Loomis Advocacy Solutions
  • Moss Adams
  • MP Nexlevel
  • NECA
  • NISC
  • Ponderosa Telephone
  • Sebastian
  • Sierra Telephone
  • Transcon Environmental
  • Varcomm
  • Volcano Telephone