Schedule at a Glance: 2018 National Conference

Subject to Change

Sunday, February 18

TBD ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Begins

Monday, February 19

TBD Kindred Events
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACA Board Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration open

Tuesday, February 20

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open 
7:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ACA Standards Course
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Editorial Advisory Committee
8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ACA Standards Update Course
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Council of Leaders (NCOL) Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. First Time Conference Goers Welcome Orientation - Sponsored by Cardflex/Cliq
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Event  - Sponsored by Markel Insurance
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 1
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Field Office & Affiliate Groups Meetings and Socials
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Gathering of Internationals
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. International Reception

Wednesday, February 21

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Discussion Cafés with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. ACA Standards Chair Roundtable
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 2
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Insurance Roundtable – by Invitation Only
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Not-for-Profit Council Lunch and Program
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pioneers of Camping Club Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Religiously Affiliated Camps Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 4
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 5
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture - Sponsored by Markel Insurance
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall with Reception (Ticket Required)  - Sponsored by Chaco
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m ACA Accreditation Visitor's THANK YOU! Reception
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m Research Social and Awards - Open to All

Thursday, February 22

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Discussion Cafés with Bagels and Coffee
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open  
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Lecture - Sponsored by Markel Insurance
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Unopposed Time in Exhibit Hall, Free Bagels and Coffee Available
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Research Poster Sessions - Sponsored by The Redwoods Group 
9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. American Camping Foundation (ACF) Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 6
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Education/Professional Development Chairs Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Commerce Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EPIC Café
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall for Attendees & Exhibitors (unopposed time in exhibits) - Ticket Required
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 7
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Unopposed Time in Exhibit Hall, Afternoon Coffee and Dessert
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 8
6:15 p.m. through evening Acorn Society Dinner - Off Site 

Friday, February 23

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open  
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 9
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 10
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Keynote and Lunch Event - Sponsored by Markel Insurance
Afternoon Group Departures and Post-Conference events

ACA reserves the right to make any and all adjustments to the program.