APCA Conferences

Throughout the year, APCA hosts leadership development workshops and campus events planning conferences.  We offer top of the line educational sessions, exhibit halls, and live showcases. Our events provide your organization opportunities to network and meet new vendors and artists for your campus event planning needs. 

Live Showcases

 

At APCA conferences, you'll experience live showcases by the best artists in the college market — musicians, campus speakers, comedians, magicians, and much more. You'll have the opportunity to bring great talent back to your campus and save your budget with our APCA Cooperative Buying Program and onsite discounts. Here are some benefits for your campus:

  • Each conference delegate receives a conference program complete with bios and pictures of the performers, speakers, and agencies. Attendees can also browse performing acts online prior to the conference and preview videos of the showcasing artists. Additionally, you can find all of this information in our mobile app, available for smartphones and tablets.

  • Your board can save money with the APCA full-time enrollment and cooperative buying discounts. 90% of all showcasing acts are listed at a $2,500 isolated price  on live acts, and under $1,000 for virtual events!

  • APCA offers security and a standard of safe and appropriate conduct by which the association members are bound.

  • Even though we'd love to have you as an active APCA member, any campus activities advisor or event buyer from a college, university, or the military is eligible to attend our events as a non-member.

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APCA 2020 Fall Virtual Conference

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Educational Sessions

Get your students and staff motivated and excited with APCA educational sessions, roundtable discussions, forums, and interactive workshops! Our educational sessions are presented by professional speakers, advisors, and students covering topics such as:

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

ADVISOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STUDENT ORG RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION

DIVERSITY

LGBTQ PROGRAMMING & INCLUSIVENESS

EVENT PLANNING

ASSESSMENT

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Come see why our educational sessions have an over 95% "Excellent" rating on all session evaluations turned in by attendees

Cooperative Buying Sessions

APCA Cooperative Buying is a program that gives the schools attending APCA conferences the ability to merge their buying power, offering performers/speakers a block of dates in a specified time period (for live events) in exchange for a lower price and sharing of travel costs (when applicable) with other schools. Cooperative Buying blocks are set up as follows:

For Virtual  Events:

Isolated - A single date
2 events 
3 events 
5 or more events 

For Live On-Campus or In-Person Events:

Isolated - A single date
2 events in 3 days
3 events in 5 days
5 events in 7 days

By booking together with other schools (within a certain number of days and miles for live events), you not only get discounted show prices, but travel and lodging are often shared evenly by the schools booking the attraction.

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Exhibit Hall

Associates are APCA member agencies, artists, performers, speakers, etc. representing the showcasing attractions. All exhibiting associates are APCA members, and bound by APCA ethics and sensitivity guidelines.

Conference exhibitors can be found in their booths during designated Exhibit Hall hours. They can answer questions, explain rider and contract terms, and generally give member schools all the information they need to bring an artist or vendor to their campus event. Typical booths will have bios, pictures, sample contracts and cooperative buying forms available.

Leadership Institutes

APCA offers advisor-only institutes, as well as student/advisor leadership conferences in exciting locations. Network with professionals across the country, learn from the industry leaders, and share an experience of a lifetime with your students and colleagues

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APCA LEADERSHIP BLOCKS

One-Day Drive-Ins & Campus Visits

APCA can also host drive-in one-day conferences or workshops on your campus! If you’re interested in hosting a drive-in event, or would like to attend one in your state, please contact info@apca.com.

Become a member of our APCA family and enjoy the benefits we have to offer your school!

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Each conference delegate receives an event program complete with bios and pictures of the acts, lecturers, etc. Attendees can also browse performing acts online prior to the conference and preview videos and EPKs of the showcasing artists. Additionally, you can find all of this information in our mobile app, available for smartphones and tablets.

Your board can save money with the APCA full-time enrollment and cooperative buying discounts. 90% of all showcasing acts are listed at a $2,500 isolated price or less!

APCA offers security and a standard of safe conduct by which the association members are bound

Even though we'd love to have you as an active APCA member, any campus activities advisor or event buyer from a college, university or the military is eligible to attend our events as a non-member.