2018 CAPPA Annual Conference

September 30 - October 2, 2018

Registration is open.

Room block and special rate expire August 28, 2018.

spearfish-wordSpearfish, SD may be a small town, but you'll be amazed at its big opportunities when you arrive for CAPPA 2018.  Surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, Spearfish provides a relaxing destination to enjoy while at the Conference.  Spearfish is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the country, and you'll find out why firsthand when you explore this majestic region.

Our local host is Black Hills State University, home to more than 4,000 students and the regional leader in sustainability efforts.  This 134-year-old institution sits on 123 acres consisting of three colleges:  the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business and Natural Sciences, and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.  Located in the northern Black Hills, the region is abundant with outdoor activity and culture.

So come enjoy education and connections of CAPPA, the natural beauty of South Dakota, and other great cultural treasures!  See you in Spearfish!


             Registration Fees:


Higher Education, CAPPA Member


Higher Education, Non CAPPA Member


Academy on Campus, Level 3


Business Partner/Exhibitor


2nd Booth Attendee


3rd & 4th Booth Attendee


5th Booth Attendee


Guest/Spouse of HE or BP Attendee



Educational Sessions are the key to a successful conference.  The CAPPA Professional Development Committee has worked hard to bring up-to-date information to enable you to perform more efficiently.  Detailed educational session information will be available on this website sometime in May 2018.



So don’t wait to register for the conference or hotel as our room block will fill up quickly.  Check out our agenda and register for the 2018 CAPPA Annual Conference here. To get the 2018 CAPPA Conference discounted room rate go to CAPPA Room Block here.  Use Group Code CAP for the discounted rate.  


CAPPA 2018 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

 A detailed description of all educational sessions is available on  Agenda tab. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Committee Meetings – AM

Executive Board Meeting – PM

Explore on Your Own: (see Group/Spouse Tours page for details)

Sunday, September 30, 2018


 Academy on Campus – Level 3 - Day 1

Annual Golf Tournament – Spearfish Canyon Golf Club

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway Tour

Exhibitors Move-in


Football Party

Monday, October 1, 2018


 Academy on Campus – Level 3 - Day 2

Educational Sessions

Spouse/Guest Tour: Beauty in the Black Hills

All Attendees Event: Dinner with the Presidents

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Academy on Campus – Level 3 - Day 3

Annual Business Meeting Breakfast

Educational Sessions

Spouse/Guest Tour: Destination – Rapid City

Annual Awards Banquet

  • When

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Holiday Inn Convention Center
    305 North 27th St
    Spearfish, South Dakota 57799

Hotel Location



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