The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Behavioral Health Conference (BHCalCon™)! BHCalCon™ is CBHA’s new statewide behavioral health conference open to the general public.

Historically, CBHA has held policy forums open only to our members. Our forums have always featured top California behavioral health leaders that engage with the attendees and share policy-rich information that is critical to the success of behavioral health agencies. We are excited to expand the audience, increase collaboration in the community, and widen our network of support which is why BHCalCon™ will open registration to nonmembers. 

BHCalCon™ is CBHA’s first statewide behavioral health conference in California that will cover all aspects of behavioral health within our healthcare system and designed for staff members, practitioners, administrators and management who work in the behavioral health arena. Specifically, individuals who work in the areas of child welfare, probation, education, health care, clinicians in private practice, and insurance. Our goal is to provide a wide range of learning opportunities that cover the continuum of best practices in children’s mental health; adults/older adults mental health; substance use disorders; finance and billing; quality improvement/quality assurance; intercultural effectiveness; and business practices that support sustainability. 

We encourage you to take this opportunity to engage with behavioral health agencies, counties, treatment providers and peers. Join us! 

CBHA Behavioral Health Conference
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina
October 2-3, 2019
*Reservation link is also located in the confirmation email after registration has been confirmed.

Group Registration Discount
Register three attendees from the same organization for the full conference and receive a discount for any registrants after the third registration. (
After you register three attendees at full price, any attendee after the third registrant will get $50 off their registration fee). Registrations will be verified before discount code will be released. Please email [email protected] with subject line “Member Group Discount” for the code. Discount codes have restrictions.



Thank you to our following Exhibitors and Sponsors who help make this conference possible!

CBHA Business Associates Member Exhibitors

        General Exhibitors and Sponsors  


Agenda Overview

October 1, 2019 (Members Preconference)
1:00 am - 5:00 pm - Opening Member Session & Policy Meetings
5:00 pm

October 2, 2019
8:00 am - 4:45 pm
- Opening and Sessions
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Welcome Reception

October 3, 2019
8:30 am - 3:45 - Morning and Closing Sessions

Featured Speakers


Kelly Pfeifer, MD
Newly Appointed Deputy Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services
California Department of Health Care Services


Chuck Ingoglia
President & CEO
National Council for Behavioral Health


Toby Ewing
Executive Director
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission


Lisa Eisenberg, MPP, MSW

Policy Director
California School-Based Health Alliance


Monica Nepomuceno
Education Programs Consultant
California Department of Education
















Open Minds

Sponsored by Qualifacts, and in partnership with CBHA, Open Minds presents "Is Your Organization Managed Care Ready? Provider Planning and Positioning for Success"

More speakers to be announced as they are confirmed.

Hotel and Travel Information

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina
300 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
*Reservation link is also located in the confirmation email after registration has been confirmed.

Room Rate: $209


Please make your room reservations at Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina here.

The special rate of $209 will only be applicable during these dates: Sept 30 - Oct 3. *Reserve your rooms before 5:00 p.m. PST on September 10, 2019. Check-in 4:00 pm | Check-out 12:00 pm


What's Around the Hotel?

Individual guest reservation must be cancelled and a cancellation number obtained (3) days prior to arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax cancellation fee. Individuals departing earlier than scheduled date will incur a one night room and tax charge. To avoid the early departure fee, attendees must advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in the scheduled length of stay. The Hotel will deduct any such fees that are collected from any amount you may owe as guestroom attrition.

Room Block Poaching and Piracy 
Room block pirates or poachers target event attendees, often positioning themselves as the official housing bureau for the event. They claim that rooms are selling out quickly or offer enticing rates to encourage people to act quickly and share their credit card details. When the booking date approaches attendees sometimes find out they have no accommodation booked or worse, are shunted to a substandard, out of town accommodation. The best approach is to ignore any hotels contacting you directly. The Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina is our only official hotel!

Parking Rates
Parking Garage is accessed to the RIGHT of hotel entrance driveway.
Guests Self-Parking overnight $20.00 | Guests Valet-Parking overnight $33.00

For Exhibitors and Sponsors

Be an exhibitor! Get your brand and services recognized. Reach BHCalCon's audience! Whether you offer health care products and service solutions or want to showcase your model programs and best practices, our conference is the place to connect with your ideal network. Exhibitor must first register and submit payment to secure a booth.

Exhibitor Registration - Business Associates/General


Read the Exhibitor Prospectus and see the benefits of being a vendor! We have sponsorship opportunities! Download Sponsor Packet  form here and follow submission instructions.

Advance Deliveries
Packages sent prior to Group’s arrival should be mailed with the following Shipping Label:

Attn: Name of Person Receiving Package
Group: BH-CalCon
C/o Jennifer Pepito
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel
300 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Hold for Arrival On: 10/01/19

The packages must be clearly marked with the recipient’s name, name of the meeting and arrival date. Hotel does not have storage space for crates, pallets or large shipments. Any materials to be sent to Hotel may arrive no earlier than 3 days prior to September 30, 2019.  Packages arriving 3 working days prior to the meeting may be stored at no charge. If storage exceeds 3 business days, a $25.00 per day storage fee will be added. A handling and storage fee of $5.00 per regular box less than 25lbs, $25 for 25-75lbs, $50 75lbs+, $100 for exhibit booths, cases and trunks.  Hotel will not be responsible for any loss or damage to materials sent to Hotel prior to September 27, 2019.  Unless other arrangements are made, any packages left unclaimed seven (7) days after the event without prior instructions will be disposed of.

BHCalCon Policies

Requests for refunds due to cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellation request can be emailed to [email protected]. A service fee of $100 will be deducted from all refunds of cancellation requests received prior to September 16, 2019. Registrants who do not cancel prior to September 16, 2019 and do not attend will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Paid registrants unable to attend the meeting may send an alternate. Substitution requests must be received in writing. A completed request can be emailed to [email protected]. A service fee of $50 will be charged for each substitution. Substitutions can be made prior to September 20, 2019. Participant or organization will be responsible for the fee.

Need assistance with registration? Contact us at [email protected].


About CBHA

California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) is a statewide association of county funded non-profit community agencies dedicated to the proposition that the people of California deserve a rational, comprehensive, community-based behavioral health system that is adequately funded to serve all those in need of services. We are their voice at the Capitol and with state agencies, and work to ensure that state and county programs support integrated services for children, youth, adults and the elderly which includes physical health, behavioral health, housing, social services, education, substance abuse services and vocational rehabilitation.