2017 MCA Fall Conference

Counselors:  UNITED to Serve ALL

November 8 - 10, 2017
BancorpSouth Conference Center
Tupelo, MS


Online registration is now closed.  You can download a registration form and bring it with you to complete your registration process.

Hotel Information

We are in Tupelo at the BancorpSouth Arena this year so we have multiple hotels. Hotel reservations open August 1, 2017. Below is the information on the hotels. Ho-tel rates listed below do not include sales and occupancy taxes. Cut-off date for hotel reservations is October 17, 2017.

Courtyard by Marriott Tupelo, 1320 North Gloster Street, 662-841-9960, Single/Double $114
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tupelo, 3070 Tom Watson Drive, 662-680-6798, Single/Double $114
Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo, 363 East Main Street, 662-718-5500, Single/Double $119
Holiday Inn & Suites Tupelo North, 923 North Gloster Street, 662-269-0096, Single Double $134
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tupelo, 1612 McClure Drive, 844-277-0668, Single/Double $104    


2017 Conference Schedule


2017 Program at a Glance/Thursday and Friday


2017 Learning Institutes



Awards and Scholarships

Each year, MCA recognizes outstanding counseling programs, counselors, and contributors for their exemplary commitment and dedication to our profession. These award winners will be honored at the Awards Luncheon during MCA’s annual conference which will be held November 8 – 10 in Tupelo, MS. Awards are given in the following categories:

Community Service Program                                     School Counselor
Post-Secondary Program                                             Special Recognition-MCA Member
School Program-Junior/Senior High                          Meritorious Service
School Program-Elementary/Middle                        New Counselor
Special Recognition-MCA Non-Member                   College Counselor
Clinical Mental Health Counselor                              Public Service Counselor
Janie G. Rugg Career Contributor                              Research
Outstanding Region Service Project Award


The 2017 Awards Packet and Application is now available.


MCA Service Project

The worthy organization chosen this year is the Boy & Girls Club of North Mississippi.  The funds raised will provide assistance to two clubs in the Tupelo area, Haven Acres Clubhouse and Northside Clubhouse.
Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi has been serving youth ages 6 to 18, providing children a safe place to go after school and during summer months, since 1996. They pride themselves on being committed to meeting the social, physical, and educational needs of children through quality programming, including homework help, tutoring, mentoring, technology discovery through computer labs, art lessons, civic leadership clubs, entrepreneurship workshops, self-esteem workshops, basketball, video gaming, professional ballroom dance lessons, and exercise classes.  Help support the Boys & Girls Club!  Donations will be collected at the Registration Desk and at the doors entering the Awards Luncheon.


Poetry & Poster Contest

The National Career Development Association is conducting their 52nd Annual Poetry & Poster Contest