Tools of the Trade Conference

 You’re invited to attend the MOACAC 2019 Tools of the Trade workshop!

Do you have one year of experience or less in the Admissions world? If so, this workshop is for you!  Tools of the Trade is designed to inform and inspire admission counselors who are just getting started in the field.  The workshop will include informative sessions, networking opportunities and a little fun, too!  

DATE:  August 5-6, 2019
LOCATION:  Stephens College (Columbia, MO)
COST: $120 MOACAC Member / $170 MOACAC Non-Member
LODGING: Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO 65201
    • Rate: $90 plus tax/night (rate available 1 day prior to the event)

Please make your reservations by July 21, 2019 to receive the group rate of $90.00 per night (plus tax). Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 or go to MOACAC Tools of the Trade 2019 and refer to your group number 2383455.

The Room rate will also apply to all traveling attendees for 1 night prior to the event. We do encourage our local attendees to stay at least the night of Monday, August 5th in order to participate in the reception and dinner. Drury Inn & Suites is located approximately 5 minutes from Stephens College.

You will receive a copy of the agenda approximately 1-2 weeks before the event but below is a tentative schedule. Please keep any eye out for an email with the final agenda, along with information on the different sessions that will be offered. Sessions will include financial aid, building relationships with high school counselors, college fairs/high school visits and more!

AGENDA (Subject to Change)
August 5, 2019  
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 9:30 Introductions
9:30 - 12:30 Information Sessions
12:30 Lunch
1:15 - 3:00 Information Sessions
3:00 - 5:30 Free Time
5:30 Happy Hour at Drury Inn
7:00 Dinner with Conference Attendees

August 6, 2019  
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast (on your own)
9:00 - 11:30 Information Sessions
11:30 Closing Remarks
11:45 Optional Tour of Stephens College


Registration for Tools of Trade has now closed

Professional Development Co-Chairs:

Jenny Chism
Fontbonne University
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]

Darren Meeker
Rockhurst High School
Kansas City, MO
[email protected]
816-363-2036 x517