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Annual Meeting & Conference


June 3-5, 2015

Registration is closed.

Check out the Details in the PROGRAM BOOKLET


Registration, Fees & Schedule

Registration for the Annual Meeting & Conference must be completed online.  Early Bird Registration will be available from Monday, March 2 through Friday, April 3, 2015.  After April 3, 2015, a different set of fees will apply until online registration ends on Friday, May 15, 2015. After May 15, registration will only be available on-site for an additional fee of $50 per registration.


  • To register for the conference go to “Registration” on the “Annual Meeting” page.
  • 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 Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI from June 3-5, 2015.


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 Roger Williams University. At the conference, payment must be in the form of cash, credit card, or check. Purchase orders will not be accepted at the conference.


Annual Meeting & Conference Scholarship for School Counselors

NEACAC is proud to offer a number of scholarships for school counselors to attend the Annual Meeting & Conference at Roger Williams University. We hope many school counselors will be able to join in this wonderful professional development opportunity! To apply for a scholarship, please click AMC Scholarship to access the application.  Please apply before the deadline of April 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Earle, Annual Meeting & Conference Chair, at


Conference Housing

Roger Williams University offers on-campus housing accommodations. Rooms are air-conditioned and there are a variety of units, including suite-style and apartment-style with semi-private bathrooms and common areas.  There is a shared common area for 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, there will be an additional flat fee of $75. All other housing will be assigned at random.

As an alternative to on-campus housing, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Baypoint Inn & Conference Center at 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 at a rate of $79 per night, plus tax. The Baypoint Inn & Conference Center is 2 miles from Roger Williams University. This option is a typical hotel room setup with two double beds and a private bathroom.  To make reservations, please contact the Baypoint Inn & Conference Center at 401-254-7300 by May 14, 2015, and be sure to ask for the NEACAC Conference Rate when booking.


Roger Williams University Directions

For directions to Roger Williams University, please visit:


Pre-Conference Activities

2015 Pre-Conference Activities include:

  • Back By Popular Demand: Counselor Bus Tour of Local Colleges (including Roger Williams University, Brown University and The University of Rhode Island) 
  •   Alumni Admission Programs: Best Practices and Implementation
  •    The 7thAnnual Middle Management Workshop.  
  • Students with Learning Disabilities: How to Understand and Support Their Needs through the College Application Process
  • How to Create Your Niche in an Over-Saturated Market -  Designing and Implementing Effective Marketing Techniques for an Ever-Changing Population

Want to add a pre-conference to your registration?  Just email: and let Caroline know.  Then, just pay the additional fee ($50) online.   

Click on Pre-Conference Workshops for more details!


Counselors’ College Fair

Back for a third 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.


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 2015


Community Service Opportunities

The Community Service Committee is gearing up to provide more opportunities than ever to volunteer and give back to the local community.  Click Community Service for details.


Newcomers Program

Is this your first NEACAC Annual Meeting & Conference or are you new to the admission or counseling field? If so, the Newcomers 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 Newcomers Program.


Entertainment Highlights

The Entertainment Committee has been planning great options for this year, including our annual BINGO game and an entertainment option to be revealed in the coming weeks. It’s top secret! 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 2015 AMC?  Would you like to exhibit on the day of the conference with the highest attendance? Would you like to advertise in the 2015 AMC Program Booklet? If so, please click Exhibitor & Sponsorship for additional information.



The Recreation Committee will be offering a variety of activities for you to burn some calories at Roger Williams University, including the return of the annual 5K Run/Walk! PS- it’s not on Friday morning.   Click Recreation for all of the options.



Kent Rinehart,Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management/Dean of Admission at Marist College

Kent Rinehart is a graduate of Marist with B.A., B.S., and M.B.A. degrees.  Kent began his professional career by working six years at Marist leaving as the Director of Transfer Admission.  He then worked for two years in corporate marketing before going to Bentley University as the Director of Admission.  During this time, Kent was a proud member of NEACAC and presented at several of the annual conferences.  After five record breaking years at Bentley, he returned to Marist as the Dean of Admission in 2006.  In 2013, Kent was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and now oversees all undergraduate recruitment including traditional aged, adult, part-time, on-line, and recruitment of students to Marist's Florence, Italy campus. During Kent's tenure, Marist has seen higher academic quality along with increased ethnic and geographic diversity. Kent is a past president of New York State Association for College Admission Counseling and currently on the National Association for College Admission Counseling Board of Directors.



Annual Meeting Refund Policy

Refund Policy:

Notices of cancelations must be received in writing. Notices postmarked on or before May 13, 2015 will result in a full refund. Notices postmarked after May 13, 2015, but on or prior to May 20, 2015 will result in a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted after May 20, 2015. Please note that refunds are not issued until the program for which you are seeking reimbursement has concluded.

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