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It's Official: PNACAC Can Do Virtually Anything!

Session recordings from the 2021 Virtual PNACAC Conference are now available on the conference site.

Attendees may now log in to view them by clicking the title of the session and then clicking the "Watch Recording" button.

Do note that some events (such as the Affinity Group meetings) were purposely not recorded to ensure they were safe spaces for open dialogue.

Thank you to the 330 members of PNACAC who participated in this year's first ever virtual conference! The planning committee intentionally wanted to focus on wellness, anti-racist practices, and how we support students in the college planning process moving forward from the events of this year. We hope you found the sessions and speakers to be authentic and honest while also motivating and inspiring. Most of all, we hope you found connection with colleagues you may have not seen in quite a while.

And, thank you to those who purchased an official conference t-shirt. We were able to raise just over $500 for PNACAC student scholarships!

See you this fall in Seattle/online for the NACAC Conference and next spring in Helena for the 2022 PNACAC Annual Conference!


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