November 14-15, 2024
Indianapolis Marriott East
Indianapolis, IN

November 14-15, 2024
Indianapolis Marriott East
Indianapolis, IN

Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 14-15, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 14-15, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the ISCA Conference
November 14-15, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
50+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!

SAVE THE DATE!

Details to come.

SPONSORED BY

Learn more about our Sponsors

DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind.

For more information contact Becca Bean, Senior Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.

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SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform that supports districts’ implementation of a comprehensive curriculum and framework to prepare students for the post-secondary pathway of their choice.  Containing more than eighty interactive student experiences from interest discoveries, academic planning, and soft skill development – SchooLinks offers internship matching, career mentorship, industry partner management, and more to help districts support holistic postsecondary readiness. Our unified solution supports Indiana’s initiatives for improved student outcomes and postsecondary readiness. 

For more information, please contact Brian Grow at Bgrow@schoolinks.com

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Talkspace for Teens is an online therapy service that connects individuals 13+ to a dedicated, licensed mental health therapist through private messaging, live sessions, or both from the privacy and convenience of their computer or smartphone. Users can regularly message their Talkspace therapists via text, voice, or video as life happens — anywhere, anytime. Talkspace also offers virtual resources and online classes designed to improve teen mental health.

For more information contact Lea Krugolets, Senior Director of Youth Programs at Lea.Krugolets@talkspace.com or (716) 864-7685.  

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Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success.  

It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the skills needed to thrive in the world of work.

For more information please contact Sharon Preda, Territory Manager at sharonp@@xello.world

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SPEAKERS

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

Keynote Speaker

Ashley Wright

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Luncheon Keynote Session 
November 14, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Are you an educator feeling stuck in a rut? Do you yearn for a sense of purpose in your work? “Passion. Purpose. Position” – a call to action for educators to unleash their unique gifts and transform their communities. Join Ashley for an inspiring keynote session where you’ll discover how to harness your passion, find your purpose, and position yourself as a change agent in education.

When you identify your strengths and align them with your goals, you’ll truly discover the impact you can have in your school and beyond, and leave a legacy with every individual you encounter. Become transformed and motivated to make a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community.

 


 

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ashley Wright has been an educator for the past 14 years, and a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor for the past 5 years. Her experience as an elementary classroom teacher helped her to realize students were having endless challenges that dealt with home, school, and peers. She later decided to become a school counselor in order to fully serve and connect with students campus-wide and in her community. This move enabled her to reach more students with social-emotional support and strategies/tools to enhance their resilience and relationships.

Recently recognized as the 2022 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2021 Texas School Counselor of the Year, Ashley continues as a national speaker and advocate of the profession to teach students and educators to accept diversity, increase self-esteem, build character and maintain resilience. It is her divine belief that “Every human being has the unlimited potential to make positive change in one’s life.”

Ashley will also be presenting a breakout session.

Click the session to title to learn more

Core Skills Speakers

Lisa King

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Sejal Parikh Foxx

Sejal Foxx headshot

Core Skills Session 
November 15, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Do you ever wonder WHY our kids act the way that they do? This session will talk about figuring out the goal behind the behavior. And by understanding these goals, figuring ways to address the behaviors much more efficiently and with much more success. This session will cover the goals that children typically have for acting out such as looking for attention or wanting to be in control. Tune in to learn some strategies and ideas to help understand more about why our kids act the way they do and what we can do to help.

 


 

Lisa has worked with students developing and using innovative practices as a school counselor for 20 years. She has won numerous awards in her district and presented her programs at local, state and national conferences. Lisa has authored seven books including her latest book, Be Your Own Hero. Her other books include Mindset Matters, Integrating Growth Mindset In Schools, Academic Advisement Program, Teaching Career Essentials and How to Create A College Day. Lisa attended Tufts University for her undergraduate degree and Georgia State University for her graduate degrees. She lives in Marietta, GA (Atlanta suburb) with her husband and daughter.

Core Skills Session 
November 15, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Come and learn the basic concepts and skills related to culturally responsive practices and solution-focused counseling strategies. Infusing these principles can help foster relationships that respect and value diversity. This session will review the basic tenets of solution focused counseling, specific techniques, and skills.

 


 

Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx is a Professor and Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also the Founder and Director of the Urban School Counseling Collaborative. She is co-author of School Counseling in the 21st Century. In 2015, she received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the North Carolina School Counselor Association. Dr. Foxx has presented over 160 conference presentations, invited workshops, and district trainings.

Prior to becoming a faculty member, Dr. Foxx was a high school and elementary school counselor in Florida. She worked in Title 1 settings and developed a passion for student advocacy, data-driven school counseling, and post-secondary readiness services.

Core Skills Session 
November 15, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session information coming soon.

Click the session to title to learn more

More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

PGP and CEU Credits

Attendance certificates will be located in the program (Participant’s Manual) which may be used for PGP and CEU credits if your district accepts this documentation.

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
November 10, 2024

Become a Member

Please visit the ISCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Please contact ISCA directly for all membership questions.

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2024 ISCA Conference!

Full Conference | November 14 AND 15

Professional Member*

$200

Student & Emeritus Member*

$145

Non-Member

$280

Save $30 if you register by September 30th!**

ONE-Day Attendance | November 14 OR 15

Professional Member*

$150

Student & Emeritus Member*

$115

Non-Member

$230

Save $30 if you register by September 30th!**

*Your ISCA membership must be good through November 15, 2024 to qualify for these rates.

**To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the early registration cutoff date.  

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the ISCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after October 14, 2024. All cancellations before October 14, 2024 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The ISCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

REGISTER

Register online below using a credit card, or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL

Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel and Convention Center

7202 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Convention Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $141 plus tax. This rate is valid through October 15, 2024.

You can also book a room by calling (888) 236-2427 or (317) 352-1231. Be sure to mention the Indiana School Counselor Association.

Indiana State Counselor Association Conference Marriott East exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Shop at places like the Ann Taylor or Saks Fifth Avenue and eat at restaurants like Maggianos or The Cheesecake Factory. Shop at places like Forever 21 or H&M or go to the AMC Theater to catch that movie you have been wanting to see!

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: IN-SCA
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Please contact ISCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.

All intellectual property rights in and to the ISCA Annual Conference (“the Event”), the content and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by the Indiana School Counselor Association and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content and/or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of Indiana School Counselor Association or the presenting speaker.