Region 4 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in the US states of Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the countries of Greece, Israel and the United Kingdom.
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What's Happening Around the Region
ACCED-I Educational Forum at American University
Just wanted to remind everyone that ACCED-I is putting on an Educational Forum right here in Region 4 at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C.. This two day conference will be happening at the fabulous Washington College of Law located across from Tenley AU metro.
Wanted to get this on your radar if you are interested in attending!! PLEASE REGISTER!! Should be a great conference and great for networking!
Conference and Events Logistics
November 16-17, 2017
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Host the Fall DC Consortium
It would be great for one of the area schools to host the Fall DC Consortium. If you have a new space you would like to showcase or if you have space and would like for us to see—so we can help you get the word out—it would be great for you to host the Fall DC Consortium. Any date in Oct-Dec would be great—except for the ACCED-I Educational forum which is Nov 16-17. Please let Kim Araya know and she can assist you in putting on the Fall DC Consortium.
Regional elections are coming soon!
Are you interested in serving? Have questions about the time commitment? Afraid to nominate yourself? Know someone who you think would be great? Let us hear from you, any of the current regional leadership team are happy to answer questions, give insights, and share with you how we make it work every day! What we’d love even more is for you to nominate your colleagues for both the leadership positions on the regional level as well as the board. Ready … go!
The College of William and Mary Conference & Events Office to Manage Kimball Theater
The College of William and Mary has leased the Kimball Theatre, a local theatre located in Merchant’s Square – the heart of downtown Williamsburg and a part of Colonial Williamsburg. The theatre will provide the College with a performance and teaching venue as renovation and construction begins in summer 2018 on the College’s Arts Quarter and continues over a two year period. In the meanwhile, the Kimball Theatre is operating as a venue for the performing arts, film festivals, and other special events. This interim use of the Kimball Theatre is being managed by W&M’s Conference & Event Services Office.
Don't Miss the Educational Forum at American University
Don’t miss the upcoming Educational Forum being offered at American University! Mark your calendars, Region 4, we look forward to seeing you in DC on November 16-17, 2017! Register online here.
Institutional Member Challenge reminder
Have you added a student to your membership roster yet? Help to shape the future of industry and take advantage of this membership benefit.
Have you joined the Region 4 Facebook page?
Are you posting? Sharing? Don’t be shy – start a conversation or share news – we love learning what everyone is up to! Those photos of the summer ritual of washing trash cans as the season closes were awesome and it was so fun to see how the student staffs at other campuses do the fun task!
Summer Conference & Event Season W"Rap" Up
September 13, 2017, 10 am - 3 pm at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA
In a roundtable discussion format with a facilitator to keep things moving, let's learn from each other!
- What industry or campus challenges or trends are you seeing?
- What lessons did you learn the hard way (and what do you wish someone had told you sooner)?
- What are some best practices that already exist that could be built upon or shred to others just starting to sail uncharted waters?
- And perhaps the most favorite topic discussion in Region 4, how did you do it? I mean, we all know conference professionals make magic happen, but what' behind the smoke and mirrors?
Registration is just $20 and lunch on your own.
Join us as we embark upon a learning journey in our inaugural Season W"Rap" Up Drive-In!
American University Kicked Off their New Conference and Events Facility on June 30th
American University (AU) welcomed external clients, as well as local colleges and universities, to an evening reception hosted by University Conference & Guest Services and Avenues Catering.
Kim Araya, Director, said, "It was great to see the various colleges and universities that came out to show their support for this Grand Opening."
Thanks to George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland-College-Park, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Catholic University of America, Wesley Theological Seminary, The Universities at Shady Grove and Unique Venues, who came out to cheer us on in our beautiful new space!
Check Out the ACCED-I Career Center
Are you looking for a new conference related position in Region 4? Check the ACCED-I Career Center for updated postings!
Region 4 Institutional Membership Challenge
How are you doing on our Region 4 Institutional Membership Challenge? If you have an institutional membership, do you have a student that you’ve added to your roster? Take advantage of this membership benefit and of the opportunity for professional development for a student employee. We’ll be taking a poll again at this year’s Regional Meeting in March and we’re looking forward to seeing how many more organizations have taken advantage of this investment in the future of our industry.
Region 4 Drive In: Summer Conference & Event Season W"Rap" Up
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10am-3pm at The College of William and Mary
In a roundtable discussion format with a facilitator to keep things moving, let's learn from each other! What industry or campus challenges or trends are you seeing? What lessons did you learn the hard way (and what do you wish someone had told you sooner)? What are some best practices that already exist that could be built upon or shared to others just starting to sail unchartered waters? And, perhaps a most favorite topic discussion in Region 4, how did you do it? I mean, we all know conference professionals make magic happen, but what's behind the smoke and mirrors? Join us as we embark upon a learning journey in our inaugural Season W"Rap" Up Drive In!
We hope that everyone’s summer season is off to a great start! Thanks for sharing updates, photos, encouragements, and thoughtful gestures on our Region 4 Facebook page!
Congratulations to American University as they prepare to celebrate the opening of their brand new, year-round meeting space at East Campus Commons on June 29!
Coming Soon: Stay posted for upcoming registration for Drive-In’s!
Do you want to get more from your ACCED-I membership? Do you want to help build your professional network? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity for your own professional development? Are you interested in volunteering but afraid of the time commitment that might be involved on top of your already busy conference and event professional’s schedule? Well, you’ve come to the right place to make those inquiries – ACCED-I’s Region 4!
We have several ways that you can be involved – and the level of commitment varies greatly! If you’re looking to gain some experience and get your feet wet in the association, join us by serving on a committee that only convenes over the phone and email once or twice a year. These 3-5 hours of service that you give will benefit our Region greatly as you review scholarship applications. more
Messiah College Hosted PA Area Special Olympic Games
Messiah College hosted the Pennsylvania Area Special Olympics games April 20, 2017. This is the largest single day special Olympics event in PA with just over 1100 participants. Messiah College provides the facilities and 900 volunteers as we join with community volunteers to be “buddies”, run track and field events, provide entertainment by playing games, DJing a dance party and running the concession stands for this spectacular event. It was a real joy to see the smiles on everyone’s face.
Students Navigate New Destinations
Region 4 Student Staff Conference–New Destinations-Navigating your Future that was held April 8th at American University was a huge success. We had over 60 staff and students representing five Universities. We opened the conference with a Keynote Panel, which comprised of four former student conference staff and they discussed how their conference job was a great help in them obtaining their professional job after graduation. It was quite inspiring. We had six breakout sessions from How to Master the FisH philosophy to Maximizing your transferrable skills. It was a great way to learn, network and find out more about ACCED-I. We hope this will become an annual event within Region 4 each spring. If you need more information on hosting a student staff conference in your region, please contact Kim Araya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region 4 Challenge
Do you have an institutional membership? If so, have you filled the space available for a student member? One of the goals in our region has been to provide an annual event focusing on student staff. Another related goal we have is to really see our student memberships for ACCED-I being used. So, if you’ve got an open space on your membership roster as an institutional member, let’s fill it. If you can support having more than one student employee on your ACCED-I membership, let’s try and give those opportunities and build the future leaders in the industry.
We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 4
There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 4. 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 4 Leadership
||Immediate Past Regional Director
Mariellynn Maurer, CCEP
Director, Conference Services
The College of William and Mary
Conference and Event Coordinator
Director of Events, SMC Campus Center
University of Maryland, Baltimore