Conference FAQs

See below for answers to frequently asked questions about both the in-person and virtual NACAC National Conference.

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  • Who should attend NACAC’s National Conference?

    Anyone in the counseling and/or admission community who would like to stay up-to-date on industry trends. The conference brings together many secondary and postsecondary college admission counseling professionals to exchange ideas, hear from experts and learn more about the products and services that will enable them to accomplish their goals.

  • Accessibility & Accommodations

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) § 36.203(a) states that “A public accommodation shall afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations to an individual with a disability in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual.”

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  • What are the official dates of the conference?

  • How do I register?

    Registration will open April 2021.

  • Are any meals included in the in-person registration rate?

    There are no full meals included in the in-person conference registration. NACAC provides snacks in the morning and the afternoon in the exhibit hall. There is also light hors d'oeuvre served at the conference welcome reception and conference social.

  • What is included in my in-person conference registration rate?

    In-Person Registration for the National Conference includes all educational sessions and learning lounge sessions, our welcome reception, main stage sessions, first timers’ orientation, access to the exhibit hall, the Counselors’ College Fair, and a ticket to the Conference Social*. *In-person opportunities are contingent on Washington state and local orders.

  • What's included in my virtual conference registration rate?

    Virtual Registration for the National Conference begins with a welcome reception in the platform on Wednesday afternoon/evening to encourage attendee engagement. Livestream access to multiple educational sessions in each block Thursday - Saturday and the main stage sessions, first timers’ orientation, access to sponsor companies, and additional content will be created specifically for the virtual audience. The new conference platform is powered by a robust AI matchmaking engine and will create custom contact lists of both virtual and in-person attendees for you to connect and network. More information to come.

  • How do I make a hotel reservation?

    You must be a registered attendee, paid in full, in order to book housing in the NACAC block. A link to access the housing system will be included in your conference confirmation email. Housing reservations received without corresponding conference registrations will be canceled.

  • How do I contact the housing bureau for questions about hotels?

    If you have any questions about the housing reservation process, please contact Maritz Global Events customer service toll free at 800-967-8852 or email International attendees can call 847-996-8852.

  • What is the exact location of the in-person conference?

    Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

  • What is the recommended arrival airport?

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • Where can I find more information about Seattle?

    Visit Seattle's visitors website for more information about where to eat, what to do, and general city information.

    Seattle's Website
  • What is the recommended attire?

    Attire at the National Conference is business casual. Wear comfortable shoes. We recommend dressing in layers as air conditioning is difficult to regulate in large facilities. Rooms may be overly warm or cool.

  • What has changed with the Counselors' College Fair (CCF)

    The CCF will still feature colleges and universities exhibitors, however as of April, we have limited the number of colleges that may participate to 200 based on the current allowable capacities. Additionally we have split the event into two events: - CCF A – Friday 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - CCF B – Friday 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Attendees will need to select one of the two events to participate. Again, currently participation is limited by allowable capacities. In both cases, as the capacities increase, the availability will increase as well.

  • Will childcare be provided?

    NACAC does not provide childcare services during the National Conference. Attendees requiring assistance with childcare should contact their hotel concierge.

  • Who can I contact with registration questions or issues?

    Please email or call 703-836-2222 ext. 2000

  • How do I book meeting or event space during the conference?

    Event organizers are required to inform NACAC's conference and meetings staff of the intended date/time of the event at least 30 days prior to the event and prior to booking. No organization is permitted to schedule functions (including transportation to/from the event) that conflicts with NACAC's official and published meeting and event times. To submit your event details, complete the events request/approval form located under the schedules and events page.

  • What are the future dates and locations of the Conference?

    NACAC has determined dates and locations for all national conferences leading up to 2024.

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