Programs & Events

Professional Development

Show on the Road

December 8, 9, and 10, 2020

Virtual via Zoom

Show on the road is a traveling professional development conference providing high school counselors around the state with resources and presentations on subjects like hot topics in admissions, regional career forecasts, and financial aid.

This year "Show on the Road" will be held virtually through Zoom. Click on the link below to learn more about the three sessions that will be offered!

Learn more about Show on the Road

Fall Forum

TBD 2020
St. Thomas Academy - Mendota Heights, MN

The Fall Forum is a comprehensive, day-long event meant to bring both high school counselors and college admission professionals together. The focus will be on topics in financial aid and the college search process.

Registration is now closed for 2019

Admission Counselor Institute

August 11-13 2020
Virtual Event

MACAC's Admission Counselor Institute (ACI) hosts eager professionals from two and four year colleges from every corner of Minnesota and some of Wisconsin. Throughout the three days, these professionals engage and question topics on financial aid, communicating with high school aged counselors, working with diverse student populations, uncomfortable conversation, and more. In addition to the in-depth session topics, they are able to network with other newer professionals working in higher education.

Learn more about ACI

Super College Saturday

October 3, 2020 
Virtual Event

A virtual college readiness experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students will learn about applying to college, financial aid, finding a school that is the right fit for them, and more!

Learn more about Super College Saturday

MIDWest Conference

May 17-20 2020 - Postponed
Concourse Hotel - Madison, WI

MACAC will join with WACAC, IACAC, and DACAC for the 2020 MIDWest Conference in Madison, WI.  We look forward to presenting a broad range of sessions as well as networking opportunities and engaging with our colleagues from across the state.

View MIDWest Conference Postponement Update 

Camp College

July 27-29, 2020 - Canceled
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Camp College is a three day pre-college experience where underrepresented and first generation Minnesota high school students will be exposed to college campuses, get mentoring experience and learn valuable application and financial aid information. 

Learn more about Camp College

Day on the Hill

TBD for 2021
Best Western Capitol Ridge and Minnesota State Capitol

Day on the Hill is an annual event in which we advocate for our students. As experts in our field, we make sure that our senators and representatives know the issues that impact our students and our institutions.  Join us for a very empowering day!

Learn more about Day on the Hill 

NACAC Professional Development

NACAC National Conference

September 24-26, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center - Minneapolis, MN

Learn more about the NACAC Annual Conference

Legacy Grant

The Legacy Grant is designed to support membership by funding professional development opportunities. The Legacy Grant will cover the cost of registration, hotel, airfare, meals and membership fee (when applicable). 

Both MACAC members and non-members are invited to apply. Secondary school counselors are strongly encouraged to apply. Legacy Grant Applications are due four weeks prior to event. 

Learn More About the Legacy Grant

Member Programs

Mentorship Program

The program seeks to assist in building connections between new members and those who have been involved in the profession and organization for several years.  Learn more about the Mentorship Program

Leadership Development Program

This unique program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to investigate, define, and further develop their leadership skills. Learn more about the Leadership Development Program

College Fairs

Minnesota National College Fair

September 30 - October 1, 2020
Learn more about the National College Fair

Virtual College Exploration

Learn more about Virtual College Exploration for 2020

Partnered Events

College Knowledge Month

Formerly Minnesota College Knowledge Month, Minnesota Goes to College consists of two state-wide college-going campaigns: College Knowledge Month and Minnesota College Goal, The goal is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college, especially underrepresented students (students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. 

Please consider volunteering!  

Learn more about College Knowledge Month

Session Submission Form

Do you have a session idea or topic you would like to either present or learn more about at a MACAC conference or event? 

Let us know about it!

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