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Countdown to Connect 2012

In less than two months, the 2012 IACAC Annual Conference will be here. I hope your calendar is marked for May 2-4 to join other individuals in taking part in the premier professional development opportunity within the association. This year’s conference, Connect 2012, will offer:

  • 56 sessions covering a variety of topics
  • Special “Connections” sessions for Friday morning
  • An energizing opening keynote featuring Brad Karsh
  • Multiple exhibitors
  • Representation from NACAC
  • A “don’t miss” IACAC Annual Membership meeting
  • Exciting entertainment options
  • Raffle (or your opportunity to take home some great gifts – don’t forget your money!)
  • Surprises!


Conference Committee 2012In addition to attending, you can be a part of the excitement by volunteering your time to one of the committees still seeking volunteers. The committees still seeking volunteers are: 

  • Evaluations
    Scans attendee name badge bar codes at sessions, coordinates email evaluation forms, and tallies completed evaluations.   
  • On-Site
    Oversees physical arrangements and room setup for all conference activities
  • Raffle
    Solicit raffle prizes and sell raffle tickets during the conference
  • Registration & Hospitality
    Prepares packets prior to the conference and assists with registration on site. Greets and assists guest speakers
  • Tellers
    Assists with voting at the annual membership meeting

Sign up to volunteer with one of these committees. I truly hope you’ll consider giving of some of your time by assisting as a volunteer.  I promise this: by volunteering, you will “connect” with others and you will have fun.

The 4 Rs

Westin Chicago Northwest Itasca hotel roomAs mentioned before, all you need to do is practice the “R’s” – Register (by March 30, 2012 to be eligible for some early prizes); Reserve (your hotel room); and Read (the conference web page information for all of the great reasons to attend).

In addition to the three “R’s”, I would like to add one more, and that is Reward. In this busy time with our daily roles as well as personal commitments, it is easy to say we don’t have much time. However, by attending Connect 2012, you will be rewarding yourself and finding that you were able to build many connections that will allow you to go back to your job refreshed and ready.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships start for as little as $250 and your company or institution’s name and logo will be posted on the conference website and be part of numerous communications to our membership and nearly 800 conference attendees. This is a great opportunity to help support conference and provide your institution with maximum marketing exposure.

Advertise in the Program

Advertising in the Conference program starts as low as $200! If you are also a sponsor, you get an even bigger discount. There’s something for everyone and everyone’s budget.

See the up-to-date listing of our current generous sponsors. Take advantage of these great and affordable ways to promote your institution to over 1500 members of IACAC!  

Do not hesitate to contact Patrick Ryan with any questions or concerns regarding advertising or sponsorship opportunities. We need your commitment by March 23rd to be included in the program booklet.

Donated Project Reach booksProject Reach

Have you collected your Project Reach donations yet? Be creative… reach out to your colleagues to donate. Have a friendly Project Reach “office competition.” Take this opportunity to touch the lives of deserving students by collecting school supplies and college counseling items for a high school in need.

Donations can be any school supplies, backpacks, college posters and gently used college guide books that would be appropriate for high school-aged students. Items will be collected at Conference. Learn more

Donate a silent auction basket for the IACAC ConferenceSilent Auction

Calling all donations & gift baskets! Your donation is the missing piece!

With your donation, our silent auction helps raise funds to support IACAC’s educational programs. We are now accepting donation items, gift cards and gift baskets for the silent auction to support our efforts!

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