Student Leadership Conference

Hosted by University of Western States

Save the date: September 23-25, 2022
Portland, Oregon

Policies & FAQ

Conference Policies

Inclement Weather Policy

ACA conferences (including SACA Leadership Conference) will be cancelled due to inclement weather or any other occurrence beyond the parties’ control (including, but not limited to, flood, fire or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to ACA of its inability to hold the event, or if a local government-declared emergency status is in effect for the location of the event. If an ACA conference is cancelled due to inclement weather or other occurrence beyond the parties’ control as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the ACA event is held but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, ACA cannot refund your registration fee.

Photo/Film Release

Please be advised that photographs and video will be taken at this event for use on ACA website, marketing materials and other Association publications. By registering for this event, you consent to the Association photographing, filming, and using your image and likeness.


  1. Who can attend the SACA Leadership Conference?
    Each SACA chapter will be able to submit six individuals to attend the event. Two names may also be submitted for the waitlist. Submitted individuals must be SACA members in good standing.
  2. When is the SACA Leadership Conference?
    The conference will be held September 23-25, 2022, in Portland, OR.
  3. Where is the conference hotel?
    Your conference registration includes two nights lodging at the Courtyard Portland City Center by Marriot Hotel — arriving on Friday, Sept 23 and departing Sunday, Sept 25. Do not contact the hotel directly to book your room. Your room will be booked by the ACA staff coordinator and your confirmation will be emailed to you.
    Attendees are responsible for their own travel to Portland, Oregon as well as transportation between airport and hotel.
  4. What is the deadline to register?
    The Early Bird registration ($155 per person) ends at 5:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 30, 2022. After this date, rates increase to $175. Registration closes completely after Wednesday, July 13.
  5. Will the schedule be posted online?
    Yes, information on conference sessions and speakers can be found online, so please check the website for updates.
  6. What is the refund and cancellation policy?
    Registration, cancellation and refund requests must be submitted by July 13, 2022, 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 to be issued.
  7. Who do I contact if I have questions about the event?
    [email protected]

Highlights from the 2021 SACA Leadership Conference

Thanks to all who made the 2021 SACA Leadership Conference a success. More than 80 attendees representing 15 different chiropractic colleges gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for two and half days of robust programming. The keynote speaker was Dr. Robert Vining, whose presentation exemplified the theme of the event, “Connecting Through Compassion.” Thanks also to our host, NCMIC, and to all our sponsors for supporting the mission of Student ACA.

We’re thrilled to recognize the time and talent of several SACA members. The Annual Awards were presented Sept. 11 during the 2021 SACA Leadership Conference. The Awards Dinner was hosted by NCMIC and held at the Embassy Club in Des Moines, Iowa. Recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by SACA advisors Dr. Heidi Henson, Dr. Bryan Kent and Dr. Jenny Razey. Following is a list of winners:

Dr. Kathy Boulet, ACA Vice President; Mike Whitmer, NCMIC Vice President of Chiropractic Insurance Programs; Katy Kennedy; Sierra Zinke; Jonathan Morales; Ary Laudeman; Emma Rae Langdon; Dr. Michele Maiers, ACA President

Outstanding Service Awards:  

  • Sierra Zinke of University of Western States
  • Katy Kennedy of Northeast College of Health Sciences

Excellence in Leadership Awards:

  • Ary Laudeman of Northeast College of Health Sciences
  • Emma Rae Langdon of Palmer Iowa

Member of the Year Award:

  • Jonathan Morales of Parker University

Congratulations to all the recipients and thanks to everyone who attended LC2021!

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