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ACA Conference 2021

The 2021 American Counseling Association
Virtual Conference Experience is a
Must-Attend Event

The American Counseling Association Virtual Conference Experience is the premier professional development and networking event for licensed professional counselors, students and mental health professionals. This year, we have reimagined our annual, in-person conference to a monthlong celebratory, community building and engaging virtual experience. 

Our monthlong Virtual Conference Experience:

  • Virtual Conference Experience:  April 5 -  April 30, 2021  
  • On-demand Education: April 5 - May 31, 2021
    • 24/7 — Wherever You Are, Whenever You Can

The Virtual Conference Experience is a one-stop-shop to learn, engage and take advantage of continuing education credits on the latest strategies and techniques in professional counseling. For nearly two months, attendees will gain access to the latest tools and resources to support their clients and students. 

Reasons to Attend

By registering for the Virtual Conference Experience, attendees will have the opportunity to earn hundreds of continuing education credits over the course of two months. When you register before April 30, 2021, you will have access to conference content until May 31, 2021. 


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Reasons to Attend

Learn | Grow | Help

Professional counselors find their way to the profession in a multitude of ways. Regardless of how they get here, they all have a deeply felt calling to help others. With everything going on, our monthlong event will have a different weekly focus encompassing the profession as a whole and specific issues counselors face. 

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Learn Help Grow



Registration Price





ACA Member

Counselors who hold an active Regular or Professional, New Professional or Retired membership with ACA. 

ACA Nonmember

Individuals seeking continuing education in counseling but are not current ACA members.

Student Member

Individuals enrolled at least half time in a college or university program and hold an active Student membership with ACA.

Student Nonmember

Students who are enrolled at least half time in a college or university program, but are not current ACA members.**

Early Registration:
(until 3/2/2021)

$149

$199

$99

$129


Regular Registration:
(3/3/2021-4/30/2021)

$199

$249

$149

$179

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**If you are a nonmember student, please call Member Services to register at 800-298-2276.

Virtual Conference Experience At-A-Glance



Monday, April 5 through Monday, May 31

8:00 a.m.     On-Demand content is available 24 hours per day until Monday, May 31

Self-Care Week | Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9

Monday, April 5
9:00 a.m.  ACA Welcome 
9:30 a.m. Self-Care Keynote Panel 
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 
 
Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 9
10:45 a.m.  Live Quick Chat
11:00 a.m. Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 

Students and New Professionals Week | Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16

Monday, April 12
9:00 a.m.  ACA Welcome 
9:30 a.m. Student and New Professional Keynote 
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 
 
Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 

Skill Building Week | Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23

Monday, April 19
9:00 a.m.  ACA Welcome 
9:30 a.m. Skill Building Keynote 
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 
 
Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 

The Business of Counseling Week | Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30

Monday, April 26
9:00 a.m.  ACA Welcome 
9:30 a.m. The Business of Counseling Keynote 
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 
 
Tuesday, April 27 through Friday, April 30
10:45 a.m. Live Quick Chat 
11:00 a.m.  Education Sessions with Live Q&A 
1:00 p.m.  Networking Hour 
*All times listed are Eastern Time



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Our Virtual Conference Experience is hosted by the American Counseling Association, a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.