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Region 3 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.


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What's Happening Around the Region

Educational Forum Scholarship Offered by the Region
Region 3 is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend an ACCED-I Educational Forum this fall/winter. Scholarship recipients can attend any forum of their choice (can be chosen at a later date once more details are available). Learn more and apply here.

Save the Date!
VenueND at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN will be hosting a Region 3 Drive-In November 11 - 12, 2018. Mark your calendars and watch for information later this summer!

Zingo Elected to Serve as Regional Director-Elect
Congratulations to Ashley (Clement) Zingo, CCEP, Director of Event Services, University of Notre Dame, 
who was elected to serve as Regional Director-Elect for Region 3. She will being her term during the ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN March 18 - 21, 2018. 

 Zemore is Region 3 Scholarship Recipient!
Congratulations to Pam Zemore, CCEP, on receiving the Region 3 Scholarship to attend the ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference! Pam is the Community Relations Specialist at University of Michigan-Flint, where she works on sponsorships and partnerships for community projects and initiatives. Pam is looking forward to all the conference experiences—she doesn’t want to miss anything! We are excited to see Pam in Minneapolis, and hope all our Region 3 members can join us this March!

Recognizing Member Achievements - Big and Small
We know our members do incredible things every day. This year, we want to recognize these accomplishments! Our Region 3 committee has created an online form to recognize member achievements, large and small. 
Click here to applaud a fellow member’s event, honor a colleague’s hard work, or celebrate an institution’s achievement. We’ll send a congratulations note and you may also see it pop up in future Connect issues or Facebook posts. Help us share in each other’s accomplishments and show why we are #r3supreme! 

IWU Continues Act of Caring
Memories from the ACCED-I Annual Conference remain strong!  During a recent summer cleaning, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Conference Services decided to get rid of unused and older blankets in their linen inventory.  In honor of the 2017 Act of Caring, the staff decided to donate the blankets to a local animal shelter.  The staff delivered over 200 blankets (4 car loads!) to the shelter, and the blankets will be used to help the dogs and cats feel more comfortable in their new home.


Giving Back to Region 3 and ACCED-I
As you’ve heard us discuss before, ACCED-I is largely run by members like you. A critical part of our success—serving the collegiate conference and event field—is the dedication of our member base. That is why I am inviting—and encouraging—all members to take a moment and consider volunteering for ACCED-I. Think about what it is you want from ACCED-I—education, connections, support? We can only achieve your goals through a team effort, with each of us contributing a little to increase the power of the whole. We can only be as great an organization as YOU make us. more

January 2017 Newsletter

Member Highlights

We featured Kristen Willert, Associate Director at The Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State University, as our Facebook Member Highlight.  Head to ACCED-I Region 3 to check it out.

Tony Rathgeber, Assistant Director for Conference Services at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, mentioned that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently won two Best of Awards from Unique Venues. One was for Best Marketing Collateral and the other was for Best Print Ad. “Our tagline is ‘exceptional made simple,’ and so our goal was to communicate to meeting planners the three main services we offer—eat, meet, sleep—in a very straightforward manner,” says Tony Rathgeber, conference services and events manager, of a print ad and coordinating marketing collateral push. “Life in Nebraska is simple. It’s easy to get here, there aren’t crowds, people are incredibly friendly, and costs are low,” he furthers. 

“And in the same way we’ve worked hard to be a full-service venue with streamlined processes that can handle all aspects of an event on campus. We wanted a campaign to reflect that.”  For the full article click here.

We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 3

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 3. Each area will work closely with the regional leadership to accomplish a variety of tasks and better serve the membership. Please indicate what areas you would consider assisting with.


Region 3 Leadership

 Regional Director Regional Director-Elect    
Nick Capul
University Conference Coordinator
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Student Union
(414) 229-2469


Ashely Zingo, CCEP, CMP
Director of Event Services
University of Notre Dame
(574) 631-2255

  Michelle Wu, CCEP
Director of Conference Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
(309) 556-3591