2017 Annual Conference

RMACAC annual conferences offer an excellent opportunity to connect with and learn from like-minded professionals. These annual conferences happen throughout the region and offer excellent seminars, activities and relaxation for all who attend.

The spring conference is the largest professional development event RMACAC hosts for our members. The conference helps our members unwind, rejuvenate and reconnect – and make the most of professional development opportunities during the three-day event. The Super Conference committee is confident that the 2017 event will be filled with networking, engagement, information, and some much needed relaxation.


2017 Schedule At-A-Glance
Super Conference Conference
April 23– April 25, 2017

Click HERE for Conference Schedule PDF

Click HERE for a “Sneak Peak” at the session descriptions

Saturday, April 22nd
All Day                             College Tours (outside Marriott Rivercenter Lobby)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm       Community Service Project (RMACAC, SACAC, TACAC) at  University of Incarnate Word
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm         Affiliate Board Mtgs (SACAC, TACAC) |   SACAC – Conference Room 12  |  TACAC – Conference Room 8
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm         Finance Committee (RMACAC) | Conference Room 11
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm         Affiliate Board Meeting (RMACAC) | Conference Room 11
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm         Registration (Marriott Rivercenter 3rd Floor)

Sunday, April 23rd     
7:00 am – 5:00 pm       Registration (Marriott Rivercenter 3rd Floor)
7:00 am – 8:00 am       Fun Run (meet in Marriott Rivercenter Lobby)
8:00 am – 9:00 am       Zumba| Conference Rooms 17 & 18
8:00 am – 9:00 am       Yoga | Conference Room 12
9:30 am – 12:30 pm     Pre-Conference Sessions
11:30am – 2:00 pm      Exhibits Open
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm       First Timers Attendee Session | Salons E-I
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm       Welcome and Keynote Speaker (Registration Closed) | Salons E-1
4:15 pm – 7:00 pm       Exhibits Open
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm       Session 1
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Welcome Reception | Salons E-I
Dinner on your own:     Local recommendation/Map

Monday, April 24        Local Counselor Day
7:00 am – 5:00 pm       Registration (Marriott Rivercenter 3rd Floor)
7:30 am – 9:00am        Breakfast in Exhibitors Hall
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Exhibits Open
8:00 am – 9:30 am       College Fair / Card Swap | Salons EFGHI
9:45 am – 10:45 am     Session 2
11:00 am – 11:30 am   Coffee Break in Exhibitor Hall
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Membership Meeting/Lunch
SACAC Salons H-L

1:45 pm – 6:00 pm       Exhibits Open
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm       Session 3
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm       Exhibitor Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm       Session 4
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm       Session 5
7:00 pm                         Conference Social

Tuesday, April 25
7:30 am – 9:00am        Breakfast in Exhibitors Hall
8:00 am – 11:30 am      Exhibits Open
9:00 am – 10:00 am      Session 6
10:15 am – 11:15 am    Session 7
11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Closing Session/Passing of the gavels | Salons E-I
1:00 pm                           College Tours


The conference will be held at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter. A $179 hotel room rate is available.

You must register for the conference before you are able to make a hotel reservation. Be sure to look for your hotel reservation link in your conference registration confirmation e-mail.

* We have now secured some additional rooms for our time together in San Antonio *

·      Please contact the Marriott River Center to make reservations at their sister property, The Marriott River Walk.  You can call them at 210-223-1000.

·      We have also secured rooms at both the Springhill Suites and the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Both are close to the conference hotel.  Click here to secure your reservation.

