Registration & Schedule


Guiding the Way to Inclusion serves all professionals who are committed to championing the needs of diverse students within the college admission process. Now in its 42nd year, the conference features insightful plenary sessions, in-depth breakout sessions, and small group discussions to help inform and support your work as a leading voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion in college admission.

See below for Registration Information and the Schedule at a Glance.

Thank you to, GWI's exclusive platform sponsor.


About GWI 2021

More sessions, more opportunities

Last year's virtual GWI was a huge success, with a record-breaking 1,100 participants and glowing reviews. This year's event will be even bigger and better:

  • 16 educational opportunities
  • Inspiring keynote and closing speaker
  • New lightning session rounds
  • Additional small group discussions

New AI-powered virtual platform

You'll be amazed by NACAC's new online conference platform. We've invested in a state-of-the-art service to ensure a great conference experience for all GWI attendees. The platform uses the latest AI-powered networking behind the scenes to duplicate much of the closeness and connections of an in-person GWI event. 

Don't miss the chance to take part! Join us virtually for this impactful learning experience dedicated to equity and access for students.


Registration Information

Registration opens in May. The cost to attend is $150 for NACAC members and $200 for nonmembers. Presenters receive a $50 discount. Registration for this event closes on Sunday, July 25, at 12:00 a.m. ET.


Schedule at a Glance

All times listed are listed in Eastern Time.

Monday, July 26  
TBA Program Orientation and Welcome Happy Hour (Optional)


Tuesday, July 27  
  See descriptions for Tuesday sessions.
11 am - 11:15 am Welcome and Day One Overview
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Keynote Address
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Plenary 1
2 pm - 3 pm Breakout Sessions 1
3:10 pm - 4:15 pm Small Group Discussions


Wednesday, July 28  
  See descriptions for Wednesday sessions.
11 am - 11:15 am Day Two Overview
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Plenary 2
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lightning Session
2 pm - 3 pm Breakout Sessions 2
3:10 pm - 4:15 pm Small Group Discussions


Thursday, July 29  
  See descriptions for Thursday sessions.
11 am - 11:15 am Day Three Overview
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 3
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions 4
2 pm - 2:45 pm Small Group Discussions
3 pm - 4 pm Closing Speaker
4 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Remarks


 *This schedule is subject to change.

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