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2022 National Campus Activities Planning Conference

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2022 National Campus Activities Planning Conference

March 24-27, 2022

Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

(Conference check-in and welcome events begin on the evening of Wednesday, March 23. Full days of conference showcases and events are Thursday, March 24 – Saturday, March 26, with wrap-up concluding the conference on the morning of the 27th.)

Take a look at the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & PERFORMING ARTISTS!

Are you ready to see the program? It’s loaded with tons of talent and information!

2022 National Awards

APCA School Members are eligible for the 2022 National Awards! Awards will be presented at the Saturday Dinner Showcase of the National Conference, on March 26, 2022 in Hershey, PA. Award Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:
Click the award links above for more details and to submit your nominations.
Nominate your school for these awards today! Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2022.

Registration

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE DELEGATE FEES, HOTEL INFO, AND REGISTRATION BUTTON

Why APCA?

You are invited to come experience the APCA Family! We provide an engaging, welcoming environment, where Advisors and Students can safely and comfortably work together while having the time of your lives! In addition to our low delegate fees, your board can save money with the APCA full-time enrollment and cooperative buying discounts. 90% of all APCA showcasing acts are listed at a $2,500 isolated price or less! APCA offers security and a standard of safe conduct by which the Associate 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.

Live Showcases

At APCA conferences, you’ll experience Live Showcases (either in-person or live-streamed into our Virtual Community Workplace) by the best artists in the college market! Our roster of Showcasing Artists includes musicians, comedians, magicians, spoken word artists, novelty acts, campus speakers, leadership experts, and much more. You’ll have the opportunity to see these artists perform, network with them during the conference, and bring great talent back to your campus while saving your budget with our APCA Cooperative Buying Program!

Educational Sessions

Get your students and staff motivated and excited with APCA Educational Sessions, round table discussions, forums, and interactive workshops! Our Educational Sessions are presented by professional speakers, field experts, and member schools covering topics such as:

  • STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • ADVISOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • STUDENT ORG RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
  • PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS
  • LGBTQ PROGRAMMING & INCLUSIVENESS
  • ASSESSMENT
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

 Interested in presenting a session to Advisors or Students? CLICK HERE All APCA members are eligible!

Cooperative Buying

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 In-person Events: Isolated – A single isolated date, 2 events in 3 days, 3 events in 5 days, 5 events in 7 days

For Virtual Events: Isolated – A single isolated date, and Additional Discounts are negotiable for multiple schools booking together.

Working together with neighboring schools is fun and easy with APCA Cooperative Buying! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Exhibit Halls

Associates are APCA member Agencies, Artists, Performers, Speakers, and Showcasing Attractions. All exhibiting Associates are bound by APCA ethics and sensitivity guidelines. During designated Exhibit Hall hours, you have the opportunity to visit the booths of your favorite performers. They can answer questions, explain rider and contract terms, and generally give you all the information you need to book an artist or vendor for your campus event. Exhibit Halls are the place to go for meet and greets, fun novelty activities, and tons of free artist swag!

 

SCHOOL DELEGATE FEES (In-person attendance)

Member: $329 prior to 2/18. $379 after 2/18.

Non Member: $379 prior to 2/18.  $429 after 2/18

*Each delegate fee includes 5 meals, all conference materials and merch, and access to our Virtual Community Workplace for the duration of the conference*

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE: Click Here for info and to register for the Virtual Community Workplace, our Virtual Platform for the 2022 National Conference, as well as all of our conferences and events!

*Optional Add-on: Programming Manual Package: $39 per delegate (Limited number available.)

Want some great resources for your board to take home? Add a manual for student life programming, or esports programming and lab support. Includes:

  • Hard copies of APCA Student Programming Manual for each student delegate.
  • Hard copies of APCA Advisor Programming Manual for each advisor delegate.
  • Hard copies of APCA Esports Manual for each delegate.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 533-3311

PLEASE NOTE: 
All Conference Events take place at the Hershey Lodge. However, the room block at The Hershey Lodge for APCA is now sold out. We have contracted the below hotels as overflow hotels. They are very close (1 mile away) from the event, have indoor hallways, are safe and secure for students, and offer comparable or lower rates. The cutoff to book at the rates listed below is 3/16/2022, so please book by then:
Check-in is recommended on March 23, 2022
Check-out is recommended on March 27

Fairfield Inn Hershey 

 
$189 per night + 11% tax
 
 
Or call Fairfield by Marriott: 717-520-5240 press 0 for Front Desk and quote the code APCA
 
Fairfield Inn: The Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue is in the heart of everything Hershey. Located just moments from The Hershey Lodge, we provide you with just what you need, so travel is easy & productive. Take advantage of our complimentary amenities including microwaves & refrigerators in every room, a delicious hot breakfast each morning, an indoor heated pool & on-site fitness facility. At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue, you’re our #1 priority.
 
Check-In/Check-Out Times: Check-In time is 4:00 PM or later. Anyone arriving prior to 4:00 PM will be accommodated as soon as possible, but should be advised that there may be a wait. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Please note that early check in or late check outs are not always possible but can be taken into consideration. Arrangements can be made for baggage storage with our front desk staff. 

Tru By Hilton Hershey, PA

 
$149 per night + 11% tax
 
 
Or call Tru by Hilton: 717-531-3400 press 0 for Front Desand quote the code APCA
 
Tru by Hilton: Find us in the heart of Hershey, minutes from Hershey’s Chocolate World, the Hershey Story Museum and Hersheypark. The Giant Center and ZooAmerica are a mile away, and we’re surrounded by restaurants. Start your day with a free build-your-own hot breakfast. WiFi is on us too.
Check-In/Check-Out Times: Check-In time is 3:00 PM or later. Anyone arriving prior to 3:00 PM will be accommodated as soon as possible, but should be advised that there may be a wait. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Please note that early check in or late check outs are not always possible. Arrangements can be made for baggage storage with our front desk staff.