UMACRAO 2017 Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, November 3

Arrowwood Resort — Alexandria, MN




Your colleagues from institutions in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota as well as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario will share strategies, techniques, and discussion about issues in higher education. Vendors will be on site with their innovative products and services geared towards higher education.


Our special project beneficiary this year is Someplace Safe. Individuals and families sometimes find themselves in unexpected and vulnerable situations—such as implementing supervised parental visits, recovering emotionally and economically from identity theft or elder abuse, or needing an advocate when dealing with law enforcement and hospital staff after a sexual assault. Someplace Safe offers assistance and resources to more than 4,000 victims of crime across nine counties through the services of ten advocacy offices, five parenting time centers, and two thrift stores. http://www.someplacesafe.info/




We are also honored to have Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple, as our closing speaker.  Jill is a dynamic speaker and author of Simply Shine who can inspire us to overcome obstacles, create winning attitudes and follow our dreams.



Register for the conference at https://umacrao.inviteright.com/conf2017

Registration closes October 24
Note: Only institutions with paid memberships for 2017-18 are eligible for the conference member rate.



To book your room online, go to Arrowwood Resort websitepromo code: UMACRAO


To book by phone, call 1-866-386-5263 and make sure you ask for the UMACRAO rate.



Program Guide & Guidebook

The program guide is here . It provides a look at all the sessions that are currently slated for presentation, timelines, and a look at the evening events that will cap off our daily collaboration and learning.

We’re officially less than one week out from this year’s conference and the 2017 UMACRAO program is now available on Guidebook, the mobile app for our conference! You can download the Guidebook app from your mobile app store (search for: UMACRAO 2017) or by visiting this page.

Guidebook will provide you with a schedule for the conference, including session descriptions and presentation materials; details on the conference speaker and our charity; vendors and members who will be attending; and the ability to create your own schedule based on sessions of interest.




We look forward to seeing you in November!



Jackie Schluchter & Mike Paolini 

UMACRAO Local Arrangement Co-Chairs


& Chance McWorthy

UMACRAO Program Chair