There are two AGS Conferences annually: a one-day Southern California Regional conference in the fall semester and a three-day state-wide conference in the spring semester. Conferences are planned, organized, and conducted by the students and advisors of college chapters. The fall conference, hosting 250-350, is held at a community college campus. The spring conference, hosting 600-700 members and advisors, is held at a hotel.
Both conferences feature keynote speakers and a variety of workshops on topics such as leadership skills, service opportunities, scholarship tips, fundraising, improving personal and communication skills, educational enrichment, diversity, computers and internet, and stress reduction techniques.
Each year the AGS State Board of Trustees awards over $25,000 in scholarships to outstanding AGS members at the spring conference. Each chapter may submit three candidates for these awards. The chapter advisors nominate students for recognition based on their membership record, academic grades and service. Scholarships include the Kathleen D. Loly Award for outstanding academic achievement -- $500, and the Ed Walsh Award for outstanding service -- $350. Chapter nominees must complete a two-page biographical essay, procure letters of recommendation, and submit copies of academic transcripts in the application process.