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Annual Meeting and Conference



Registration, Fees & Schedule

Registration for the Annual Meeting & Conference must be completed online.  Early Bird Registration will be available from Monday, March 3 through Monday, April 7, 2014.  After April 7, 2014, a different set of fees will apply until online registration ends on Friday, May 16, 2014. After May 16, 2014, only on-site registration will be possible for an additional fee.

  • Online registration is now closed. Only on-site registration will be available. Please note that there is an additional $50 fee for on site registration and no housing will be available. Also, allow extra time for the on-site registration process. 
  • To view the fee structure for various attendance types, please click FEES
  • Click SCHEDULE to see the details of NEACAC’s Annual Meeting & Conference at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH from June 4 – 6, 2014.

Payment can be made online or by mail. If paying with a Purchase Order, this must be processed prior to the conference.  If payment is not made in advance of the conference, you must pay at the on-site registration table when you arrive at Saint Anselm College. At the conference, payment must be in the form of cash, credit card, or check only. Purchase orders will not be accepted at the conference.

Need to find a building or parking lot? View the Saint Anselm Campus Map

Learn about all of the details of the conference by viewing the PROGRAM BOOKLET

Annual Meeting & Conference Scholarships

NEACAC is proud to offer a number of scholarships for members to attend the Annual Meeting & Conference at Saint Anselm College. We hope that providing some scholarship monies will allow those without the financial support of their respective affiliations to have access to this professional development opportunity!  To apply for a scholarship, please click AMC SCHOLARSHIP to access the application.  If you have any questions, please contact Erik DeAngelis, Annual Meeting & Conference Chair, at

Attention New Hampshire School Counselors!
Through the generosity of Saint Anselm College and the NACAC Imagine Fund, a scholarship for New Hampshire secondary school counselors to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference has been established.  
The NEACAC Annual Meeting & Conference will be held at Saint Anselm College from June 4 -6, 2014. This scholarship covers the registration fee for one day registration on Thursday, June 5th. This day offers programming that will be specifically targeted and beneficial to school counselors in their work with students and families through the college admission cycle.  In addition to over 40 educational sessions being offered on Thursday, the planning committee is hosting the 2nd Annual Counselors’ College Fair, NEACAC Membership Meeting, and the Conference Networking Hour.  
We urge all NH secondary school counselors to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to connect with over 600 colleagues from both sides of the desk.  If you have not attended the Annual Meeting & Conference before, this is a perfect opportunity while it is held right here in our state!  Don’t let this pass you by.  
NH School Counselors are able to access the application for this grant through the attached link  If you have questions, please contact Brenda Poznanski at Bishop Guertin High School at or Eric Nichols at Saint Anselm College The deadline for grant applications has been extended through April 21, 2014 and recipients will be notified by April 25, 2014. 
Conference Housing

Saint Anselm College offers on-campus housing accommodations.  Some rooms are air-conditioned, and there are a variety of room styles, including suite style rooms with private bathrooms in each suite and hallway style rooms with a communal bathroom for the hallway.  There is a shared common area in each suite style residence hall equipped with a refrigerator.  Please be advised that we can only guarantee the accommodation of one roommate preference.  Should you request a single occupancy room (shared bathroom), there will be an additional flat fee of $75.00.  All other housing will be assigned at random. 

As an alternative to on-campus housing, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Manchester/Bedford at 8 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110 at a rate of $85 per night plus tax.  The Hampton Inn & Suites is located 6 miles south of Saint Anselm College.  To make reservations, please contact the Hampton Inn & Suites at 603-623-2040 by May 15, 2014, and be sure to ask for the NEACAC Conference Rate when booking.

Saint Anselm College Directions

For directions to Saint Anselm College, please visit:

Pre-Conference Activites/Counselor Bus Tour

2014 Pre-Conference Activities include:

  • Back By Popular Demand: Counselor Bus Tour of Local Colleges (including Saint Anselm College, Colby-Sawyer College, and Dartmouth College)
  • Global Applicants: Finding, Keep, and Ensuring International Student Success at the Post-Secondary Level
  • The 6th Annual Middle Management Workshop
  • Specialty Application Close Up: NCAA Eligibility Center, Portfolios, Auditions…Oh My! Information, Tips and Trends to Help You Understand the Specialty Application Process

Click on PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS for more details!

