UMACRAO 2018 Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!

UMACRAO Colleagues:


Registration is now open for the UMACRAO 2018 Annual Conference! Please join us Wednesday, November 7 through Friday, November 9 in Cedar Rapids Iowa at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Professionals from the United States and Canada including institutions in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario will connect to share insight and discussion about issues in higher education. Vendors will join us to showcase their products and services- come see what is new in the world of new technologies available to enhance your institution!


Our special philanthropic collaboration this year benefits Waypoint Services ( Waypoint provides comprehensive domestic violence victim services, emergency shelter and housing solutions, high quality affordable childcare and empowering the community to change lives. This year, UMACRAO attendees will join forces to create hope by filling ‘bags of hope’ to donate for distribution to homeless or nearly homeless individuals in need of assistance. More information can be found on your registration form- please join us in supporting this amazing organization!


We welcome Kirkwood Community College’s new President, Dr. Lori Sundberg (, and the University of Iowa’s Vice President for Student Life and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Melissa Shivers (, on the final day of our conference.

Registration closes Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm. Cancellations must be emailed to by Friday, October 19, 2018. No refunds will be issued after this date. Please note only institutions with paid memberships for 2018-2019 will be eligible for the conference member rate. Need to renew? Let us know how we can help!

Become an Agent of Change! 


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