56th Annual Conference

Chair:  Rosemary Martin, St. John's College High School (DC)
Sessions:  James B. Massey, Jr., Univ. of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Watch this video update from the Conference Planning Committee.

CONFERENCE PLANNING

If the global pandemic has taught us anything this past year, it's that staying connected is paramount. And, as much as we had hoped we would spend time with you face-to-face in Virginia Beach this April, we are just as excited to see you in a virtual setting for our 56th Annual Conference!  In 2020, close to 500 people attended our virtual conference and we believe 2021 will be equally successful!

Conference faculty come from a variety of professional settings and have a desire to share their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and love of the profession to those who are just beginning or seeking to advance their careers.  These faculty serve the PCACAC community as part of a dedicated team of seasoned college admission professionals. We invite you to share your expertise!

SUBMIT A FACULTY APPLICATION

Conference faculty members should have a minimum of five years experience in the profession and must be a PCACAC member in good standing. 

What does a conference faculty member do? Each faculty member will be asked to design and teach a session or sessions based on the themes selected in the faculty application (see below). Sessions will be held from April 18-20, 2021.

For consideration, please complete the online application by Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Selected faculty will be notified by Monday, March 15.

THEMES

The following themes are based on feedback we received from the recent sessions survey, where many of you shared the current issues and topics YOU would like to see discussed at the conference.

  • Standardized Testing and the Pandemic

  • Governance & Policy Challenges:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rural Access, Retention of Students

  • Access and Equity:  Strategies for Counseling Students Navigating the College Search Process

  • Creating CBO Collaborations to Support 1st Gen and Underrepresented Students

  • Virtual Recruitment and Engagement: The Zoom Room 

  • Navigating the Unknown:  Admissions and College Counseling During the Pandemic 

  • CTFI:  COVID-19 Effects on Testing, Ethics, Engagement, Admissions

  • Virtual Learning:  How Are Our Students, Really?

  • Exploring Collaborations Between IECs, HS Counselors, CBOs, SIGs and Admission Officers

  • Effects of the Pandemic on Students of Color

  • What Works, What Doesn't?  A Real Conversation Between High School Counselors and Admission Officers

  • Supporting Our Students:  COVID-19 and Student Mental Health 

  • Getting Back to Normal - A New Reality?

  • Successfully Navigating Portals - A Naviance and Slate Tale 

  • Technology and the Pandemic:  An Exploration of Equity 

SUBMIT A FACULTY APPLICATION


Remembering our Virtual 55th Annual Conference

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
8am-6:30pm

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

We're excited to announce that almost 500 people joined us for our virtual conference!  During an extraordinary time like this, our community continues to persevere and we know more than ever how important it is to stay connected. 

A huge "Thank you!" to our partner and host, Revolution Prep, for supporting a successful virtual experience!

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Our gratitude and appreciate for the hard working volunteers that made this year's conference possible: 

THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM

Members may login to access video recordings and session documents at www.pcacac.org/2020-conference.

Conference At-a-Glance

Membership Meeting - Joel Lang, President (video recording available upon request)

OUR PARTNERS

A huge "Thank you!" to our partners for their support during this extraordinary time!

Click on each logo to learn more:

   

 

RICHMOND AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (RAIS)

WASHINGTON AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (WAIS)

DR. MICHAEL CARTERSt. Stephens & St. Agnes School - In honor of PCACAC President Joel Lang

EMILY HELMSBridgewater College

EVELYN BOYD WHITERetired, Thomas Dale High School - In honor of Past President Robyn Lady


PCACAC GEAR

Sport your PCACAC gear throughout the year! To order with an embroidered PCACAC anchor logo visit our LANDS' END SITE.


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:

  • 2019 Summer Institute (PCACAC SI 2019) - Password: Shepherd
  • 2019 Conference (PCACAC 2019) - Password: College Park
  • 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, cristieandco@aol.com.


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.