FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2011
The National Association for College Admission Counseling
Convenes in New Orleans September 22-24, 2011
More than 5,500 attendees expected to visit New Orleans for education and service
WHAT: NACAC 67th National Conference
WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) Halls I & J
WHEN: September 22-24, 2011
DETAILS: More than 5,500 attendees are expected to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC) 67th National Conference. This conference attracts as secondary school counselors, college admission officers, independent counselors, financial aid administrators and other related fields.
In addition to a monetary donation, attendees will participate in service projects with Hike for KaTREEna and St. Paul's Homecoming Center, which include helping homeowners with painting, landscaping, completing minor demolition, clearing overgrown properties and rebuilding.
NACAC will also be announcing essay contest winners, acknowledging local 11th and 12th grade students who excelled in an earlier contest, sponsored through the generous support of Common Application, Colleges that Change Lives and NACAC.
On Sunday, September 25, NACAC will host a Performing and Visual College Fair and on Monday, September 26 the National College Fair, where local high school students will have the opportunity talk to admission representatives from colleges across the country and learn more about finding the right school or program for them. For more information about these programs, visit: http://www.nationalcollegefairs.org/.
NACAC last convened in New Orleans in 2003 and this year's conference is expected to generate approximately $6.5 million in economic impact.
TWITTER: @NACAC and #nacac11
MAJOR EVENTS: (All events held at MCCNO, unless noted otherwise)
EXHIBIT HALL: MCCNO, Halls I & J
HOURS: Thurs, Sept. 22: 10 a.m.-8p.m.
Fri, Sept. 23: 8a.m.-4p.m.
Sat, Sept. 24: 10a.m.-2p.m.
Press Room: Room 281
Hours: Thurs, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
NACAC: Shanda Ivory, 703-201-3791 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org; Kristen Garman, 703-299-6807, email@example.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, email@example.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, firstname.lastname@example.org
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, email@example.com