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Every even year (ie: 2022, 2024, 2026, etc.), NARACES holds a regional conference. Below is information on our upcoming conference.

Theme: Building Bridges with a Purpose: From the Classroom to the Field. From Awareness to Action.
Accepted Proposals / Registration: Please be mindful that all accepted presenters will expected to register for the conference when registration opens in July 2022.

Dates: The conference dates are November 8-13, 2022.

Location: Wyndham Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.  (Hotel rates for conference are discounted to $149/night if reserved before 9/29)

To make a hotel reservation at the group conference rate, please use the following link:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji

 Early Bird (until 9/30)Regular On-Site
Students 175.00 185.00 195.00
Additions, such as the Awards Luncheon and Pre-Conference Activities, will add to this base cost.

Please note for registration: Sign in to the portal using your ACA emails for the correct registration to apply. If you believe you aren’t getting the correct price for registration, please leave your application in the cart so the price can be adjusted, if needed, before you check out.

An error with the cost of registration has now been fixed, and the correct registration price will be reflected going forward. If you were overcharged, your name and the amount is on record, and you will be reimbursed as soon as possible.

For any questions about the conference, please contact Sherritta Hughes at or Mac Swed at

The NARACES Accessibility Committee is working to provide physical access in line with ADA requirements and will also be coordinating disability-related accommodations. If you require disability-related accommodations or have questions related to accessibility and disability equity at the conference, please contact the chair, Lynn Pierce at or contact 215-839-8567.

Please see a list of our Past Conferences

Pre-Conference Activities:

Tuesday, November 8th

9am – 12pm – #SorryNotSorry: Black male counselor educators discuss maximizing your counselor education and supervision training. A panel presentation organized by Dr. Michael Hannon and featuring Dr. S. Kent Butler, Dr. Tyce Nadrich, Rev. Dr. Robert Rogers, and Dr. David Julius Ford, Jr.

1:15pm – 4:15pm – Effective strategies to support junior faculty women of color in academic. A workshop by Dr. Sade Smith

5pm – Networking social session with all panelists and attendees

Wednesday, November 9th

9am – 3:45pm – Emerging Leaders Workshop. Coordinated by NARACES Emerging Leaders Committee

9am – 9:50am – Leveraging your career and credentials as a counselor educator and supervisor: Working as a licensed professional counselor, supervisor, and educator. An education session presented by Dr. Sherritta Hughes

10am – 10:50am – What doctoral student educators need to know about the impact of COVID-19 on post-secondary learners. An education session presented by Amanda Cole

2:15pm – 4:15pm – Crisis ahead: Building bridges between crisis counseling training and practice. An education session presented by Dr. Jessica Tinstman Jones, Dr. Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia, and Dr. Amber Haley.

5pm – Networking social session with all pre-conference attendees