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Registration for ACA housing for the 2019 ACA Winter Conference is now closed. You may still register for the 2019 Winter Conference online or in person, but you will have to make your own hotel accommodations at this point. The 2019 Winter Conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana; January 11-15, 2019. The New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans Hotel are our two host hotels, with overflow rooms in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

CNN Chief National Correspondent and host of Inside Politics John King will be our keynote speaker for the ACA General Session; held Monday, January 14 from 8:30–10:00am. Kent A. Rader, the World’s Cleanest Comedian will perform at ACA’s Accreditation Luncheon Monday, January 14 at 12:00pm.

Throughout the 2019 Winter Conference, we will offer more than 100 workshops and educational sessions. On Saturday, a special session and health care luncheon will be held for all attendees. The conference will wrap up Tuesday with a grand prize drawing in the morning. Up-to-date information on the New Orleans Winter Conference is available on the ACA conference site as well.

ACA’s World-Class E-Learning Training Program continues to expand its courses. Quality training starts at ACA and gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and boost your opportunities. We offer a state-of-the-art training platform, a media-rich learning experience and new courses; all cost-effective. Give us a chance to build your career with ACA training in security, administration, treatment, leadership and food service. For more information and to view the catalog, please visit our website. If you would like additional assistance, please contact Diane Geiman at 1-800-222-5646 x0167 or e-mail elearning@aca.org.

The ACAConnect newsletter continues to be sent to members electronically every three to four weeks. Your input for this newsletter is always welcome at any time. If you have information to share or if you aren’t receiving your newsletter, please email Vincent Ryan in our office at vincentr@aca.org

In addition, we are always looking for good articles for Corrections Today magazine. If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please check out the publications area of this website or send an email to submissions@aca.org.

Thank you again for visiting our website. Your membership is appreciated, and thanks for being part of our family!


James A. Gondles, Jr., CAE
Executive Director