Annual Conference

See you May 25-27, 2022 in Helena for the PNACAC Annual Conference!
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Conference Rates

  Full Conference One Day
Register by May 15 $240.00 $100.00
On-Site registration available for those registering after May 15 $240.00 $100.00


Traveling to Helena

Alaska Airlines:  PNACAC has partnered with Alaska Airlines for a group discount.   

To use the discount code, go online to and input Discount Code ECMD974 when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules.   

You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however, a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. 

Individuals are responsible for verifying all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on prior to travel.   

If you have questions about the Discount Code, please contact the Group Desk at 800-445-4435. Alaska Airlines Group Desk hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.  

From Seattle:  Daily flights on non-stop on Alaska or Delta and United have flights connecting through Salt Lake City and Denver, respectively.

From Portland, Spokane, Boise, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau: Daily flights on Alaska, Delta and United. All have connections.

Helena Regional Authority Airport Taxis, Shuttles & Ride Sharing

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