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"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 24 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Fore! Kids Foundation…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
The Fore! Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Every Friday night, visit NOMA for art activities and a variety of activities… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Irene Sage

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
 Singer Irene Sage has been composing and performing original rock music… more

National WWII Museum…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Get an up close look at some of World War II's most famous planes and talk to… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Monsters,… more

Opening Party for…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for the Prospect 3 Opening Celebration for cocktails, dinner, and… more

Roland Guerin Band

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar  for Roland Guerin Band … more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

The Civic Theatre…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Join us for legendary pop music artist and composer Gino Vannelli, for an… more

The End is Near: The…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
The House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival launches its final… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 24 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

American Counseling Association (ACA) Convenes in New Orleans March 23-27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

American Counseling Association (ACA) Convenes in New Orleans March 23-27, 2011
With the highest attendance in 10 years, ACA attendees will participate in “Giving Back to the Community” service projects, and Soledad O’Brien returns from Japan to be a keynote speaker

WHAT: ACA 2011 Conference & Exposition

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (MCCNO)

WHEN: March 23-27, 2011

DETAILS: Celebrating the highest attendance in 10 years, the ACA 2011 Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans March 23-27 welcomes more than 4,200 professional counselors. The conference, co-sponsored by the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), is the educational conference for all counseling professionals and offers 500 education sessions covering 33 categories, including experts and topics focusing on disaster mental health. Also, 100 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest products and services, workshops and social and networking events.

The ACA 2011 Conference & Exposition volunteers will donate their time to several community service projects: “Giving Back to The Community and Leadership Development Day.” http://acaserviceleadership.eventbrite.com/ Volunteers will work with Operation Nehemiah to help restore the Historic Holt Cemetery after its devastation during Hurricane Katrina.

Soledad O’Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will return from Japan to be a keynote speaker at the conference. Judith S. Beck, PhD, President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, will also be present as a keynote speaker. The Beck Institute is a nonprofit organization that trains mental health professionals, nationally and internationally in cognitive therapy, which helps patients overcome difficulties by changing dysfunctional thinking, emotional responses and behavior.

The ACA is a not-for-profit professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952 and now with more than 45,000 members, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. For almost 60 years, ACA has dedicated itself to helping professional counselors and counselor educators with the services, information, resources and products to become successful.

ACA’s last meeting in New Orleans was in 2002, and this year’s meeting is set to generate nearly $5 million in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.counseling.org/convention

MAJOR EVENTS

  • Thurs, March 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Community Service Project at the Historic Holt Cemetery, 635 City Park Ave.
  • Fri, March 25, 9-10:30 a.m.: Keynote Address featuring Soledad O’Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN, Hall B1. O’Brien will also sign copies of her new (2010) book “The Next Big Story.”
  • Fri, March 25, 3:45-4:45 p.m.: Education Session, On Being an Example of Hope: Culture-Specific Responses to Recovering From a Natural Disaster, Hall A, Room 210
  • Sat, March 26, 9-10 a.m.: Keynote Address featuring Judith S. Beck, PhD, President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Hall B1

EXHIBIT HALL: A and B1

HOURS:
Thurs, March 24, 4:30-7 p.m.
Fri, March 25, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat, March 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

PRESS OFFICE: Press should go to Registration Desk and ask for Debra Bass.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
ACA: Debra Bass, cell: 202-409-7974, dbass@counseling.org
New
Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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