54th Annual Conference

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

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 this spring, the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is working hard to prepare for our 54th Annual Conference. Mark your calendar now for this special professional development opportunity!

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

COLLEGE TOURS

It's all about YOU! And one of our goals for the conference is to provide you with networking opportunities galore! To schedule a tour before and/or after the conference - on May 2 or 4 - please contact each rep listed HERE.

Colleges and universities:  Add your DC, MD or VA college tour for May 2 or 4 HERE.

SESSIONS

We have an amazing lineup of sessions this year. For a quick view of the schedule, check out the CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE or view the complete SESSION LINEUP (Please note, there may be some minor updates to session content.)

Socio Mobile Application

Stay tuned here for instructions on how to download this year's conference mobile application.

Sponsored by 

Think Tanks

We are excited to offer this year's Think Tanks - 75-minute sessions on Friday, May 3 during C or E sessions. This is the perfect opportunity to hear the following partners address specific admissions-related issues in a structured, interactive workshop environment.

THIS YEAR'S SOCIAL - IT'S PROM TIME!

PCACAC's Conference Social Committee invites you to "The Love Boat, A PCACAC Prom" on Friday, May 3 from 9pm to 1am. Bring your dancing shoes as we sail the night away. The attire is Prom Chic, so come dressed to impress.  LEARN MORE

Take a stroll down memory lane and send us YOUR old prom photos. Or, show us how you pulled off your promposal this year.  Photos will be displayed throughout the event and a prize will go to the most memorable photo. Email to Warren Quirett, [email protected].

If you would like to invite someone to attend the Social, but they are not planning to register for the conference, extra tickets are available for purchase during registration.  We can't wait to see you there!

PARTNER WITH US!

Our goal is to build lasting relationships with a focus on partners who are committed to our mission and vision.  Download the Prospectus to see how you can best benefit from partnering with us as a sponsor or exhibitor.



CONFERENCE PROSPECTUS

SPONSORSHIP FORM

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION


MEET OUR 2019 PARTNERS...

Meet our current partners by clicking on each logo below.

SPONSORS

THE INNER 495

THE POTOMAC 295

 

THE ROUTE 50
  

THE VIRGINIA 29
   


EXHIBITORS
 

SPECIAL AWARD & PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION

We can't wait to see you and May will be here before we know it!  Click on the 'Register HERE' button to register.

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

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

REFUND POLICY: To process a refund, requests must be emailed to [email protected] by April 12, 2019. 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 $149/night (plus taxes and fees) at the Marriott College Park in Hyattsville, MD, guaranteed through April 15, 2019, but unfortunately only rooms for May 3rd are still available.  

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!

You may also call (301) 985-7300 and ask for group reservations (mention PCACAC). The hotel is located at 3501 University Blvd. East, Hyattsville, MD. 

Arrival and Departure:   Check-in time begins at 4pm. Check-out time is 12pm.

Parking:  Parking is free in the garage adjacent to the hotel.

ALTERNATE HOTEL:

Courtyard Greenbelt
6301 Golden Triangle Drive | Greenbelt, MD
301-441-3311
Only 4 miles from the College Park Marriott and you can park for free at the College Park Marriott.


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:

  • 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].

JOIN US IN 2020!

Mark your calendar now for our 55th Annual Conference at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, VA from April 19-21, 2020.

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.