Conference FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Who can attend the SACA Leadership Conference?

SACA members, invited guests and speakers.   

 2. When is the SACA Leadership Conference? 

September 11-13, 2020. 

3. What is included in my registration cost? 

Conference registration includes:

  • Two nights lodging, arriving Friday, Sept. 11 - departing, Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, located at 1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Note: Do not contact the hotel directly to book your room. Your room will be booked by ACA staff and your confirmation will be emailed to you. 
  • Friday, Sept. 11 – Evening Reception at NCMIC (transportation provided between hotel and NCMIC)
  • Saturday, Sept. 12 - Breakfast at hotel, lunch at hotel and SACA Awards Dinner at the Des Moines Embassy Club (transportation provided between hotel and restaurant)
  • Sunday, Sept. 13 - Breakfast and lunch at hotel
  • Attendees are responsible for their own transportation between airport and hotel.

4. Who do I contact if I have questions about registration, lodging or general conference questions? 

Julie Siegel, Membership Engagement Manager, at

5. How do I book my hotel room? 

All rooms will be reserved by ACA staff. 

6. Can students select their roommates?

No – chapters will most likely end up being placed in the same rooms, but in certain cases students will be split up into hotel rooms with members from other chapters. If this does happen, use it as an opportunity to meet and learn from someone new!

7. What is the deadline to register?  

The deadline to register for the conference is 5:00 p.m. ET, Friday, July 31, 2020. Onsite registration is NOT available. 

8. Will there be a conference guide?

No – ACA is going green! Information on conference sessions and speakers can be found online, so please check the website for updates. There will be a small onsite agenda distributed at the conference.

9. Who should I contact about special requirements?

Julie Siegel, Membership Engagement Manager, at

10. What is the refund and cancellation policy? 

Registration, cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to ACA staff by July 31, 2020 to be eligible for a refund and are subject to a cancellation fee. Requests received after this date will not be accepted. Refunds will be processed after the close of the conference. Please allow up to six (6) weeks for a refund to be issued.