2018 – Burlington, VT

NARACES 2018 Regional Conference

Enhancing Pedagogy, Supervision, and Scholarship through Innovation and Technology

The NARACES 2018 Regional Conference will be held in Burlington Vermont September 27th to September 30th 2018.  The theme of the conference is centered on the importance of innovation and technology to enhance the counseling profession.  Dr. Danica G. Hays, Executive Associate Dean and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) will be the keynote speaker for the conference.


Submit your proposal to the NARACES Hubb Proposals can be submitted between December 1st, 2017 and January 31st, 2018. If you have questions please contact the Conference Proposal Chairs at NARACES2018ProgramProposals@gmail.com.

The following tracks are available:

   School Counselor/Student Affairs counselor education K-20

   Clinical Mental Health & Addictions counselor education

   Career counselor education

   Couple/Family/Marital counselor education

   Systemic professional issues in counselor education/supervision

CES Career Preparation (i.e. interview skills, negotiations, job search for international candidates, job search for minority candidates, finding your fit-research or teaching, getting a job as a supervisor, general tips in the job search process). Please note that these proposals are not blind reviewed and will not be eligible for CEs.


Registration will open April 2018. The receptions and CE hours will be included in your conference registration. ALL PRESENTERS must register by the early bird deadline in order to be listed in the conference program; a completed registration includes final payment. The registration time frames include: Early Bird (4/1/18 – 6/1/18), Regular (6/2/18 – 8/1/18), and late (8/2/18 – 9/26/18).  We will also have onsite registration (9/27 – 9/30).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing prior to September 1st, 2018 will be refunded. Due to costs NARACES incurs for providing a final food and beverage count, NO refunds will be given after this date.

Volunteers: All counseling graduate students who wish to volunteer will receive a $40.00 discount.

Registration Prices

New Professional is granted to individuals who graduated from a graduate program within the past year.
New Professional (Early Bird) $178.00

New Professional (Regular) $203.00

New Professional (Late, Onsite) $240.00

Professional is granted to individuals whom are gainfully employed (counseling, counselor education, etc.), or for retired persons.
Professional (Early Bird) $222.00

Professional (Regular) $240.00

Professional (Late/Onsite) $274.00

Student is for individuals engaged in full-time or part-time study in counselor education or related fields.
Student (Early Bird) $165.00

Student (Regular) $182.00

Student (Late/Onsite) $217.00

Non-NARACES Member $300.00 

Members, use your ACA/ACES/NARACES email address to login. We obtain our updated member information through ACA/ACES including updated email addresses. If you recently joined ACES, please give us time to update our database.

Want to be a member? Learn the benefits of membership and how to join.

Need a non-member account? If you are not a NARACES member, you may still submit a proposal application and register for our conference.


The conference will be located at the Doubletree: Burlington Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont, which is accessible by plane (Burlington International Airpot) and Amtrak (located in Essex Junction, which is 10-15 mins to Burlington).  Situated on Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. Burlington is a picturesque city that boasts New England charm, arts, culture, and nature. The fall is the optimal time to come and vist and view the foilage and vibrant colors surronding the city. Foliage season begins in mid to late September, with color increasing day by day until “peak” around the first or second week of October.

The Hilton is offering a NARACES group rate of $169.00 (+ 10% tax) per night. Rooms must be booked by September 6, 2018 to receive the discounted rate. Hotel parking and guest room Wi-Fi are free.

Address and Contact Information

Double Tree: Hotel Burlington and Conference Center
670 Williston Rd.
Burlington, VT 05403
Tel: 1-802-865-6600
Website: Hotel Burlington and Conference Center

Interested in being a Sponsor, Vendor, or Exhibitor? Contact Dr. Michele Rivas or Dr. Vaibhavee Agaskar.

If you have any general questions please contact the Conference Coordinator and President Elect Stephen Flynn at svflynn@plymouth.edu 

 The North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and   Supervision (NARACES) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved  Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1103. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NARACES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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