Joining a national membership association can be a great way to grow as a professional, network with your peers, and discover new resources or practices. And let's face it, it can be fun to hang out with other counselors, visit some schools, and even hang out at a reception or happy hour.
While the best way to keep caught up with admissions is probably joining the Channel CCR newsletter, here is a list of some of the national conferences that we're aware of for 2018.
We'll keep this list updated - please send us a note if there's something we should add! There will be a separate post for regional events, so please share those with us as well.
NACAC Annual Conference: NACAC is the big player in the house, and their conference will be in Utah this year.
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
When: September 27-29, 2018
Signing up: https://www.nacacconference.org/
ASCA Annual Conference: For School Counselors in general, this national membership organization is taking it to Southern California for 2018.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
When: July 14-17, 2018
Signing up: https://www.ascaconferences.org/
(IECs) HECA Annual Conference: The Higher Education Consultants Association's annual summit is centrally located in Dallas, Texas.
Where: Renaissance Dallas Galleria, Dallas, Texas
When: June 11-15, 2018
Signing up: https://hecaonline.org/conf
(IECs and Financial Planners) NCAG Spring Conference: The National College Advocacy Group is a growing membership organization for financial planners in the college admissions space, and will be hosting their next event in Charleston, South Carolina.
Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC
When: May 22-23, 2018
Signing up: http://www.ncagonline.org/events/06e6e112-8ebf-435c-bf55-f9734f71a3bf
(IECs) IECA Spring Conference: Mark and the crew are taking it to Austin, Texas in Late April for their next spring IEC conference. Their fall event will be in LA.
Where: JW Marriott, Austin, Texas
When: April 25-27, 2018
Signing up: https://www.iecaonline.com/quick-links/upcoming-conference/