Annual Conference

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Join us May 22 - 24, 2024 on the beautiful campus of Willamette University (Salem, OR) for our 2024 annual conference, Where It All BeganPNACAC is excited to return to the location of Where It All Began at our founding charter meeting on May 8, 1965. We look forward to hearing Where it All Began for you!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!



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Need some help advocating to attend? Use our proposal template.

Scholarship Applicants: If you have applied for a scholarship, please wait to register until you have heard from the Scholarship Committee. If you receive a scholarship, you will be provided a code to use in the payment section. If you register prior to receiving the code, we cannot reimburse payment.

Early Bird:  January 1 - March 15, 2024 

  • Early Bird Member Rate: Full Conference: $300  |  One Day Conference (May 23): $100
  • Early Bird Non-Member Rate: Full Conference: $400

Regular Registration: March 16 - April 30, 2024

  • Regular Registration Rate: Full Conference: $400  |  One Day Conference (May 23): $100

Late Registration: May 1 - May 24, 2024

  • Late Registration/On-site Rate: Full Conference: $475  |  One Day Conference (May 23): $100 





Payment must be made prior to May 1. Only checks or credit cards accepted. Registration subject to cancellation if payment is not received by the due date.

If not paid with registration, please remit payment to:

PO BOX 12474
Mill Creek, WA 98082


  • Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to PNACAC at [email protected] no later than April 30, 2024.
  • A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the cost of your registration.
  • Late registration/On-Site registrants are not eligible for a refund.
  • No refunds will be provided after April 30, 2024.


We are looking forward to offering panels, workshops and learning opportunities that take advantage of our collective experience in this dynamic profession. You are the experts! Presenting at PNACAC’s annual conference provides an excellent opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with our community of college admission professionals. All session proposals have been reviewed at this time. If selected, please confirm your attendance with [email protected].

Session/Presenter Matchmaking
Do you have a great idea for a session but would like to present with someone else? To increase collaboration for session proposals, we are offering this “Matchmaking” document to connect you with others who are interested in co-presenting! Please be aware this spreadsheet is currently open to anyone, so only share with those who are interested in co-presenting and edit with caution. Share your ideas to see if anyone would like to join you.



Benefits of Attending

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PNACAC serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington by promoting ethical standards and providing resources to our members and colleagues who guide and empower students as they prepare for college admission. Our goal is to ensure every student in the Pacific Northwest has access to informed, engaged, and ethical college admission professionals in public and independent secondary schools, community-based organizations, community colleges and public and independent four-year colleges and universities.

The PNACAC Annual Conference is our organization’s premier professional development opportunity bringing together individuals who share our goal. Through workshops, educational sessions, shared interest group conversations, counseling and enrollment professionals gain new knowledge and a revived enthusiasm to improve the opportunities for students across our five states.

By attending our annual conference and pre-conference opportunities, you will:

  • Learn about important updates for the upcoming application cycle
  • Network with college admission and counseling colleagues outside your office
  • Acquire best practices, knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a changing student and parent mindset
  • Meet and connect with leaders in the region
  • Tour colleges to better understand the region's diverse post-secondary opportunities
  • Recharge your passion for the profession and the important work we all do
  • Return to your office ready to implement and try new practices
  • Engage with your profession and a vibrant community that can be available to support you after you’ve left