Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Each fall the Association hosts an annual conference for members to exchange ideas, connect with peers, and attend presentations on topics related to pre-college students and program development. The Association advisory board also hosts an annual business meeting at the conference. 

2023 Annual Conference 

The 2023 Association for Pre-College Program Directors Annual Conference will be held  at the University of California (USC), October 23 - 24, 2023. This year’s conference will feature the return of a seminar for those new to pre-college (and potential additional pre-conference) in the evening on Sunday, October 22. General programming will begin on Monday, October 23.

Conference registration will open next month. Initially, there is a limit of two attendees per institution, but we may allow more if space permits. Prior to the opening of registration, please go ahead and book your hotel rooms as well as submit proposals – more information below!

Hotel Reservations

We have booked a block of rooms at the USC Hotel for $199/night + 16% sales tax. We would like to encourage you to stay at the USC Hotel, as it is conveniently located, walkable to all conference activities, and the room rate is very competitive for the area.


The group rate will be honored from 10/20 through 10/26 based on hotel space and rate availability. There are a limited number of rooms under our block but the hotel has agreed to honor the rate as long as rooms are available – so please book your room as soon as possible. Information concerning how to book your reservation online will be circulated in our quarterly newsletter and in the appropriate APCPD Slack channel. 

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for the conference! Please fill out the Conference Proposal Form by July 15 for priority consideration. We will contact you by August 15 about your proposal. If you require an earlier update on your proposal’s status for conference funding, please reach out to Eli (

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