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The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International consists of over 1,300 campus professionals who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and events on the campuses of colleges and universities around the world. Since 1980, ACCED-I has increased the visibility and enhanced the stature of the collegiate conference and events profession.

Our Mission

The mission of this Association shall be to promote and advance the collegiate conference and events profession and to set the industry standards of excellence.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Association shall be:

 A.      To unite in one organization those persons whose major responsibility is to provide conference and events services to their educational organizations;

B.      To provide high standards of business methods and ethical conduct among its members;

C.      To encourage a fraternal spirit and cooperation in the business affairs of its members;

D.     To encourage communication and the sharing of ideas and information among professional colleagues;

E.      To encourage member institutions to view their conference and events personnel as professional level employees;

F.       To promote the profession;

G.     To encourage and support the professional development of the membership.


Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ACCED-I is guided by principles of mutual respect, common purpose, and equity.  We believe that our diversity enriches our experience and as an organization we honor, respect, and celebrate differences.  We are committed to creating and maintaining a sense of community and inclusion for all our members.