ACA Conference & Expo

March 20-24, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Join more than 4,000 counseling professionals who will convene in Cincinnati to learn, share, network, and recharge.

ACA Conference & Expo

March 20-24, 2013 
Cincinnati, Ohio

  • The ACA Career Center will be the hot spot for jobs! Many employers post jobs and come to the Career Center to conduct interviews.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ashley Judd

    Friday, March 22
    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Ashley attended an intensive in patient treatment program to begin to heal from childhood grief. She rejoices in sharing her experience, strength, and hope.

  • Dr. Allen Ivey and Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey

    Saturday, March 23
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Noted expert in neuroscience, Dr. Allen Ivey, along with his wife Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey, will help you gain a deeper understanding of how the brain works and what new discoveries in neuroscience apply to the counseling profession.

Highlights & Updates

National Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 23, 2012 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Join your colleagues at this evening celebration to honor distinguished counseling professionals who are making an impact on the profession and to honor special achievement of several ACA Branches.

ACA Talent Show

March 23, 2013 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Let's de-stress and express ourselves in a good old-fashioned talent show. Our counselors will sing, dance, play an instrument and showcase their talents. Sponsored by the ACA Foundation. Come and support our counselors on Saturday, Admission is free.

Highlights & Updates

ACA Client-Focused Research Series

New this year, the series focuses on counseling research and outcomes that may be useful in working with your clients.

Grand Opening & Welcome Reception in the Expo

Thursday, March 21, 2012 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Erford, ACA president will cut the ribbon and welcome our attendees inside the exhibit hall. Meet and mingle with our exhibitors and learn about their products and services offered.

First Timers Orientation Breakfast

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. -8:30 a.m.
If this is your first time at ACA Conference & Expo, make this the first activity on your agenda.  Network with other first-timers and gain insider tips on how to make the most of your Conference & Expo experience while enjoying a wonderful hot breakfast. ACA staff and leaders in the profession will answer your questions, guide you through education and special event options, and help you find your way around the convention center. Tickets are $30 and may not be available onsite.

International Reception

Friday, March 22, 2012 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Join counseling professionals from around the world! This is a great opportunity to expand global dialogue and cultivate partnerships on an international level.

ACA Opening Night Reception

Friday, March 22, 2012 9:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Join us for an evening of entertainment, live music, and dancing, all Cincinnati style! There will be a display of food synonymous with the city, like chili, pasta, and French pot ice cream.

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