IECA conferences are held twice a year, during the fall and spring, in communities throughout the United States and are open to member and non-member independent educational consultants (IECs). In addition to hundreds of IECs, participants include school, college, and program admission leaders, as well as vendors who offer business resources and solutions. Together, all attendees participate in educational sessions, fairs, and networking events. IECA also coordinates campus tours for IECA members prior to and following the conferences.

IECA 2022 Spring Conference

Conference information for Independent Educational Consultants

May 16-18, 2022
(Pre-conference tours and workshops May 16 and post-conference tours May 19 and 20.)

To register, click on the registration button below.

After two years of very successful virtual conferences, IECA is excited to be in person in Philadelphia, PA! The Spring Conference will be a phenomenal opportunity for you to connect with hundreds of your IEC colleagues from around the world, network with school, college, and program admission representatives, participate in small group roundtable sessions, and learn from dynamic speakers in dozens of educational sessions! IECA member consultants and non-member independent educational consultants are invited to participate.

The conference will kick off on Monday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET and continue through 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 18 with a diverse menu of networking and educational options available to you. You will be able to choose from opportunities all day every day—there will truly be something for everyone! From our daily school, college, or program exhibit events to our opening session ACE speakers, and our small group IEC-only roundtables to 50+ educational sessions, you will be able to design your time to best suit your needs and your own learning style.

Special Opportunity for LD School Consultants Following the Conference

Wednesday–Thursday, May 18–19
School Connections provides a structured and congenial atmosphere for schools/programs to share information with IECs in brief one-on-one meetings. In Philadelphia, School Connections will feature boarding schools for students with learning differences. This event is free for IECs and includes one night (Wednesday) at the conference hotel, a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, and lunch on Thursday. Learn more and register through the School Connections website.

Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre- and Post-Conference Tours (for IECA members only)
Speakers & Breakouts


Roundtable Discussions
List of Conference Vendors

Feedback from previous conference participants

This conference

“This conference was extremely valuable. Thank you to the planners, coordinators, volunteers, and impressive presenters. It was a great opportunity to learn and connect with wonderful people.”

I am amazed

“I am just amazed at the caliber of IECA’s programs and am so grateful for all the resources provided.”

As a new IEC

“As a new IEC, I feel four steps further ahead after attending the conference and so many of the sessions! It was so well organized, and the topics and speakers were great!”

Great sessions

“Great sessions! I gained new insights on the ever-changing landscape of higher education.”

professional development

“Thank you so much for a well-organized and useful professional development conference.”

dynamic organization

“I think the conference was excellent and I am grateful to be part of this professional and dynamic organization.”

starting from the first dat

“Starting from the first day to the last day of the conference, I was amazed with the level of professional presenters and the volume of quality information that I received.”

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