Annual Conference 

 

April 15 - 17, 2024
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel | Colorado Springs, CO

Ignite the Flame with us at RMACAC Annual Conference 2024! We are hosting our annual conference in Colorado Springs, CO and invite all high school counselors, college admission professionals, independent education consultants, college and career counselors, and anyone who works with students going through the college search and admissions processes! 

 

Benefits of Attending
Advocate to Attend Letter (Word)
Advocate to Attend Letter (PDF)

 


 Quick Guide


 

Conference Registration

Registration for Annual Conference is now available! All registrants are required to agree to the RMACAC 2024 Annual Conference Terms and Conditions during registration.

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2024 Annual Conference Registration Costs

Registrant
Type
Early Bird 
by March 1, 2024
Regular
by March 21, 2024
Late
by April 15, 2024
Member
Full Conference
$250 $300 $350
Non-Member
Full Conference
$300 $350 $400
Member
One Day Conference
$175 $225 $250
Non-Member
One Day Conference
$200 $225 $300


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Hotel Information

Annual Conference is located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs.

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Group name: RMACAC Conference 2024
Group rate dates: April 13 - 17, 2023 
Rate: $149/night for 2 Queen Beds or King Bed room
Group rate expires March 21, 2024.

Note: the link automatically populates reservation dates to April 13-17. Be sure to edit to your actual travel dates. RMACAC is not responsible for incorrect reservations. 

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

 Updated 1.24.24

Conference schedule features: 

  • Pre-Conference Sessions | additional fee required
  • Counselor Card Swap Sponsored by StriveScan | additional fee required for institutions to exhibit 
  • General Membership Meeting and Lunch (provided) plus we will announce 2025 Conference Location during this meeting!
  • Educational Sessions (link available in late March with all session information)
  • Campus Tours

Keynote Speaker

Brennan Barnard, Director of College Counseling, Khan Lab School

Brennan Barnard, M.Ed is the Director of College Counseling and Outreach at Khan Lab School, CA and the Director of College Counseling for the College Guidance Network. He also serves as the College Admissions Program Advisor with the Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A native of suburban Philadelphia and practicing Quaker, he is a graduate of Westtown Friends School.  Brennan earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont. This father of two lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire where he is a volunteer firefighter.

 

Pre-Conference Sessions

Paving the Path: Achieving Equity, Inclusion, and Access in College Counseling for High School Students
Zulema Fragoso, Nogales High School and Frank Laro, University of Denver 
Audience: High School Counselors, College and Career Counselors, Post-Secondary Admissions Counselors, Independent College Counselors
This session aims to delve into the critical aspects of Diversity, Equity and Accessibility within the realm of college counseling for high school students. As educators and counselors, our responsibility is to ensure that every student, regardless of background, has equitable access to resources and guidance necessary for successful post-secondary transitions.

Ready to Rise: Professional Development Essentials for Future Admissions Leaders
Brittany Baker-Brousseau, University of Utah
Audience: Post-Secondary/College Admissions

There are many admissions counselors who are well-seasoned but not yet at the management level. They are talented, engaged, and dedicated to college admissions, and they are eager to put in the work to advance within their current office and/or the admissions field. This pre-conference is an interactive workshop meant for those who have a few years of experience under their belt but who do not yet supervise professional staff or make policy decisions. We will explore the skills and accomplishments hiring directors want to see, learn from a variety of professional journeys, and develop our knowledge of our own professional strengths and goals to support not only our own growth but the growth of our beloved field.

Campus Tours

RMACAC will be organizing campus tours prior to the conference. RMACAC will not be providing transportation to these tours. Please register for these tour opportunities when you register for conference. You may go to more than one tour.

The United States Air Force Academy (Monday morning)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Monday morning) 
Colorado College (Wednesday afternoon)
Pikes Peak State College (Wednesday afternoon)

Counselor/College Card Exchange

Sponsored by    

On Tuesday morning, university representatives and high school counselors and IECs will be able to network at our Card Exchange. High school counselors and IECs attending conference do not need to register in order to attend. College professionals will need to register for the card exchange when registering for the conference. Please do not bring swag to this event. All professionals in attendance should plan on swapping business cards only. We will also use StriveScan scanning technology so high school counselors and IECs will be able to be scanned. Post-secondary participants will receive instructions on how to scan prior to the event from StriveScan.

Universities and colleges wishing to participate will need to register. Each university will be allowed one table and up to two representatives for the counselor fair. Cost to register is $75 per table (2 reps max per table).

Participating universities and colleges will be announced periodically after registration opens.

Participating Institutions

Volunteer at Conference

Interested in helping RMACAC at Annual Conference?

Volunteer Form Coming Soon!


Contact Mentorship and Volunteers Chair, Julie Fleming, or our Volunteer page for more information. 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Information about sponsoring/exhibiting at 2024 Annual Conference can be found below.  

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Information
Sponsorship & Exhibiting Registration  

 

Current Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Sponsors will be updated on a regular basis. 

Contact RMACAC Advancement Chair, Abby Tudor, for more information.