Arlington, VA (July 21, 2020) – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today announced that all fall programming will be presented online.
NACAC CEO Angel B. Pérez announced the plans for a NACAC Virtual Conference and NACAC Virtual College Fairs in a video message to members.
NACAC canceled the 2020 National Conference and Fall 2020 National College Fairs due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The national conference had been scheduled Sept. 24-26 in Minneapolis; the college fairs were scheduled from September to November in cities across the US.
NACAC Virtual Conference
The NACAC Virtual Conference, Sept. 24-26, will offer two full days of educational content and a virtual expo highlighting college admission counseling tools, platforms, and services. Among the special features of this new and reimagined conference are "super sessions," which will examine critical issues facing the counseling and admission profession. Tentative plans include a session featuring college presidents discussing how campuses are grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and presentations by authors, journalists, and experts exploring the national conversation about race and equity and its impact on college admission.
Registration for the conference will also provide an opportunity to attend additional, online professional development throughout the academic year.
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
All in-person college fairs scheduled for the fall—National College Fairs, STEM College and Career Fairs, and Performing and Visual Arts Fairs—are canceled. The new NACAC Virtual College Fairs are a dynamic, digital meeting space for colleges, universities, high school students, families, and counselors. The platform launches in August.
Admission representatives at more than 600 colleges and universities will meet virtually with students at each of the one-day fairs, scheduled for Aug. 19 (for counselors), Sept 13, Oct. 12, Oct. 18 (newly added), and Nov. 8.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 14,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
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