2018 KACRAO Annual Conference
September 26-28
hosted by Garden City Community College
Clarion Inn Convention Center
Garden City, KS

Register Here!

Pre-Conference Activities
Shopping Shuttle-Explore the heart of downtown Garden City
Cosmo Pedis-Relax with FREE manicures & pedicures: Limited space is available. Please contact Samantha @ 620.276.9531 or [email protected] for an appointment!
Finney County Historical Museum-Look into the past of Southwest Kansas

A Sampling of Conference Sessions
New KACRAO Workshop Sessions                                                                                                                                                              
Veteran Student Engagement                                                                                                                                                                                                
Leading From the Inside Out                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Transfer Operations Challenges and Opportunities
Becoming an Individual & Institutional Advocate for First-Generation College Students
Understanding My Community to Foster Inclusive Communities
Financial Aid Update
Planning For College Certification Training
Effective Team Building
Mentoring Outside the Box
Navigating Sensitive Questions
Town Hall Meetings and Round Table SessionsRound Robin Sessions with conversations related to Campus Visits,
Communications, Senior Leadership and the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Evening Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel Accommodations with the KACRAO Conference group rate can be made directly 
through the hotels by calling:

Clarion Inn @ 620.275.7471                                                                                                                                                                                                            
1911 E Kansas Ave                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                            
$89/night for king or double queen

Sleep Inn @ 620.805.6535
1931 E Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                             
$85/night for double queen

Group rates are effective beginning with check in on 9.25 and check out on 10.2 to enable
Admissions Reps staying in Garden City through the weekend to maintain their room at the group rate!

Corporate Partner Details 
8ft. tables have been reserved for Corporate Partner Attendees
Corporate Partners will be located outside of the Clarion Inn Ballroom

Electrical outlets will be available to utilize, please bring necessary chargers, extension cords, etc.

To ship items ahead of time, please send clearly labeled packages to:

Clarion Inn
Attn: Sheila
1911 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS 67846
To ship items to your next location, please bring a UPS shipping label with you to place on your packages
and venue personnel will assist in getting items shipped. 


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