About the National Conference

Join us for the most anticipated event of the year for college counseling and admission professionals, the 2021 NACAC National Conference on September 23-25, 2021!

Attend the conference live in-person in Seattle or choose the virtual experience.


Join Us in Seattle or Virtually

The 2021 NACAC National Conference is not to be missed! 

Whether you attend in person in Seattle from September 23 - 25, 2021 or join us virtually, your conference experience will be filled with amazing networking opportunities, great speakers and insights, and more.


Attend in-person in Seattle

Seattle attendees will enjoy the programs, sessions, and activities that make the NACAC National Conference such a must-attend event each year. You'll hear from inspirational main stage speakers, participate in more than 70 educational sessions, learn from exhibitor presentations, and revel in the chance to network and reconnect with each other in-person after a long year!

Attend virtually

Attendees who choose the virtual experience will be amazed by NACAC's new online conference platform that uses the latest AI-powered networking behind the scenes to duplicate many of the connections of an in-person event. Virtual attendees will also enjoy real-time livestreams of the main stage speakers and 50+ sessions – experiencing much of the same content at the same time as your colleagues in Seattle.

Learn more

We are looking forward to a rewarding three days of community, networking, and strategizing for the future! Stay tuned as details fall into place regarding programming, formats, guidelines, and more. 

Please note: NACAC is currently planning for an in-person conference this year. NACAC is working with the Seattle conference facilities on safety protocols and will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC and WHO. However, should public health guidelines prevent in-person gatherings, we will again offer a virtual-only conference and will provide registration refunds upon request. Please use care when booking travel arrangements: NACAC is not responsible for airfare or other travel reimbursements should public health guidelines require cancellation of the in-person conference.



How do I register?
Registration will open in April 2021.

What is included in my registration fee?
Registration for the 2021 NACAC National Conference includes all education sessions and learning lounge sessions, our Welcome Reception, opening and closing main stage, First Timers’ Orientation, entry to the Exhibit Hall, the Counselors’ College Fair, the Access College Fair, and a ticket to the Conference Social.

What is the exact location of the conference?
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

International Attendees

NACAC welcomes participants from around the world.

First Time Attendees

NACAC welcomes everyone attending the conference for the first time.

Future and Past Conferences

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Registration & Housing

Find registration rates for the conference and preconference as well as hotel and travel information.

Schedules & Events

Plan your experience! Review the conference schedule and choose from tours, fairs, and other events.

Education Sessions

Enjoy the opening general session, learn about preconference options, and see session descriptions.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Learn about sponsorship options, find exhibitor information, and view NACAC's current sponsors.