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Fall Conference
CETPA, is pleased to announce our upcoming 43rd Annual Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Engineering the Future of Educational Technology”.
The 2003 Annual Conference for CETPA will be held in Santa Barbara November 19 – 21, 2003. Our venue will be the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel, which is a beautiful facility located next to the Pacific Ocean. To download the CETPA 2003 conference registration packet, please click here Download Registration

Call for Speakers    Vendor Registration

CETPA is in the process of developing its 2003 Fall Conference program for breakout sessions. Your participation will contribute to a successful conference. If you have a topic you would like to present to our attendees, please  complete the form below and return it to Jan Langtry at the e-mail address listed at the bottom of the form.


Once again, our exhibit space will be limited at the Fess Parker. Preference will be given to past supporters of CETPA, particularly those of you that participated in last year’s event. I strongly urge you to act quickly because the space will sell out early!




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   About CETPA

After more than 40 years with the same name, the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA) recently changed its name to the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA). The name change was approved by the association membership at the conclusion of the 42nd annual CEDPA Conference held October 16-18 in Palm Springs. Approximately 700 people attended the event.

 The CETPA board recommended the name change to more accurately reflect the changing role and responsibility of K-12 technologists. CETPA was established in 1960, when the first generation of computers (vacuum tube driven) was giving way to the second generation using transistors. Fast forwarding to the present, K-12 technology systems encompass all aspects of administrative and instructional information processing requirements. The association’s goal is to increase information sharing and communication among K-12 technologists on technology-related issues. Association membership is growing and currently stands at approximately 1,200 members. 

The association’s quarterly trade journal, DataBus, has a       circulation of approximately 2,250 and is available on our website. 

For information, contact:   

Mike Caskey

CETPA President 

209 525-5095

[email protected]

Nov. 19-21, 2003
Annual Conference
Santa Barbara, CA

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