2025 ACA National Conference Call for Proposals Site

The American Camp Association is accepting proposals from high-quality presenters for innovative, timely, and dynamic educational sessions to be presented at the ACA National Conference, February 18-21, 2025, in Dallas, TX. Proposals will be accepted until September 16, 2024.

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2025 Exhibiting and Sponsoring

The ACA National Conference is the largest national camp conference hosted in the US.  This educational event is expected to draw 1,200+ camps representing 1,800+ professionals and focuses on professional development, networking, and commerce. 

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What to Expect in Dallas

Participate in educational breakouts, keynote events led by distinguished industry experts, peer-to-peer informal discussion groups, and many other learning opportunities that will be offered.

Choose from more than 150 unique sessions that explore these topics: 

  • Business and Operations, including Camp-School Partnerships
  • Camp Includes Me
  • Camps on Campus
  • Emerging Issues, Tools, and Technology
  • Executive Leadership Forum 
  • Innovative Programs and Activities
  • Medical Camping
  • Staff Training and Leadership
  • Youth Development and Behavior
  • Commerce Sessions
  • ACA Research Forum

Coming Soon! - The special reservation site for the conference hotel will be available in early August.

2024 Conference Information for Reference

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2024 Attendee Details

Preregistration for the 2024 ACA National Conference closed January 16. 

To register, bring your completed form to the registration counters onsite.  

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photo of conference hotel - Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The ACA 2024 National Conference will be held at the lovely Hilton New Orleans Riverside. 

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Please visit our keynote speaker page to learn more about the 2024 national conference keynote speakers.

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In support of conservation and environmental efforts, the national conference program book will be offered electronically this year and will not be printed. A copy can be saved to the electronic device you will be using at conference. The file is printer-friendly, so if you prefer a printed copy, you will need to print one and bring it with you. This will be in addition to the mobile app, sponsored by CampBrain.

Learn about session tracks, the conference schedule, educational sessions, general sessions, informal and formal networking, and more.

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Don’t miss out on the great preconference trainings available! Many similar organizations and groups — kindreds, councils, and affiliates — meet along with ACA. These events bring together like-minded individuals and offer targeted education opportunities.

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 Here is your chance to volunteer to help. Whether you would like to work as a volunteer to receive a partial rebate on your registration fee (registration rebates are limited) or simply to make a contribution to your association, you can help make this an amazing event. 

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We'd like to thank CampBrain for their continued support of this great feature of the national conference! 

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FAQ information is subject to change. External links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. ACA does not endorse or authenticate content of the external site(s) or that of subsequent links. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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New Orleans FAQ Video from the Planning Team
Members of the volunteer conference planning team held a virtual meeting to talk about New Orleans FAQ's that attendees might have.  Some very helpful information was shared.

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The 2024 call for proposals site is now closed.  Thank you to all who submitted.  Submissions were accepted through September 16, 2023.

All submitters will receive email notification of the program team's decision regarding their proposal in late October 2023.

Giving back to our host city has become an annual tradition for ACA National Conference attendees and exhibitors.

The 2024 ACA National Conference Planning Team has chosen to collect items for Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) as the service project for this year's conference.

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The local convention and visitor's bureau, New Orleans & Company, has created a special microsite for conference attendees that provides trip planning resources to make the most of a trip to New Orleans - things to do, where to eat, how to get around and so much more! 

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ACA does not endorse or guarantee any special offers.  Any questions should be directed to the contact information available on the site.

It has come to our attention that there are emails circulating regarding purchasing an attendee list for this year’s ACA National Conference. This is a SCAM and is in no way affiliated with the American Camp Association. If you received such an email, please disregard it, and forward it to Kim Fitzgerald, kfitzgerald@ACAcamps.org, so she can send a ‘cease and desist’ notification to them.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Unfortunately, large conferences such as the American Camp Association can be a target for scam messages.
Thank you,
ACA Conference Management Team

2025 Exhibitor Details

The ACA National Conference is the largest national camp conference hosted in the US.  This educational event is expected to draw 1,200+ camps representing  1,800+ professionals and focuses on professional development, networking, and commerce. 

Become an Exhibitor & Sponsor

Extend your brand identity and marketing capabilities with a strong visible presence at the ACA national conference. Let ACA customize a unique sponsorship package for you.

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See the current list of vendors who will be exhibiting at the 2024 National Conference.

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Thanks to our 2024 premier sponsors!

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