Conference Schedule

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The 2017 MIACADA Conference, Building Capital: Investing in Our Students, will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017.
Here is the schedule for the day!

Check out our complete listing of sessions and descriptions (PDF).

8:00am - 9:00amCheck In and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00amWelcome and Keynote- Dr. Paul Hernandez
10:00am - 10:15amBreak
10:15am - 11:05amConcurrent Session 1
11:05am - 11:15amBreak
11:15am - 12:05pmConcurrent Session 2
12:15pm - 1:15pmLunch
1:30pm - 2:20pmConcurrent Session 3
2:20pm - 2:30pmBreak
2:30pm - 3:20pmConcurrent Session 4
3:30pm - 4:00pmClosing Celebration

Pre-Conference Workshop - FULL (no longer available)

Career Advising Made Easy
1pm to 4pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Lansing Community College, Gannon Building Room 244

This year’s Pre-Conference will be held in workshop format and will aim to provide advisors with a toolbox of resources for their career advising encounters. Participants will learn how to initiate and engage students in self-discovery and implement career advising strategies with regard to the personal strengths and challenges students have. Attendees will be presented with resources to create a career advising module that can be tailored specifically for their student population and implemented immediately. While this Pre-Conference will provide tools that can be utilized by advisors working with any specialty population, advisors that come in frequent contact with undecided, exploring, parallel planning, and/or major-changing students may benefit most.

All are encouraged to consider attending this year’s Pre-Conference; however, registration enrollment will be limited to 40 participants. Refreshments will be provided.

Pre-Conference Workshop is FULL. We are not accepting any more registrations for the event.

Pre-Conference Chairs: Diane Petersen (LCC) and Ann Selleck (LCC)

Conference Program

Excited to find out what the conference is going to offer? Ready to view the sessions and determine which amazing topic you are going to attend? Wait no more, the entire conference program (PDF) is now available.

Registration Information

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Conference Registration is OPEN!

CostMIACADA Membership FeeConference FeeTotal
Individual Member$15$50$65

*Pre-Conference Workshop – Cost $15 to attend this year’s Pre-Conference

Note: If you completed the membership / conference registration form and did not complete the payment process, please DO NOT complete the application again. You can simply go to the PAYMENT page.

Networking Night

Waterfront Bar and Grill

The 2017 MIACADA Networking Night will be held at Waterfront Bar and Grill in downtown Lansing on Thursday, May 18. The event will run from 6pm until 8:30pm (or later) and all are welcome to join us for fellowship, live music, games, food, and fun! Waterfront Bar and Grill is located just a short walk away from both LCC and the host hotel, the Radisson.
You can check them out at their website:
325 City Market Drive
Lansing, MI 48912

Mentor Connections Lunch


Enjoy your lunch during MIACADA with a twist- you have the chance to acquaint yourself with a new connection! Your 2017 Planning Committee is looking for interested graduate students, new advisors (1-3 years in the field), seasoned advisors, and advising administrators for a mentor and mentee networking lunch opportunity. New advising professionals (graduate students or new advisors) will be paired with a seasoned advisor or administrator for a chance to share a meal and good conversation during lunch at the conference. Invest in yourself and your network of advising professionals. Together, let’s make the Michigan advising world even smaller than it already is!

Please reserve your spot for this unique connection, here.

All participants will receive information prior to MIACADA regarding their partner. Volunteers will be directing you to your designated connection tables during lunch.
Questions? Please contact Meaghan Cole,