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!

Newly created Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Page

View our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as other resources gathered by the ACCED-I Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee here

What are your future plans?

Take the ACCED-I 2-Minute Surveys so we can gather information to help other members like you.

Current surveys include:

Current Operating Status of Your Institution - Fall 2020

Fall Commencement - Fall 2020

Summer Conferences and Events (2020 and 2021)

Results will be shared on the website here.

Share Your Story

Meet ACCED-I members who have shared their professional experiences and knowledge by visiting the ACCED-I blog. Learn about their individual successes and accomplishments, their roles within the collegiate conference and events industry, and how ACCED-I has helped them further their goals. More

Interested in sharing your story? Contact us

Newly Released: Workforce and Wellness Accepted Practices Guide

The Events Industry Council (EIC) released a new guide, the Workforce and Wellness Accepted Practices Guide, which includes the following resources for events industry professionals:

  • Duty of Care standards
  • Resources for career reskilling and restarting
  • Frameworks for workforce, wellness and well-being
  • Events industry wellness programme case studies
  • COVID-19 resources 

ACHA Releases New Guidelines

The American College Health Association (ACHA) issued a supplement to their previously released guidelines that provides recommendations on supporting vulnerable campus populations. View the new guidelines here.

ACCED-I recognizes member achievements and awards recipients

ACCED-I awards nominees, awards recipients, and member achievements were to be recognized at the ACCED-I 40th Annual Conference Awards & Recognition Luncheon in Providence, RI.  Due to our inability to host the conference this year, a virtual awards & recognition Facebook watch party was held on July 22nd to celebrate.

Join us in congratulating the members and member institutions that were nominated and recognized for their hard work and dedication to the collegiate conference and events industry.

View the 2020 award recipients.

Click below to view the video presentations. 


A message from ACCED-I - June 22, 2020 1:00pm MDT
In the short time since we last addressed the membership, we’ve seen the continuation of protests and calls for change not only across the country, but throughout the world. Increasingly, the critical importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is becoming clearer in all aspects of education, business, and day-to-day life. 
As more people strive to listen, share, and educate themselves on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, timely and relevant resources are more important than ever before. In our last message, we asked our members to unite and educate themselves as much as possible. ACCED-I is committed to being as much a part of the solution as possible and have made the registration of our upcoming Educational Forum on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion free to all ACCED-I members. We hope that many of you will be able to join us as we discuss the topics “Take Care: Amplifying and Celebrating Marginalized Community Members Through Co-Created Campus Events” and “Fostering Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice: Best Practices for University Events”. More information and the registration link can be found here.
We encourage you to take advantage of this Educational Forum later this week on June 25th and we hope it will provide a better understanding of what can be expected on our campuses when students return and events resume. 
We plan to include more DE&I topics in our Zoom Conversations as well as our regular educational curriculum. Previously recorded DE&I zoom calls can be viewed here. If there are specific topics that you would like us to explore, please let us know. Together we can all be a part of the solution and a conduit for change. 

With best regards,

Karen Nedbal
Executive Director

Cal Seelye
President, Board of Directors

A message from ACCED-I - June 4, 2020

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

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!