2021 ACA National Conference


The 2021 National Conference is scheduled for February 2-5, 2021 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.


Join us at the 2021 ACA National Conference in New Orleans! Four-plus packed days of quality education, social and issues-based networking, professional trade-show access and special events are designed to boost your professional development.


Plans in Progress – ACA’s 2021 National Conference

February 2-5, New Orleans, Louisiana
The ability to innovate is one of the most important and well-perfected skills of camp professionals. The Pandemic of 2020 has given us plenty of opportunities to innovate!  Realistically, our challenges will continue, in some form or fashion, in 2021.  Given that, our plans for the National Conference include contingencies.  We are planning an in-person event with an option to participate virtually. This gives participants, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers some direction for planning.  Our Call for Proposals site is open!  We encourage you to consider presenting.  Our exhibit hall is filling.  We have been reserving booths since last February.  And, we have finalized one of our keynote speakers.  While it all feels different – there is so much to appreciate and look forward to that we have always enjoyed.

Featured Keynote Presenter – Wednesday, February 3, 2021
​Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity and founding chairman of Kayak.com








Commitment to Safety
In-person meetings are slowly coming back and organizers of events are learning as they are going this summer.  Given the timeframe of the National Conference, we will benefit from the experience of others.  In the meantime, staff and volunteers are learning all they can to rethink conference logistics that balance the health and safety of participants with the desire to create community and engage in meaningful networking.  This includes partnering with the Hilton Corporation, the company that owns the New Orleans Hilton Riverside; our meetings logistics experts from Maritz Global Events; and our general contract for exhibits, the Freeman Co. 

Staying in Touch

  • We plan to update this page frequently
  • Look for registration to open in mid-October.
  • The hotel reservation system typically opens in the Fall.


Additional information coming soon!

2021 Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information


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2020 ACA National Conference information for reference.



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