2015 Spring Conference

Monday, May 18, 2015

Downtown Minneapolis Courtyard Marriott, West Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus

The Minnesota Association of College Counseling is pleased to announce the theme of this year's conference
“Success Through Synergy”. The conference will offer an array of sessions designed to address current needs and trends in college counseling and admissions, as well as showcase best practices of our profession. 


Early Bird March 15 to May 1
Secondary Counselor Member: $75
Postsecondary Counselor Member: $100
Related Organization Member: $100
Graduate Student Member: $50
Retired Member: $50
NON Member: $125

Late Registration May 1 to May 15
Secondary Counselor Member: $90
Postsecondary Counselor Member: $115
Related Org Member: $115
Graduate Student Member: $50
Retired Member: $50
NON Member: $125


Hotel accommodations at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown are available for a discounted rate until April 26th and rooms can be secured:  

  • By Phone: call 1(877)699-3216 and ask for the “College Admissions Counseling Block”
  • Online: by using the reservation link - Book your group rate for MACAC


If you have questions, please contact the MACAC Professional Development Committee Tri-Chairs:

Casey Erickson, caseye@umn.edu
Ryan Blake, ryan.blake@stthomas.edu
Mai Chue Moua, mmoua@stkate.edu


Room assignments are noted in the descriptions of individual sessions.  The location for all large group conference gatherings will be in the Main Ballroom. Download the Spring Conference SessionsProfessional Paths

Spring Conference Social, Sunday, May 17

"Synergize" the 2015 Spring Conference into action with fun, food, and an awesome networking opportunity in the Marriott Courtyard.  Sunday evening is dedicated to professional networking – begin your conference experience by connecting with secondary and post-secondary colleagues.

  • 3pm-5pm: Early Check-in
  • 5pm-7pm:  Social -Courtyard Marriott

Monday, May 18

  • 7:30 – 8:15am: President’s Breakfast – By Invitation Only
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm: Exhibits open
  • 7:30 – 8:15am: Check in and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 – 8:45am: Welcome & Conference Overview
  • 8:45 – 9:30am: Keynote Speaker
  • 9:30 – 9:50am: Break (room shift)
  • 9:5– 10:40am: Session 1
  • 10:40 to – 10:55am: Break (room shift)
  • 10:55am 12:25pm: Annual Membership Meeting
  • 12:25 – 1:35pm: Lunch – College Board Keynote
  • 1:35 – 1:55pm: Break (room shift)
  • 1:55 – 2:45pm: Session 2
  • 2:45 – 2:55pm: Break
  • 2:55 – 3:45pm: Session 3
  • 3:45 – 4:00pm: Break (room shift)
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm: Closing and Raffle
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm: Post Conference Happy Hour in the Courtyard Marriott Lobby - Optional

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