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, & Wisconsin.

We are excited to offer a variety of topics throughout our sessions including financial aid and the FAFSA, cross collaboration at institutions and within higher ed, and students' mental health. This year's conference will also host a transfer track-sessions related to transfer topics will be presented during each session time block. 

Conference Registration

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
(All hotel blocks will be released April 19!)
Hotel Julien: $119/night - Call to book with group rate798-7098 or 563-556-4200 t
Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena: $119/night
Grand Harbor Resort: $129/night - Call to book with Group Rate: (563) 690-4000

Golf Outing Registration

Sunday, May 19
Bunker Hill Golf Course (less than ten minutes from Grand Harbor Resort)
2pm start, 10-15 tee times available
$14, includes cart

Schedule at a Glance


2-5pm                          Optional Golf Outing (Register)
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

This year, the MIDWest ACAC Conference will offer an “Executive Track” of sessions presented by our Platinum Sponsors designed specifically for senior-level Admissions and Enrollment Management leaders. These sessions will occur during the same times as the general session blocks listed on the conference schedule. For more information, please contact John Laverty at [email protected].

 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