ACA, Southwest Fall Workshop


October 10, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT


Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Southwest Fall Workshop logo


See registration costs below. 



Please join us for the Southwest Fall Workshop at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City!  This not-to-miss event features an opening keynote, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with friends.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the Southwest Fall Workshop is now open.  Lectures, hands-on sessions, and panel discussions are welcome.  Sessions are 75 minutes long and will be accepted on a rolling basis.  The deadline to submit is August 27, 2024.  Submit a Session Proposal

Early Bird registration is available through September 12, 2024

  • Registration includes workshop program, continental breakfast, and lunch.
  • Not an ACA Member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event! 
Type Early-Bird Regular
Member $100 $130
Nonmember $170 $200
Additional person from same camp-member $85 $110
Additional person from same camp-non-member $150 $195
Speaker $75 $75
Student/Retiree $60 $60


The conference planning team is accepting proposals for dynamic and relevant breakout sessions.  Topic ideas include innovative programs, fundraising, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, mental health support at camp, staffing, and character development to name a few, however the team is open to other topics, as well.  Speakers receive a discount on their event registration.  The deadline to submit is August 27, 2024. 

Submit a Session Proposal

 Wednesday, October 9, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                    EPIC Preconference

Thursday, October 10, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                      Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking 
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                     Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.                    Break
  • 10:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.                     Breakout Session 1
  • 12:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                       Lunch and Awards
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                       Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.                      Break
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.                      Educational Session 3
  • 3:55 p.m.                                       Thanks for attending!
  • 3:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                      Time to explore the Museum on your own

Calling all Emerging Professionals in Camping (EPIC).  This event is for you!  Join us on October 9 for a fun, interactive and informative day geared to those who have worked in youth development and camping for five years or less. 

Registration includes program, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration information coming soon!

Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah's home, the Rio Tinto Center, is an inspired architectural wonder nestled in the foothills above Salt Lake City. Its distinct architecture, complete with incredible exhibit galleries and sweeping views of the valley, offers a unique setting for the Southwest Winter Workshop. 


Salt Lake City Marriott University Park is a 15-minute walk away from the Natural History Museum of Utah. 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring an ACA event will extend your brand identity and marketing capabilities.  For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Bruno.