ALL ABOUT APCA CONFERENCES

FOR SCHOOLS AND TALENT BUYERS

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 include 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

Come see why our Educational Sessions have an over 95% “Excellent” rating on all session evaluations submitted by attendees.

Want to present a session of your own? 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 Virtual Events: Isolated – A single isolated date, 2 events, 3 events, 5 or more events within the same calendar month.

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

Working together with neighboring schools is fun and easy with APCA Cooperative Buying!

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.

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!

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.

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.