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LACRAO on the Lake

Conference Registration Fees

Register and pay by mailed check or by debit/credit card through PayPal before October 26.
HOT!

FULL CONFERENCE

Wednesday - Friday
$ 13000
$134.25 if paying by debit/credit card
    General Sessions
  • 20+ Break-out Sessions
  • Networking, Food, and Fun!

SINGLE DAY PASS

Wednesday Only
$ 4500
$46.50 if paying by debit/credit card
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Board of Regents Update
  • Networking with Colleagues

SINGLE DAY PASS

Thursday Only
$ 7500
$77.50 if paying by debit/credit card
  • General Session
  • Break-out Sessions
  • Dinner and Entertainment

GUEST PASS

Thursday Evening Only
$ 4500
$46.50 if paying by debit/credit card
    Dinner and Entertainment
  • Limit: Two Passes per Attendee

Credit Card

PayPal processes all credit card payments

Payment for each registrant must be processed individually. A 3.125% credit card processing fee will be assessed per transaction.
(No PayPal Account Required)

Check

Payment by check

Make your check payable to LACRAO. Mail payment and copy of emailed registration confirmation to:
Nicholls State University, Office of Admissions, ATTN: Amy Delatte
P.O. Box 2004, Thibodaux, LA 70310.

Cancellations

Refund deadline is October 12

Conference registration cancellations are permitted, although cancellations received after October 12 will not qualify for a refund. 

Courtyard by Marriott

142 Library Drive, Thibodaux, LA 70360 | 985.223.8996

Room Rates:

Rates are $111 per night for single and double rooms and $139 per night for executive king suites, which does not include sales and occupancy taxes. A valid tax exempt certificate from your institution may exempt you from the state portion of the sales tax. 

Reservations:
To receive the group rate, book your room online at Courtyard by Marriott Houma.
Check-In/Check-Out:
At check-in, you must provide a valid driver’s license. The hotel’s check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.
Cancellations/Early Departure Fee:
The hotel has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Reservations that are not cancelled three days prior to arrival will be penalized one night's room and tax.
Parking:
Self-parking is available in the hotel lot.
Wi-Fi Access:
Hotel rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi service.
Business Center:
A business center is available to hotel guests 24 hours a day.

At-A-Glance Program Agenda

Detailed program coming soon . . .

WEDNESDAY

November 7

Dress: Business Casual

11:00-4:30
Conference Check-in and Registration

1:30-2:00
Opening Welcome 

2:00-3:00
Keynote - Dr. Jimmy Abraham

3:00-4:00
General Session - LA Board of Regents Update

4:00-4:30
Refreshment Break and Vendor Browse

3:30-4:30
Break-out Sessions

4:30-5:15
Town Hall Meeting

6:30-9:30
Louisiana (Saturday) Wednesday Night!
Low Key Casual

TBA
Hospitality Suite

THURSDAY

November 8

Dress: Business Casual

8:00-5:00
Conference Check-in and Registration

8:30-9:30
General Session or Break-out Sessions

9:30-10:30
Break-out Sessions

10:30-10:45
Refreshment Break and Vendor Browse

10:45-11:45
Break-out Sessions

11:45-1:30
Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30
Break-out Sessions

2:30-3:30
Break-out Sessions

3:30-3:45
Refreshment Break and Vendor Browse

4:00-5:00
System Roundtables

6:30-9:00
Banquet and Awards Program

FRIDAY

November 9

Dress: Show you school spirit!

9:00-10:30
Breakfast and Business Meeting

10:30-11:30
Forums

11:30-12:30
Executive Committee Meeting


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jimmy W. Abraham

Dr. Jimmy W. Abraham began his professional career at Mississippi State University in 1976 as a residence hall director. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility as assistant director of college and school relations; assistant dean of student services and director of enrollment services; associate vice president for student affairs; interim vice president for student affairs; and associate vice president for development and alumni and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. He retired in 2013 after working nearly 38 years at his alma mater.

Dr. Abraham received a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1975 and a master's degree in student personnel and counselor education in 1977, both from Mississippi State University. He earned a doctor of philosophy degree in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi in 1985.  

During Dr. Abraham's 22 years working in the student recruiting and orientation office, MSU has the largest overall enrollment in the state each year and the highest entering freshman enrollment for that period except for one year. Mississippi State also had the highest mean entering ACT score in the state for incoming freshmen for 18 of those years. In this role as the Alumni Association's executive director for eight years, he helped develop and implement programs that built stronger relationships between the university and alumni, increasing active membership by 30 percent and chartering 10 new chapters.

The Clarksdale, Mississippi, native received the university's Distinguished Staff Award, the Student Association's Outstanding Faculty Award, the Lambda Sigma Outstanding Professor Award, and the Outstanding Professional Award from the National Orientation Directors' Association. Dr. Abraham also served on many committees and councils while at Mississippi State, and he was the advisor for the MSU Roadrunners (student recruiters) and Orientation Leaders for 20 years and the Alumni Delegates for six years.

In 2013, Dr. Abraham joined Cadence Bank as vice chairman of client and business relations. In this role, he serves as an ambassador for cultivating customer relationships.

He and his wife Patti, who retired as director of the research and curriculum unit from MSU in 2010, have three sons, Jim, Josh (Morgan), and Jase (Whitney), and three grandchildren, Hattie, Caden, and Smith.

Events 

Remember to have some fun!

Louisiana Wednesday Night!

Stay tuned for more information about this event!

Banquet and Awards Program

Enjoy dinner and networking with your colleagues Thursday night.

Community Service Project

Help serve the local community by donating new school supplies for elementary schools.

Corporate Sponsors

Remember to visit corporate sponsors during vendor browse times.

Platinum Sponsors

TBA

Gold Sponsors

TBA

Silver Sponsors 

TBA

Bronze Sponsors

TBA

Corporate Donors

TBA

Corporate Partner Sponsorship Packages

Contact sponsors@lacraoconference.org for more information.

Platinum

$1700 and up

*Double exhibit booth
*Exclusive sponsorship of major event
*Two conference registrations
*Presentation session (if available)
*Full page ad in program
*Company name & link on website
*Literature in conference bag
*List of conference attendees

Gold

$1250

*Exhibit booth
*Exclusive sponsorship of break
*Two conference registrations
*Presentation session (if available)
*Full page ad in program
*Company name & link on website
*Literature in conference bag
*List of conference attendees

Silver

$900

*Exhibit booth
*One conference registration
*Half page ad in program
*Company name & link on website
*Literature in conference bag
*List of conference attendees

Bronze

$650

*Exhibit booth
*One conference registration
*Company logo in program
*Company name & link on website
*Literature in conference bag
*List of conference attendees

Corporate Donor

$500

*Company logo in program
*Company name & link on website
*Literature in conference bag
*List of conference attendees