Conference 2020...       

All About Conference

What         Annual INACAC Conference

When        Monday, February 24-Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Where      Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing- Reserve your Room today!  Group rate- $159 per night/before tax

How          REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.                                                                                                                                                                                                     IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE EMAIL JEAN AT


Contact with Questions: General Chair- Catie Taylor-   PRIVATE MOTHER'S ROOM AVAILABLE.
                                               Program Chair- Ange Huffman- ASK FOR THE KEY AT THE CHECK-IN TABLE

Exciting New Location- Exciting Savings!

This year, we will be holding conference at our new home at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing.  There are many benefits to attendees at the new location:

·         FREE Self-Parking right next to the hotel
·         FREE WiFi
·         Better room rates- book for $159 a night/before tax.  Reserve before February 3 for group discount.
·         Conveniently connected to the Keystone Fashion Mall
·         Choose from a variety of restaurants connected to and surrounding the hotel

Benefits of Attending

·         Gain valuable knowledge for your job
·         Professional development opportunity- High School Counselors earn PGP point!
·         42 Educational Session offered
·         Meet, interact, and brainstorm with others in your field
·         Grow as a professional
·         Great Keynote and Closing speakers
·         Pre-Conference workshop covering Mental Health
·         Socials and silent auction

INACAC Member Conference Rates

·         Full Conference: Monday-Wednesday, all meals- $185
·         Full Conference (Presenter): Monday- Wednesday, all meals- $160
·         Tuesday Only- included lunch and social- $125
·         Wednesday Only- includes brunch- $95
·         Please contact Jean Howell at if ... are a retired member, student, or intern member and would like to register.
...your institution is not a member of INACAC, please add $40 to the member prices listed above.    If you are not a member, we encourage you to consider joining.



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PLATINUM:  Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana University, IUPUI, Trine University, University of Notre Dame
GOLD:  Saint Mary's College
SILVER:  Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Ivy Tech Community College, Marian University, Purdue University, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Southern Indiana, Valparaiso University, Wabash College

Pre-Conference Session

Christy Berger, MSW, LSW - Director of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for the Indiana Department of Education

Indiana’s Whole State for Whole Child Approach: A Roadmap for Working With the Whole Child 

Indiana Department of Education has been focused on supporting the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) needs for all students. IDOE has created PK-12 SEL Competencies that address social and emotional well-being through a neurodevelopmental culturally responsive framework. The foundation for these competencies has been developed from the most current brain research, social-emotional research, trauma research, and culturally responsive best practices. The SEL competencies are designed to be embedded throughout the academic day, impacting the instructional climate of a classroom. By using this whole child approach, schools will see an increase in academic performance, emotional well-being for students, and prepare students for post-secondary options.

Keynote Speaker 

Erin Jones - "Becoming Your Best Self"

Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, and in some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Last fall she was a candidate for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while working at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching at Rogers High School in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a "Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 years ago to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%. Erin has two children in college, one who works full-time and plays rugby, and a husband, James, who is a teacher in North Thurston School District.

Closing Speaker

CLINT SMITH- "The Danger of Silence"

As a scholar, educator, and poet, Clint's work lies at the intersection of art and social science, creating a unique lens through which to think about American social stratification. Clint discusses the ideas of silence and empathy—both on a macro and micro level. What are the historical silences that have shaped the landscape of our country and often go unacknowledged? What are the interpersonal silences that we perpetuate with our complicity? In what ways is our empathy towards people often contingent on the identity of those individuals? In this talk, Clint helps organizations understand and address how internal and external stakeholders are deeply affected by the sociopolitical phenomena that they experience every day in this age of political and social tumult. Clint shares personal stories to illuminate how we as individuals and organizations can all recognize the power of our voice.

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