Dr. César A. Cruz– From marching 76-straight miles, to hunger striking for 26 days, César has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and migrated to the U.S. at a young age with a single mother and grandmother. He grew up in South Central L.A. and moved to the Bay Area to study. César graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in History. He has been an educator for 23 years, in positions of leadership for the last 17 years, most recently serving as the Dean of Secondary Schools Program at Harvard University. He co-founded the independent school, Making Changes, out of his home, and has sought to create autonomous education spaces. For the last four years, he has overseen the Homies Empowerment Program serving gang impacted/involved youth in Oakland, CA. He is the author of two books, Revenge of the Illegal Alien, and Bang for Freedom. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, becoming the first Mexican immigrant male to do so. The recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, César currently serves as a Bridge Fellow for the national organization TNTP (The New Teacher Project), and is on the board of the education policy organization Broader Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). Amidst all, he is proudest to be a husband, and father of three children: Olin, Amaru and Quetzali. He can be reached at Cesar_Cruz@mail.harvard.edu.

Learn More about Dr. César A. Cruz by watching him on the following videos:

Meredith Vieira Show

Homies Empowerment

Registration for Pre-Conference Sessions at the Super Conference is now available!

When: Sunday, April 23rd
Time: 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Cost: $36

To register log back into your conference registration using the email address with which you registered and your confirmation number.

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2017 Super Conference

Creating Connections – Building Bridges
San Antonio, TX

  • Cancellations available until March 24th
  • Payments and checks due March 24thsuper-registration

Pre-conference fitness activities will be a $15 donation to the NACAC Imagine Fund. Pre-conference sessions, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Sunday, will be offered at a cost of $35. You will receive a description and link to register for these after the first of the year.

College Tours

The Conference Planning Committee would like to offer you an opportunity to visit the many fine higher education institutions in Texas. Tours will take place before and after the conference.

Friday, April 21, 2017
St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX 
9:30am and 2:00pm
Campus tour and info session
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
11:00am and 3:00pm
Tour Only
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Tour Only
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tour only
Transportation will be available to and from the conference site. 9:30 am departure from the conference hotel.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
10:00am and 11:00pm
Campus tour
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.  

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
11:00am, 11:30am, and 12:00pm
Tour, Lunch, and Transportation are provided. Shuttles provided every 30 minutes from 10:00 – 11:30 am from the conference hotel.  

 The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Tour Only
Transportation is not provided at this time, but this is subject to change.  Stay tuned for further updates.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX
10:00am – 1:00pm
Presentation at 10:00 am, Tour at 11:00 am, and Lunch at 12:00 pm
Transportation is provided, leaving the hotel at 8:30 am (maximum 10) 

St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
9:30am and 11:30am
Campus tour and info session in conjunction with the Admitted Student Open House
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.  

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
8:45am -1:00pm
Open invitation to Bulldog Bound Open House Program with admitted seniors
Transportation from the conference site will not be provided.  

 The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
10:00am and 12:00pm
Tour only
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Southwestern University, Austin, TX
Tour, Information, Session and Dinner (optional) will be provided
Transportation will not be provided.  

St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
1:00pm  Bus Departs Conference Site
2:30pm – 4:00pm Campus Visit to The University of Texas
4:30pm – 6:00pm Campus Visit to St. Edward’s University
6:00pm – 6:30pm Happy Hour at St. Edward’s
6:30pm  Bus Departs to San Antonio or Continued Happy Hour and possible dinner in Austin.
Maximum capacity on the bus is 38. Counselors are welcome to provide their own transportation.  

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Tour, Snack, and Transportation are provided. 1:30 departure from conference hotel.   

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Tour Only
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.  

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Tour Only
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

University of Houston Conrad N Hilton College – San Antonio
2:30 tour and reception. Return to hotel by 4:00 pm.
Transportation provided to/from conference site (35 available) at 2:00.

We are also happy to announce the following tours.  Please note that you will need to register directly with each institution to reserve a place.
Concordia University Texas, Austin, TX
Counselors may register directly with Concordia to attend regularly scheduled tours
Monday through Friday at 9:00am, 11:30am, and 2:00pm
Register at http://www.concordia.edu/visit/
Transportation will not be provided from conference site.

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
Regularly Scheduled Tours
Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Register online at www.tlu.edu/visit

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Tours can be arranged directly with Scott Ham, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at scottham@txstate.edu or 512-245-7439
Transportation will not be available from the conference site.