Conference description



Notifications have been sent for session proposals. Please check back for the full conference schedule that will include session assignments.

Contact Rob Mooring, Ally Landis. Ellen Steichen, or Micah Lyles with questions.



There is a block of rooms reserved at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel for a special group rate of $155 per night. In order to get the special rate, reservations must be made before February 21, 2019 using the Hotel link provided in your conference registration confirmation.


The Anne Naman Fund Raffle Committee is excited to bring another round of awesome raffle items to conference this year. With a goal of raising at least $5,000, we will need your help. Raffle tickets will be sold during conference for $1 each with a limited pre-sale offer happening in March. 

We would love for you or your organization to donate a raffle item to the cause. University spirit baskets are of particular interest, but nothing is too small to offer. If you are interested in supporting the mission of TACAC and your colleagues by making a donation or serving on next year's raffle committee, please contact  Jamar Keaton, Raffle Chair.


Our TACAC Conference service project will benefit The Isaiah Closet which serves children in the foster system in the DFW area.  Although the organization serves children from ages 0-18, we will be focusing on children ages 14-18, since this is also the population we serve.  Conference attendees will be asked to bring items that will be assembled by conference volunteers in first night bags, bags that are given to the kids in their first night of foster care as many arrive to their foster families with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. 

Requested items include new pajamas (with tags on-not school/college branded), socks, underwear, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and brushes/combs.  All adult sizes will be needed (S, M, L, XL, XXL) for males and females. Cash donations will be accepted as well. 

Please stop by the Hamilton Room at Conference to drop off supplies and assemble a few First Night Bags. For questions, please contact Heather Dondis, Community Service Chair.


It’s About Time…to register for a college visit! TACAC conference participants have the opportunity to visit participating colleges and universities in the DFW metroplex, and we hope you will consider touring one or more campuses during your stay. To learn more and to register for a visit, please click the link below. All registrations must be received by February 22, 2019. Space is limited so register early! Please contact Elizabeth Jones at The Hockaday School or Charlie Runyan at Fort Worth Country Day School with questions. 

Register for College Visits 


Join us during conference for the Counselor Card Swap from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. on Monday. Similar to a college fair, admission representatives will set up tables while high school counselors have an opportunity to meet and interact with them to obtain contact information. You do not want to miss this networking opportunity to build your contact list. Unlike a traditional college fair, the idea is not to bring or take-home lots of materials, but to exchange business cards only. College representatives must register and pay for the Counselor Card Swap at the time of conference registration. For questions, please contact Luisa Ramirez, Counselor Card Swap Chair. 



What do boas, feathered caps, copious amounts of beads, and bowties all have in common? They’re all heavily encouraged for the Time of Your Life TACAC social Monday, March 25th from 7:30 to 10:00pm organized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Regional Network (DARN)! We humbly invite you to this 1920’s themed gathering of admissions representatives and counselors to celebrate with friends, colleagues, and that one person you see at all the TACRAO fairs but still don’t really know! Among the various activities, libations, and tomfoolery, a booth from Magnolia Photobooth Co. will be on hand to capture this special moment in time. We cannot wait to see you there!”



Sunday, March 24, 2019
12:00 PM Registration Opens/Raffle & Community Service Opens
1:00 – 1:30 Conference Fellows Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 First Timers’ Meeting
2:30 – 3:15 Special Interest Groups
3:15 – 4:00 Special Interest Groups
4:15 – 5:15 Session I
5:30 – 6:30 Session II
6:30 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:30 Welcome Dinner & Awards

Monday, March 25, 2019
7:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Session III
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session IV
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Business Meeting/Passing of Gavel/Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Counselor Card Swap
2:30 – 3:30 Session V
3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Session VI
5:15 – 6:15 Sponsor Reception (Invitation Only)
5:15 – 6:15 Mentorship Reception (Invitation Only)
7:30 – 10:00 Conference Social

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 TACAC Committee Work Day