NACAC Virtual Conference


Stellar Speakers Announced for the 2020 NACAC Virtual Conference

Conference Package Includes 20 Education Sessions and More

Be Inspired! You just can't miss the compelling and hard-hitting schedule of events lined up for you at the 2020 NACAC Virtual Conference on Sept. 22-24.

Your conference package includes 20 education sessions featuring stellar speakers; a virtual expo day; and new professional development opportunities to be rolled out each month through June 2021.

Register now to connect and learn what you need to know about the most critical issues facing the college counseling and admission profession during this unprecedented time of change.


Conference Highlights


Opening Main Stage: The Future of NACAC

NACAC CEO Angel B. Pérez presents a TED Talk-style keynote on a new direction for the association.
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Super Session: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi

An interview with Ibram X. Kendi, one of the US's foremost historians, leading antiracist voices, and bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.
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Super Session: The View From the President's Office

University presidents discuss how challenges facing higher education institutions have intensified and where to go from here. Panelists are Shirley Collado (pictured) of Ithaca College (NY), Alexander Cartwright of the University of Central Florida; and Dan Lugo of Queens University (NC).
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Demystifying College Admission: Explaining Our Profession to Parents, Students, and the Public 

Three well-known authors discuss how to dispel myths about college admission and explain the process to parents, students, and the public. Panelists include Jeff Selingo (pictured), Jacques Steinberg, and Kristin Austin.
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Politics, Government, and the University 

Set against the backdrop of a presidential election year, government leaders examine options for working together with colleges and universities. Panelists are Mayor Tim Sandoval of Pomona, CA; DeAngela Burns-Wallace (pictured), secretary of administration for the state of Kansas; and Paul Mounds, chief of staff to Governor Ned Lamont (CT). Moderated by Kim Clark, Education Writers Association.
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A Chat About Social Media 

NACAC members Marie Bigham (pictured), Akil Bello, and David Quinn discuss the use of social media as a tool for positive change and community-building. Moderated by NACAC CEO Angel B. Pérez.
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Presidential Remarks: Jayne Caflin Fonash 

NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash offers highlights from a most eventful year in the association’s history – from the conclusion of the US Department of Justice investigation to the selection of a new CEO.
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Closing Keynote: Michael J. Sorrell 

In a powerful closing keynote, Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas (TX), discusses what it means to lead in the time of coronavirus and the summer of protest.
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Your Conference Package Includes:

  • 20 education sessions: super sessions as well as breakout sessions led by NACAC members and other experts

  • A virtual Expo Day

  • Access to all conference content on demand through Oct. 31

  • Additional monthly opportunities throughout the 2020-2021 academic year

Learn more about the conference schedule and review registration rates

We can't wait to see you at the NACAC Virtual Conference!