Create the Magic - After School Program Professional Development Institute 2012 will be held at the California State University, Chico campus, immediately adjacent to downtown Chico.



C onference registration will be held in the lobby of the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium on W. 2nd Street between Chestnut and Hazel streets. Wednesday, August 1st & Thursday, August 2nd, 2012, conference group sessions will be held in the BMU including keynote speakers. The BMU is an exceptional facility equipped with state of the art sound and lighting and has earned a reputation as one of Butte County's leading special events and meeting venues.


Concurrent sessions will be located throughout the BMU building and classroom on the campus, including technology labs for hands on learning environment. A complete schedule of events and maps of campus will be available upon conference check-in.



From Highway 99 Going North to Chico

Highway 99 North to Chico. Exit Highway 99 at Highway 32 turning left into E. Eight Street to and through downtown Chico. Continue west to Chestnut Street. Turn right on Chestnut Street and continue north for six blocks to W. Second Street and the University.


From Highway 99 Going South to Chico

Take the E. First Avenue Exit and turn right. Go west to the Esplanade and turn left into the Esplanade into downtown Chico and into Broadway. Turn right on Second Street and go three blocks to Chestnut Street and the University.



Parking will be available in the campus parking garage located on the corner of West 2nd and Cherry Streets. Upon entering the lot,  drive up to the third level and park. You do not need to purchase a permit at the ticket kiosk as long as you parked on the third level.


City Parking is also available. You may use any of the street parking south of campus (free and metered). Metered spaces are .50 cents per hour.


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