Annual Conference

Thank you for joining us in Boise for the 2017 PNACAC Annual Conference!

Session presentation slides are available for download in Guidebook (use passcode pnacac2017). Information regarding clock hours is below.

We invite you to join representatives from high schools, college admissions, community-based organization, and independent educational consultants for our next conference May 23-25, 2018 at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Benefits of Attending

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 over 300 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; and,
  • Engage with your profession and a vibrant community that can be available to support you after you’ve left.

Clock Hours: PNACAC will provide clock hours to counselors from Washington state for attending the PNACAC annual conference. Stop by the Volunteer Table (near the Registration Table) to pick up your paperwork! Clock Hours are free for PNACAC members, or $2/credit for non-members.

Credit Hours: Professional development credit for the PNACAC Annual Conference is now available! To register and pay for professional development credit through Boise State University, please click here. Credit Registration Deadline: May 23, 2017 Cost: $60 for one Credit.

Certificate of Attendance: Available to all conference attendees. Stop by the Volunteer Table (near the Registration Table) to request your certificate.