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The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) offers a full range of opportunities for scholarship and social engagement at the American Counseling Association (ACA) conventions. As a division of ACA, AMCD provides complimentary events for ACA conference attendees who wish to advance their cultural competence and mingle with multicultural counseling scholars, colleagues, and counselor-trainees. The annual division sponsored sessions frame the pedagogical focus for any given year. Usually, the 90-minute session is presented by a major researcher and highlights the vision of the AMCD community for future scholarly endeavors. The two 60-minute sessions often are topical in nature and reflect the work of one or more of the Ethnic Concerns groups. Finally, the 30-minute poster sessions are designed to support the work of junior scholars and graduate students to highlight emergent scholars.

For new multicultural counseling professionals and students as well as seasoned professionals, the AMCD luncheon and Past-presidents Reception are often viewed as required activities. The AMCD Luncheon is an opportunity for members to reconnect and commune over a meal to celebrate the events that have occurred over the past year. The AMCD luncheon is where the association announces the recipients of the division awards. The AMCD Past-presidents Reception is a formal affair in which one can experience the richness of the AMCD history. Many of the past presidents of the division, despite their busy schedules during the conference, take time to participate in this event.

Other events include the AMCD Booth in the exhibit hall where information is shared about advocacy initiatives, directions are given, advice can be sought, or it can just be a place to catch your breath and relax with like-minded individuals. Additionally, AMCD signature items are often sold, such as pens, mugs, shirts, and card holders.

Probably the most widely known event is the AMCD Mixer. The AMCD Mixer is a time to relax and take off your shoes and dance to the music. A good time is usually had by all.

Below is the schedule of events for the 2016 conference (please note all events are subject to change):

Division

Title

Room

Day

Date

Start Time

End Time

AMCD

AMCD & CSJ Service Day Volunteer Check-In

Le Westin

Wednesday

March 30

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD Executive Council & Annual Business Meeting

Le Westin

Thursday

March 31

9:00 am

11:00 am

AMCD

AMCD Regional Representatives Meeting

Le Westin

Thursday

March 31

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD Ethnic Concerns Vice-President's Meeting

Le Westin

Thursday

March 31

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD Mentor/Mentee Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

11:00 am

12:30 pm

AMCD

AMCD Asian American Concerns Business Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

11:30 am

12:30 pm

AMCD

AMCD African American Concerns Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

12:30 pm

1:30 pm

AMCD

AMCD American Indian Concerns Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

AMCD

AMCD Latino Concerns Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

AMCD

AMCD Past President's Meeting

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD & CSJ Past President's Reception

Le Westin

Friday

April 1

6:00 pm

8:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD JMCD Editorial Board Meeting

Le Westin

Saturday

April 2

11:00 am

12:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD Luncheon

Le Westin

Saturday

April 2

12:00 pm

2:00 pm

AMCD

AMCD Dance & Mixer

Le Westin

Saturday

April 2

9:00 pm

12:00 am

AMCD

AMCD Membership Meeting & Executive Council Debriefing

Le Westin

Sunday

April 3

10:00 am

12:00 pm

 

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