NACAC Annual Conference

Below are future dates and locations for the NACAC Conference:

80th NACAC Conference
Los Angeles (CA) – Los Angeles Convention Center – September 26-28, 2024

81st NACAC Conference
Columbus (OH) – September 18 – 20, 2025

82nd NACAC Conference
Minneapolis (MN) – October 8 – 10, 2026


NEXT is a leadership development opportunity. It is a one-year program. Each year, a cohort of participants will convene in-person on Thursday morning during the NACAC Conference. NEXT participants will also join virtual quarterly sessions throughout the year focused on leadership topics, presented by NACAC staff and volunteer leaders.

Review the details from 2023 for additional information.

Criteria for Selection

The selection committee for NACAC NEXT will consider the following criteria when evaluating applications:

  • NACAC membership is required.
  • Participants must have current involvement in TACAC as a committee chair or active committee member.
  • TACAC executive board members are not eligible for participation.
  • Participants must have institutional support to attend the NACAC conference and to attend quarterly virtual sessions during the year.
  • Participants must first request financial assistance from their institution; financial support from TACAC is possible. 
  • Up to 3 participants will be selected

Expectations and Encouragements for Participants

  • Participants will attend the NACAC Conference and quarterly virtual sessions throughout the year.
  • Participants will act as mentors for the following cohort.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to present at the TACAC Annual Conference within one (1) year of NEXT participation.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to work together as a cohort in conjunction with other TACAC board members traveling with association funding in order to share out information.

2024 NEXT application window has closed. 

Guiding the Way to Inclusion

NACAC’s Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference is aimed at secondary, postsecondary, IEC, and CBO college admission professionals committed to championing the needs of diverse students within the college admission process.  

New Orleans (LA) - July 30 - August 1, 2024

NACAC Webinars

NACAC offers several complimentary webinars throughout the year and access to an on demand library for NACAC members. Click here to see the schedule.