SACAC Annual Conference


April 18-21, 2015:  Birmingham, AL - Sheraton Convention Center.  

Hotel rates are $149 per night.  Conference registration will remain at $195 for SACAC members and $250 for nonmembers.  There is an additional late fee after March 18 of $50.  Registration for the College Fair will be $100 per member institution and $150 for nonmembers institutions.  Please click here for a tentative conference schedule.  

Exhibitor registration will be $700, which includes conference registration for one staff member.  Each additional staff member is $175.  

If you are interested in being a Conference Sponsor, please see our Conference Sponsor Form for details.

Conference Session Proposals were due on October 15, and we are no longer accepting new proposals.



To view the three sessions that were livestreamed by CollegeWeekLive at the 2014 conference, please click  These sessions were:

  • Eight (Maybe Ten) is Enough: Successful Methods for Application Control
  •  The Common Application Redesigned: Year 2 Preview
  • A Mission-Driven and Market-Smart Approach to Strategic Enrollment Marketing.


Presentations and Handouts from 2014 Conference Sessions

2014 Social Admissions Report

Advocacy 101

Being the Best First Mate: Advising First-Generation and Low-Income Students

Building Successful Partnerships to Achieve Common Goals

College Counseling En Masse

Completing Winning Applications

Counseling the Student Interested in Christian Colleges

Demonstrated Interest

Examining the Likelihood of Admission and Persistence of Students with Discrepant Grades and Test Scores

Expanding the Pipeline for High-Achieving Low Income Students at Highly Competitive Universities

First Timers Session

For it's 1-2-3 Years You're Out of the Admission Ballgame

Kickoff Time for Juniors

Leading Through Seas of Change

Maximizing Interoffice Relationships

New Directors of Admission Roundtable Discussion

Partnering for Success: Creating Access for Community College Students at Four-Year Institutions

Queer Vocabulary 101 (Opening Session)

Quick Reference Guide to the National Letter of Intent

Recruiting 101: Effective Recruitment Practices

School Counselors and Independent Educational Consultants: Unite for the Good of the Student

Serving Those Who Have Served

Ten Tips for Being a Top Social Media School

The ABC's of Regional Recruiting

The High School Visit: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

The High School Visit handout

The Recruitment Dance: Guiding the Prospective Student Athlete

Three Deans Talk Money

Visit Program Blueprints



Conference Planning Committee


Jonathan Ferrell, Conference Chair


Ivy Brewer, Co-Chair


Lauren Sefton, President – Elect 






Future SACAC Conferences:

April 18-21, 2015:  Birmingham, AL - Sheraton Convention Center

April 9-12, 2016:  Miami, FL - Hyatt Regency Miami

April 20-25, 2017:  San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Marriott River Center





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