TACAC's 36th Annual Conference - April 3-5, 2016

Trailblazing Through Transition

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Marble Falls

The 2016 TACAC Conference, Trailblazing Through Transition, will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort April 3-5, 2016. We anticipate a sell-out of the Horseshoe Bay Resort, so we are sending you a few details now in hopes that you’ll be able to join us at this exciting site. View the tentative schedule at a glance.

Using the registration fee graph below, please take the time to plan your budget in order to register early:


Regular Registration

November 1, 2015 – March 3, 2016

Late Fee Registration

March 4, 2016 –  March 21, 2016







Local Counselors’ Day




An email will be sent to all members on November 1 announcing the opening of online conference registration. Stay tuned!

We are now accepting session proposals for the 2016 conference. Session proposals are due by October 15th, so take some time this summer to brainstorm! Submit a proposal online for consideration.

Exhibit registration is exclusively online and will be available in early 2016. Individual exhibitor attendees will register for the conference on the same form used to register to exhibit. This year exhibitors are asked to choose between the Platinum ($1200) and Gold ($600) packages.  There are several sponsorship opportunities that range in price from $500 to $10,000 to comfortably meet the needs of your organization. Please view this page for more details about exhibiting and/or sponsoring.




We have secured a special group rate of $169 per night for resort guest rooms and $319 for 2-bedroom paseo apartments. Hotel room rates are subject to a daily resort fee of $10 per room per night, plus applicable state taxes. The Horseshoe Bay Resort Reservation Call Center (877.611.0112) is open Monday - Friday 7 am - 9 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 7 pm, and holidays 9 am - 5:30 pm.

Group ID 1075VI

Group Rate Code TACAC






A successful conference requires a lot of help, so we're asking for you to give a little of your time during the upcoming TACAC conference to ensure all runs as well as it should. We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming conference volunteer sign-ups. There are many types of and lengths of volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer registration will open once conference registration is underway.


Are you interested in sharing your tips and resources with a new professional? Are you a new professional looking to learn the ropes? Let the Mentorship Program help provide you with an opportunity for professional development! Anyone interested in serving as a mentor or mentee should stop by the Check-in/Information Table to fill out a quick interest card. Questions? Ask anyone wearing a “Mentorship” ribbon on their conference badge.


We are gearing up for a another awesome TACAC raffle to benefit the Anne Naman Fund! We so appreciate institutions that have generously donated items for the raffle. We will be accepting donations starting in fall of 2015.




Similar to a college fair, admission representatives will set up tables while high school counselors have an opportunity to meet and interact with them. Unlike a traditional college fair, the idea is not to bring or take home lots of materials, but to exchange business cards and information on summer programs your campus may have available.





SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (Click here to view a PDF of the full 2015 conference program for an idea of what to expect)


If you have questions about the conference, please contact one of the following people: