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2018 Annual MACADA Conference - The Many Hats of Academic Advisors

  • 20 Sep 2018
  • 12:30 PM
  • 21 Sep 2018
  • 12:30 PM
  • Camden on the Lake Resort


  • Select this option if you are currently a member of MACADA and wish to attend.
  • Select this if you would like to attend the conference but you are not a MACADA member. (If you intend to become a member, it is recommended to submit your membership information first and then register for the conference for a conference fee of $110.)

Registration is closed

Grab your hat and come ready to chat with colleagues from around the state at our annual conference September 20-21, 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks!  You won't want to miss the workshops, concurrent sessions, keynote speaker, and networking with peers this year.

Check-in will begin at 12:30pm on Thursday, September 20 and the conference will kick-off at 1:30pm.  Everything will wrap up by 12:30pm on Friday, September 21.

Thursday September 20
12:30p Registration
1:30p Welcome
2:15p Workshop: Building Resiliency for Success
Julie Lawson, MA CCMP and Peggy Tyson, LPC, MEd
4:45p Business Meeting (MACADA Members)
5:40p Dinner
6:30p Keynote Speaker: Kathy Davis, Director, The Academic Advisement Center, Missouri State University
7:30p Social- Hat contest for creative, school spirited
and representative of the Advising profession
Friday September 21
7:00a Breakfast
Hat Trick Session: Advising Coaching & Motivating
  • What Kind of Advisor Are You?
  • Hitting a Homerun with Academic Coaching
  • Promoting Advising: Advising is not just registration
9:40a Top Hat Session: Integrating Conversations Beyond Advising
  • We Have an Exam Today? HOw Teaching & Advising responsibilities cross-pollinate
  • Making Meangingful Connections: Advising students to take control of Social Media presence
  • Retaining Online Students by Creating Campus Connection
10:50a Throw Your Hat in the Ring Session: Any hat you've got!
  • Advising on an Island
  • Helping Students Bridge the Expectation Divide: A Competency-based Advising Approach
12:00p Closing Session: Awards & Recognitions, Elections & Door Prizes
12:30p Conference concludes

Schedule is subject to change.

Please note that room reservations need to be made directly through the Resort.  You can see more details about the Resort and their accommodations at https://www.camdenonthelake.com/hotel/accommodations .  The groups rates for MACADA attendees are $125 (Studio with King or Two Doubles) and $171 (Grand Suite with Jetted Tub, King or Two Doubles), per night.  The Group code will be included in your confirmation email once you register for the conference.  You do need to make your reservation prior to August 20, 2018, in order to guarantee the group rate. When making your reservation online select Group Attendee and use the code: MACD0918.

There will be a hat contest during the Social this year.  There will be 3 categories for voting, so get to work on your hat!  The categories are: Most Creative, Most school-spirited, Most representative of the Advising profession. Winners will be selected by vote and prizes will be awarded at the Social Hour.

If you have further questions, please contact Anna Schowalter at anna.schowalter@logan.edu. 

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