Registration is now open for the 2017 UMACRAO Annual Conference, November 1-3, in Alexandria, Minnesota at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center.


Come join your colleagues from institutions in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota as well as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario will share strategies, techniques, and discussion about issues in higher education. Vendors will be on site with their innovative products and services geared towards higher education.


2017 Conference Theme:

Steering Ahead for a Stronger Tomorrow


2017 Special Project:

Someplace Safe

  • Head over to our Annual Conference page for more details OR follow this link to the organization’s website.


2017 Closing Speaker: 

Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple




Register for the conference at


Registration closes October 24
Note: Only institutions with paid memberships for 2017-18 are eligible for the conference member rate.



To book your room online, go to Arrowwood Resort websitepromo code: UMACRAO or to book by phone, call 1-866-386-5263 and make sure you ask for the UMACRAO rate.




We look forward to seeing you in November!



Jackie Schluchter & Mike Paolini

UMACRAO Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

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