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Contracts & Negotiations Educational Forum
December 7 - 8, 2017
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

The Contracts & Negotiations Educational Forum will take place at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Schedule (Preliminary)

December 7

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome and Keynote speaker
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Module 1 and 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Module 2 and 3
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Ignite Sessions
December 8
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Module 1 and 3
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.         Presenter Panel Q&A
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing and Evaluations

: Attendees will be assigned a group during on-site registration and rotate between the three modules listed below.

Ignite Sessions: Informal conversations in roundtable format to discuss module topics from earlier that day. Attendees will choose a group based on their operations demographics.

Presenter Q&A: Attendees will have the chance to ask additional questions and/or discuss in depth the methodology of all three modules previously presented. be assigned to one of the previous day's modules to discuss in depth the methodology of that module and give feedback.

Keynote and module information coming soon!

Registration Rates

(Before 11/10/2017)
Register after

ACCED-I Member $325 $350
Nonmember $375 $400

Included in your registration fee is all educational content and Thursday lunch.  

ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:  ACCED-I accepts checks (U.S. funds only) and all major credit cards.  Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by Friday, November 17, 2017 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full.  No refunds will be made after November 17, 2017.  If registration is made after November 17th, the above policy still applies.

 ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816


Cornelius Vanderbilt had a vision of a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country” when he gave $1 million to create a university in 1873.

Today that vision has been realized in Vanderbilt, an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tennessee, with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts education, nationally recognized schools of law, business, medicine, nursing and divinity, and one of the nation's top-ranked graduate schools of education creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to address the complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.

Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Vanderbilt alumni can be found in Congress, on the judicial bench, in the pulpit, leading corporations, conducting innovative medical research, serving in their communities, and playing in the NFL, major league baseball, the PGA and LPGA.

Vanderbilt, an independent, privately supported university, and the separate, nonprofit Vanderbilt University Medical Center share a respected name and enjoy close collaboration through education and research. Together, the number of people employed by these two organizations exceeds that of the largest private employer in the Middle Tennessee region. 

Lodging Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt for forum participants for a special rate of $179 + tax for a King Suite and $189 + tax for a Double Queen Suite per night. Reservations must be made by November 6, 2017. Click here to make reservation online. 

About the Hotel

Experience warm hospitality and a great location within walking distance of Vanderbilt University when you stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Nashville Vanderbilt, TN. Our all-suite Nashville hotel offers easy access to nearby hospitals. And for your convenience, we offer a complimentary shuttle service to local attractions and entertainment options. Explore the shops, restaurants and clubs of vibrant downtown Nashville, take in a concert at the iconic Ryman Auditorium - best known as the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry - and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the complimentary, 24-hour business center.

Feel at home in a spacious studio, one or two bedroom suite at this extended stay hotel in Nashville, offering everything you need to stay productive and relax, including a separate living area, a fully equipped kitchen and complimentary internet access. Start each morning of your stay with a complimentary hot full breakfast and unwind with the complimentary evening social*, Monday through Thursday. Work out with the very latest equipment in the complimentary fitness center or relax with a dip in the indoor swimming pool.

*State and local laws apply. Must be of legal drinking age.