The 2020 NACAC National Conference will be held Sept. 24–26 in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Minute highlights new features and other conference updates planned for the meeting.
We first offered the ribbon wall at the 2018 National Conference in Salt Lake City.
We will have a ribbon for each state and regional affiliate, plus a variety of about 25 different “fun ribbons.”
Take any ribbon you like or feel you relate to! Feel free to also choose the affiliate that you call home. We only ask that attendees take just a few ribbons to provide options for everyone!
In response to member advocacy, we will be printing personal pronouns directly on conference badges this year instead of offering ribbons featuring pronouns. Attendees will select pronouns upon registration; if an attendee chooses not to indicate their pronouns, that space will be left blank on their nametag.
We continue to include fun and inspirational ribbons because of their popularity! Our attendees seem to love them. You can see many ribbons dangling from name badges throughout the conference. We try to include a mix so there is something for everyone. We also like to include fun sayings from the home community. For example, 2019’s “Its NACAC y’all” ribbon was a request from Kentucky ACAC.
We used to have a “make a ribbon, take a ribbon” option before we offered a ribbon wall. With the wide variety of ribbons we now offer, this opportunity is no longer available.