Annual Conference 


April 25-27, 2022
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque | Albuquerque, NM

RMACAC Annual Conference is back! We are hosting our annual conference in Albuquerque, NM in 2022 and invite all high school counselors, college admission professionals, independent education consultants, college and career counselors, and anyone who works with students going through the college search and admissions processes! 

Health safety: RMACAC will adhere to CDC guidelines as they pertain to distancing and mask requirements. While the state of New Mexico has lifted state-wide masking requirements, we recommend attendees continue to wear masks indoors and in crowds. Updates will be provided as needed and will be included in all official Annual Conference communication to registrants. 

 Quick Guide


Hotel Information                                       

Keynote Speaker Pre-Conference Sessions
Counselor Fair Volunteer at Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors



Conference Registration

Registration for Annual Conference now open! All registrants are required to agree to the RMACAC 2022 Annual Conference Terms and Conditions during registration.

Register for Annual Conference
Early Bird 1
by March 14, 2022
Early Bird II
by April 4, 2022
Full Conference
$225 $275 $325
Full Conference
$275 $325 $375
One Day Conference
$150 $200 $225
One Day Conference
$175 $225 $275


Hotel Information

Annual Conference is located at The Clyde Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque). All reservations made at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque are valid with The Clyde Hotel. The group rate for The Clyde Hotel is $129.00/night if booked by March 24, 2022. If you have not booked your room yet, visit The Clyde Hotel booking website.

Conference Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Conference schedule features: 

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address: “What Keeps Me Up”

  • Diane Campbell – Director of College Counseling | Liberty Common High School, Fort Collins, CO
  • Todd Rinehart – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment | University of Denver, Denver, CO

Opening Panel: Ralph Figueroa – Moderator

  • Constance Lumumba-Perez – Phoenix Country Day School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sam Ritter – Davis New Mexico Scholarship, Santa Fe, NM
  • Michelle Rasich – Rowland Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Darah Tabrum – Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM
  • Dan Garcia – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions are an additional $40 and require registration. These two sessions will occur simultaneously on Monday, April 25th at 9:30a MDT.

  • ¡Sí Se Puede! How You Can Support ESL Families as a Non-Spanish Speaker | Frank Laro (University of Denver) | IDEA
    Language barriers are one of the toughest obstacles we experience when it comes to college access. Join us to learn how you can be an advocate and continue to support your ESL students and families as a non-Spanish speaker. You will be provided resources and contact information of Spanish-speaking colleagues that will leave you feeling more prepared to guide your families through the college admissions process.
    Target Audience: High School Counseling, Post-Secondary Admissions, Nonprofits/Related Industries
    Topics: National Issues in Admissions, Post-Secondary Admissions, High School Counseling, DEI

  • Recommendations for Recommendations: What Colleges Want You to Know about Application Materials | Kylie Rigdon, University of Tennessee, and Alex Nuñez, W.A. Franke Honors College
    Ever wonder if the colleges you send recommendation letters to read them? Do you have teachers and coaches asking you what colleges want to see in them? Do your students know what works well in a resume or personal statement? Join us for a workshop-style session that will go through tips and tricks on successful application materials and how you can better advise those who write them and request them.
    Target Audience: High School Counseling
    Topics: College Admissions Requirements, High School Counseling, Staff Development

Counselor Fair

On Tuesday morning, university representatives and high school counselors and IECs will be able to network at our Counselor Fair. High school counselors and IECs attending conference do not need to register in order to attend. Universities and colleges wishing to participate will need to register. Each university will be allowed one round table for the counselor fair. Please follow RMACAC Guidelines for fair exhibitors. Early registration cost is $50 or $100 on-site (if available).

Participating Universities and Colleges

Campus Tours

RMACAC will not be organizing any specific campus tours for the 2022 Annual Conference. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and various levels of comfortability, we have opted to organize self-guided tours to the universities listed below. You will find self-guided materials in the conference mobile app and transportation will be up to those wishing to do a tour. A discussion in the Group Discussion section of the mobile app will also be available for those wishing to ride-share. 

  • New Mexico State University | Las Cruces, NM 
  • University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM 
  • St. John's College | Santa Fe, NM 
  • Institute of American Indian Arts | Santa Fe, NM
  • New Mexico Highlands University | Las Vegas, NM
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute | Albuquerque, NM (all campus visitors must be vaccinated--minimum of 2 shots--and wear masks)

Volunteer at Conference

Interested in helping RMACAC at Annual Conference?

Volunteer at Conference

Contact Volunteers Chair, Erin Grey, or our Volunteer page for more information. 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a 2022 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor? Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are now available for the 2022 RMACAC Annual Conference on April 25-27th in Albuquerque, NM! 

Exhibitor and sponsor information can be found here, and you can select your options online using the form below.

Sponsorship Opportunities & Exhibiting Registration Form


Exhibitor opportunities start at $650.
Sponsor opportunities start at $1,000.

Current Sponsors and Exhibitors
Sponsors will be updated on a regular basis. 

Contact RMACAC Advancement Chair, Abby Tudor, for more information!