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Region 3 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.


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What's Happening Around the Region

Notre Dame is excited to host "The Golden Touch," a fall Region 3 Drive-In event! Starting 
Sunday, November 11 with a networking dinner, learn how Notre Dame welcomes guests to South Bend and have an opportunity to network with your fellow Region 3 ACCED-I Members!
 Monday November 12 will be packed full of educational sessions, networking, and a Notre Dame Exclusive Campus Tour including the Golden Dome! Notre Dame recently received the ACCED-I Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award for a long-term process for the creation of VenueND (a centralized booking and event team) - learn how Notre Dame continues to push this forward. Campus chefs and the Notre Dame event team polishes every event with a gold standard - experience how they do it! Educational sessions will be included throughout the day from various ACCED-I members.
Registration is $80 per person which includes: breakfast and lunch, all educational sessions, exclusive campus tour and Notre Dame field access.

Registration has closed.


Sunday, November 11 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Networking Dinner (pay on your own) 

Monday, November 12

8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome Breakfast
Lee Siciniski, Joe Kurth
McKenna 210-214
9:00 am - 9:30 am    Networking Breakfast   McKenna 210-214
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Campus Tour
Ashley Zingo, Madison Prillwitz
Morris Inn, McKenna,Stadium Premium Spaces,Stadium Football Field
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Global Welcoming: Best Practices for Hosting International Guests
Lauri Roberts
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting & Event Design 0.5 CEs
McKenna 210-214
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch & Presentation
Dish Intro
Sunil Yaradi
South Club
Unique Event Trends
Cher Goggins
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting & Event Design 1.25 CEs
South Club
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
If you Gild It, They Will Come: Event Planning Tips & Tricks
Erin Thornton
McKenna 210-214
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
It Costs How Much?
Wendy Yemm
CMP-IS Domain D: Financial Management 1.0 CEs
McKenna 210-214
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Centralizing Event Services on a Decentralized Campus
Ashley Zingo, Lori Chaney
CMP-IS Domain F: Stakeholder Management 1.0 CEs 
McKenna 210-214



Should you need a hotel room, please take advantage of our room block at the Morris Inn, a AAA 4 Diamond Hotel at the center of campus. The room block rate is $109/night. Click here to make your reservation.

Region 3 Congratulates Anna Bromaghim
Region 3 congratulates our award winners from the 2018 Annual Conference!  Our spotlight this month is on Anna Bromaghim, from Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) in Bloomington, IL.  Anna was awarded the ACCED-I Outstanding New Conference and Events Professional award. Anna has spent the past 2.5 years building wedding ceremony and reception business while also reinvigorating university event services.  “As an Illinois Wesleyan graduate, it has been an absolute joy to assist the University in growing our new Conferences office,” Anna said.    Anna Bromaghim, pictured with catering manager Ronnie Melvin, received the 2018 New Conference and Events Professional award for her significant contributions to Illinois Wesleyan’s events and weddings services.
Prior to joining IWU in October 2015, Anna worked in retail and therefore had to quickly learn about event coordination.  Anna credits ACCED-I for its role in her success, explaining, “entering into the job, I knew basically nothing about running events, conferences, or weddings…I would have never had such a successful transition without the resources from ACCED-I and the mentoring of my fearless leader.”  Under Anna’s coordination, IWU has more than doubled wedding bookings and expanded its offerings to include ceremonies in non-traditional locations such as the Library and Student Center.  Anna is now applying her wedding coordinating skills to the other side of the table—she and her fiancé, Matt, will wed this July (not at IWU, if you’re wondering).  Congratulations, Anna, on both your award and your upcoming wedding! 

Institutional Spotlight - University of Michigan
Finding a home for 8000 events to make way for the Michigan Union renovation

After nearly 100 years as the heart of University of Michigan’s campus life, the Michigan Union has closed for some very exciting renovations.  Students from the Michigan Union Board of Representatives and Building a Better Michigan were instrumental in surveying student support and advocating for renovation improvements.  A sizable portion of the project funds is dedicated to address infrastructure needs of the aging building, however, there are some exciting changes as well!  A few highlights of what we are looking forward to when the Union reopens in 2020:

  • Enclosed Courtyard offering casual year-round space with a nearby coffee bar, not to mention a great event space!
  • A new space on the first floor featuring a double-sided fireplace and room for casual gatherings, conversation, and studying.
  • On the third floor, the IdeaHub will serve as a resource for all student organizations, providing opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and learning.

In order to prepare for the renovation, the U-M Conference and Event Services team has been working to identify spaces for signature campus traditions and other events.  We have not relocated all of the approximately 8000 events that happen annually in the Michigan Union but we have been able to find homes for the vast majority.  One of our more creative venues is turning a dining hall into a summer event venue, we even have a few weddings booked in the space!

With twenty-six meeting and event spaces offline for twenty months, U-M Conference and Event Services is looking forward to dedicating time to cross-training between its different functional areas.  This is not to say that we will be “slow” during this time.  Pending construction timelines, during the closure, we have reduced our advance scheduling window from two years to one year.  Before long, we will be working on events to take place in the newly renovated Michigan Union!

Zingo Elected to Serve as Regional Director-Elect
Congratulations to Ashley (Clement) Zingo, CCEP, Director of Event Services, University of Notre Dame, 
who was elected to serve as Regional Director-Elect for Region 3. She will being her term during the ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN March 18 - 21, 2018. 


We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 3

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 3. 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 3 Leadership

 Regional Director Regional Director-Elect    
Nick Capul
University Conference Coordinator
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Student Union
(414) 229-2469


Ashely Zingo, CCEP, CMP
Director of Event Services
University of Notre Dame
(574) 631-2255

  Michelle Wu, CCEP
Director of Conference Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
(309) 556-3591