Friday, June 27, 2008

Conference Updates from NACAC: Registration, Badges, Housing, Preconference Workshops, etc

The early bird deadline for registration is July 11. Don't miss out on the premier education and networking event for the college admission counseling profession—register today for the National Conference.

Badge confirmation emails will be sent in late-August to all participants registered by August 14. These emails will confirm exactly what will be printed on your national conference badge in September and the address to which we will mail registration materials in early September. If you are changing institutions over the summer, email your updated contact information so that we email and mail your materials to the right address.

Housing Options Still Available
Lots of housing options are still available in Seattle. NACAC contracts with a variety of hotels offering varying rate structures and amenities to fit the varying needs of registered attendees. There is no headquarters or main hotel as all NACAC events will take place in the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. You must be a registered attendee of the conference before you can book housing. View list of hotels and options.

Register for Preconference Workshops
Interested in taking your professional education one step further? The three-hour preconference seminars and one or two day preconference workshops offered before the National Conference are a great way to get in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities on some of the hottest professional topics affecting you and your students. Space is limited, so register today.

Complete the Educational Session Preferences Survey
Have you picked your educational sessions yet? Current national conference registrants are asked to complete the Educational Session Preferences Survey that was emailed recently asking which educational sessions you plan to attend in Seattle. This data will help NACAC assign the most popular sessions to the largest meetings rooms. Be sure to complete the survey by July 17.

Want to know more about the sessions at the conference? Visit the Conference Web page to see the sessiondescriptions, speakers and schedule.

Don't Miss the Keynote Speakers
NACAC is pleased to present the following keynote speakers for the 2008 National Conference:
  • Randy Snow on Thursday, September 25 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Sherman Alexie on Friday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • Zenobia Hikes on Saturday, September 27 from 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!