UMACRAO 2017 Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, November 3

Arrowwood Resort — Alexandria, MN


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.


Our special project beneficiary was Someplace Safe. Individuals and families sometimes find themselves in unexpected and vulnerable situations—such as implementing supervised parental visits, recovering emotionally and economically from identity theft or elder abuse, or needing an advocate when dealing with law enforcement and hospital staff after a sexual assault. Someplace Safe offers assistance and resources to more than 4,000 victims of crime across nine counties through the services of ten advocacy offices, five parenting time centers, and two thrift stores. http://www.someplacesafe.info/


We were also honored to have Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple, as our closing speaker.  Jill is a dynamic speaker and author of Simply Shine who can inspire us to overcome obstacles, create winning attitudes and follow our dreams.



Program Guide & Guidebook

The program guide is available here . It provides a look at all the sessions that are currently slated for presentation, timelines, and a look at the evening events that will cap off our daily collaboration and learning. The 2017 UMACRAO program is also available on Guidebook, the mobile app for our conference! You can download the Guidebook app from your mobile app store (search for: UMACRAO 2017) or by visiting this page.


2016 Annual Conference

UMACRAO 2016 Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, November 4

Arrowwood Resort — Alexandria, MN




Member – Full Conference (includes all meals & breaks): $325

Non-Member – Full Conference (includes all meals & breaks): $400

Thursday Only – (includes breakfast, lunch, breaks; does not include banquet): $150

Banquet Only – Guests or partial conference participants: $60



Check out the guide below for all the programs and topics discussed at our 2016 UMACRAO Annual Conference!

2016 Program Guide