2021 ACA National Conference

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For the first time in its 100+ year history, the 2021 ACA National Conference will be offered in a 100-percent virtual format. While a hybrid model including in-person in New Orleans paired with a virtual was initially envisioned, we feel positive about the move to 100-percent virtual. The most heavily weighed factor in this decision was the survey feedback shared by past attendees. While the camp community highly values in-person meetings and is anxious to get back to meeting in person safely, the survey results clearly indicated that the better choice relative to health, budgets, and other limitations is to maximize a virtual experience this February.

Our plans-in-progress

  • Hosting the event on an intuitive virtual conference platform — Pheedloop

  • Live general sessions and substantial selection of live educational breakouts offered Tuesday through Thursday, February 2–4

  • Opportunities throughout each day for informal and formal networking

  • A virtual exhibit hall with time to shop, meet live, or schedule visits

  • Budget-friendly registration rates 

  • Social time

  • Research Forum with sessions and poster presentations

  • Access to select breakout session recordings after the conference 

  • Just-in-time education with a special focus on managing COVID-19 for a successful 2021 summer camp season

And what about New Orleans? We are happy to share that the National Conference will be held in New Orleans in 2024, February 6–9 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. 

Conference Information

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Terry Jones
Opening Keynote Presenter – Tuesday, February 2
​Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity and founding chairman of Kayak.com
​Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH
Closing Keynote Presenter – Thursday, February 4
​Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH, nationally recognized pediatrician, entrepreneur, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice.


Additional information coming soon!


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Special thanks to our virtual event platform sponsor, UltraCamp!

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