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 up to 500 IECs, school, college, and program admission leaders also attend our conferences. 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 (Virtual) 2021 Spring Conference
June 7–11, 2021
Registration is now open. Click on the registration link below.
On the heels of our very successful virtual conference this past fall, the IECA 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 representatives, participate in daily small group roundtable sessions, and learn from dynamic speakers in dozens of educational sessions—all from the comfort of your own office! IECA member consultants and non-member independent educational consultants are invited to participate!
During our Fall 2020 conference, participants included IECs from more than 40 states and 15 countries spanning 5 continents. Conference registrants engaged with our conference platform 67,219 times and interacted with the 317 exhibit hall booths 37,279 times! We are eagerly anticipating our Spring Conference!
The registration rate includes post-conference workshops and tours on Thursday and Friday (see the schedule link below) along with all educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and Exhibit Hall access. Click on the yellow Registration icon below to see rates and details on our group discount, and to register!
ACE Speakers (Adolescence, Consulting, and Education)
These renowned thought leaders will conduct dynamic, energetic presentations to kick off the day’s programs June 7–9.
Monday, June 7
Henry Winkler, Emmy Award-Winning Actor, Author, Director & Producer
Henry Winkler, who created one of television’s most beloved and iconic characters, will talk about his life growing up with undiagnosed learning disabilities. In this “Conversation with Henry Winkler,” we’ll explore his journey and who helped him see himself differently. He’ll also discuss why he wrote the Hank Zipzer books and what lessons he’d share about LD and success. Henry Winkler’s biography
Tuesday, June 8
Kate O’Neill, Author & Tech Humanist
Kate O’Neill is, more than anything, fascinated with the human condition. As an author, essayist, and experience strategy expert, she focuses on helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future. An integrated thinker and theorist, Kate explores the future of work and human jobs, and human meaning in an increasingly automated world. Kate O’Neill’s biography
Wednesday, June 9
Wes Moore, CEO, The Robin Hood Foundation
“The Transformative Power of Education”
Education has opened many doors for Wes Moore and inspired him to found an organization devoted to creating educational access and opportunities for disadvantaged youth. In this powerful keynote, he will speak to the role that education and educators have played in changing his life. Wes Moore’s biography
Feedback From IECA Fall 2020 Conference Attendees:
I love the ability to pop into vendor booths and connect one-on-one or in a small group.
Compared to other virtual conferences I've attended, IECAs was the most organized, most
accessible, and most valuable.
This conference was valuable on so many levels! All topics and presenters were outstanding.
The fact that it was online eliminated having to decide between two great sessions.–Sandy Aprahamian
This conference seemed to flow beautifully. Loved connecting with everyone, and getting to
I was really impressed again with the ease of use with the Zoom sessions at the conference—especially the roundtable discussions and college fair.
“A big thanks to you and the IECA staff for coordinating such a quality virtual event, both from a vendor and attendee perspective. Although I sorely miss seeing colleagues in person, you have created the next best thing!” —Brooke Daly
I enjoyed my first IECA conference! I especially enjoyed the business sessions. Thanks to everyone for making it great.
While I miss the in person conferences, I love having access to all of the sessions! IECA has done a fabulous job of 'pivoting' to remote!
The session brought out specific information to help me support my students applying to boarding schools, and when working with seniors and juniors who are questioning the college planning process in the midst of the Covid crisis. I appreciated hearing directly from the admissions people; Very helpful, real-time information.
Many of the topics and presentations were positively excellent. I learned wonderful new, useful—even creative—information. I look forward to our next conference. Excellent programming
and terrific app.
I enjoyed being able to present as well as attend. There's much that I'll need to go back and watch since the schedule was bursting at the seams, I just couldn't get to everything. Looking forward to watching the recordings of all that I missed.
IECA does better than most, in trying constantly to engage, educate and even humor a very diverse, fickle, and demanding vocal membership.
I expected this conference to be less engaging than the July conference. Thank you for proving me wrong. I felt invigorated, excited and motivated with each day of the conference. The networking was a bonus. —Belinda Wilkerson
An excellent job was done to prepare for the virtual format. The sessions were informative. I found watching on my own time really helpful.
This IECA virtual pivot has truly exceeded my expectations and kept us up to date on all the changes that colleges and our cohorts are experiencing! —Deb Davis Groves
I really enjoyed the workshops and Q&A sessions I attended. This was my first conference. I am really glad there will be a month to catch up on the rest of the material I want
to check out.
The Keynote Speakers provided welcome enthusiasm and optimism, reenergizing us to continue on the course of making a positive impact after a busy year of uncertainties and pivots for everyone.