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Check back regularly! The schedule will be a work in progress as we get closer to the conference.


Activities in bold designate main conference sessions for all attendees.

The  icon designates a meal included.

Wednesday, May 22

7:30am - 4:30pm Conference Check-in, Registration and Information Table Open
7:30am - 12:00pm

Pre-Conference Activities

  • IDEA Pre-Conference Educational Session (8:30 start)  
  • Tour of Western Oregon University and Willamette University 
12:00pm - 6:30pm Exhibitor and Sponsor Hall Open
1:00pm - 2:30pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker
2:45pm - 3:45pm Session 1
4:00pm - 5:00pm Session 2
5:00pm - 6:30pm President's Reception 

Thursday, May 23

6:15am - 8:00am Optional Morning Activities (See Guidebook)
7:00am - 4:30pm Conference Check-in, Registration and Information Table Open
7:30am - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast (open to all attendees) ♨

Invitation Only: First Timers & Local Counselors Breakfast

Invitation Only: Deans & Directors Breakfast

7:30am - 6:00pm Exhibitor & Sponsor Hall Open
8:30am - 9:30am Session 3 
9:30am - 10:15am Coffee & Tea Break with Exhibitors
9:30am - 10:15am PNACAC Committee Meetings
10:15am - 11:15am Session 4
11:30am - 12:15pm Plenary Session
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch 
1:30pm - 2:30pm PNACAC Annual Membership Meeting: Awards & Updates
2:45pm - 3:45pm Session 5
4:00pm - 5:00pm Counselors' College Fair, Card Swap, and Willamette Valley Wine Tasting  
5:00pm - 6:00pm Willamette Valley Wine Tasting continues
5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner on your own
7:00pm - 10:30pm Conference Social ♨

Friday, May 24

7:30am - 9:00am Conference Check-in, Registration and Information Table Open
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast and coffee with exhibitors & sponsors ♨
7:30am - 11:00am Exhibitor & Sponsor Hall Open
8:45am - 9:45am Session 6
10:00am - 11:00am Session 7
11:15am - 12:30pm Lunch and Closing Speaker 



IDEA Pre-Conference Educational Session ($50 fee with registration, available to full conference attendees) - NOW CLOSED

9:00am - 12:00pm

Registrants will have the opportunity to attend one pre-conference session which will be held Wednesday morning prior to the conference. Breakfast will be included with the session beginning promptly at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the Pre-Conference Session. The conference opening session will begin at 1:00pm.

Black, Indigenous, and people of color tend to have a profoundly different experience of the university system than their white peers; this is by design. The first part of the proposed pre-conference session will present the root causes of racial inequities in higher educational contexts. The second portion will provide terminology, strategy, and facilitated group discussion. 
Part one of the pre-conference will demonstrate the causal relationship between law, policy, and current conditions in our educational systems. The survey will include current regional and national data that elucidate the reasons for the underrepresentation of BIPOC students at Oregon 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.
It is not enough to admit BIPOC students; institutions themselves need to be prepared to support these young people through every step of their educational journey.
This three-hour pre-conference session aims to provide admissions professionals a space to dialogue and develop new strategies for creating educational spaces where BIPOC students belong. 


Tour of Western Oregon University and Willamette University ($25 fee with registration) - NOW CLOSED

7:45am - 12:00pm

Take a bus tour of the campuses of Western Oregon University and Willamette University. Please note: the college tour will overlap with the pre-conference session, so participants are not able to register for both. 

Light morning refreshments and lunch will be included.


To qualify to exhibit at the College Fair & Card Swap, you must be attending the conference and representing a college or university, a community-based organization that provides outreach to students, or a membership driven non-profit professional organization that services a local or state population with less than 1,000 individual members. A $50 fee is required to exhibit at the conference College Fair & Card Swap. Attendees of the fair (School Counselors, Independent Counselors, CBO's, etc.) are not required to submit payment.

  • Note: Only one person from your institution or organization is required to register (and pay) for the fair. If more than one individual from your institution/organization registers and pays for the fair, the conference committee can offer you a refund for the fair minus a $25 processing fee.
  • Institutions/Organizations are limited to one space.
  • Representatives will share an 8 ft. table with one other organization.
  • Please note that a limited number of tables are available and the fair historically reaches capacity prior to the conference. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • More details will be shared as we get closer to the conference. 

MEALS INCLUDED (designated by ♨ in schedule above)


  • Coffee & Pastries for Pre-Conference Session attendees only
  • Light morning refreshments for College Tour participants at Western Oregon University
  • Lunch for Pre-Conference Session and College Tour attendees only
  • Lunch on your own for those who are not participating in the Pre-Conference Session or College Tour
  • Heavy Appetizers at Welcome Reception
  • Dinner on your own


  • Continental Breakfast and Coffee
  • Lunch prior to the Annual Business Meeting
  • Dinner on your own
  • Conference Social - beverages and light appetizers


  • Breakfast and coffee with Exhibitors and Vendors
  • Lunch

One Day Attendees - Thursday, May 23, 2024

  • Breakfast (7:30 - 8:15am)
  • Lunch prior to the Annual Business Meeting