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Educational Forums Call for Programs - 2019
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ACCED-I Educational Forums bring together collegiate conference and events professionals for 1 1/2 days of engaging educational modules and networking opportunities. Attendees will get an in-depth look at various topics important to collegiate conference and events professionals.

Educational Forums are comprised of 90 minute modules (sessions) related to the forum's overall topic. Modules must be mid-advanced level. Presenters are encouraged to include group activities, projects, etc. as a portion of the presentation. Forum topics, locations, and dates include:

High Profile Events 
Protests, political events, VIPs, speaker and security logistics, developing policies, etc.

September 19-20, 2019 

Emory University 


Leadership & Management Skills

Training tools to build team, management styles, setting goals & objectives, strategic thinking, etc.

October 3-4, 2019

St. John's University


Event Management
AV, signage, set-up, space management, maximize internal relationships, admissions/student engagement events, etc.

November 7-8, 2019

University of Wisconsin Madison


Staff Development
student management, interns, internal partners, hiring, training, empowerment, generations, etc.

December 12-13, 2019

American University


Emergency Management 
Cyber security, social media concerns, creating a plan, active shooter, natural disaster, security, etc.

January 23-24, 2020

University of Utah

The ACCED-I Education Action Team reviews and selects programs that demonstrate the greatest potential for contributing to the quality of the Educational Forums. The team looks for presentations that represent the various roles of the collegiate conference and events profession and are dedicated to the development of a program that is of interest to mid to advanced level professionals. Over 40% of ACCED-I attendees have more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

All submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Overall quality
- Relevance to the collegiate conference & events profession and forum topic
- Timeliness of topic
- Audience appeal
- Well-defined focus of presentation
- Application of the material
- Professional background and speaking experience of presenter(s)

We expect our educational sessions and presenters to share knowledge, research and experiences. Sessions are NOT an opportunity to promote specific products or services.


If proposal is accepted, presenter will be required to present information twice.  In addition, presenter will take part in the final presenter panel session.

Accepted presentations will receive one complimentary registration to that Educational Forum.


Learning objectives are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your module. While your program description above is a general sketch of what you will be doing in your module, the learning objectives are an extension of that description by indicating what the participant will actually get out of your module. Objectives must be clear, concise and measurable indicators of what the participant will learn by participating in the module.
Participants will:
1) Learn the key areas of conference and events risk management
2) Understand how a comprehensive risk management audit is developed
3) Be able to administer an audit at your institution