MIDWest 2024

Dubuque, IA

Grand River Center

May 19-21, 2024

Brought to you by the Associations for College Admission Counseling from Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin.

Registration opens March 1!

Early Bird (3/1-4/19)
Post-Secondary Admission Professional early bird - $150
High School Counselor/Grad Students/Independent Education Consultants/CBOs early bird - $75

Late Registration (4/20-5/3)
Post-Secondary Admission Professional regular- $200
High School Counselor/Grad Students/Independent Education Consultants/CBOs regular-$95
Hotel Costs
Hotel Julien: $119/night (block will be released on 4/19)
(Hotel Julien does not have online booking for group blocks. Please call 800-798-7098 or 563-556-4200.)

Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena: $119/night (block will be released on 4/19)
Grand Harbor Resort: $129/night (block will be released on 4/19)

Call for Proposals

The MIDWest Conference invites newcomers and veteran professionals to share their experiences and expertise as we create a comprehensive range of sessions. Present individual or in a team. Not sure of a topic? Take a look at some of these suggestions from past conference participants:

High School Counselor focused sessions  *  Expanding areas of project management  *  Melt prevention
Differences in how admissions offices review materials  *  How to involve parents in the admissions process
How to serve our DACA and Undocumented students  *  Diversity and inclusion topics
Better communications with students  *  How to create team dynamic  *  Transfer students
Four-year schools and community colleges building partnerships and pathways  *  Office mindset
Conversations for middle managers - strengthening teams, building connections, and staff retention.
FAFSA changes and issues  *  AI in admissions

Submit proposals by March 8

Session Proposal Submission Form

Schedule at a Glance


2-5pm                          Optional Golf Outing (Registration opens March 1 on this page!)
4-7pm                          Check-in and Happy Hour/Dinner On Your Own


7:45-8:45am                Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:45am                Conference Registration & Sponsor Tables
9-9:30am                     Opening Session
9:45-10:45am              Session Block A
11am-12pm                 Session Block B
12-1pm                        Lunch (Included)
1-2pm                          Keynote Speaker
2:15-3:15pm                Session Block C
3:30-4:30pm                Session Block D
4:30-5pm                     Sponsor Tables
5-6pm                          State Meetings
6-8pm                          Dinner On Your Own
8-10pm                        Monday Evening Social


8-9am                          Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Tables
9-10am                        Session Block E
10:15-11:15am            Session Block F
11:30am-12pm            Closing Session


Thank you to our 2024 MIDWest Sponsoring Business Partners

(Logos to be continuously updated.)

(Vendors may not register individual staff or submit session proposals unless the vendor is a confirmed conference sponsor.)

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



Other Contributing Partners



MIDWest Conference Planning Committee Members from Iowa ACAC

Susan Dickinson, University of Iowa, Chair
Autumn Luce, Grand View University, Chair
Nick Kettmann, Kirkwood Community College
Janelle Sperry, University of Iowa
Liz Wessels, John F. Kennedy High School
Sabrina Tapps-Fee, Mount Mercy University
John Laverty, University of Iowa
Maia Augustine, Cornell College
Robbie Stran, Loras College