Highlights & Special Events

The Expo

Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 31, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Expo Hours
Friday, April 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a first-hand look at the latest and greatest in counseling products and services, and schedule appointments to meet with exhibitors for one-on-one conversations. Get up to speed on your latest ACA member benefits at the Membership Booth and visit the ACA-CCPA Pavilion for information on Ethics, Professional Affairs and Government Affairs; or grab lunch and relax  between sessions. So much to do and see in the Expo!

ACA Bookstore Hours

Pre-conference Bookstore
Wednesday, March 30, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 31, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Main Bookstore in Expo Hall
Thursday, March 31, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, April 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ACA Pre-conference Bookstore will be located right outside of the Expo Hall, March 30 – 31, before the hall opens. The main Bookstore will be located in the Expo Hall when it opens. Browse and purchase new ACA releases and bestsellers while you help yourself to a cup of coffee.

ACA/American Red Cross

Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals Training
Thursday, March 31  |  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free to ACA Members
Earn 3 CEs

In a disaster environment, mental health services are in high demand. Register to take this free course if you would like to become a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer. Qualifications below:

  • Participants must be licensed for independent practice by the state counseling licensure board from the state in which they reside (counselors in a two-tier state must be licensed at the higher, independent practice level).
  • School counselors must have successfully completed a master’s or doctorate degree and hold a current state license or state certification.
  • All participants must be current ACA members.
  • Participants must pre-register. No onsite registrations can be accepted.

Download registration information at counseling.org/knowledge-center/trauma-disasterRegistrants will be notified via email of acceptance. Class size is limited so register early!

First Timer’s Orientation

Thursday, March 31, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you a new ACA and CCPA member? First-time attendee?
Sign up for this special gathering to meet the first timers, as well as ACA leaders and learn how to navigate the conference. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

ACA-CCPA Opening Night Celebration

Friday, April 1, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, fun, and live entertainment. One ticket is included with each full registration. Additional tickets are $45 per person and may be purchased at time of registration or onsite.

International Student Panel

Friday, April 1, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Expand your horizons by learning about international perspectives on counseling and international students’ educational experiences in U.S. graduate programs. Sponsored by the ACA International Committee.

International Reception

Friday, April 1, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Held immediately following the International Panel,
this unique event gives attendees a chance to personally welcome counseling professionals from around the world. Admission is free. Sponsored by the ACA International Committee.

ACA-CCPA National Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 2, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join your colleagues in this evening celebration to honor distinguished counseling professionals who are making a difference every day. We will also honor special achievements of several ACA Branches. Sponsored by the ACA Foundation. Admission is free.