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Region 1: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon Territory, and the country of Singapore.


Region 1 Leadership

Regional Director    Regional Director-Elect  Immediate Past Regional Director   

Kelly Mason, CCEP, CMP
Assistant Director of Events
University of Colorado Denver
(303) 315-0403

Michaela Erickson
Assistant Director of Events
University of Colorado Denver
(303) 315-8460

Leo C. Young, III
Conference & Meeting Services Manager
California State University, Fullerton
(657) 278-8153


What's Happening Around the Region


August 2020

Region 1 to host Virtual Event on September 10th 11am PT | 12pm MT | 1pm CT | 2pm ET

How to be Successful in the Chaos of Conferences and Events
Are you looking for ways to work in the new normal? Do you want to show your worth by maintaining your campus' program and retaining or even better yet increasing your client base?
Join us for the upcoming Region 1 Virtual Event open to all ACCED-I members where Carye Vogt, from California State University, Northridge, Conference Services & Hospitality, will break down success into 4 easy parts. Carye will show you how to gather support from everyone you interact with and elevate your superpowers to reach your goals for success.


11am Intro

11:05am Program Begins

11:45am Program Ends/Q&A Begins

12pm Webinar Ends


Please use this link to register 

June 2020

View the Region 1 Volunteer Orientation Meeting here

May 2020

Region 1 Zoom meeting recording from May 19th is now available

password: mega-region 1


April 2020

Region 1 to host a Zoom Meeting on May 19th

You're invited to join the membership of ACCED-I Region 1 for a virtual regional meeting, meet-and-greet, and to get some updates from your 2020-2021 Region 1 leadership team. We're excited to catch up with each of you and learn more about how you would like to engage with ACCED-I this upcoming year. 

Register here.  

January 2020

Congratulations to the following members that were recently elected to regional leadership positions:

Suzanne Bennett, CMP, Associate Director, Stanford Conferences, Stanford University, has been elected to the Board of Directors for a four year term.

Michaela Erickson, Assistant Director of Events, University of Colorado Denver, has been elected to the position of Regional Director-Elect.  


November 2019

LMU Welcomes Democratic Presidential Debate to Los Angeles

Sonoma State University hosts Drive-In on November 22nd!

Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future - Navigating Unplanned Campus Closures

Hosts: Kindra Kautz, Associate Director of Conference and Event Services and Jenna Hennessy, Associate Director of Student Center & Event Operations

Event information


Questions about the Drive-In?  Contact Kindra Kautz



October 2019

Colorado College hosts Drive-In event!

The Region 1 Drive-In hosted by Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO was a huge success!  Members from four different institutions gathered to attend this full day of learning and networking, listening to engaging speakers on customer service, emergency protocols, and student protests followed by a walking tour, lunch and a discussion on software.   

Questions about the Drive-in?  Contact: Brenda Soto - (719) 389-6900 or






















February 2019

California State University Maritime Academy Honored with JCRC Outstanding Community Partnership Award

California State University Maritime Academy was honored with the JCRC Outstanding Community Partnership Award for their partnership with URJ Camp Newman; hosting over 1,400 of their campers on campus after the Tubbs Fire of Northern California destroyed URJ Camp Newman’s grounds.

Twenty-two people gathered together at Cal State University, Fullerton on Fri. Jan 11th to discuss hosting high profile events on campus – another great Region 1 Drive-In!


In October 2017, a Cal State Fullerton student organization hosted controversial speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos on campus. Attendees at the Drive-In learned from CSUF employees about the steps they took to plan for the event, how they educated the general university population on free speech, and heard their tips for facilitating high profile events on campus. 

We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 1

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 1. 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.

Connect with Region 1