It’s Conference Time: Viva Black Hawk

It’s Conference Time: Viva Black Hawk

Hello CAFAA! Our 51st annual conference is taking place May 2 – 4, 2018 in beautiful Black Hawk, Colorado at the Ameristar Resort, & Spa. The Annual Conference Planning Committee has been doing some fantastic work creating an informative, productive, fun program. The sessions are still being finalized, but you can check out the tentative conference agenda.

This year, we are very pleased to provide a NASFAA Credential session on Student Eligibility. The session will take place on the final day of the conference (Friday) and will be available to all attendees. The standard NASFAA charge for this session is $99 per person, so we are very excited about offering this to conference attendees free of charge! NASFAA credentials are an increasingly popular tool recognized throughout our industry and we hope many of you are able to participate. If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, you can register here!

Keynote Speaker

We hope you’ll come hear our keynote presenter, Joe Garcia, on Wednesday afternoon. He is currently the president of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and formerly the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. You can learn more about him on the WICHE President’s web page.

CAFAA Philanthropy

This year we will be raising money and providing backpacks with school supplies for our philanthropic agency, A Precious Child. Please join us in participating in the silent auction at the conference to help raise funds for this great organization. If you, or your office would like to participate by providing backpacks and school supplies, we will gladly accept them to present on your behalf. See a list of needed supplies.

Reserve your Room

You can book your room at the discounted CAFAA conference rate online at Ameristar with the promo code CAFE18A. Or give them a call at 855-888-7282 and be sure to mention our group name, CAFAA 2018.

Conference Notes

  • There will be sessions of interest to every staff level in your office!
  • Join us Wednesday afternoon for our gaming tutorial session conducted by the Ameristar staff.
  • Get tips on relaxation with our meditation and yoga sessions.
  • Learn about budgeting and financial wellness in the personal finance session.
  • The awards banquet is on Thursday night. Plan on dressing sharp and celebrating the accomplishments of our fellow financial aid professionals!

Follow Us

Share your pictures and stories during the annual conference by including #VivaBlackHawk in your posts! Be sure to follow CAFAA for all the latest conference updates. We’re on Twitter @TheRealCAFAA, Facebook, and Instagram @therealcafaa.

Rob Sullivan
Assistant Director of Client Services
University of Colorado Boulder
CAFAA Conference Chair