GWI Conference Adopts Virtual Format in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

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Shanda Ivory

Arlington, VA (May 27, 2020) — NACAC’s popular Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference is moving online for 2020.

The new, virtual event is planned for July 27-30 and replaces the in-person conference originally scheduled for the same time period in Las Vegas. Registration will open on June 10.

“The health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance, making an in-person event imprudent at this time,” said Crystal Newby, NACAC’s senior associate director of education and training. “But even though we are moving to an exclusively virtual setting, please know we plan to deliver the same valuable content as we would in person.”

NACAC’s GWI conference features educational sessions regarding multicultural recruitment and campus inclusion while also providing a shared space for like-minded professionals to reflect on current issues and share best practices related to equity in higher education. The annual event draws a wide variety of attendees, serving all professionals who are committed to championing the needs of diverse students within the college admission process. 

Plenary and breakout sessions, as well as small group discussions, are planned for the new virtual event. Session topics will be announced soon.

The cost to attend will be $100 for NACAC members and $125 for nonmembers.



The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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