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Region 1 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory.

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What's Happening Around the Region

Anschutz Student Center Dedicated at Colorado Christian University
Lynda English, Events and Conferences Manager at Colorado Christian University reported on the Grand Opening of the new Anschutz Student Center on campus. more 

UC Davis Hosts Caterer and Vendor Showcase

ACCED-I members are invited to attend the Caterer and Vendor Showcase at UC Davis scheduled to take place on 10/31 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. It is a great opportunity to network with fellow planners and to meet vendors such as CVBs, rental companies, hotels, and more.

If you manage facilities that are available for rent, then consider showcasing those venues at the show. We will provide special pricing for our ACCED-I family.

Contact Lina Layiktez at for more information or visit the website.

Seattle University Welcomes New Staff 
Seattle University would like to welcome new staff members Collin Porter, Event Production Supervisor and Becky Saucier, Financial Coordinator to the team.

New Apartment Complex at UCSB 
The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Conference & Hospitality Services team has organized an open house on September 12 for a brand new student apartment complex opening this fall. Read more about the complex here.

UCSB Says Thanks
University of California Santa Barbara - This summer, University of California Santa Barbara is giving thanks to clients and guests with brand new thank you cards. These cards will be sent near - like offices on campus, and far - like Rotorua, New Zealand! 

University of Hawaii at Mānoa Upgrade
The University of Hawaii at Mānoa Campus Center Complex recently welcomed new furniture in our public areas. Everyone is excited for the upgrade, and we’re looking forward to having our incoming students make good use of them in the Fall! View our Campus Center Meeting and Event Services Instagram (@uhmccmes) to see our student staff “jumping for joy!” 


Region 1 Drive-In at UC Davis
The first drive-in of the year for Region 1 took place on June 23rd on the campus of the University of California, Davis. Despite the 109 degree temps, over 76 planners braved the heat wave and joined us for the meeting attending from the host campus as well as other institutions such as San Jose State, Sacramento State, Stanislaus State, Sonoma State and Stanford. The agenda included talks on the newest in green meeting planning, food and beverage trends, tips on working with hotels and healthy meeting planning trends. In keeping with the healthy meeting goals of the planning committee, participants were led through guided stretching and mindfulness exercises and treated to a infused water and trail mix bar for their afternoon break. Based on casual comments from participants as well as official survey results, the day was a great success. It was toasty outside but we had a great day of learning inside.




Registration now open!

Region 1 Seeking Volunteers
A huge thank you to the many members we’ve already heard from with interest in volunteering! We’re happy to report that all but one of our committees are full. We are still looking for volunteers to serve on our Sponsorships team. If you think you might be interested, we would love your help.  more

Mason Begins New Role at CU Denver
It is officially official. Starting June 1st, Kelly Mason will begin her new role as the Assistant Director of Events & Partnerships at CU Denver. “It is bittersweet to leave Boulder,” says Mason, “but I appreciate the friends I've made and I can't wait for this new adventure. Bring on the year of change!” Congratulations on your new position and we are pleased that we still have you in Region 1.

UNLV Event Operations Receives Student Staff Team Award
UNLV Event Operations received the Outstanding Student Staff Team award at the Rebel Awards celebration. Rebel Awards honor outstanding students, staff, faculty, and programs. The team set-up 218,833 chairs for more than 15,000 reservations. This past year, they also went above and beyond their typical responsibilities to support the large-scale media set-ups for the Presidential Debate held on campus. 

Welcome New Members to the Region
Region 1 would like to welcome our newest members:

- Brent Mann, Mount Royal University
- Debi Isakson, Sheridan College
- Bryce Winkelman, The Evergreen State College

Fazzari Earns CMM
Rebecca Fazzari of CU Boulder has just earned her CMM. Congratulations Rebecca!

Drive-In at UC Davis Scheduled June 22nd
Our next Drive-In has been confirmed: Join us for a Region 1 Drive-In hosted by UC Davis on Thursday, June 22 from 8am-3:30pm. The cost of the event is $20 per person and includes lunch and snacks. The focus of the Drive-In will be on events with presentations on topics such as green event planning, food and beverage trends and working with hotels. Mark your calendars! More information to come!

Stanford Gets New Space
Stanford Conferences has just moved. Their new office is located at 215 Panama Street, Building D, Stanford, CA 94305.

Ducey Spotlighted for Member Monday
Sean Ducey was recently spotlighted for “Member Monday” on our Facebook page.










Congratulations to our newly elected Regional Director-Elect, Heather Wagner Rappaport from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. And just in case you missed it, here is her spotlight. Check out the member spotlight on our Facebook page.


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.


Region 1 Leadership

 Regional Director Regional Director-Elect    Immediate Past Regional Director
Suzanne Bennett, CMP
Asst Director, Meeting Planning & Quality Management
Stanford University
(650) 725-2518
  Heather Rappaport, CCEP
Assistant Director of Sales and Business Operations
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2051 
  Lina Layiktez
Director, Campus Events and Visitor Services
University of California, Davis
(530) 747-3855