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ACCED-I 40th Annual Conference
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ACCED-I 40th Annual Conference

Join fellow collegiate conference and events professionals for three days of educational sessions and networking opportunities at the ACCED-I 40th Annual Conference & Expo March 29 - April 1, 2020 in Providence, RI.

3/29/2020 to 4/1/2020
When: Sunday, March 29, 2020
10:15 am
Where: Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, Rhode Island  02903
United States
Contact: Diana Hakenholz, CMP
(970) 449-4962

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  2. Scroll down to 40th Annual Conference, then select Registration Information from the drop-down menu. Next to the green Register button there will be a message if you’ve already registered for the event. 
  3. Scroll down on the page to Related Products and choose the add-on education or tours you’d like to include with your registration.
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The Annual Conference features a variety of educational sessions for new and experienced conference and events professionals including:

  • Keynote Addresses
  • Concurrent General Sessions
  • Special Interest Sessions
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Topic Expert Sessions
  • Affinity Group Sessions

In addition, the Annual Conference features:

  • Expo Hall featuring products and services specifically for collegiate conferences and events
  • Fun meet and greets so that you can get to know your peers in informal settings
  • Numerous networking opportunities


Register by 2/7/2020

Register after 2/7/2020
Sunday Day Rate  Monday Day Rate Tuesday Day Rate
ACCED-I Member $775 $875 $375  $325 $450
Non-member $975 $1075  $425 $375 $500
Alumni or Student $650 $750      

Included in your registration fee is: Sunday brunch and afternoon food/beverage break; Monday lunch; Tuesday lunch and dinner.

Budget Tight?
Click here for the How to Gain Approval to Attend cost/benefit worksheet that you can give to your supervisor.

ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:  ACCED-I accepts checks (U.S. funds only) and all major credit cards.  You are considered registered for this event if you register and either pay or request to be billed for your registration.  Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by Friday, February 28, 2020 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full.  No refunds will be made after February 28, 2020.  If registration is made after February 28, 2020 the above policy still applies.

ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816


Hotel Information 

The ACCED-I block of rooms expired at 5:00 PM Monday, March 2nd However, the Omni Providence will continue to honor the ACCED-I group rate as long as the hotel has room availability.  Hotel information, reservation links, as well as the ACCED-I group rates can be found by visiting the following website:

View hotels and book your room



It has been brought to our attention that individuals by the name of Allen and Tom from the company Convention Housing Planners Corp or RightSignature have recently contacted members claiming to be representatives of ACCED-I, citing that our room block is almost full and to offer their hotel reservation services.

To be clear, these individuals, or any third party company claiming to represent ACCED-I, ARE NOT IN ANY WAY affiliated with ACCED-I, and are NOT authorized to use our name, the name of our conference or the name of our conference hotels.Unfortunately, this can be a common occurrence for association meetings and conventions.
How do they operate?

Individuals aggressively cold-call and spam companies, usually exhibitors, but can target individuals with the concern of not having a hotel room available or a so-called large discount on the hotel room rate.

Once you’ve indicated interest, they will send you a contract or ask for your credit card details. Do not sign any document or provide your credit card details.

No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate”.If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the “tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling the ACCED-I Annual Conference that your company is attending in March”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call or email from someone mentioning that “there is a problem with your hotel reservation at the conference hotel”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I.
How to book your room in a safe way?

Hotel reservations are only possible via the online registration for the conference found on our website above. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Brock at or (970) 449-4960.

Coronavirus Information for the ACCED-I Annual Conference


  ACCED-I is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating. In order for these records to be accepted by the Events Industry Council (EIC), the email used for your ACCED-I registration MUST match (case sensitive) the email provided to the EIC for your account. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit