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2024 MIDWest Conference

Brought to you by the Associations for College Admission Counseling from Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin.


    Sunday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 21


    Dubuque, IA

    Grand River Center


    MACAC Professional Development Committee

    Session Submission Form

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

    Let us know about it! Please submit your proposal by March 1st.

    Submit a Session Topic

    Registration Information

    Registration opens March 1, 2024.

    Early Bird (3/1-4/19)
    Post-Secondary Admission Professional early bird - $150
    High School Counselor/Grad Students/Independent Education Consultants/CBOs early bird - $75

    Late Registration (4/20-5/3)
    Post-Secondary Admission Professional regular- $200
    High School Counselor/Grad Students/Independent Education Consultants/CBOs regular-$95

    Hotel Costs
    Hotel Julien: $119/night (block will be released on 4/19)
    (Hotel Julien does not have online booking for group blocks. Please call 800-798-7098 or 563-556-4200.)

    Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena: $119/night (block will be released on 4/19)
    Grand Harbor Resort: $129/night (block will be released on 4/19)

    Call for Proposals

    The MIDWest Conference invites newcomers and veteran professionals to share their experiences and expertise as we create a comprehensive range of sessions. Present individual or in a team. Not sure of a topic? Take a look at some of these suggestions from past conference participants:

    High School Counselor focused sessions  *  Expanding areas of project management  *  Melt prevention
    Differences in how admissions offices review materials  *  How to involve parents in the admissions process
    How to serve our DACA and Undocumented students  *  Diversity and inclusion topics
    Better communications with students  *  How to create team dynamic  *  Transfer students
    Four-year schools and community colleges building partnerships and pathways  *  Office mindset
    Conversations for middle managers - strengthening teams, building connections, and staff retention.
    FAFSA changes and issues  *  AI in admissions

    Submit proposals by March 8, 2024.

    Session Proposal Submission Form

    Schedule at a Glance


    2-5pm                          Optional Golf Outing (Registration opens March 1, 2024 here)
    4-7pm                          Check-in and Happy Hour/Dinner On Your Own


    7:45-8:45am                Continental Breakfast
    7:30-8:45am                Conference Registration & Sponsor Tables
    9-9:30am                     Opening Session
    9:45-10:45am              Session Block A
    11am-12pm                 Session Block B
    12-1pm                        Lunch (Included)
    1-2pm                          Keynote Speaker
    2:15-3:15pm                Session Block C
    3:30-4:30pm                Session Block D
    4:30-5pm                     Sponsor Tables
    5-6pm                          State Meetings
    6-8pm                          Dinner On Your Own
    8-10pm                        Monday Evening Social


    8-9am                          Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Tables
    9-10am                        Session Block E
    10:15-11:15am            Session Block F
    11:30am-12pm            Closing Session

    2024 MIDWest Sponsors

    Thank you to our 2024 MIDWest Sponsoring Business Partners!

    Vendors may not register individual staff or submit session proposals unless the vendor is a confirmed conference sponsor.




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