CARA Conference 2019

May 16-17, 2019 | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel | #CARAByTheLake

CARA Conference 2019, hosted in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, is an excellent opportunity for advancement research professionals to come together and learn about the best practices and trends emerging in our field. The conference offers two days of diverse educational sessions addressing the changing landscape of our field, as well as unmatched networking opportunities. 



Please note - Cancellations will be accepted until Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM and will incur a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received after April 5.


Individual Member:




Join CARA + Registration:

$470.00 - See below!

Single Day

Members: $200.00

Non-Members: $250.00

 Check out the final Program 

Hotel Information

CARA has secured a discounted room rate of $119 (plus applicable taxes, fees and $24 daily resort fee) per night for program attendees at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. To make your reservation, you may call (530) 544-5400 or click below and use the group code CARA.

The rate will be available through April 15 or until the block is sold out. Reserve your room today!


Lake Tahoe Activities

South Lake Tahoe has countless activities to offer visitors. Visit the blog below to see some suggestions.

Other suggestions:

  • Gondola rides at Heavenly
  • Shopping in South Lake Tahoe's bustling downtown
  • Shows and entertainment at one of the many nearby casinos
  • Take a boat ride around Lake Tahoe on the M.S. Dixie

Conference Speakers

Amy Berry - Keynote

As Tahoe Fund's Chief Executive Officer, Amy leads the organization’s efforts to get more environmental improvement projects completed around Lake Tahoe by engaging the private community’s support.  


 Katie Kreps - Plenary

After years working in the fundraising space of the non-profit world, Katie is passionate about helping non-profit professionals seek out the next step for their organizations.  


CARA Service Award Nominations

The CARA Service Award honors an individual who has contributed exceptional service above and beyond his/her regular work duties for the betterment of the advancement research profession, professional colleagues, and the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA).


Calling all Scholarship Applicants!

Interested in applying for our scholarship? Click the button below to fill our your form and submit your application!

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We can't wait to see you in South Lake Tahoe!

California Advancement Researchers Association

1900 Point West Way, Suite 222

Sacramento, CA 95815