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.


July 15-17, 2020

To register, click on the yellow “Registration” icon below.


We are getting more excited every day as we design our brand-new virtual conference platform! We are eager to share the latest information with you as we re-open registration for those not yet signed up:

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the schedule will start at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and continue through approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT) with a diverse menu of educational and networking options available to you. You will be able to pick and choose from opportunities all day every day…there will truly be something for everyone! 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. Choose which sessions you prefer to attend live—at the time they’re offered—and decide which you’ll save for future learning. With more than 40 hours of educational content—including pre-conference workshops—no matter what time zone you’re in, learning opportunities will abound! Continuing education (CE) credits will be available.

And if you’re unavailable during that week in July, all of the educational content will be available through the end of July, to conference registrants only.

One of the most exciting aspects of this conference will be our interactive Exhibit Hall, which will be open 24 hours a day starting Wednesday, July 15 at 12 noon Eastern and closing Friday, July 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Included in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Vendors (with dedicated live time each day)
  • College & PostSecondary tables (with dedicated live time on Wednesday)
  • Therapeutic School/Program tables (with dedicated live time on Thursday)
  • K-12 School tables (with dedicated live time on Friday)

Each registered college, school, and program will be able to upload their own unique content to their table that you can access 24 hours a day. And while we will have designated hours for their representatives to be at their tables and available for live video chats (based on the populations they serve…see above), they can choose to be available at their tables as much as they want each day, every day. We will encourage them to be as accessible as possible throughout the week to maximize opportunities for you to connect with them and vice versa! And if you’re an early bird or a night owl (or in an overseas time zone), you can wander through the Exhibit Hall any time you choose and leave your own contact information at a table so their rep can follow-up with you later.

We are also hearing from some of our sponsoring school, college, and program colleagues that they plan to offer fun after-hours virtual receptions…so stay tuned for more information on those as well!

The IECA member discounted registration fee, which will include pre-conference workshops and tours on Monday and Tuesday (more info on those coming soon!), along with all educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and Exhibit Hall access from Wednesday through Friday, is $350 per person. If you’re part of an IECA member’s practice with multiple IECs and your firm registers two people at the $350 rate (or $475 rate for non-member IECs), all additional registrants from your firm will receive a 50% discount off their registration rate. (Note that this applies only to those IECs who work together as employees/associates in the same firm; it does not apply to those who form collaboratives or cooperatives for marketing and networking purposes.) Contact Sue DePra at [email protected] if your firm would like to take advantage of this discount.

For those currently registered for the conference, in the coming 7-10 days we will automatically reduce your registration fee to $350 and issue a payment credit for everything paid over that amount, including payments for the member dinner or pre-conference tours and workshops. This credit will be automatically applied to any future IECA events for which you register (including membership dues), until it is used up.

For those not yet registered for the conference, please register at this link.

In the coming weeks we will add more information here, including a detailed conference schedule, breakout sessions, tours and FAQs.

We are really looking forward to July!

Mark Sklarow
IECA Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]

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