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2018 Super Conference

First ever joint NEACAC and NYSACAC Super Conference will be held June 6-8, 2018. Pre-conference activities will be held June 5-6.

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2018 Super Conference

The first ever joint New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) and New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Super Conference will provides colleagues who serve students working towards post-secondary opportunities throughout the Northeast an experience that is full of educational and professional networking opportunities. Bringing together colleagues from Admissions Offices, College Offices, Community Based Organizations, Independent Counselors, School Counseling Offices, and more, we will take time to come together, share our voices, celebrate the positive work we conduct with the students and families we serve, and set the table for the future of our industry and association.

Schedule Transportation Volunteer Management Newcomers Recreation Middle Management
College Tours CBO Fair Grants Executive Leadership Fundraising



The Annual Meeting & Conference: The Annual Meeting & Conference will take place June 6th - 8th, 2018 as the Super Conference for both NEACAC and NYSACAC. The 21st annual Coming Together Conference will take place June 5th-6th. Learn more >



Marist will be offering complimentary bus transportation from select locations within New York State and New England to and from the Conference. We’re offering buses to and from Rochester, NY to Marist with stops in Syracuse, Utica, and Albany, as well as buses to and from Boston, MA to Marist with stops in Worcester, MA, Hartford, CT, and Western Connecticut. We are also offering complimentary shuttles to and from the Poughkeepsie Train Station for those taking Metro North or Amtrak. For more information or to register, visit our Transportation Page.

Volunteer Management

The Volunteer Management and Recreation Committee for this year's Super Conference will work at managing this year's volunteers at our conference.  NEACAC members are familiar with the call to assistance during the conference, but for our NYSACAC colleagues this will be a break from the past.  Marist students will still be there wearing their bright polo shirts, but YOU now have an opportunity to actively engage in the implementation of a program, event and/or activity at this year's conference.

More details about what you can volunteer to do, how to sign up and what your role will be available as we approach the date of the Super Conference.


Are you a first-time conference attendee? Attending the conference for the first time - and the Super Conference at that! - can be overwhelming. To help you maximize your experience at Marist, we invite all first-time attendees to join us for the Newcomers Orientation and Newcomers Reception on Wednesday, June 6th.

At Orientation, we’ll begin by welcoming you to the Conference and providing helpful information for ways to navigate everything from session selection to the beloved Bingo & Bocce evening events. At the Reception, we’ll introduce you to an enthusiastic team of NEACAC/NYSACAC mentors during fun and informal networking hour, allowing you to get your questions answered while networking with some of the profession’s most experienced counselors.


The Recreation Committee has some great ways to get your workout in and try something new!  Get your sneakers and dance shoes out, swim caps packed, and yoga mats in hand to be ready!  We’ve got Sunrise Yoga, a Runners/Walkers Meet-Up along the Hudson River, Boot Camp with Courtney Kipp, Zumba Fitness with Mary Beth Luzitano, and a chance to do some laps in the pool!


Middle Management

The Middle Management Workshop is a preconference session designed for admissions professionals who are looking to grow their skills. Attendees will likely be at the Assistant, Senior Assistant, or Associate Director level, and have responsibility for managing either people or projects in their office. Topics to be included in this workshop include building a team and establishing culture, data analysis, and a discussion of the landscape of enrollment leadership.

Presenters include deans and directors of admission, who will leave ample time for collaboration and discussion.

Presenters for the 2018 Workshop include:

  • Nancy Beane, Associate Director of College Counseling, The Westminster Schools, NACAC Immediate Past President
  • Matt Hyde, Dean of Admissions, Lafayette College
  • Susan Garrity Ardizzoni, Director of Admissions, Tufts University
  • Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Rochester
  • Mary Napier, Principal Consultant, Napier Executive Search

A networking lunch and open forum will conclude the workshop. If you have questions about the workshop, email co-chairs Tim Kelly (t.kelly@northeastern.edu) or Peter Hagan (pjhagan@syr.edu).


College Tours

Tuesday, June 5th - Bussing will be provided

Wednesday June 6th - Bussing will be provided

Friday June 8th (After conference ends) - Transportation on your own

  • Tour 1:  Vassar Tour
    • 12:30- 1:30  (Tour and snack included)
  • Tour 2: Vassar Tour
    • 1:00-2:00  (Tour and snack included)

*Tours will be available at Marist on Thursday and Friday.   Please go to the help desk for more information.


CBO Fair

Greetings from the CBO Fair Committee! The Community Based Organization committee is happy to announce that there will be a CBO Fair for all to learn about the regions community based work that is being done! 

For CBO's, please register for the fair when registering for the conference. For all those looking to learn more, be sure to stop by the CBO Fair on Thursday, June 7th from 1-2pm.  Check the conference schedule for location.

We look forward to seeing you!



It is a well-known fact that high school counselors, especially those in public schools, do not have the financial support to take advantage of professional development opportunities.  Bringing them to this exceptional conference supports not only their own professional development, but also supports the college aspirations of the students they serve. As such, we are asking our college partners to support the attendance of one or more high school counselors by donating a grant now. As a donor you will be among the first to have your institution's name on the conference website, where it will remain for the coming months.  The cost is reasonable, and the experience for both your colleagues, and most importantly: their students, is incomparable.

Please go to the website of your home affiliate to donate a grant online or contact Grant Co-chairs Jane Mathias (jmathias@nardin.org) or Chris Fox (cwfox@maine.edu).  We would be happy to hear from you!

Looking forward to seeing you in June!


Executive Leadership

The Executive Leadership Forum will be held this June at the NYSACAC/NEACAC Super Conference at Marist College on June 6, 2018. The Executive Leadership Forum bears resemblance to the Enrollment Management Forum which has been offered biennially at the NEACAC AMC of late, but with an important difference. The NEACAC event has been a gathering of college enrollment vice presidents and managers.  The Super Conference gathering proposes to bring both high school and college leaders together. 

The focus of the 2018 session will be the WICHE report on admissions and enrollment trends.  For many school folks, this may be their first extended introduction to the WICHE data.  For college enrollment leaders, it will serve more as an important reminder.

The aim of the Forum is to encourage college and school folks to consider how this data can inform, if not facilitate, their work together. In the course of the session, the discussion could broaden and talk about not just WICHE, but other data resources beneficial to both college and high school leadership and their work with one another.

The intended audience would be college enrollment leaders and high school guidance and college counseling managers.  



Raffle & BINGO: Raffle tickets and BINGO cards will be on sale at the Fundraising table during open registration hours, as well as at major conference events. Raffle winners will be notified by text message, and names will be posted on the NEACAC and NYSACAC Facebook groups and Twitter feed (@NEACAC and @NYSACAC).

Auction: There will be many unique and "big-ticket items, which have been donated by your colleagues, our member-institutions, and organizations & businesses throughout New England and New York. The format this year will be a Chance Auction (otherwise known as a 'Tricky Tray' or 'Penny Social'). In a Chance Auction, conference-goers will have the opportunity to purchase a number of raffle tickets and place the tickets in the basket(s) for any auction prize they hope to win. At the conclusion of the auction, the ticket drawn from each basket will be the winner of that prize.

Happy Camper Ribbons: We are continuing the tradition of selling happy camper ribbons with proceeds going to both NEACAC and NYSACAC Camp College Programs.

**Camp College is an overnight college access information program geared towards first-generation college bound high school students.**