55th Annual Conference

April 19-21, 2020 (Sun-Tue)
Hotel Madison
710 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Chair:  Rosemary Martin, St.John's College High School (DC)
PCACAC Office:  Rhonda Douthit, Executive Assistant & Site Director, [email protected], 434-989-7557

OUR MISSION

As we continue to give thanks for those who participate in our professional development events, we are reminded of our mission: "To support and advance college admission professionals as they guide their institutions, students, and families in an ethical manner."  

Through the spring, the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) will be working hard to prepare for our 55th Annual Conference for YOU. Mark your calendar now and join us at the Hotel Madison.

PARTNER WITH PCACAC!

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

REGISTRATION

PRE-CONFERENCE COLLEGE TOURS (FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 17 & 18):

Sign up during registration for only $30: Pre-Conference College Tours include bus service to Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College (free overnight stay hosted by the college), Virginia Military Institute, Roanoke College, and Mary Baldwin University. Fee covers tour bus and is non-refundable. If you are not able to select this option and are interested in attending, please email David Adams at [email protected]

COUNSELORS COLLEGE FAIR (MONDAY, APRIL 20) - COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES ONLY:

Sign up during registration for only $125:  Each year our popular college fair is held during the busiest day of the conference.  Colleges and universities may sign up for the Counselors College Fair during registration.

REGISTRATION


A FULL registration includes sessions, meals, Social, exhibits, admission to the Counselors College Fair (exhibiting is extra), and covers all events from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday at noon (additional fee for parking)! 
This year's rates:

Early Bird
(thru February 28)

Regular
(thru April 3)
  Member Non-member Member Non-member

Full conference
(April 19-21)

$295  $340  $345  $390
Retired/Student 
(April 19-21)
 $200  $200  $200   $200
One-day
(Monday, April 20)
 $125  $125  $125  $125
Table for Counselor's College Fair
(Monday, April 20)
No on-site registration
$125 $125 $125 $125

EXTRA President's Reception/Dinner Ticket
(Sunday, April 19)

$50 $50 $50 $50

EXTRA Social Ticket (Monday, April 20)

$20 $20 $20 $20


Refund Policy:  
To process a refund, requests must be emailed to [email protected] by April 10, 2020. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after that date or in the event of non-participation. A $50 processing fee will be applied for refunds.  PCACAC reserves the right to cancel an event if there is insufficient registration.

HOTEL & PARKING

PCACAC has secured a special rate of $109/night (plus taxes and fees) for its attendees, guaranteed through April 1 at Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, VA.

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW 

Individuals will be responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges, which will be paid upon check out by each individual. Please note that guests will be required to guarantee payment of these charges by presenting a major credit card or a cash deposit at the time of reservation or upon check-in.

Reservation Guarantee:  The Hotel requires a first night deposit or guarantee on all reservations. When a reservation is guaranteed by a check or money order, the guest has 10 days to provide a guarantee. If the guarantee is not received 10 days prior to arrival, the reservation will be cancelled. Reservations can be guaranteed by check, money order, major credit card or to your Master Account.

Cancellation:  Individual reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a no-show charge of one night’s room and tax.

Early arrivals are welcome! The hotel has agreed to honor PCACAC’s room rate for up to three (3) days before and after the conference (based on availability). If you would like to bring your family or a friend for an extended vacation in conjunction with the conference, just enter the dates you’d like to stay when making your hotel reservation.

Parking: Valet parking is $5/day.  Self-parking is $3/day in the garage adjacent to the hotel.  Your room key will give you access to/from the parking garage once checked in.

PCACAC GEAR

Sport your PCACAC gear at the conference or throughout the year! To order with an embroidered PCACAC anchor logo visit our LANDS' END SITE.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS


SAVE THE DATE


Remembering our 54th Annual Conference

May 2-4, 2019 (Thu-Sat)
College Park Marriott
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783
(301) 985-7300


SESSIONS

SESSION LINEUP W/PRESENTATIONS

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

Think Tanks

We were excited to offer this year's Think Tanks - 75-minute sessions on Friday, May 3 during C or E sessions. Attendees enjoyed engaging with the following partners to address specific admissions-related issues in a structured, interactive workshop environment.

OUR PARTNERS...

 

Our goal is to build lasting relationships with a focus on partners who are committed to our mission and vision.  Click on the Prospectus to the left to see how our sponsors and exhibitors benefited from partnering with us.

 

 

 
 

SPONSORS

THE INNER 495

THE POTOMAC 295

  

THE ROUTE 50
  

THE VIRGINIA 29

   


EXHIBITORS
  

SPECIAL AWARD & PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION

 

This year's rates:

Early Bird
(thru March 8)

Regular
(thru April 21)
  Member Non-member Member Non-member

Full conference
(May 2-4)

$325  $370  $375  $420
Retired/Student
(May 2-4)
 $225  $270  $275   $320
One-day
(Fri, May 3)
 $150  $195  $200  $245
Table for Counselor's College Fair
(Fri, May 3)
No on-site registration
$125 $125 $175 $175

EXTRA President's Reception & Dinner Ticket (Thu, May 2)

$50 $50 $50 $50

EXTRA Social Ticket (Fri, May 3)

$40 $40 $40 $40

A FULL registration included sessions, meals, Social, exhibits, admission to the Counselors College Fair (exhibiting is extra), and covered all events from Thursday afternoon through Saturday at noon, as well as free parking! 


SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE

You can now view and order pictures from past PCACAC events through Cristie and Co. Visit cristieandco.photoreflect.com > Search for "PCACAC" under Find Your Photos (no date needed) > Select an album and use the following passwords to access each:

  • 2019 Summer Institute (PCACAC SI 2019) - Password: Shepherd
  • 2019 Conference (PCACAC 2019) - Password: College Park
  • 2018 Summer Institute (PCACAC SI 2018) - Password: Richmond
  • 2018 Conference (PCACAC 2018) - Password: Dover
  • 2017 Conference (PCACAC 2017) - Password: Kingsmill

To receive a member discount and pricing, write down the number below each picture you want (i.e., IMG_1234) and contact Cristie at 540-839-5311, [email protected].

LOOKING FOR OTHER RESOURCES FROM PAST EVENTS?

Members can login at www.pcacac.org to access hidden menus under "Professional Development".  There you can view our program schedules, session materials,  information on faculty, sponsors, keynote speakers, and grants/scholarships offered.