2018 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 23
Thursday, May 24
Friday, May 25

Pre-Conference Options - May 23

Please note:  The college tours require a $25 deposit which will be refunded at the conclusion of the conference to those who attend the tour(s). Please contact Cathy McMeekan for tour questions:  cathy@mcmeekancc.com

8:30am  - noon:  Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Workshop

9:00am - 11:00am:  Mental Health and the College Process Workshop

College Tour:  Washington State University - Spokane & Whitworth University 7:00am - noon.

  • Come see why Whitworth's campus, home to 2,000 traditional undergraduates has been rated one of the most beautiful in the Northwest.  Experience for yourself the warm campus community and personal attention that Whitworth students rave about. And learn the latest about our visit programs, scholarships, test-optional admissions program and other insider tips for counselors.
  • WSU Spokane offers students a nationally-ranked university in a vibrant, urban setting.  On this modern campus, you'll find a diverse blend of nearly 1,500 upper-division undergraduate, professional, and graduate students, most of whom are pursuing degrees in health science disciplines.

College Tour:  North Idaho College  7:30am - noon

  • North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Learn more about NIC's robust technical and transfer mission with a trip to the state-of-the-art Parker Technical Education Center. This visit will include tours to individual program labs including Diesel Technology, Welding, Machining and more!  Next, visit Couer d'Alene and NIC's main campus to see our student-focused facilities including the new Student Wellness and Recreation Center, dorms, and Student Union Building. Finally, enjoy lunch with NIC's North Idaho Education Partners.  Students can obtain their Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate through University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Boise State University, and Idaho State University. Find out how students can start at NIC and stay in CdA through these unique partnerships.

Golf Tournament (approximately $45 which will be paid at Indian Canyon Golf Course) 7:30am - 1:00pm

  • Join us for the annual PNACAC Golf Tournament!  This year we will play on the beautiful Indian Canyon Golf Course, which has been chosen multiple times as one of the top 25 golf courses in the US by Golf Digest.  Tee time will be approximately 7:30am, with greens fees and cart approximately $45.  Contact Kellen Willis at kellwillis@yahoo.com with any questions.

Post-Conference Options - May 25

Please note:  The college tours require a $25 deposit which will be refunded at the conclusion of the conference to those who attend the tour(s). Please contact Cathy McMeekan for tour questions:  cathy@mcmeekancc.com

College Tour:  Gonzaga University 1 - 2:30pm

  • Gonzaga is a Catholic, Jesuit university with a vibrant community of 5,160 undergraduate students located near the heart of downtown Spokane. A passion for service and leadership extends throughout the student experience, from a comprehensive range of academic programs, to opportunities in athletics, the arts and over 140 clubs & organizations.

College Tour:  Eastern Washington University  1:00 - 3:30pm

  • Eastern Washington University attracts students fom more than 40 states and 70 countries. Students choose EWU for innovative programs like data analytics, engineering, nursing, dental hygiene and 100+more. With the lowest tuition and highest social mobility among Washington's public universities, according to The New York Times, EWU continues to demonstrate its commitment to your students every single year.  Participants departing from Spokane International Airport will arrive by 4:00pm.  Please do not make flight departures before 5:00pm.

Conference Sessions

Detailed Listing of all Sessions and Times

Wednesday, May 23

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Check-In, Registration and Information Table
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Events (Golf, College Tours, Mental Health and the College Process)
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)
9:00 a.m - 11:00am  Mental Health and the College Admission Process
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. President's Meeting with Past Presidents (Invite Only)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor and Sponsor Fair Open
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Re-Connect: Welcome and Keynote Speaker
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Session 1
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Special Interest Groups
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PNACAC Student College Fair Set Up
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PNACAC Student College Fair or Dinner On Your Own
7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Reflect: President's Reception

Thursday, May 24

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Conference Check-In, Registration and Information Table
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. First Timers, Deans and Directors, Local Counselors Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Exhibitor and Sponsor Fair Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Session 2
9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Recharge: Learning Lounge Sessions and Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 3
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Business Meeting
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session 4
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Counselors' College Fair and Card Swap
4:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner On Your Own
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Rewind: PNACAC Social

Friday, May 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration and Information Table, Breakfast Snacks and Coffee with Exhibitors and Sponsors
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 5
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Session 6
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch, Closing Speakers and Business Meeting
1:00 p.m. Post-Conference Tour Options