Counselors’ College Fair

Back for a second year, we will hold a Counselors’ College Fair at the Annual Meeting & Conference. Counselors, be sure to stop by to learn about colleges in New England and beyond. Click COUNSELORS' COLLEGE FAIR for more information.

Educational Sessions

The Programming Committee has been busy making sure that you will get the most out of your trip to the Annual Meeting & Conference.  Click SESSIONS to see a sampling of the sessions being offered in 2014.

Community Service Opportunities

The Community Service Committee is gearing up for another successful opportunity to volunteer and give back to the local community.  Click COMMUNITY SERVICE for details.

First Timers Program

Is this your first NEACAC Annual Meeting & Conference or are you new to the admission or counseling field? If so, the First Timers Program is your opportunity to meet new colleagues, acquaint yourself with NEACAC and the Annual Meeting & Conference, and network with professionals.

We will kick-off your experience with an orientation and have activities planned throughout the conference.Click here to find out more information about the FIRST TIMERS PROGRAM.

Entertainment Highlights

The Entertainment Committee has been planning great options for this year, including our annual BINGO game and the Lost Articles will be back by popular demand for a musical performance featuring NEACAC members who are in the band! Click ENTERTAINMENT for details on all the fun.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

The Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsorship Committee has been working with sponsors on various opportunities.   Would you like to be a sponsor of the 2014 AMC?  Would you like to exhibit on the day of the conference with the highest attendance? Would you like to advertise in the 2014 AMC Program Booklet? If so, please click EXHIBITOR & SPONSORSHIP for additional information.

A big thank you to our 2014 Sponsors and Exhibitors. 

  • TeenLife Media, LLC
  • Chegg (formerly Zinch)
  • The College Board
  • Creosote Affects
  • The Princeton Review
  • Mongoose Research, Inc.
  • Carnegie Communications
  • Noel-Levitz
  • ACT, Inc.
  • Summit Educational Group
  • Whiteboard Communications
  • Consortium of Vermont Colleges
  • Cappex
  • School Guide Publications
  • American Student Assistance
  • Kaplan Test Prep
  • Hobsons
  • Meredith Music Publications
  • PointAcross Solutions
  • SEG, Swiss Education Group
  • Graphic Details
  • uAspire


The Recreation Committee wants you to get ready to be active at Saint Anselm College, including the return of the annual 5K Run/Walk!  Click RECREATION for all of the options.

Keynote Address & Special Guest ~ Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Tom McBride & Ron Nief

The Annual Meeting & Conference is proud to announce Tom McBride & Ron Nief, creators of the Beloit College Mindset List, as this year’s keynote speakers.

Tom McBride and Ron Nief have been partners in the Mindset List project since its inception in 1998. They are the coauthors of The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think is Normal, published by John Wiley and Sons. Their new book, a feast of history and nostalgia in 75 articles, as yet untitled, will be published this summer by Sourcebooks.

Tom McBride is professor of English and holds the Keefer Chair in the Humanities at Beloit College. He is a graduate of Baylor University and earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. A veteran of almost four decades in the classroom, he is co-founder of Beloit’s program in Rhetoric and Discourse, and for more than a decade, chaired the college’s First Year studies program. He has published both critical essays and creative non-fiction and has been a popular commentator on language for Wisconsin Public Radio.

Ron Nief is director of public affairs emeritus at Beloit College, retiring in 2009 after more than 40 years of communicating the work of higher education. He has served his alma mater Boston College, as well as Brandeis and Clark universities, and Middlebury College. He has written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Christian Science Monitor and has been honored by both the Public Relations Society of America and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He created the Mindset List in 1998 and joins Tom McBride in appearances and talks around the country throughout the year.

SPECIAL GUEST – Katy Murphy, NACAC President

We are pleased to welcome current NACAC President, Katy Murphy as a special guest at the Annual Meeting & Conference. Katy has been in college admissions, enrollment planning and college counseling since 1978 at four private colleges in California and at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California.  She also is an instructor in the UC Berkeley College Advising Certificate Program.  Katy is twice the Past-President of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling and speaks regularly at professional meetings on topics of leadership development, preparing parents and students for the financial aid process, preparing new counselors and on NACAC’s Imagine Grant Program. 

Any and all questions regarding the Annual Meeting & Conference may be directed to Erik DeAngelis, Brown University, Conference Chair,

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