Annual Conference

2024 Conference LogoJoin us May 22 - 24, 2024 on the beautiful campus of Willamette University (Salem, OR) for our 2024 annual conference, Where It All Began.  PNACAC 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!
Room blocks have been reserved and will be posted soon.  Registration will open in early January.

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