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’s Fall 2020 Conference
November 18–20, 2020
(Pre-conference tours and workshops November 16-17)
Registration will open on September 22 at 12:00 noon (ET).
On the heels of our hugely successful virtual conference this summer, the IECA Fall 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 small group roundtable sessions, and learn from dynamic speakers in dozens of educational sessions—all from the comfort of your own office!
During our July conference, participants engaged with our conference platform 101,635 times, contributed to 50,524 views of educational sessions and events, and visited the 374 Exhibit Hall booths 76,650 times! We are eagerly anticipating our Fall Conference!
From live daily kickoffs with opening speakers, to breakout sessions, time to browse the Exhibit Hall, and small group roundtables offered every day, you will be able to design your week to best suit your learning style.
ACE Speakers (Adolescence, Consulting, and Education)
These renowned thought leaders will conduct dynamic, energetic presentations to kick off the day’s programs November 18 through November 20. Each ACE speaker will also present a breakout on a related topic to their presentation below and feature a live Q&A.
Wednesday, November 18
Jeffrey Selingo: “Who Gets in and Why” (Live Presentation)
In a speech crafted for IECA, Selingo shares key take-aways from his year embedded in three different admissions offices—the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College—as he followed a group of high-school seniors through the process as well as players behind-the-scenes, including the marketers, the consultants, and more.
Click here to view Jeff Selingo’s biography
Thursday, November 19
Ravi Hutheesing: “Millennial Mojo, Pivoting for Tomorrow with Today’s Most Multicultural Generation” (Live Presentation)
In this eye-opening and thought-provoking presentation, discover how to use our commonalities as building blocks for collaboration to create a more empathetic, entrepreneurial, and socially considerate profession. He challenges participants to consider how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace, future decision-making, education and value systems, as well as how businesses must adapt in order to navigate this changing landscape. Ravi will also explore how to reduce “generational baggage” that perpetuates our greatest obstacles including racism, class-ism, and isolationism, understand the root of Millennial “entitlement” and use it for positive growth.
Click here to view Ravi Hutheesing’s biography
Friday, November 20
Sarita Maybin: “How to Stay Positive and Hopeful in Hard Times” (Live Presentation)
In this upbeat virtual presentation, find out how to stay hopeful and positive as we move into life after lockdown. Learn how to recharge your energy using “resiliency resources” and reset after recent setbacks.
Click here to view Sarita Maybin’s biography