May 31 - June 2, 2017


As this year’s conference chairs, we’re very much looking forward to the 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference. For the first time since 2006, we will be celebrating the conference at a public institution, and we will once again be returning to the great state of New Hampshire. Keene State College provides a picturesque and vibrant campus setting for all to enjoy. Their newly constructed dormitories, impressive academic buildings, and state-of-the-art recreation center provide a welcoming and engaging space for attendees to come together and connect with other professionals.  

 Preparations are well underway for a lively and informative conference! This year our attendees will be able to choose from over 65 sessions covering a diverse range of topics. Live entertainment, networking opportunities, and meaningful dialogues on national issues are just some of the many things to look forward to.

 Information about various aspects of the conference can be found on the links provided below. As conference planning continues to evolve, we will be updating this page - so please check back for more details in the coming months.

If you have any questions about the conference or scheduled events, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to welcoming you all to Keene on May 31! 

Your Conference Chairs,

Diane Soboski                                  Michael Iorio

College of the Holy Cross           Saint Anselm College


Check out these links for details on the following topics:

Conference Schedule

Registration & Fees

Scholarships for Secondary Counselors

Conference Housing

Community Service

Newcomers Program


Educational Sessions

Entertainment & Recreation

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

Location Restaurants & Attractions

 Directions to Keene State College:  please visit: http://www.keene.edu/campus/maps/driving/.



 Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. The Meeting is an important component of the Conference and a great opportunity to learn more about NEACAC as an organization. This year, we will be voting on several pieces of association business. Please be sure to attend the Meeting and lend your voice to the organization!


Keynote Speaker

Liz Murray

 Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope, and hard-won success. The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz Murray was homeless at age 15—and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning

 and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility. With sincerity, maturity, and graciousness, Murray takes audiences along on her personal journey from street smarts to classroom triumphs, instantly becoming an inspiration to both student groups and business audiences alike in need of the motivation to overcome their own obstacles. The subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray completed her degree at Harvard in 2009. Her memoir, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard (2010), was an instant success making the New York Times’ best-seller list the first week of release.

Special Guest

David Burge

President-elect of NACAC

Vice President for Enrollment Management at George Mason University


David Burge has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at George Mason University since July 2015. Prior to his current post, he served as Executive Director of Admission Services at Arizona State University and oversaw the execution of new student enrollment strategy for undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international students.  Other professional history includes multiple positions within the Office of Admissions and Scholarships at the University of Kansas and as Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Mr. Burge also served as President of the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling from 2006 to 2008, was a member of the NACAC Technology Committee, and Faculty Director of the NACAC Admissions Middle Management Institute from 2011-2016. His academic background includes two degrees from the University of Kansas: an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership.