MCPA 2017 Fall Conference

The MCPA Fall Conference 2017: “Where Respect Happens” is committed to upholding the values and mission of ACPA-College Student Educators International and focusing on the Association’s Bold Strategic Imperative of addressing racial justice and decolonization in student affairs and higher education around the world.

This year our annual MCPA Fall Conference will have the theme “Where Respect Happens” and will be held on October 20, 2017 at Howard Community College. This conference will provide attendees with opportunities to:

1. Engage in meaningful dialogue surrounding topics of racial justice, social justice, and decolonization;

2. Reflect on professional and personal experiences which guide their work;

3. Connect and network with other practitioners through intentional idea sharing and collaboration;

4. Pursue professional and personal development opportunities through various engagement avenues.

Program Proposals
The success of the MCPA Fall Conference lies on the quantity and quality of the programs presented. Your involvement is needed to help make this conference a meaningful learning experience for all! We invite you to consider submitting proposals, individually or with colleagues. This year’s planning committee is especially interested in programs that meet the vision shared through the Association’s Bold Strategic Imperative. However, the planning committee welcomes proposals for educational sessions on topics from all functional areas and professional levels with the hope for a well-rounded menu of options. The deadline for program submissions is September 15, 2017.

Award Nominations
In addition to submitting a program proposal, MCPA invites nominations for recognition awards. The seven categories of awards recognize the service and contributions of professionals and student leaders across the state. Award winners will be recognized at both the annual MCPA and ACPA conferences. Follow this link to learn more about the award categories and how to submit a nomination.

If you have questions regarding this year's conference, please email

Professional Staff Member Conference Registration (Non-ACPA Member):

  • $55 up until October 6th

  • $90 up until two days before on October 18th

  • $100 day of conference

Professional Staff Member Conference Registration (ACPA Member):

  • $35 up until October 6th

  • $45 up until two days before on October 18th

  • $55 day of conference

Student Conference Registration:

  • $25 for graduate students

  • $15 for undergraduate students

East Coast Graduate Fair rates for schools/programs:

  • No cost if representative is attending conference

  • $15 for one table and one representative*

  • $5 to present materials, no representative
    *If a representative is not attending the conference, there is an option to add a meal during registration

The deadline to register for the conference is Wednesday, October 18, 2017 or when we reach maximum attendance capacity, whichever comes first. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Further conference information, including the schedule, will be shared as it becomes available.



Friday, October 20, 2017
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM Eastern

Howard Community College
Columbia, MD

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