Request for Session Proposals

Western ACAC, Rocky Mountain ACAC and Pacific Northwest ACAC are coming together to create a conference like never before so...Dare to Dream!

Submit a proposal for the Super ACAC, held May 20-22, 2019 at Phoenix, Arizona’s Grand Resort and Spa.

Make Dreams Come True by Presenting on What You Know Best...

  • A presentation on your favorite best practice in college admissions?
  • Perhaps a discussion a “hot topic” and leading a roundtable discussion?
  • Or collaboration with colleagues on a topic of choice?

Here are the Details:

Sessions are 60 minutes in length and can take the form of panels, facilitated group discussions, presentations, and IDEA pre-conference round table discussions (See more details below for IDEA).

Presentations should be interactive and allow time for audience questions/discussions.

We seek a diverse set of session topics and presenters and hope to have sessions offered by and for high school counselors (public and private), independent counselors, community-based organizations, and college admission representatives (public and private, two- and four-year).

We encourage sessions with a collaboration of other ACACs in attendance.  So, contact your friends and/or colleagues and create that one-of-a-kind session proposal.

We will be limiting the number of proposals AND sessions that a presenter can submit or in which a participant can present to 3.

Sample Session Topics

To get you started, here are some session topics pertinent in our field (but, there are many more to consider!):

  • Supporting undocumented students
  • Learning from both sides of the desk (high school counselors, IECs, and admission counselors share what helps them)
  • Test optional admission policies
  • Best practices for communicating with students via social media and texting
  • Self-reported test scores & grades—Is this the wave of the future?
  • Guiding students in the transition from community colleges to 4-year schools
  • Moving into an independent counselor role
  • Current governmental policies that affect the field & how to be an advocate
  • Round table discussion around dual enrollment, AP, IB, and other ways to potentially earn college credit in high school
  • How CBOs, high school counselors, IECs, and admission counselors can collaborate to support underrepresented students
  • Hot topics specifically for 4-year schools, 2-year schools, high schools, and independent educational consultants

CALL FOR IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) PROPOSALS!

We are also seeking presenters for the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Institute, which takes place on May 20th. The IDEA Institute is a pre-conference session designed to assist educational professionals at all levels, to work successfully with a more diverse population whose needs differ from those of the majority population.

Submission proposals should tie into this year’s Super Conference theme of “Dare to Dream." The 2019 IDEA Institute session topics can include, but are not limited to: supporting undocumented students, first-generation students, LGBTQ students, and students of color.

Anyone is welcome to submit a session proposal. Collaboration is welcomed and encouraged!



Submitting your Proposal

Completing the online Session Proposal Form is easy! Please have the following information ready as you submit:

  • Contact Information & educational background for submitter and all presenters/panelists
  • Session Title (75 character limit)
  • Description of Session (to be printed in conference materials, 75 word limit)
  • Learning Outcomes (two key outcomes attendees will take away from session)
  • Target audience and experience levels for which it is appropriate


Submit Session Proposal Form


The committee thanks you for your interest, and we look forward to reviewing your proposals.

Proposals are due by Monday, November 26, 5 p.m. PST.

Individuals will be notified by January 23, 2019, if submissions were accepted. Selected individuals have until March 15 to confirm attendance.  


Please contact the Sessions Tri-co-chairs: