2016 MCPA Annual Conference

Note: After reading the following information, scroll all the way down to the bottom to register. 

2016 MCPA annual conference will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Loyola University Maryland - Timonium CampusThis year's conference includes the ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair, awards, case study competition, and post conference networking event.

Please see the conference rates and information below:

Professional Staff Member Conference Registration (Non-ACPA Member)

  • $55 DEADLINE EXTENDED until October 21st

  • $90 October 22nd until October 26th

  • $100 October 27th and day of conference

Professional Staff Member Conference Registration (ACPA Member or MCPA Lifetime)

  • $35 DEADLINE EXTENDED until October 21st

  • $45 October 22nd until October 26th

  • $55 October 27th and day of conference

Graduate Student Conference Registration

  • $25 flat rate  

Undergraduate Student Conference Registration

  • $15 flat rate

East Coast Graduate Fair rates:

Schools interested in tabling

  • $15 1 table and 1 representative

  • $5 send materials, no representative

No extra charge to students already attending the conference

No additional cost if school representative is attending conference

*If a representative is not attending the conference there is an option to
add a meal during registration

The deadline to register for the conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 or when we reach maximum attendance capacity, whichever comes first. Breakfast, lunch and food at the post conference networking event will be provided. Further conference information, including the schedule, will be shared as it becomes available.

Please see more announcements below for some important conference related information:

Interested in presenting at this year's conference?
Click here to submit a conference proposal.The deadline is Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Recognize the service and contributions of professionals and student leaders across the state!
To nominate a program, student leader, and/or colleague for this year's recognition awards please click here. We're seeking award nominations to acknowledge the best of the best in the state. The priority deadline for award nominations is Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Schools interested in participating in the Graduate Fair:
Please contact MCPA via email at maryland@acpa.nche.edu.

MCPA Case Study Competition

This competition provides the unique opportunity to apply your classroom, internship, experiential, and leadership experiences all in one state competition. The competition is for undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals (first two years in the student affairs/services profession) and will be held on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Campus.
Participants may create a team that consists of up to three people from the same institution. To register a team by Saturday, October 22nd click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in giving back to the MCPA by volunteering at the conference? Contact the MCPA executive board via email

Questions regarding any aspects of this years conference:
Please contact Jessica Antonen at jessica.antonen@gmail.com, Rafael Cordwell at rcordwell@towson.edu, or Katie Weir at katieweir16@gmail.com.

Thank you and we hope to see you at this year's conference! 


  • When

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Loyola University Maryland - Timonium Campus
    2034 Greenspring Dr
    Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093

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