2018 Conference: High School & College Fairs
Frequently Asked Questions

The High School and College Fairs give Conference attendees the opportunity to talk to their colleagues ‘on the other side of the desk’. The College Fair is exactly what you’d expect; the colleges and universities stand behind their tables while the counselors move around the room. The High School Fair is the opposite; it is the high school counselors at the tables! What’s unique about these events is that they are specifically for our members attending the Conference - there will be no students at either fair! All Conference attendees are invited to participate, so expect anywhere from 500-700 attendees for each fair. 


Key Information

  • The International ACAC College Fair will be held on Wednesday, July 11th from 4:15 - 5:30 PM. All university members will be provided with a table.
  • The International ACAC High School Fair will be held on Thursday, July 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 PM. All high school members will be provided with a table.
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Top Tips 

What should I bring (and not bring) to the fair? 

  • Bring: Business cards - lots of them! 
  • Bring: A few high school profiles or university brochures to display on your table.
  • Bring: A school calendar and agenda - colleges may want to book visits.
  • Don't bring banners, books, big brochures, and anything bulky or heavy - Conference attendees like to pack light. 

Helpful Hint: Some schools bring a little “swag” to display on their tables (for example: chocolates from Belgium or dates from Dubai). Feel free to bring something fun or unique from your high school or university, but know this is not required! Please do not bring alcoholic beverages for distribution at the fairs.

 How do I network effectively at the fair?

  • Come to the fairs with a list of high schools or universities you want to find. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, so having a targeted list can help! You will receive a map of institutions grouped by region to help you navigate.
  • Do not be afraid to talk to people! This is a friendly and casual Conference, full of collegial and interesting people. 

 

Do's & Don'ts for the Fairs 

  • Do wear your nametag - it must be worn to be admitted to the fair.
  • Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes - you will be walking and standing a lot.  
  • Do be mindful of space constraints when packing your supplies -
    less is definitely more!