49th Annual Meeting

The CACRAO Annual Meeting offers members the chance to come together and share innovative ideas and approaches for promoting post-secondary education throughout North and South Carolina. Annual Meetings feature influential guest speakers discussing important topics in the industry, as well as recognition for outstanding Association members who have contributed to the success and growth of CACRAO.

Call for Session Proposals

CACRAO wants YOU to bring your innovations and insights into the spotlight this year!  Proposals are due by September 13th. The theme for this year’s annual meeting is Strength in Education, Stability for the Future. We hope you will lend your voice to the discussion and assist your colleagues in strengthening our impact in higher education!

To submit a proposal for a concurrent session at the 2019 CACRAO Annual Meeting, please complete and submit the session proposal form.  


Important Dates:

  • Proposal Deadline: September 13th
  • Proposal Review: September 13th-October 11th
  • Notification Emails: on or around October 11th

Examples of popular sessions from previous CACRAO Annual Meetings:

  • Diversity Recruitment: Bridging the Gap Between Admissions and the Campus Community
  • From A-Z- Admitting and Enrolling Gen Z Students
  • Letting Go of “Done”: How to Make Each Day More Meaningful
  • Case Studies of Moral Dilemmas in a Registrar's Office
  • The Meltdown: The Challenge of Dealing with Difficult People

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Hotel Ballast
Tapestry Collection by Hilton
301 N Water St,  
Wilmington, NC 28401


December 8-10, 2019
Room Rate**: $109.00/night 
Parking: Daily $11.00/day; Valet $15.00/day  
Book by: October 29, 2019            



Attendee Fee  
CACRAO Member $250*  
CACRAO Non-Member $300*
Honorary Member or Past President $100*
Additional guest (evening events only) $65
Late Registration Fee (After November 16) +$50
 * All meals during the conference included; payments are nonrefundable. Attendee substitutions are encouraged.


Exhibitor Fees  
Registration & Exhibit Space $550*
Additional corporate registrant $150 each*
Additional guest (evening events only) $65
Sponsorship opportunities $500+


Hurricane Relief: Habitat for Humanity of Horry County
Bring donations of cleaning supplies to the check-in desk to support local families as they rebuild their lives.

The coast of North and South Carolina were hit with devastating flooding and damage from back-to-back hurricanes (Florence and Michael) in the fall of 2018. CACRAO member institutions, their employees and students were drastically affected as schools were closed for weeks and lives needed to be rebuilt after the storms. The service project for this year happened to coincide with an area that needs our support. Families in Horry County not only are seeking new shelter but daily cleaning supplies to start their lives over and our donations will support these efforts.
If you are looking for additional ways to support, below are two fundraising efforts coordinated through our member institutions:
Coastal Carolina t-shirts - 100% of proceeds go to the Waccamaw Community Foundation hurricane relief:


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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2019 Local Arrangements & Program Committee Members

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