ACCED-I connects collegiate conference and events professionals to knowledge and ideas that keep them ahead of the game in this unique industry.

  • In-person educational and networking events
  • Online learning and roundtable discussions on trending topics 
  • Resources to help you navigate the industry through benchmarking and salary studies, sample documents, and interactive forums
  • Lead Referral Program to connect you with event planners interested in hosting events and conferences on your campus
  • Career Center to help you find the right staff or advance your career

Be a part of a community that understands what you do. . . join us!

A message from ACCED-I 

In these already challenging and uncertain times, the events of the past week have been painful and heartbreaking. The COVID-19 Pandemic has, for the last few months, had us all facing situations we never thought we would find ourselves in. Through it all our community has remained strong and supportive – united in the belief that we will come through this together, stronger, and more connected than ever.

In light of the death of George Floyd, and many before him, and the protests happening now throughout the country, we call on our community to unite again. Unite against racism, violence, injustice, and discrimination of any kind. We voice our support to those engaged in peaceful protests and their right to be heard and recognized and encourage everyone to educate themselves on critical social issues and stand up for what is right.

As an Association we are absolutely committed to our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and will continue our efforts to bring more education and opportunities on these important issues to our members so that we can all benefit as we listen, learn, and grow.

ACCED-I is guided by principles of mutual respect, common purpose, and equity. We are stronger because of our diversity. We have shown strength and resilience in difficult times and encourage all members to continue to reach out, to share, to support each other.

With best regards,

Karen L. Nedbal
Executive Director

Cal Seelye
President, Board of Directors

Call for Programs - Virtual Educational Forums 

Enhance your professional career and earn valuable CCEP and CMP credits by presenting at an upcoming Educational Forum. The call for programs has been extended through June 19th. Learn more here.

Renew early & secure your membership for 2021!

Utilize the Reasons to Renew Resource Page to stay connected with your colleagues, take advantage of the virtual and on-demand educational programming, and enjoy all the members-only benefits available to you. 

Benchmarking Survey - Results Available!

ACCED-I conducted benchmarking surveys with members who work in collegiate event/conference planning, residential conference centers, and on-campus hotels. Participation in these surveys helped us create a market report with current data for our members to better understand current practices in our industry. Request your copy today to see how your institution compares. More

ACCED-I COVID-19 Resource Page

This resource page will help you stay connected with your colleagues via zoom discussions and provides current information on the impacts of COVID-19 on the collegiate conference and events industry.  view page

Expanded Membership Directory Now Available

The expanded membership directory now includes additional search fields to enable you to connect with other members at institutions similar to yours and with similar responsibilities. Click here to login, then search the membership directory or update your profile today!




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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Educational Forum