2018 Annual Conference

April 22-23, 2018

Galveston, TX – Moody Gardens Resort

 The 2018 TACAC Conference, TACAC-stock:  Peace, Love and Admissions, will provide attendees opportunities for professional development and the ability to network with colleagues. We invite and encourage you to submit a proposal to serve as a presenter at the conference which is scheduled April 22-23, at the Moody Gardens Resort in Galveston, Texas.

 Call for Proposal Guidelines:

 • Session topics should address issues related to college admission counseling including but not limited to: transfer students, international students, access to higher education, best practices in the field, professional development, diversity, the use of technology in college admission counseling, standardized testing, rising college costs, writing effective letters of recommendation, legislative concerns regarding education and ethnic issues facing admission professionals, effects of PPY; NCAA updates; recruitment and college counseling in uncertain campus climates; parents role in college search process; campus visits; ethics/legality issues or anything that may be helpful for high school or college admissions personnel.

 • Individual submissions are fine, but we strongly encourage partnering with your peers at other institutions.

 • In addition to the title, description, audience, and topics covered in your proposed session, we will need the following information for each presenter: degrees received, subject area, and name of degree-awarding institution as well as certifications/professional affiliations and contact information. This information is required to obtain Continuing Education certificates for attendees through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Please note that the biographical information for ALL presenters must be complete before a session proposal will be reviewed.

 • Presentations should be interactive when possible and allow for questions from the audience.

 • Presenters must be available to present either on Sunday, April 22, 2018, or Monday, April 23, 2018. Presenters are required to register for the conference or have special approval to attend only to attend a session. Presenters do not receive a discounted registration rate.

 • Presenters must provide their own laptop and projector. If Internet is required, presenters must request and pay through the hotel for the service.

 • Presenters are responsible for providing their own handouts to session attendees, though any presentations provided will be posted on the conference app for access during and post-conference.

Please visit the following link and submit your proposal by December 15, 2017:

 Call for Proposal Form

For any questions or concerns, please email Mickey Saloma at msaloma@lyle.smu.edu.


Registration & Cancellations/Substitutions

Exhibitor Registration

Sponsorship Opportunities


Site info & Transportation

Schedule College Tours


Raffle   Counselor College Fair  

Keynote Address

Mobile App & Social Media

Other Details



Registration will open in late fall of 2017. Tentative fee schedule below.


Regular Registration

December 2017 – March 22, 2018

Late Fee Registration

March 23, 2018 - April 9, 2018







Local Counselors' Day



Counselor College Fair





Pre-conference fitness activities will be a $15 donation to the NACAC Imagine Fund. 

Exhibitor Registration & Sponsorship

Exhibitor registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available in late fall 2017.


A successful conference needs lots of volunteer assistance! A call for volunteers will go out a few weeks before the conference.

Site Info & Transportation

The conference will be held at the Moody Gardens Resort. Room information will be released soon.


The conference will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday and will end with the social on Monday night. Executive board will meet Saturday afternoon.


A call for donations will go out in the fall. Help support the Anne Naman Fund and win some great raffle prizes! Tickets cost $1 each, and the raffle will start on Sunday and end Monday afternoon.



College Tours

Registration for college tours will open in late fall/early spring.

Keynote Address


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